TYPO3 v8 has reached its end-of-life March 31st, 2020 and is not maintained by the community anymore. Looking for a stable version? Use the version switch on the top left.

There is no further ELTS support. It is recommended that you upgrade your project and use a supported version of TYPO3.


In TYPO3 CMS an editor's work is done in the backend. So point your browser to your domain name and append "/typo3" to get to the log in screen.


Make sure JavaScript and cookies are enabled in your browser or nothing will work.

Enter your domain name into the address bar of your internet browser and append "/typo3" to it to get to the "log in" page of your site. For example:

The TYPO3 CMS backend login screen

Log in and we're ready to go!

Help within TYPO3 CMS

Before we dive further into using TYPO3 CMS it is useful to remember that quite some help is available straight inside the backend:

  • A very short description of buttons or functions appears if you hover with your mouse pointer over it.

  • When editing a record, hover over its label. If your cursor changes into a question mark, you can click on the label to get a help pop-up.

  • You will often see the following a question mark icon next to an element. Hovering over it will pop up a little help window about the item or function it is next to:

Various help features in the TYPO3 CMS backend
  • For a more extensive description use the TYPO3 Manual module in the help section.