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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

Embedding images in RTE

Rich Text Editor is great for text entry. By default, TYPO3 ships with htmlArea RTE as a system extension. Other editors are available, and can be installed if needed.

Images can be embedded and manipulated within the RTE. This provides one place for content editors to use in order to arrange content how they want it to appear at the frontend of the site. In this recipe, we will see how this can be accomplished. The instructions apply to all forms that have RTE-enabled fields, but we will use the text content element for a simple demonstration.

Getting ready

In the Extension Manager, click on htmlArea RTE extension to bring up its options. Make sure that the Enable images in the RTE [enableImages] setting is enabled. If you have a recent version of DAM installed (at least 1.1.0), make sure that the Enable the DAM media browser [enableDAMBrowser] setting is unchecked. This setting is deprecated, and is there for installations using older versions of DAM.

How to do it....