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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

Creating a frontend upload form

In this recipe, we will create a simple extension, which would add a form to the website, and let users upload files. Files will be indexed by the DAM.

Getting ready

We will create the extension from scratch, and if you want to follow along, make sure to install Kickstarter to create the framework. Otherwise, you can download the finished extension but make sure to review the How it works... section to understand what happens in the code.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Under the Extension Manager, select Create new Extension. If you don't see the option, Kickstarter has not been installed.

  2. 2. Under General Info, click the plus icon (+), and fill in the basic information. Name the extension User Upload.

  3. 3. Under Dependencies, enter dam. When the extension is installed, Extension Manager will check the presence of DAM, and proceed only if DAM is present and installed. Likewise, Extension Manager will not allow DAM to be uninstalled as long as our extension is still installed...