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TYPO3 Basics

At this point you've managed to install TYPO3, and the database exists. You've run through the installation procedure and after that through the basic configuration in the admin tool. You can update 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. For recent versions of TYPO3, click on "Settings" in the "Admin Tools" menu. Open up the "System" part and search for [SYS][sitename].

In the TYPO3 backend, you may want to tick the "Extended view" box, 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!

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.