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Backend and Frontend

TYPO3 CMS is divided into two areas - the backend and the frontend.


The frontend is the website that is produced by TYPO3 CMS.

To display the frontend, enter the URL of your web site in the address bar of your browser (e.g.


The administrative area of the web site is called the backend. It is from here you create and manage the content that is viewed in the frontend.

A user name and a password are always required to log into the backend.

  1. Enter URL with /typo3 in your browser

    The backend is accessed by adding /typo3/ to your web site's URL (e.g

    A login page looking like this will be displayed:

    Login page for the TYPO3 CMS backend
  2. Login

    Use the user name (default is admin) and the password that you defined during the installation process.

    After pressing the login button you will be redirected to the TYPO3 CMS backend overview:

    TYPO3 CMS backend Overview with the About Modules screen

The current view is a list of all installed modules and their usage. It can be reached using the help menu in the top bar and selecting About TYPO3 CMS.

Accessing the Help menu from the top bar