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TYPO3 Extension Development

By : Dmitry Dulepov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 Extension Development

By: Dmitry Dulepov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Chapter 7. Programming Backend Modules

In this chapter, we will learn how to program Backend modules. In addition, we will create several classes that gather information displayed by a Backend module. These classes will be hooks to TYPO3 TSFE objects (page object). This is the final chapter on programming in the book.

Planning a Backend Module

As usual, we will plan before implementation. The advantages of planning have already been discussed in the previous chapters, and we will take this topic up again.

Functionality of a Backend Module

Kickstarter generated a sample Backend module for us. The module is available under the Web main module in the left menu. We will show the following information in the module:

  • Fixed number of latest logins. For each login, we will show the following:

    • Date and time of the login

    • How much time a user spends on the site

    • User real name (name column in the fe_users table)

    • User login name (username column in the fe_users table)

    • The number of pages visited

  • Monthly view shows...