Template types

pw_teaser uses Fluid templates and offers three templateTypes to choose from.

Type: Preset

The preset template mode is new (since 5.0) and offers the possibility to define presets in TypoScript. Also, it provides a select box in plugin settings to choose a preset.

pw_teaser provide three presets by default:

  • default

  • headlineAndImage

  • headlineOnly

This is how you register a new preset in TypoScript:

plugin.tx_pwteaser {
    view {
        presets {
            headlineAndImage {
                label = Headline & Images
                templateRootFile = EXT:pw_teaser/Resources/Private/Templates/HeadlineAndImage.html
                partialRootPaths.10 = EXT:pw_teaser/Resources/Private/Partials
                layoutRootPaths.10 = EXT:pw_teaser/Resources/Private/Layouts


The label supports LLL: references.


Changes in TypoScript require to clear the system caches of TYPO3.

In plugin settings, the dropdown let the editor choose, which preset to use in frontend:

Preset selection in pw_teaser plugin settings

Type: File

When view.templateType is set to file, you also need to provide a view.templateRootFile (Fluid template file).

Type: Directory

When view.templateType is set to directory, you also need to provide a view.templateRootPath (directory). In this directory you need to provide the controller/action structure of pw_teaser:

Required directory structure of pw_teaser, when using templateType 'directory'.

Writing templates

The only variable the Fluid template file get is {pages}. The most simple way to output the prepared (flat) list of pages is this:

    <f:for each="{pages}" as="page">
            <f:link.page pageUid="{page.uid}" title="{page.title}">{page.title}</f:link.page>

The provided Page model got the following properties available:

  • title

  • subtitle

  • abstract

  • navTitle

  • alias

  • description

  • author

  • authorEmail

  • keywords as array with each keyword as string

  • keywordsAsString

  • media

  • newUntil

  • isNew

  • creationDate

  • tstamp

  • lastUpdated

  • starttime

  • endtime

  • doktype

  • sorting

  • l18nConfiguration

  • categories

  • isCurrentPage

  • rootLine Returns rootLine of this page as array

  • rootLineDepth Returns amount of parent pages, including this page itself. The root page (not id=0) got depth 1.

  • recursiveRootLineOrdering Returns string of sortings of all root pages including this page.

  • pageRow

  • contents (only available, when loadContents set to 1)

  • childPages (only available, when pageMode set to nested)

  • get

You can access any property the pages table got, using the get keyword. Example:



In the past, the get keyword wasn't necessary, because Fluid allowed to utilize __call() method of PHP, which is no longer the case.

getContent ViewHelper

The pw_teaser extension provides a view helper called pw:getContent. This view helper allows you to access special content elements from the current page in the loop.

The page has the attribute "contents". You may access it like this:


But it contains just an array (query result) with all content elements located under the given page. It does not respect the column or the CType. This is where getContent comes into play.

Full example:

{namespace pw=PwTeaserTeam\PwTeaser\ViewHelpers}
<f:for each="{pages}" as="page">
    <div class="page">
        <pw:getContent contents="{page.contents}" as="content" colPos="0" cType="textpic" index="0">
            <f:for each="{content.image}" as="image" iteration="iterator">
                <f:if condition="{iterator.isFirst} == 1">
                    <f:image src="{image.uid}" treatIdAsReference="1" width="400c" height="100c" />

pw:getContent arguments explained:

  • contents="{page.contents}" - Here you pass all content elements to the view helper

  • as="content" - Here you define how to call the single content item inside of the view helper

  • colPos="0" - Limit the content elements to given colPos (0 is default)

  • cType="textpic" - Limit the content elements to given CType (eg. image, text or textpic)

  • index="0" - Limit the output to n-th elements. Zero means the first element. Keep it empty for all matching elements.

When accessing images from content elements (or pages either) you can use a <f:for> loop and its option "iteration" to limit output to one image. Therefore the example above has another <f:for>-loop inside of the getContent view helper.


This just works if you enable the option in Page Teaser Plugin, to load content elements.