Version 5 supported

Silverstripe CMS User Help guide

This site is a user-focused reference targeted at editors and administrators who create and manage content on Silverstripe CMS websites. This guide applies to version 5.x of the CMS (all releases in the Silverstripe CMS 5 release line).

This User Help guide also covers a number of modules which may or may not be installed for your site. Refer to the intro for each chapter to find out the prerequisites for using a feature.

We've moved the forum! We encourage you to use for any new questions. You can also use the community Slack channel or StackOverflow to ask for help.

Check out our community overview for more options to contribute and visit our developer documentation.

For customers of Silverstripe Ltd., the company behind the CMS, visit

Sections of User Help are still a work in progress. If you would like to help contribute to the Silverstripe CMS User Help guide you can edit the pages on GitHub or create an issue.

Managing your website

Introducing the Silverstripe CMS administration interface.
Logging In
Logging into a Silverstripe CMS website to start editing content.
Changing and managing users
Managing users access in the CMS administration interface.
Roles & permissions
Managing CMS access and permissions using groups and roles.
Changing your CMS Password
Guidance on how to change the password of your Silverstripe CMS account.
Session Manager
Allow members to manage and revoke access to multiple login sessions across devices.
Silverstripe CMS version
How to find out the version of Silverstripe CMS you are using.

Pages and content

Web content best practices
Useful tips to improve your content management.
Web browser differences
Guidance on the best web browsers to use when editing content in Silverstripe CMS.
Create and group new content together to be released all at once.
Archiving and restoring content
Removing content from your website and restoring it.

Optional features

Silverstripe CMS can be highly customised using many of the modules listed in the Silverstripe CMS module directory. This section highlights some of the CMS features provided by the Silverstripe CMS supported modules. In each case you'll need to ensure you have the module installed on your website in order to use the features described here.