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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 FTP access

There are times when you need to allow FTP access to your users. There are plenty of FTP daemons to make it easy. However, you would have to set up individual users, and configure their restricted access. It is much better to leverage the backend user configuration already in TYPO3, and use it to provide basic FTP access to the same files accessible in the backend.

Getting ready

We will use Pure-FTPd daemon to provide FTP access. The steps below assume you are on a Debian system, and Pure-FTPd is available in package repositories. If its not, you would need to compile it from source.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Install Pure-FTPd, along with the MySQL authentication module.

    Shell> apt-get install pure-ftpd-common pure-ftpd-mysql
  2. 2. Open the MySQL configuration file (by default in /etc/pure-ftpd/db/mysq.conf). Edit the following values:

    • MYSQLServer: Point it to your MySQL server IP, or localhost

    • MYSQLUser: DB username

    • MYSQLPassword: DB password

    • MYSQLDatabase: Name of the DB that TYPO3...