sgalinski Website-Base

The Website-Base is a tool for creating and managing websites of all kinds, based on the content management system TYPO3. Our Website as a Service packages and our Websites at a Fixed Price are built using the Website-Base, which gives you additional design and configuration options.

To make the administration of your website as easy as possible, we have compiled an extensive documentation for you. It contains explanations and instructions on all important aspects of our Website-Base and the TYPO3 system. This guide is intended to help you get started with your own website and to answer any questions that may arise. Due to the intuitive structure of the Website-Base, managing the website will become a matter of course after only a short time.

Are you looking for a specific guide or information? Then take a look at our Website-Base manuals. We recommend that you take a quick look at the basics before searching for a solution to get an idea where the answers to your questions are most likely to be found.

What is TYPO3?

Creating a page can involve a lot of programming work. Content management systems (CMS) allow even those who have no or only rudimentary programming skills to create a website.

So a CMS is a software with which you can create and edit websites without programming knowledge. The layout of the page is separated from the content. An editor will therefore not be able to damage the appearance and functionality of his own website through lack of knowledge, because he does not have to or is not able to intervene in the code. Furthermore, several editors can manage a page at the same time. This is a big advantage for webpages that produce a lot of content. If, on the other hand, a web designer needs to make adjustments, the content remains unaffected by the design changes.

TYPO3 is one such a system and is one of the most popular CMS in Germany. It is also an open source project with a broad and active community that is constantly developing, testing and improving the system. This results in a stable and secure CMS.

TYPO3 is in contrast to simple homepage construction kits very flexible and almost unlimitedly extendable, so that it is suitable for small websites as well as for complex or increasingly complex projects.

All Manuals & Information

Before you can customize your website, you must first log in to the backend. See here how easy it is to get into this area and edit user settings.

Login & User

Get to know the difference between Frontend and Backend of a TYPO3 page and get an overview of basic functions of the Backend.

TYPO3 Basics

We present an overview of the most important modules for TYPO3 editors and introduce you to special modules of the sgalinski website base.

Modules

The page tree is an essential part for working with the content management system TYPO3. Basic functions are explained in this documentation.

Page Tree

You will find an overview of the page types of the Website Base here and learn when and in which cases you can use the different page types.

Page Types

Learn how to add, move, copy, reference and delete TYPO3 content elements. Also see how to access the properties of a content element.

Content Area

See options that are the same for all content elements. This includes the area above a TYPO3 content and several tabs for editing the element properties.

Edit Content Elements

In this article you will be given an overview of the content elements that you will use often - Header Only, Text & Media and File Links.

Typical page content

The menu group allows you to create navigation menus in no time, which can be important not only for users but also for search engines.

Menu (Content Elements)

Special contents are Plain HTML, Divider and Insert Records. They cannot be assigned to other groups, therefore they are listed separately.

Special Elements

Form elements provide site visitors the opportunity to interact with the website. Learn more about the content elements form and indexed search.

Form elements

The plugin group contains content elements from TYPO3 extensions. They allow special content to be displayed without much effort.

Plugins

Mask elements are useful content elements with which you can quickly implement special display formats and easily integrate content.

Mask elements

With the news content elements you can create lists or teasers for news and blog posts according to specific criteria. The news itself is created using the News module.

News (Content Elements)

The account content elements generate content in the frontend that is available to registered users. Users can view and edit their account in the frontend.

Account

These plugins allow you to build shop elements in a simple way. To do this, you must create a separate page for each content element.

Shop (Content Elements)

The MegaMenu elements generate a menu of subpages in the navigation bar. You can either select these yourself or use automatically generated lists.

MegaMenu

Raster elements are used to structure pages. As containers, they do not contain any content themselves, but can be filled with any other content elements.

Grid Elements

The List module displays all elements as lists. Records that are not directly visible in the frontend (e.g. authors or categories) are also visible.

List (Module)

In the forms module you create and edit forms. Typical applications are, for example, contact forms or registration forms for newsletters.

Forms (Module)

The Recycler has the function known from common operating systems – deleted records are kept there and restored if necessary.

Recycler

Mail Templates is used to design & manage e-mails automatically sent by the TYPO3 system. This can be, e.g. a confirmation for the receipt of an application.

Mail Templates

The Frontend User module is used to manage the users of a page. The module lists all frontend users that have been registered on a page.

Frontend Users

This module allows to manage orders comfortably. All products that are ordered in the online shop are listed in the module Orders.

Orders

The module comments is a moderation tool for editors. Comments can be filtered, viewed, approved or deleted here.

Comments

With the module Job Offers you have an overview of all job advertisements at a glance. Here you add new jobs, edit existing ones and delete old entries.

Job Offers

The news module is used to manage news articles or blog posts. Already posted articles are listed in a clear manner and can be filtered and searched.

News Page & Module

The module automatically generates redirects. These can also be created manually and the behavior can be configured for a 404 page.

Redirects

The module website configuration is configurator which allows you to easily adjust the logo, colors, fonts and font size of your online presence.

Website Configuration

The module download traffic shows how many downloads have been made from your site, when this happened and how large the files are.

Download Traffic

The module Cookies / Tracking contains the sgalinski Cookie OptIn, a easy to integrate module, that allows embedding cookies compliant to GDPR.

Tracking / Cookies

The filelist enables central management of all files - especially pictures and graphics. Here you upload files and organize them in folders.

Filelist (Module)

In the page properties you edit additional information of a page. Learn here about the options that can be found in (almost) all page types.

Page Properties

The standard page is the most common page type in TYPO3. We show you here which adjustments can be made to the page properties.

Standard Page

The shortcut page redirects the user to another internally located page. Existing pages can be converted into reference pages at any time.

Shortcut Page

The category page belongs to the news module. In these pages you create news as subpages, which can then be automatically filtered by category (page).

Category Page

The RTE offers a wide range of text editing options. The user interface is similar to the interface of well-known text processing software.

Rich Text Editor (RTE)

The image editor allows to adjust images in TYPO3. The editor appears as soon as you add an image in the content element Text & Media or other elements.

Image Manipulation

In our Website-Base, translations are created in the same backend. So translated pages have the same structure as the original language version.

Translate Pages