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How to Read This Tutorial

This tutorial walks you through the TYPO3 backend module by module. While doing this, important TYPO3 features are explained and we show you how to do common tasks like using the TYPO3 clipboard for editing.

This is a hands on tutorial: It is recommended to have a working TYPO3 installation available and try out the features as you go along. You learn how to setup a TYPO3 installation in Installation. In this tutorial we use a TYPO3 installation based on the Introduction Package. Since TYPO3 is highly configurable, the items in the GUI may look and behave slightly differently if your installation is not based on the Introduction Package or has been modified otherwise.

The chapter General Principles gives you a general overview over the main parts and features of the backend. The following chapters The List Module and The File Module show some basic editing tasks using these modules. They are highly recommended for editors.

The following chapters handle some administration and configuration tasks. They require additional privileges in the backend. Editors will usually not have access to system modules. So, for editors it is recommended to skip right to the section For Editors.

Integrators who wish to integrate an existing template into TYPO3 may wish to start reading with Templating.

All target audiences will find recommendations for additional reading in the Next Steps and Further Reading section.