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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 category tree

Files can be sorted by categories. This provides another layer of classification for media assets, allowing them to be organized and grouped without changing their physical location. A common setup is to arrange the physical storage as we have by user or by user group in order to make rights assignment easy, but setup a category tree by subject of the media content, to group similar files together. Here is an example:

Getting ready

Category support is built in to DAM, but to ease category management you should install the extension dam_catedit. This extension provides full management capability optimized for DAM categories. We've covered how to install extensions in Chapter 1 in recipe Installing needed extensions, so refer back to it for a detailed description.

Once you have installed the extension, the Categories module will appear under Media.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Go to the Media | Categories module.

  2. 2. If there are no categories in the system yet, you will see only...