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A primary feature of TYPO3 is its configurability. Not only can it be configured by users with special user privileges in the backend, most configuration can also be changed by extensions or configuration files. Additionally, configuration can be extended by extensions.

This chapter will give you an overview of various configuration methods in TYPO3. We will not go into detail, but rather show a comparison of the various methods and resolve some common sources of confusion.

For a more extensive introduction we will refer you to the respective chapter or reference.

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