Several Distributions are available for TYPO3 for use in your installation. In essence, a Distribution is an extension which sets up and configures TYPO3 to get you started. A Distribution often creates an example page structure and content elements, as well as automatically handling the installation and activation of useful extensions like RealURL.
If you selected the option to load preconfigured Distributions during the final step of the installation process (in the Install Tool), you will be redirected to the “Get preconfigured distribution” screen of the Extension Manager after logging in to the backend. You can also navigate there manually, of course.
If you installed TYPO3 via composer all extension downloads as well as distribution installations have to be done via composer command line, too.
Amongst non-core options, the following Core Distribution is available:
The Introduction Package is a complete demo website. It it based on a responsive design using bootstrap templates and contains a lot of default content for testing and learning. Try this one if you are new to TYPO3.
Installing Distributions without composer¶
For testing and learning we recommend that you use the Introduction Package, but several other distributions are available.
Move to the ADMIN TOOLS > Extensions module and choose “Get preconfigured distribution” from the menu in the docheader. Just choose the Distribution you would like to use and hit the “Install” button.
If you want to build your web site from scratch, just go ahead without using a Distribution. You can then start with a completely empty installation of TYPO3.
Installing Distributions with composer¶
To install the introduction package or any other distribution on a composer based installation use composer require typo3/cms-introduction (change the package name to the distribution you want). Afterwards use the following commands to activate the extension(s) via command line:
.vendor/bin/typo3 extensionmanager:extension:install bootstrap_package ./vendor/bin/typo3 extensionmanager:extension:install introduction
In this case, the introduction package depends on the bootstrap_package, so both packages have to be installed.
On Windows: Use use