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TYPO3 Fluid: templates, layouts and partials

TYPO3 Fluid templates can be built with 3 kinds of template files:

  1. Templates (stored in the fileadmin/templates folder)
  2. Layouts (stored in the fileadmin/templates/layouts folder)
  3. Partials (stored in the fileadmin/templates/partials folder)

Of these 3 you'll only need the first one to create a website. You will start with this, but later in this tutorial you'll use all three.


Templates will contain the content part of your website. You will have 3 different templates:

  1. Template with a side menu and one content column
  2. Template without a side menu and one content column
  3. Template without a side menu and two content columns


For your website, you will create one layout, which will contain the layout of your entire website (which is the part between <body> and </body>).


Furthermore your website will have 2 partials (the header and footer part), which actually are pieces of layout. Their only purpose is to show you how to use partials. But they also can be left out and included directly in the layout.

Next, you'll create the "one content column with side menu" template ->

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.