TYPO3: Enterprise Content Management

By Rene Fritz , Daniel Hinderink , Werner Altmann
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About this book

Because of its complex system and numerous extensions, TYPO3 can be daunting on first approach and the initial learning curve can be steep. However the nature of its advanced features will reward an extra investment in learning. With guidance from TYPO3 experts and core developers your journey into learning and mastering TYPO3 will be a smooth one.

While comprehensive and detailed, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to TYPO3. Whether an editor interested in creating and managing content, an administrator who needs to maintain TYPO3 enterprise intranets and extranets, or a developer who needs to extend TYPO3 and integrate it with other systems, this book is all you will need.

Free, open source, flexible, and scalable, TYPO3 is one of the most powerful PHP content management systems. It is well suited for creating intranets and extranets for the enterprise. While providing an easy-to-use web interface for non-technical authors and editors of content, it�??s messaging and workflow system allow shared authoring and collaboration. This editor�??s interface is matched by an equally flexible and powerful one for administrators, giving them full control of the system.  

For editors, the long list of features that TYPO3 offers include WYSIWYG editing; automatic design preservation; automated image processing; Context sensitive menu; wizards for creating tables, bullet lists, mail forms, etc; scheduled publishing; multiple page editing; importing rich text content, such as Word documents, from client application or the web; versioning system; numerous plugs, such as forums, calendars, guestbooks, sitemaps, banner-controls, email-forms, polls, ratings, faqs, glossaries, news, and online shop systems; and Indexed search engine.  

For administrators, TYPO3 offers user management; permission control; Pageview statistics; Workflow engine; logging; version control system; staging system; raw database access; caching, and many more features.  

The features that TYPO3 offer developers is equally impressive, including a configuration language; powerful templating system; extension manager and wizard; multi-media integration; publishing static, dynamic and cached content; staged migration, and others.

Publication date:
July 2005

About the Authors

  • Rene Fritz

    René Fritz has created parts of the TYPO3 core and has programmed various extensions to the system, including the digital asset management system. He was also among the first TYPO3 users. He works as a freelance technical consultant and developer and continues to be part of the core developer team of TYPO3. He is also an active member of the TYPO3 Association.

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  • Daniel Hinderink

    Daniel Hinderink is a managing partner of a consulting company specializing in web-technology based information systems for medium to large companies. He is also a long-time associate of the TYPO3 project and provided strategic advice and practical work in research and planning as well as marketing. He is also an active member and currently the vice-chairman of the TYPO3 Association.

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  • Werner Altmann

    Werner Altmann is the author of the original german handbook for editors and a member of the TYPO3 documentation team. As technical project manager he is in charge of planning and implementation of major TYPO3-based projects.

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