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TYPO3 Basics

At this point you've managed to install TYPO3 (in this example 6.1.x), and the database exists. You've run through the installation procedure and after that through the basic configuration in the install tool. If you use TYPO3 7, you can access the install tool by clicking on "Install" in the System menu. Furthermore, check if all folders that need to be writable are writable.

In the TYPO3 backend, click on "List", then on the site name (in this case TYPO3Buddy). If the site name is still "New TYPO3 site", you forgot to change this during the installation. Go back to the install tool by clicking on the "Install" link in the "Admin Tools" or "System" menu. When in the install tool, click "Basic Configuration", scroll down and search for "Site name" to change it.

In the TYPO3 backend, you may want to tick the "Extended view" box (below the file storage), to make sure you'll also see the editing options that you will use quite often:

TYPO3 6 backend after installation

From this screen, the following things to do are:

  1. Create basic file folders
  2. Edit the page properties of the default Home page
  3. Setup a basic page structure and a storage folder
  4. Create the main typoscript template

We'll assume that you've clicked around in TYPO3 for some time and know what the basic layout of the backend looks like and how it basically works.

The TYPO3Buddy website is a tutorial to rebuild the TYPO3Buddy website from scratch. You can choose from a TYPO3 Fluid tutorial and a TYPO3 Templavoila tutorial. You'll build TYPO3 websites like you've done so for years!