Mastering TypoScript: TYPO3 Website, Template, and Extension Development

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  • Design and develop templates in TYPO3—design templates, pure TypoScript templates, and TemplaVoila
  • Develop extensions in TYPO3; build extensions using Kickstarter
  • Understand the objects, properties, operators, and data types in TypoScript
  • Use and customize different text editors like HTMLAreaRTE and Rich-Text-Editor
  • Understand the entire TYPO3 back end, including the Info/Modify tool, the Object browser, the Template Analyzer, and the TypoScript Properties display
  • Edit the front end using the Admin panel
  • Work with design templates using markers, subparts, and HTML comments
  • Understand how to present different views of content with different menu entry types
  • Understand TYPO3 database structure and query it using SQL
  • Use user groups to distribute the editing and management of content on your site
  • Customize the back end with Page TSConfig and User TSConfig

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, its messaging and workflow system enable shared authoring and collaboration. TYPO3 provides flexible and powerful interfaces for both content editors and administrators, giving them full control of the core aspects the system. However for developers who need to customize the system, TYPO3 offers a powerful configuration language called TypoScript. Good knowledge of TypoScript is really a prerequisite for implementing complex applications with TYPO3 and gives developers full control over the configuration of TYPO3 and its template engine. TypoScript enables the complete output template to be created and manipulated, giving you full control over the layout of the site.

TypoScript also allows you to integrate dynamic contents, JavaScript-based menus, Flash, Graphics, etc. with ease. You have maximum control over the design of the website and can control all options that would otherwise be addressed by HTML—simple text output, formatting, and much more. TypoScript also allows you to generate graphics at run time and display different content dynamically.

  • Powerful control and customization using TypoScript
  • Covers templates, extensions, admin, interface, menus, and database control
  • You don't need to be an experienced PHP developer to use the power of TypoScript
Page Count 404
Course Length 12 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781904811978
Date Of Publication 22 Dec 2006


Daniel Koch

Daniel Koch is a freelancing author and developer. His main focus is on Open Source Web Applications and Content Management Systems. Daniel lives in Hamburg, Germany. He has authored/coauthored eighteen books and frequently contributes to IT magazines. His website is