Next steps

This tutorial comes to an end. You can probably imagine other tasks that you would perform on a real web site. You can try your hand at them based on what you have learnt so far.

In this tutorial we built the web site by adding marks and subparts to an HTML file and mapping them to a TypoScript template, which is a very common way to do templating in TYPO3 CMS.

There are other possibilities (which might be covered in future tutorials):

  • using the TYPO3 extension automaketemplate:, which basically works the same way we learned in this tutorial but which automatically wraps up those sections of an HTML page which have certain classes or ids in corresponding template subparts.
  • using only TypoScript, without any HTML template, for building the website.
  • using the Fluid templating engine by applying the FLUIDTEMPLATE object rather than the TEMPLATE object.

To complete your knowledge of TypoScript, you may want to look at the Using and setting TypoScript section of the “TypoScript Templating Reference”. You will learn how to use constants, include TypoScript templates into one another, store your TypoScript in text-based files and much more.

The reference for all objects, functions and data types is - as always - the TypoScript Reference.