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Introduction to Typo3 Backend


There are several modules available in the Typo3 backend.

1. the module Page is used to store and edit concrete content, based on the frontend.

2. the module Display is used to view the frontend within the backend.

3. the module List is used to manage records in folders, which are then placed on the homepage (e.g. News)

4. the module File list is used to store documents, photos and other files, which should be displayed on the homepage.

page tree

The page tree is used to navigate through the website. While the menu is used for navigation in the frontend, the page tree is used in the backend.

The page tree represents a hierarchy of the web page, as it is e.g. also with the folders of the Windows Explorer.

Each page can have any number of subpages. The subpages can be recognized by the indentation.

By means of the small gray triangles, subpages can be expanded and collapsed in the page tree, which contributes to the overview.

page types

Different symbols are used depending on the page type

Text sheet = normal page

File card = file or record folder

Text sheet with red prohibition sign = hidden page

page menu

Clicking on the icon or right-clicking opens a menu. Various settings can be made there.

The page can be:

displayed (1)
deleted (5)
deactivated or activated (4)

An access to the page properties (2) can be created, a subpage (3) can be added and much more.

To view the content of the page, a click on the page name is required. The page content can then be seen in the editing area on the right.


Some buttons and functions are integrated in the header:

  1. Bookmarks can be called within the backend (helpful, when editing a page frequently)
  2. Clear cache of the complete website
  3. Help and documentation
  4. PopUp with system information
  5. User menu: User settings can be adjusted here (e.g. the language) or it is possible to log out.
  6. Search field: Search the backend 
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