Month: November 2016

Use content element relations in TYPO3 extensions

Wouldn’t it be cool to enable editors to use standard or custom content elements in your extensions? The consequence is that you do not have to develop each and every functionality again. In this post I will show you, how you can use all available content elements of your installation. A very prominent example is EXT:news. This is also the extension where I looked at, while developing a extension for a customer, as I needed a similar functionality. Thanks to Georg Ringer and open source, I am able to share some kind of howto about this topic. Here are two...

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Friends of TYPO3 – Starting Edition

Do you know the community? Do you know who is engaged in which area? Do you know all, who share the same interests as you do? No? Then this series is for you! Friends of TYPO3 With the „Friends of TYPO3“ series I will create a series of blog posts where people of the community can share about themselves, how what they contribute and how you can support them. My goal is to show many of the different blossoms of the bouquet of the TYPO3 community: Interests, contribution, teams, gender, nationality and age.   My focus will not be on the „stars”, everyone knows (even if...

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Custom Content Elements made easy – EXT:mask

„Mask“ is a TYPO3 extension which makes it really easy to create custom content elements and enrich backend layouts. This post is about the motivation, the howto and the differences to other “templating“ solutions. I am convinced that this extension will solve most of your requirements for individual content elements. How did I find out about „Mask“? In the beginning of November the TYPO3camp RheinRuhr took place in the city of Essen. On saturday Gernot Ploiner offered a talk about „Mask – The TYPO3 template generator“. Until this talk the extension mask was for myself something similar like TemplaVoila, DCE, GridElements … you can name...

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“Let’s encrypt” on localhost

Usually you develop your stuff locally and want to test the SSL encrypted stuff part too. With out a valid certificate, you always have to confirm the security dialogs, whether you are sure that you want to proceed. That annoys me each time. Furthermore you do not see, whether you have a problem with “mixed content”. In this article a show you how you can use „Let’s encrypt” certificates on localhost. You will probably say that there are other methods like creating a local certificate authority or using a self signed certificate. That’s right, but I did not get...

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