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JonDilworth

Yeah, the last developer was a real cowboy sorta fella, she doesn't really understand much technical jargon and he really left her in a mess. She's a friend of a friend, and I offered to have a look. Upon further inspection, it looks like a cPanel install with a SilverStripe application within the public_html. Problem is, last time I used cPanel was about seven years ago, everything I do these days is pretty much Laravel or Luman & a bit of WP and is either bare metal related, containers or virtualisation; so I might have to try and find someone else to take this particular project on. Yeah, I'll have a look through all the relevant documentation for the next couple of hours and see if I can make head to tail of it. Thanks for the input though @Firesphere.

Firesphere

Well, if you can extract purely the actual website part, you can re-host it anywhere, so that shouldn't be too big a problem in itself

Firesphere

And you could take the opportunity to get familiar with the SilverStripe framework, if you feel like learning a new/different framework 🙂

Firesphere

If you want/need, there are some good folks around here, so you could ask someone to help you (not free, but who knows?) and/or at least give you some insights on what the code is supposed to do, so you could either rewrite, or improve on it 🙂

Firesphere

Depending on what version of SilverStripe, you might want to check in at #ss3 or #ss4, for more specific questions. If it's SilverStripe 2.x, I feel so sorry for you...

JonDilworth

@Firesphere I've dealt with extremely terrible codebases before, so I think I'll be okay 🙂 I worked on a project that had been originally outsourced to India and built on Yii1 MVC. There was a controller action that was in the thousands of lines of code. Thanks for the advice, I'll ask the relevant people as and when 🙂

Firesphere

Don't feel bad to ask "stupid" questions on here if you run in to trouble. There are no stupid questions 🙂

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cwc

@Mo we’ve built something using wkhtmltopdf, a binary u can install on ur server. Will need to play ard with the html though, since with pixel to irl dimensions, some css/html dun play that nice

cwc

Some other things I remember having issues with would be pagination, since webpages flow without that concept; although wkhtmltopdf supports pagebreaks, we couldn’t get that wotking the way we wanted. The pdfs on this site were generated on the fly from cms content: http://journal.practice.org.sg/en/

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