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There is no further ELTS support. It is recommended that you upgrade your project and use a supported version of TYPO3.


About this document

This document is meant to give a short introduction to how TypoScript works and what TypoScript really is. It shall help to give a profound understanding of the code, instead of just supplying snippets for copying and pasting.

What's new

This document has been updated for TYPO3 CMS 7 LTS.


This manual was originally created in German by members of the TYPO3 CMS community in the retired TYPO3 Wiki and then translated and corrected by more community members. Big thanks go the TYPO3 CMS community members for their initial efforts.

Since then it is maintained by the Documentation Team.


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