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General Backend Documentation

Please note that the save button is located on TOP of the page!

How to add content to your page

All the content elements that are located in the 'Normal' column will be displayed one after another.

To add content to your page, select the 'add a new record on this place' symbol.
You will be able to choose from different content types, feel free to use all of them!

Regular Text Element

This Element will allow you to input text on your site.
You should insert a caption into the 'Heading'-field, set the Type to Layout3 and then press save.
Then you can insert some text. We would recommend you that you have the rich text editor enabled.

If you want to add a horizontal line, search the '<>' button and click it. Then the content will be displayed using HTML.
To add a horizontal line, simply add '<hr>' wherever you want to. Of course you can add other HTML tags as well!


When you want to use the table content element, you must do the following things:

  • To Format the Table in a pretty way
    • On top, select the 'table' view
    • Set the Table Header Position field on 'Top'
    • Type in 'minimalist' into the Additional CSS Class Field
  • To fill the table with data
    • Type in '1|2' (or anything else) into the text field
    • Save the table
    • On top, select the 'table' view again
    • You should see a button for the table wizard right next to the text field
    • Click on the table wizard sign
    • Now you can edit the table (please note that the upper row is the table heading!)

How to make a link

How to open the link-editor:

  • Open the Textfield with the Rich Text Editor (Which should be the default one)
  • write a Text (e.g. "Download" or "Click here!" ... )
  • select the written text
  • The symbol for the Link will be enabled then (looks like the earth!)
  • click on the symbol

In the link-editor you will be able to choose from:

  • Page - will link to another typo3 page
  • File - will initialize a Download, you can also upload a File via the File Section (please note to choose the right folder - user_uploads is public and private_user_uploads is private)
  • External URL - you will just need to insert the URL 

How to make a link within a table

Links within tables have to be inserted as plain HTML links. Its quite easy, just copy the following template, replace "YOUR LINK" with the Url (note that it is http(s)://www...) and replace "SOME TEXT" with the text you would like to have as the link label

<a href="YOUR LINK"> SOME TEXT </a>


External URL:

<a href=""> Google it! </a> => Google it!

Examples linking to files

Files have to be uploaded beforehand: This is accomplished by clicking "Filelist" from the primary navigation. From the resulting secondary navigation, select a file upload directory (see the next section for when to choose "myprivatefiles" over "myfiles") and finally click on the "Upload Files" Button (has a green up-arrow). After the upload is complete, the file appears within the list on the right. Clicking it, reveals the URL usable for links.

Public File Upload:

<a href=""> Public Download! </a> => Public Download!

Private File Upload:

<a href=""> Private Download! </a> => Private Download!

How to use the internal area

It is possible to have an internal area (i.e. an area which is only visible to people who are logged in using their IST account). Basically, all you will need is an folder called internal, end every page in this folder will prompt users for authentication. After adding new pages, remember to uncheck the 'Disable' checkbox under the access view when editing your page.

Uploaded files are can also be protected: When uploading, simple choose "myprivatefiles" over "myfiles" as an upload folder.

How to see your page

There are two options how you can see how your page looks like when it is displayed: