dorsetdigital

I haven't used any of the SS-specific solutions, so I can't really advise on that. I generally just hook up to a mail provider so they can deal with deliverability, subsciption management, etc.

Ginnie Hench

Based on the timelines I'm getting, I can postpone thinking about manually setting up permissions, but I need to set up a mailing list

dorsetdigital

There are mailing list modules available, or you can just link to a proper bulk-mailing service like Mailchimp, etc.

dorsetdigital

Silverstripe stores all the member information, along with their email address. You'll presumably need to add some consent-gathering to the registration form too.

Ginnie Hench

I have a slightly different question based on requirement updates I'm getting - is it possible to use SilverStripe to set up a mailing list based on when they register for access to the site?

dorsetdigital

There are other ways to do it i the controller too: https://docs.silverstripe.org/en/4/developer_guides/controllers/access_control/

A lot depends on the best fit for your particular application

dorsetdigital

If you want to do the latter, you can check the permissions any way you want (eg. is the user logged in, are they in a specific group, etc.) and if not, use Security::permissionFailure() to trigger the login process

dorsetdigital

So, your options would be:

1) Manually generate the menu 2) Don't use the permissions system in the pages to deal with the access, and check in the init() method of the specific PageController (You'd need to split out the protected pages from the non-protected)