The special contents are Plain HTML, Divider and Insert Records. Due to their function and setting options, these cannot be assigned to other groups, so they are listed under the special elements.

Plain HTML

With this content element, plain HTML code can be inserted on the page. For example, this may be necessary if you need to integrate external content from agencies on your page. This will often be an iFrame. Depending on the code/content, the output in the frontend looks different. In our example you see an iFrame with a YouTube video.

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The name of the content element is not displayed in the frontend. However, it is useful to assign a name so that it can be uniquely identified when linking, for example.

HTML code

Enter the HTML source code here. If you know a bit about HTML and CSS, you can also make small adjustments to the code here. In our example the video is not centered. To center it, the tag <center> must be placed around the code.

<center> <iframe> </iframe> <center>

Plain HTML in Frontend (Example)

The code in the example is the unchanged YouTube Embed Code. As described above, the video could be centered very easily. If you receive a source code from agencies, you should only adapt or change it after consultation.


This element inserts a visible divider that draws a horizontal line after an element or between contents. Use the element to separate paragraphs or closed subject areas from each other to create a structure. However, you should not use the separator too much, otherwise the order effect may be lost.

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With the creation and saving of the separator, the element is actually already finished.

You can give the separator a name that will not be visible on the page. This is recommended so that the separator not only creates order in the frontend, but also contributes to structuring in the backend.

Divider in Frontend

Insert Records

The content element Insert Records is used to create content that is to be created only once on a website, to use it again and again and to be able to edit it in one central location. This means that if adjustments become necessary, you only have to change the original. The edited version automatically appears in all inserted data records.

For example, if you want to always mention the same contact person or contact below your service pages - create the record once on a page or in a folder and insert the content again and again with this TYPO3 element.

The contact has changed? - Now you only have to adjust the original content element. Every page where you have inserted a record is automatically updated with the change of the original content.

Another possibility to use content elements multiple times and manage them centrally is to reference them.

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The name of the data record will not be visible in the frontend. However, a title supports order in the backend, so you should name the content element if possible.


Several data sets can be selected. A data record can be a content element or an entire page. To insert a record, click on the Page or Page Content buttons or use the folder icon to the right of the field. In the context menu you will now see the page tree. Select and click on the record that appears in the field.

Insert Records in Frontend

In the frontend, an inserted data record cannot be distinguished from its original content.

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