TYPO3 is a content management system (CMS) like Drupal, Joomla! or WordPress. As a CMS it is very flexible and has almost limitless possibilities for extensions. There are now more than 5000 extensions available, for example for the use on news sites, shops, or discussion forums. Most of these extensions are free, just as TYPO3 is.

TYPO3 can be activated in the Control Panel under “Websites | Applications | Available Applications | Content Management System ” with just one click. The system will then install the program on your webserver and automatically carry out the necessary configurations for you.

Quite complex
TYPO3 is a platform-independent multi-language CMS – and quite complex. That’s why there is a large user community on the Internet providing tips and tricks to assist users, for example through the TYPO3.net-forum. If you don’t know the CMS ropes yet, you should first visit the official TYPO3.org website. There is a lot of valuable information available there, such as the documentation in eight chapters, a detailed wiki as well as 20 tutorial videos. The videos especially are a great help for beginners; TYPO3 basics and first steps are explained clearly and are easily understood.

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If you are a bit further along you will find more videos at Wolfgang Wagner’s website. Wagner is a web designer based in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. In his TYPO3 Tutorial 2012 (German) he goes one step further to explain more complex tasks– right through to responsive design, which automatically adjusts structure, images, layout and texts to the size of the screen.

There are of course lots and lots of books on the topic if the above is not enough for you. Here are two recommendations; one for beginners, one for everyday use:

Building Websites With TYPO3, Packt Publishing (ISBN 978-1847191113)
Enterprise Content Management, Packt Publishing (ISBN 978-1904811411)

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Sandro Bertschinger

He didn't find computers very interesting for quite some time. An Amiga 500 as a games machine was the high point at that time. Computers began to move into his focus with the advent of the internet and the possibility of building cool websites. In 2001, he crossed paths with an internet company by coincidence.