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TYPO3Buddy: tutorial to build a TYPO3 website

What is TYPO3?

TYPO3 is one of the more advanced content management systems (CMS) for web based applications. TYPO3 is a good choice, because it's flexible, it has many users thus high maintenance and a dedicated community. It is however known to be difficult to learn. TYPO3Buddy tries to end that, or at least pave a way to start developing with TYPO3.

What's TYPO3Buddy about?

The purpose of the TYPO3Buddy website is to document how to rebuild the TYPO3Buddy website from scratch with TYPO3 and Fluid or the Templavoila Plus extension in either a Windows or a Linux environment. Both with Apache, MySQL and PHP installed. It's a TYPO3 tutorial: a beginners' guide as well as a reference for more advanced developers. Read more...

Fluid or Templavoila Plus?

TYPO3Buddy offers two methods of templating. One is Templavoila Plus, which can be used for TYPO3 up to version 9. The other is Fluid, TYPO3's next generation templating engine. If you plan on using TYPO3 for a long time, Fluid may be the better choice, as we don't know how long Templavoila Plus will be supported. On the other hand, Templavoila Plus is one of the most elegant and easy to use templating methods found in the world of content management.

What do I need to start?

We assume you have a web server and MySQL server up and running and some working knowledge regarding web server setup, including the configuration of a virtual host. A passion for fine web based technology would be welcome. If you don't have that yet, you will get it, as TYPO3 is one of the best CMS'es in the world. You start, of course, with the installation of TYPO3. After that you'll cover the basics.

Thank you for thanking TYPO3buddy!

This website is the result of a lot of hard work and years of experience. If you decide to rebuild this website, please help the project by linking back to the TYPO3Buddy website. You can also use the Donate button on the right to express your gratitude in a financial way and help to cover the effort as well as server and hosting costs.

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!

Kind reminder! This tutorial has been tested with and updated for TYPO3 v10. Please keep in mind that the tutorial has once been set up for TYPO3 v6. It follows some deprecated conventions. If so, this will be mentioned in the tutorial.