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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

Debugging code

In the Creating a frontend upload form recipe, we went through the execution of the script line by line. When writing your own code, you would probably want the same benefit, giving you the ability to go through execution line by line, and seeing exactly what is happening. This functionality is provided by debuggers.

There are several debuggers available for PHP for any platform. Most debuggers are bundled with an IDE, so that you can use them together. For example, NuSphere PhpEd comes with DBG debugger, which we will make use of in this recipe.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes you have NuSphere PhpEd installed on your Windows computer. If you don't skip ahead to the There's more... section for general tips on using debuggers, which you can then apply to a debugger of your choice.


For more information about NuSphere PhpEd, go to

How to do it...

  1. 1. Go to C:\Program Files\nusphere\phped\debugger\server (or equivalent installation path).

  2. 2. Select the...