Author: Marcus Schwemer

TYPO3 9.2 – Fourteen Main Changes

In the night from to tuesday April 10th the third sprint release of TYPO3 9 was released. Again many bugfixes and improvements hit the core. This blog post highlights fourteen features from this release for editors, admins, integrators and developers. For editors Create and copy (aka clone) a record There is a new button next to the save button: “Duplicate”. Now it is possible to save an existing record, create a clone of it and open the clone for editing. This is especially useful, if you have to create many quite similar records in a row (f.e. be or...

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TYPO3 and Apache Solr – Introduction to an Advanced TYPO3 Search

On every website, some kind of search functionality is considered as a basic feature. The larger and more complex a website is, the more important is the possibility to search on a website. With an easy to handle extension, it is possible to connect TYPO3 to the search server Apache Solr. Read more about the advantages and how to run your first search … Introduction to search solutions The larger and the more complex a website is, the more important is a prominent search field and a decent search functionality behind it. For TYPO3, there are several search solutions...

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Eight Extensions Making TYPO3 Developers Happy

There are several extensions out in the wild, which can make developers and integrators life much easier. For this blog post I picked eight of, which I use on a regular basis or which I consider as helpful. EXT:mask & EXT:mask_export Creating custom content elements was not easy. It required some decent knowledge of php and TYPO3 internals to create an extension to provide these. The combination of the extensions mask and mask_export step in this gap. “Mask” provides a nice drag and drop interface creating fluid templates for the layout and yaml files for the configuration. The created...

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TYPO3 Reading List :: Issue 02 – 2018

Since the last edition of the TYPO3 reading list, many things happened in the TYPO3 world and around. The topics this time are about TYPO3, Agile, Development and Security. TYPO3 typo3.org — Pre-Launch The first link is not really a reading recommendation, but a sneak preview to the new an fresh typo3.org website. Many thanks to all involved community members. All work was done on a voluntary basis. Website preview: https://new.typo3.org Official announcement: https://typo3.org/news/article/a-modern-typo3org-gets-closer/ Software testing the TYPO3 core Each commit to the TYPO3 core is tested on several levels. Some days ago pre-merge test number 20.000 was run....

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TypoScript in a Nutshell

TypoScript is the configuration language of TYPO3. It is (especially in the beginning) hard to understand and to get the big picture, how it works. In this post I will try to shed some light on it and will help to understand whats happening. What is TypoScript? TypoScript is not scripting language, even if the name suggests it. But it has some components, which apply functionality onto content objects. This is confusing at the first sight, but opens a lot of possibilities. 🙂 The second main thing is, that all TypoScript is collected down to the page where it is...

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