Archive for the ‘Typo3’ Category

TYPO3 developers know how to change the Backend website name shown on the top right of the TYPO3 backend login box.

Backend Login

But in the case of beginners it makes some difficulty. So we can go through some steps to change this . Before this we need to know the usage of TYPO3 “Install Tool”.

TYPO3 Install Tool?

The Install Tool is a TYPO3 module that is used to install a new TYPO3 system or to modify the basic settings of a running system.
It has many options like Basic Configuration, Database Analyser  Upgrade Wizard, Image Processing, All Configuration, Clean up, phpinfo(), Edit files in typo3conf/, and About.

Steps to change the backend website name : (more…)

debugging typoscript

how to debug typoscript

How to debug typoscript?” – Question that appear in the minds of all typo3 beginners. A post in stackoverflow made me write this article.

Let’s start:

  1. Page > Template > Typoscript Object browser (from drop-down menu) shows the syntax errors in typoscript constant and setup sections. If there’s some missing brackets, then the whole typoscript code below it may not work – Typoscript Object browser show these types of errors also along with syntax errors.
  2. Page > Template > Template Analyser (from drop-down menu) is also similar to Typoscript Object browser but shows the details of Typoscript templates in a different way.
  3. Page > Info > Page TSconfig (from drop-down menu) shows the errors in the Page TSconfig settings.
  4. Make use of the built-in syntax highlighter in Typo3 (available when we edit the Constant/Setup section individually instead of opening the whole ts using “Edit the whole template record” option) or typoscript syntax highlighter in your text editor.
  5. (more…)

By default the tt_news extension shows the last added tt_news first. For showing the last modified tt_news record at first, we need to use the below typoscript:

plugin.tt_news.listOrderBy = tstamp desc

Have a nice day 🙂 !

Typo3 joh316

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Sankar Vijayakumar in Typo3
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Typo3 joh316

John, Chapter 3, Verse 16

typo3 install tool password

Kasper Skårhøj chose joh316 as the default password for Typo3 install tool. It’s a bible verse. Joh316 stands for the Gospel of John, Chapter 3, Verse 16.

Joh316 was introduced with TYPO3 version 4.x, an additional protection had been introduced.
The Install Tool Password is not the admin password of TYPO3. The default Install Tool password is joh316. Be sure to change it!

Typo3 install tool password joh316 (more…)

Good bye Typo3

Posted: October 1, 2012 by Sankar Vijayakumar in Typo3
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Good bye Typo3

First of all let me tell you that this is my 13th post on Typo3. In “Lecture Hall-13“, I said that the number 13 is no more unlucky, but now it seems like yet not fully.

What made me choose my first blog’s title as ‘sankartypo3’?

As you can see at the bottom-right corner of this page that I said good bye to Typo3 on 30th September 2012. I felt like changing the website address and blog title since it’s no longer relevant. I’ve already said that I’m neither a tech wizard nor a good writer but still I’d like to be a bit of both. So I mixed both kind of posts + a few photos to make this blog colourful. The word Typo3 in title was for better ranking in search engines, a dirty trick. No one will enter to my blog (at least at the initial stage) to check my writings/photos without such a keyword. I didn’t get any other idea to market this blog. (more…)

Hide tt_news subheader field from backend flexform options

To disable tt_news extension subheader field from backend flexform options, just add the following code to your page ts config:

TCEFORM.tt_news.short.disabled = 1


Typo3 Php

        Let’s check a few php codes related to typo3:-

  1. Php code to fetch extension configuration values from extension manager configuration tab fields

    $variable_name = unserialize($GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['EXT']['extConf']['ext_name']); //returns an array.

    Ext_name should be replaced with the extension key.

    Sample code for getting the language keys given in lfeditor “viewlanguages” field: (more…)

remove translate to in typo3

remove copy text typo3

tsconfig code to disable translate to text

The [Translate to:] text and copy tags in content elements copied from default content elements may sometime appear very irritating. We can handle the [Translate to:] text using tsconfig code but cannot remove it fully (at least the brackets may remain:

How to change [Translate to:] text?

Use the following code in tsconfig:

translateToMessage = Translate to "%s"
How to remove [Translate to:] text?

In extTables.php add: (more…)

Typo3 Blunders

    A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Experience tells us what to check for finding the cause of unknown error. Here is a list of a few blunders I did while working in Typo3 and a few that I guess others might have once gone through:-

  1. Trying to wrap an HTML type typoscript variable.

    lib.content = HTML
    lib.content.value= <h1>Typo3 India</h1>
    lib.content.wrap =