The Silverstripe CMS: made in Wellington, user-friendly, customised, modular, and quality design.

What is Silverstripe?

SilverStripe CMS is a versatile and user-friendly open-source Content Management System. It's built using PHP and offers a robust framework for developers and content editors alike. It is made by Silverstripe Ltd, a wellington based web-development company. 

Silverstripe CMS is developed by Silverstripe Ltd, a company based in Wellington, New Zealand. Established in 2000, SilverStripe Ltd specializes in creating web applications and websites, with a particular emphasis on their open-source CMS and framework. The Silverstripe CMS, known for its flexibility and ease of use, is a result of the company's focus on providing a robust platform for both developers and content managers. The company has a significant role in the open-source community, contributing to the ongoing development and improvement of the CMS. Silverstripe's approach is centered around offering a scalable and secure solution, and it has gained traction globally, particularly among government and large enterprise sectors.

Key Strengths

  • Flexible Framework: Built on a MVC framework, it allows for scalable and customizable web solutions.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Offers an intuitive and easy-to-use admin panel for content management.
  • Customizable: Modular structure supports custom themes and extensions.
  • SEO-Friendly: Provides features for search engine optimization.
  • Secure: Regular updates and a dedicated security team keep the CMS secure.
  • Zero licensing fees


  • Relatively expensive to develop
  • Requires ongoing maintenance
  • Relatively small market share compared to Content Management Systems like WordPress. Although in NZ, there is a large user base. 

Use Cases

SilverStripe is suitable for a wide range of web applications, from simple websites to complex web portals and applications. It is most suited to medium-sized websites that needs a strong brand representation. 

More Information

For more details, visit the official Silverstripe website.


This website is built in Silverstripe. 

Why we like it because ...

  • The CMS is simple and intuitive.
  • There is a clear separation between content and design.
  • There is a supportive community with great values.
  • It has good security practices.

Silverstripe Website Example

Below is a site that runs on the Silverstripe CMS. 

Royal Society Te Apārangi


2018 - 2023


Royal Society Te Apārangi

Designed by

Various, including Sunny Side Up

Our responsibility

Upgrade, enhance and maintain the site

Outcome delivered

A simple to use, fast website that is easy to maintain despite the large amount of content on the site

Also See

Other pages in the Web Development section:

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