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Building Websites with TYPO3


A practical guide to getting your TYPO3 website up and running fast
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847191113
Paperback208 pages

About This Book

  • A practical step-by-step tutorial to creating your TYPO3 website
  • Install and configure TYPO3
  • Master all the important aspects of TYPO3, including the backend, the frontend,  content management, and templates
  • Gain hands-on experience by developing an example site through the book

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at anyone who would like to quickly build a TYPO3 website. This book is written for first-time users of TYPO3 and has been specifically created so that you do not require detailed knowledge of programming or web development.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
What is a CMS?
What is TYPO3?
What can TYPO3 Do for Us?
Overview of TYPO3 Features
TYPO3 Resources
Our Site
Chapter 2: Installing TYPO3
System Requirements
Installing a Development Platform
Manually Installing TYPO3
Basic Configuration
Chapter 3: Administration Overview
Let's Log In
The Back-End Layout
TYPO3 Modules
Admin Functions
The Task Center in Detail
Back-End Warnings
Chapter 4: Setting Up the Site
Our Site
Creating our First Page
Returning to the Site
Customizing our Template
Chapter 5: Front-End Features
Front-End Admin Panel Overview
Chapter 6: User Management
User Preferences
Creating Usergroups
Creating Back-End Users
Editing Back-End Users
Editing Back-End Usergroups
Chapter 7: Site Administration
The Importance of Backing Up and Best Practices
Backing Up Your Site
Restoring Your Site from a Backup
Chapter 8: Extending TYPO3
What is the TYPO3 Extension Manager?
Extension Manager Interface
Extending Our Site

What You Will Learn

  • How to easily set-up your own TYPO3 website
  • How to install and configure TYPO3
  • Develop a fully functional example site through the book
  • Get to grips with TYPO3's front-end and back-end features
  • Work with TYPO3's user management features
  • Successfully manage and maintain your TYPO3 website
  • Work with the TYPO3 extension manager to extend your site

Table of Contents - Summary

Chapter 1 introduces content management systems and TYPO3, along with an overview of the TYPO3 community. You will also learn about the sample site which will be developed during the course of this book.

Chapter 2 covers setup and installation of TYPO3. We look at the installers bundled with TYPO3 provides, and tweak the settings of TYPO3 using the install tool.

In Chapter 3 we explore the many features within the TYPO3 backend.  We learn how to create and manage pages and their content, how to use the Rich Text Editor, and why we need templates to make our pages work. Additionally, you will understand the features of the Task Center by using the TYPO3 Extension Manager.

In Chapter 4 we apply our knowledge of the TYPO3 administration features to create our website. This chapter shows you how pages fit together, how to display content and customize the design. By the end of this chapter you will know how to manage different versions of your website content.

Chapter 5 explores the features available in TYPO3 frontend, in particular the front-end editing features. You will see how these features work, what they do, and how you can edit and create content for our website directly from the website, without needing to navigate through the backend.

In Chapter 6 we explore TYPO3’s user management features. You will set up specific user groups and create users to work on your site’s content.

Chapter 7 takes a look at the types of tasks that you must perform regularly to manage your TYPO3 site. It walks you through backing up your site and restoring it back whenever needed. We also cover the powerful Workflow and Workspace features and learn how they can be useful to us for collaboration.

In Chapter 8 we look at the TYPO3 extension manager, and install four extensions, set them up, and link them to our site.  We extend our site by adding extensions to rate pages on our site, and one that allows the administrator to look up hit statistics of his site. The message board and shop system extensions let you monetize your TYPO3 site by adding in ecommerce functionalities.

In Detail

The book has 8 chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of TYPO3 and by the end you can genuinely claim to have tamed the beast that is TYPO3.

TYPO3 is a popular, free, feature-rich open source content management system. It has the flexibility and scalability to more than match commercial systems and allow you to build a powerful and complex website. 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.


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