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TYPO3 Basics: Basic page structure

In this step you'll create a basic page structure.

Please note that when you create pages with a recent version of TYPO3, the pages are hidden by default. You can unhide them by editing the page properties, click the "access" tab and flip the "Page visible" switch. You can also flip the switch when you're viewing the pages in list-mode. It's in the same row as the lamp-icon in the screenshot below.

Click on "List", then on the site name (in this case TYPO3Buddy) and use the green plus icons to create new pages, as indicated below. The goal is to create a structure like this:

Add TYPO3 content elements - TYPO3Buddy website tutorial

With the little menu above the page tree, you can drag and drop new pages into the page tree. When you do this, use the left page icon only for now. This is the "standard page" icon. When you've dropped a page in the wrong place, simply drag and drop it into the right place.

The green plus icon on top of the editing window on the right will present an overview of lots of stuff you can add, but you'll obviously use one of the options in the "create a new page" part.

The green plus icons inside the editing window allows you to add a page directly, in this example respectively before and after the existing "Root page" page.

You can also add several pages at once, following this guide on the TYPO3 website.

First thing you have to do is build a page structure with standard pages. As you are familiar with the editing of pages and their properties, we're sure that you will be able to find out how to do this. Besides, clicking around in TYPO3 is the best way to learn how TYPO3 works.

When you look closely to the first screen shot above, you will notice that not all pages have a standard page icon, such as the "Root page" page, the "Footer menu" page and the "Storage folder" page. We'll discuss these pages one by one, from bottom to top:

  1. The Storage folder page
  2. The Footer menu page
  3. The Root page page
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.