For Integrators

What Is An Integrator?

The TYPO3 Association defines a TYPO3 CMS Certified Integrator as follows:

“The TYPO3 CMS Certified Integrator develops the template for a website, configures all the necessary extensions and creates the access rights for backend users. The TYPO3 CMS Certified Integrator does not install TYPO3 on the web server and does not program extensions.

The TYPO3 CMS Certified Integrator knows how to configure the pre-installed TYPO3 using the installer.”

Creating Your Own Sitepackage (Theme)

In this tutorial, you used the Introduction Package which depends on and uses the Bootstrap Package extension.

The Introduction Package is a distribution. Find out more about distributions in “TYPO3 Explained”: Creating a new distribution.

The Introduction Package together with the Bootstrap Package provides a frontend layout based on bootstrap, adds configuration and creates some initial pages and content. While this is useful for quickly setting up a full-blown TYPO3 website, you will probably want to create a custom theme for your own site.

A good approach is to bundle everything for your site including a theme and configuration into a sitepackage.

Read the Sitepackage Tutorial (available since version 8.7) to learn how to do this.

Or watch this 3 part video series from the official TYPO3 YouTube channel:

TypoScript

While the already mentioned Sitepackage Tutorial (since v8.7) teaches you the TypoScript you need to create a sitepackage, it is not a bad idea to get yourself a TypoScript introduction.

TypoScript in 45 Minutes guides you through the basics of TypoScript.

Use the TypoScript Template Reference as a reference.

Fluid

To learn more about Fluid, you may want to use the following resources:

  • Fluid documentation: As Fluid itself can be used independently to TYPO3, it is developed outside of the TYPO3 project. This is the start page of the Fluid project.

References

See the list of references.