Manual Setup

The manual setup helps you to build an integrated instance of the TYPO3 Blog Extension. If you want a standalone Blog and do not have an existing site, please go with the Setup Wizard instructions.


  1. Ensure the TYPO3 Blog Extension is installed and activated
  2. Ensure your logged in as Administrator
  1. Open your existing template record (optional)

  2. Add the static template to your existing template

    Option A: Add the static template to your existing template record


    Option B: Add nessesary includes to your sitepackage

    # Setup
    <INCLUDE_TYPOSCRIPT: source="FILE:EXT:blog/Configuration/TypoScript/Integration/setup.typoscript">
    # Constants
    <INCLUDE_TYPOSCRIPT: source="FILE:EXT:blog/Configuration/TypoScript/Integration/constants.typoscript">


    It is recommended to use the “Integration” template to use the prepared page templates for lists and posts. These are using the layout “Default” and the section “Main” of your Template.

    If your “Page-Template/-Sections” named differently, please overwrite the blog templates in your sitepackage. Check the used templates below and adapt them to your own needs.

  3. Create Blog Pages

    1. Right click the page you want the Blog to list below
    2. Select “More options”
    3. Select “Create multiple pages”
    ../../_images/manual-3-1.png ../../_images/manual-3-2.png

    Create the following Pages, make sure they have the correct Type

    Name Type
    Blog Blog Page
    Authors Blog Page
    Categories Blog Page
    Tags Blog Page
    Archive Blog Page
    Data Folder

    Edit the newly generated Data folder to contain the “Blog”

    1. Edit the page “Data” and select the “Behaviour” tab
    2. Select “Blog” at “Contains Plugin”
    3. Save the Page

    Sort the pages like the following screenshot

  4. Configure the page ids in the typoscript constants

    These go either in the root template record or in the constants file of your sitepackage.

    plugin.tx_blog.settings.blogUid     = ID_of_Page_Blog
    plugin.tx_blog.settings.categoryUid = ID_of_Page_Categories
    plugin.tx_blog.settings.authorUid   = ID_of_Page_Authors
    plugin.tx_blog.settings.tagUid      = ID_of_Page_Tags
    plugin.tx_blog.settings.archiveUid  = ID_of_Page_Archive
    plugin.tx_blog.settings.storagePid  = ID_of_Page_Data


    1. If you hover with your mouse over a page in the pagetree the tooltip will reveal the “ID” of that page
    2. You can use the constant editor in the template module and select “TYPO3 BLOG”
    3. You find all relevant page configuration in the Section “Page ID settings”
  5. Configure the PageTS to point the blog to the storage folder “Data”

    TCEFORM.pages.tags.PAGE_TSCONFIG_ID       = ID_of_Page_Data
    TCEFORM.pages.authors.PAGE_TSCONFIG_ID    = ID_of_Page_Data
    TCEFORM.pages.categories.PAGE_TSCONFIG_ID = ID_of_Page_Data

    Option A: Add the configuration to the root page

    1. Select the page module
    2. Select and edit your root page
    3. Select the resources tab
    4. Add the “Page TSconfig” configuration

    Option B: Add configuration to your Page TSconfig in your Sitepackage

  6. Frontend Routing

    The extension provides a frontend route enhancer configuration that you can include it in your site configuration.

       - { resource: "EXT:blog/Configuration/Routes/Default.yaml" }


    You can find your site configuration in ./config/sites/<identifier>/config.yaml

  7. Add Plugins to Blog Pages

    Example: Blog Listing

    1. Select the Page module
    2. Select the Blog page
    3. Click the Button to add content
    1. Select the “Blog” tab
    2. Add plugin “Blog: List of posts”
    Page Plugin
    Blog Blog: List of posts
    Authors Blog: List by author
    Categories Blog: List by category
    Tags Blog: List by tag
    Archive Blog: Archive
  8. Congratulations

    Your blog is now ready, please read on in the capters about “how to add a blog post” and learn more about configuration options.