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: http://www.example.com/typo3.

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 (tooltip).

See the Tooltip help for the Forms module

  • When editing a record, hover over the label of a field. If your cursor changes into a question mark, you can click on the label to get a help pop-up.
  • You will often see a question mark icon next to an element. Clicking on 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. Click on the question mark in the top bar.
Various help features in the TYPO3 CMS backend

Accessing the TYPO3 Manual