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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By : Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By: Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

TYPO3 is one of the world's leading open source content management systems, written in PHP, which can be used to create and customize your web site. Along with text content, you can display high quality images, audio, and video to your site's visitors by using TYPO3. It is essential to manage various types of multimedia files in content management systems for both editors and the users on the frontend of the site.The book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing an effective multimedia system. It also gives solutions to commonly encountered problems, and offers a variety of tools for dealing with multimedia content. The author's experience in large-scale systems enables him to share his effective solutions to these problems.If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will start by setting up a basic web site set up, aimed at future expansion and scalability. Next, you will cover the basics of digital asset management—a major topic important in all enterprises. You can organize user groups because next you will be creating accounts for users and assigning permissions. Then you will jump into metadata—text information describing the multimedia objects—and learn how it can be manipulated in TYPO3. You will embed multimedia on your site when you have read the various methods for embedding mentioned in this book. Before you finish the book you will learn about some advanced topics, such as external API integrations and process automation.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up a file structure

When starting a new site, one needs to decide on the file structure that will be used. The specific directory tree will probably depend on the application and the type of information stored in those folders. But, there are certain ways by which TYPO3 can help you sort files, which should give you a guide as to how you should lay out the file tree.

Getting ready

First, you need to decide on the approach to the file structure.

  • By user

    This is a common layout that's used in multiuser environments. Filemounts can be set up to limit the user to just a specific folder. We will examine how this can be done in the recipe Setting up rights for backend users.

  • By user group

    This is similar to the previous setup, but more functional in team environments, where several users might share a job function. Filemounts can be set up for a group (content editor, publisher, videographer, and so on), and assigned to several users, who would then share access to files.

  • By date

    If you have...