For editors


You may already know the following special menu content elements in TYPO3:

  • “Section index”
  • “Section index of subpages from selected pages”

You can use them to list one or more selected pages, as well as the content elements on these pages.

If you use one of these menus on your website to navigate directly to a listed content element, your web browser will jump right to this content!

This is also very handy if you want to share a particular section of a page with another person.

When you follow such a link to a content element, the URL in your web browser will look something like this:

It would be nice if #c123 were more meaningful:

This extension will help you with that!

1.) Getting human-readable anchors

You can use the following text field to set a more readable anchor for a TYPO3 content element:

Human-readable URL anchor

Text field for a human-readable URL anchor

Correct syntax for URL anchors


Please be aware that only a limited set of characters can be used for such a URL anchor (officially called a “fragment identifier”). These are technical limitations.

Also, all URL anchors on the same page must be unique! If you use the same URL anchor in two or more content elements on the same page, they will be automatically appended with increasing numbering when saving.

If you write a non-supported character in the URL anchor field, it will be replaced when you leave the field or save the content element.


For your convenience, you can e.g. fill the URL anchor field with “Learn all about Product X”.

When you leave the field or save the content element, it will be converted to “learn-all-about-product-x”.

The following characters are allowed in this field:

  • ASCII characters (a–z)
  • digits (0–9)
  • underscores (_)
  • hyphens (-)
  • periods (.)

As soon as you leave the field (or the content element is saved) …

  • … all characters are converted to lowercase.
  • … HTML elements are removed completely.
  • … space characters are converted to the hyphen character.
  • … special characters (e.g. äöü߀) are converted to ASCII equivalents.


Readability: The URL anchor doesn’t have to match your header exactly. But it will be more understandable for your website’s visitor if it reflects the content of this text section.