TYPO3 is an enterprise-class CMS (Content Management System), used internationally ;to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual enterprise solutions for large corporations.

About TYPO3


TYPO3 is an enterprise-class CMS (Content Management System), used internationally ;to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual enterprise solutions for large corporations.

Executive Summary

Something For Everyone - Developers and Users

The API-driven extension framework offers unlimited flexibility by letting developers extend the functionality and add new types of content elements using standard programming practices like MVC (model-view-controller) design. Thanks to the large community of developers that use TYPO3, you can already find a solution for almost any need in the Extension Repository.

Authors and Editors

TYPO3 is a user-friendly, intuitive tool for producing and maintaining web pages with just a few clicks of the mouse. Authors benefit from the full-featured rich-text editor that offers all of the formatting options they would need in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) tool with a familiar word processor-like interface. Seamless integration of multimedia content and dynamic image manipulation are available to right out of the box in TYPO3. In addition, an internal messaging and workflow system helps content creators and editors collaborate in the administration backend.

Administrators and Content Managers

TYPO3 provides an extremely detailed permissions system for implementing professional editing workflows for both users and groups. Administrators can even manage multiple websites in one TYPO3 installation and share users, extensions, and content between them.

Web Developers and Agencies

Appreciate the complete separation of design from content that TYPO3 offers as a total CMS. The designer-friendly template system lets developers quickly and easily map existing HTML & CSS files to dynamic content without limiting the design options for professional website designers. If the website needs to change dramatically, site redesigns are easily implemented in TYPO3.

Enterprise Users

The extension framework and database-driven design of TYPO3 means that sites can scale easily and adapt to future needs without a large investment in hardware or costly rebuilds.

As a Framework for Large and Small Sites

TYPO3 provides the best out-of-the-box solution and a stable, high-performance architecture that can accommodate almost any type of custom solution or extension.

As a Community Driven System

TYPO3 is supported by a large community of both users and developers. A community this large around the world means that it\'s always possible to find support, and a library of documentation, tutorial videos, and books are available in multiple languages.

Thanks to the community, TYPO3 is a very active project with frequent updates, regular releases, a dedicated security team and a solid roadmap. Under the direction of the TYPO3 Association, core developers in the community keep TYPO3 consistently progressing from version to version.

The Content Management Systems (CMS) also includes:

The biggest advantage of using a CMS (content management system) for your website is the ability to control your content separately from the layout or design. With a powerful CMS like TYPO3, you can add, change, and remove text, images, and plug-ins in your site without installing any proprietary software or paying a third-party. Because of the simple administration and editing tools in TYPO3, you can run and edit any kind of site, personal or business, without learning HTML, CSS, programming, or web design. There are other CMS solutions out there, of course, but TYPO3 has some unique features that make it a great option for websites of any size, from small to enterprise:

Easy templating. The designer-friendly template system lets you quickly and easily map existing HTML & CSS files to dynamic content.

Flexible designs. Use one template for your whole site or make your pages and sections unique by giving some of them their own templates.

Simple site structure. TYPO3 allows you to organize your site into pages and folders in the backend that dynamically update your menus.

Intuitive AJAX drag & drop. Use drag & drop editing to move around pages in the backend or edit content elements in the backend and frontend.

Multilingual. The backend supports more than 30 languages, and the frontend can support as many languages as you need through localization.

Multi-site management. With one central TYPO3 installation, you can setup and manage multiple sites that can share users, extensions and more.

Granular permissions control. TYPO3 allows you to easily control the permissions of backend users and groups by extensions, pages, and more.

Extensive documentation. TYPO3 already has a large library of online documentation, tutorial videos, and books available in multiple languages.

True WYSIWYG editing. Use the advanced rich-text editor in TYPO3 to compose all your content in a full-featured, customizable writing environment.

Built-in image editing. Automatically generate graphic menus or edit images with tools for resizing, cropping, and more in TYPO3.

Frontend editing. TYPO3 lets you edit content in the same frontend your visitors see so you can do faster updates and see your changes in context.

Automatic caching. The advanced caching system gives you total control, including options for manual refresh and static page generation.

Integrated search. TYPO3 automatically indexes your content to make it searchable in the backend and frontend with the built-in search tools.

Powerful extension framework. With the API-based framework in TYPO3, you can quickly extend your own website using best practices.

Large extension repository. There are thousands of extensions from the community available for forms, newsfeeds, blogs, and much more.

Community and commercial support. TYPO3 makes it easy for users and developers to find support through the community or professionals.