Used to create custom tags and define how they should be parsed. This is used in conjunction with parseFunc .

The best known is the “link” tag, which is used to create links.


(array of strings)

Data type



Every entry in the array of strings corresponds to a tag, that will be parsed. The elements must be in lowercase.

Every entry must be set to a content object.

“current” is set to the content of the tag, eg <TAG>content</TAG>: here “current” is set to “content”. It can be used with stdWrap.current = 1.


Parameters of the tag are set in $cObj->parameters (key is lowercased):

<TAG COLOR="red">content</TAG>

This sets $cObj->parameters[color] = red.

$cObj->parameters[allParams] is automatically set to the whole parameter-string of the tag. Here it is ‘ color=”red”’

Special properties for each content object:

[cObject].stripNL: Boolean option, which tells parseFunc that newlines before and after the content of the tag should be stripped.

[cObject].breakoutTypoTagContent: Boolean option, which tells parseFunc that this block of content is breaking up the nonTypoTag content and that the content after this must be re-wrapped.


tags.bold = TEXT
tags.bold {
  stdWrap.current = 1
  stdWrap.wrap = <p style="font-weight: bold;"> | </p>
tags.bold.stdWrap.stripNL = 1

This example would e.g. transform <BOLD>Important!</BOLD> to <p style="font-weight: bold;">Important!</p> .



This example creates 4 custom tags. The <LINK>-, <TYPOLIST>-, <GRAFIX>- and <PIC>-tags:

<LINK> is made into a typolink and provides an easy way of creating links in text.

<TYPOLIST> is used to create bullet-lists.

<GRAFIX> will create an image file with 90x10 pixels where the text is the content of the tag.

<PIC> lets us place an image in the text. The content of the tag should be the image-reference in “fileadmin/images/”.

tags {
  link = TEXT
  link {
    stdWrap.current = 1
    stdWrap.typolink.extTarget = _blank
    stdWrap.typolink.target = {$cLinkTagTarget}
    stdWrap.typolink.wrap = <p style="color: red;">|</p>
    stdWrap.typolink.parameter.data = parameters : allParams

  typolist < tt_content.bullets.default.20
  typolist.trim = 1
  typolist.field >
  typolist.current = 1

  grafix = IMAGE
  grafix {
    file = GIFBUILDER
    file {
      XY = 90,10
      100 = TEXT
      100.text.current = 1
      100.offset = 5,10
  # Transforms <pic>file.png</pic> to <img src="fileadmin/images/file.png" >
  pic = IMAGE
  pic.file.import = fileadmin/images/
  pic.file.import.current = 1