See also

For full explanations about conditions, especially about condition syntax, please refer to the according chapter in “TypoScript Syntax and In-depth Study”.

General syntax

Each condition is encapsulated by square brackets. For a list of available conditions see below.

[ELSE] is available as else operator. It is a condition, which will return TRUE, if the previous condition returned FALSE.

Each condition block is ended with [END].

[GLOBAL] is a condition by itself that always returns “true”. It ensures that the following TypoScript code is located in the global scope. So you can be sure that it’s not affected by previous TypoScript, for example if a closing bracket is missing. The Template Analyzer shows this very well: TYPO3 places a [GLOBAL] condition at the beginning of each TypoScript file.

As a developer you can use [GLOBAL] for testing purposes to ensure that your own condition works as expected. See TYPO3 CMS Typoscript Syntax for additional documentation.


Test browser:

[browser = msie]
  # TypoScript Code for users of Internet Explorer.
  # TypoScript Code for users of other browsers.

General notes

Values are normally trimmed before comparison, so leading and trailing blanks are not taken into account.

Note that conditions cannot be used inside of curly brackets.

You may combine several conditions with two operators: && (and), || (or). Alternatively you may use “AND” and “OR” instead of “&&” and “||”. The AND operator always takes higher precedence over OR. If no operator has been specified, it will default to OR.


Test browser and system

This condition will match if the visitor opens the website with Internet Explorer on Windows (but not on Mac):

[browser = msie] && [system = win]

Test browser

This will match with either Opera or Firefox browsers:

[browser = opera] || [browser = firefox]

Test browser and version

This will match with either Firefox or Internet Explorer. In case of Internet Explorer, the version must be above 8:

[browser = firefox] || [browser = msie] && [version => 8]

Test for empty value

This will match with an empty value:

[globalString = IENV:HTTP_REFERER = /^$/]

Test for non-empty value

This will match with an not empty value:

[globalString = IENV:HTTP_REFERER = /.+/]