When editing a page in the TYPO3 backend, there's a whole bunch of save buttons available. The "save document and view page" button allows to save the content and open a preview popup with one click. Unfortunately this does only work for regular pages and content elements, but not for database records of extensions which are stored inside sysfolders. The following tutorial describes a way to get that button also running for those records.
Hugh data listings can be confusing and hard to understand. That applies to search results as well as news collections, members directory or todo lists. Page browser divide listings into several parts, which make it much easier to keep track of the data. The following article describes and compares two approaches to integrate a page browser in TYPO3 extensions.
The output of most TYPO3 FE plugins are wrapped with a HTML div container by default (so called basewrap). This seems to be fair in most cases, but sometimes it is not and you have to get rid of them. Unfortunately, a lot of extensions including some of the most popular ones don't provide any control to handle this. This article describes how to do it better.
This short snippet demonstrates the essentials of how to create links to files in FE plugins. It reveals the power of cObjects and TypoScript. This technique is typical for TYPO3 and it shows you why TYPO3 can be so amazing.
TYPO3 sometimes drives me nuts. It happens that I come across cryptic function or property names, using them over and over again without having a clue, what its name stands for. t3lib_extMgm::addPItoST43() is one of them, although it is part of almost a billion TYPO3 extensions...
Mittwald CM Service uploaded their latest version of the webforum extension mm_forum to TER. Eight weeks after the first alpha release, the extension now entered a beta state, but is actually called "almost stable" by the developers themselves.