Item description for TYPO3: Enterprise Content Management by Rene Fritz...
Because of its complex system and numerous extensions, TYPO3 can be daunting on first approach and the initial learning curve can be steep. However the nature of its advanced features will reward an extra investment in learning. With guidance from TYPO3 experts and core developers your journey into learning and mastering TYPO3 will be a smooth one.
While comprehensive and detailed, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to TYPO3. Whether an editor interested in creating and managing content, an administrator who needs to maintain TYPO3 enterprise intranets and extranets, or a developer who needs to extend TYPO3 and integrate it with other systems, this book is all you will need.
ABOUT TYPO3 Free, open source, flexible, and scalable, TYPO3 is one of the most powerful PHP content management systems. It is well suited for creating intranets and extranets for the enterprise. While providing an easy-to-use web interface for non-technical authors and editors of content, it's messaging and workflow system allow shared authoring and collaboration. This editor's interface is matched by an equally flexible and powerful one for administrators, giving them full control of the system.
For editors, the long list of features that TYPO3 offers include WYSIWYG editing; automatic design preservation; automated image processing; Context sensitive menu; wizards for creating tables, bullet lists, mail forms, etc; scheduled publishing; multiple page editing; importing rich text content, such as Word documents, from client application or the web; versioning system; numerous plugs, such as forums, calendars, guestbooks, sitemaps, banner-controls, email-forms, polls, ratings, faqs, glossaries, news, and online shop systems; and Indexed search engine.
For administrators, TYPO3 offers user management; permission control; Pageview statistics; Workflow engine; logging; version control system; staging system; raw database access; caching, and many more features.
The features that TYPO3 offer developers is equally impressive, including a configuration language; powerful templating system; extension manager and wizard; multi-media integration; publishing static, dynamic and cached content; staged migration, and others.
The book is aimed at both new and experienced users of TYPO3. Users, administrators, and developers of TYPO3 will all benefit from this comprehensive and authoritative guide.
What you will learn from this book:
- Install, configure, customize, administrate, and extend TYPO3 - Create, edit, and manage content - Set up users, permissions, and workflows to ensure that all of your users can contribute to the site quickly and easily - Create and manage statistics and logs so that you can see how visitors are using your site, and improve it accordingly - Use standard and create new templates, giving you the power to create a site that looks the way you want it to - Give your site unique abilities by writing TYPO3 extensions
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 7.48" Height: 1.34" Weight: 2.29 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 2005
Publisher Packt Publishing
ISBN 1904811418 ISBN13 9781904811411
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Reviews - What do customers think about TYPO3: Enterprise Content Management?
The worst technical book ever Aug 22, 2008
I use Typo3 for a living and all I can say is this book is terrible. I am a strong book learner, I've learned most everything about any language, software or schema through O'Reilly, Friends of Ed or Sitepoint books. I could not learn Typo3 from this book. I know, you're thinking "But Typo3 is so hard, I need a book and this is the only one, so I should just get it because it's the only choice." I thought that too but it really isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Avoid unless money is no object.
Practical and comprehensive resource Jun 30, 2006
This book is a valid resource for who's approaching for the first time TYPO3, but also for those who would like to have a well organised and full detailed manual.
The book covers all the aspects of TYPO3: introduction to the cms functionalities, setting up the cms, content management and administration, template and extensions development. Very useful is the information about the funcionalities provided through installation of third party extensions.
Chapters dedicated to extension development are very well explained with a lot of examples. This is one of the most important "feature" because, before the edition of this book, documents were widespread on the net. Now the concepts are well outlined and easily learned.
There is just one negative point: the book is not based on the latest TYPO3 version (4.0) so a few new topics are not deeply explained and a few others are not explained at all (versioning and workspaces).
At the end, it's very useful book, it makes one save time and a lot of headhache, ideal for everyone who wants to start a new TYPO3 project and also for those who want a practical guide to this fantastic cms.
Just bad Jun 4, 2006
A complete waste of $60. The only helpful sections were in the extension programming chapter, which equated to about 12-20 pages of material. I ended up putting the book away and turning back to the online documentation. To make matters worse, the screenshots are now out of date, since Typo3 4.0 uses a different backend skiin than 3.8.
My recommendation, stay away, use the documentation at typo3.org instead.
Messy structure, not helpful at all May 19, 2006
I concur with the first two reviewers that the structure of this book leaves much to be desired. It lacks a good overview of the options and dives into extreme details where inappropriate.
An example: I want to replicate the sample site used in the book. The so-called soft links don't work and instead point to a German site. Eventually I found the files in English, but nobody thought about adding a simple read me file how to import the template.
I feel I probably better had stuck with the online documentation...
Great resource for more advanced users Mar 11, 2006
I have used Typo3 for more then 6 months now and it's a love-hate relationship. True, it is a complex system, and it took me quite a while to get up to speed. But once mastered, the sheer number of extensions provide an enormous resource that saves you a lot of time when you develop web-applications. I don't see Typo3 only as a content management system anymore, it is a web-application development platform. And that is where this book kicks in. I agree with other reviewers that the book is not very easy for people who get started with Typo3, but once you reach the stage of developing your own extensions, the book will guide you on that path. For beginning users, I would just recommend the videos on the typo3 website, but anybody who wants to get beyond the basics, this book is a must.