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Playing around with page types
Alexander Böhm
25.06.2020
TYPO3 TechSummer 2020
Motivation
Minimal setup (1): ext_tables.php
• Add new page type to drag&drop area (via userTS)
• Register your own icon (recommended)
o SVG with size 16x16 pixels works well
• Add new page type with own doktype number to $GLOBALS['PAGES_TYPES
Minimal setup (2): TCA pages override
• Add standard page backend fields to
new page type
See official documentation for further details:
https://docs.typo3.org/m/typo3/reference-coreapi/master/en-
us/ApiOverview/PageTypes/Index.html#create-new-page-type
• Add new page type as possible select item
• Set icon for new page type
Backend layout (TsConfig)
• Include your pageTS in TYPO3
• Define your backend layout in PageTS
• Use your doktype number for the definition
Override Backend layout provider
• Override “getBackendLayout“ method
• Create a BackendLayoutDataProvider
• It extends the PageTsBackendLayoutDataProvider
• Register your BackendLayoutDataProvider (ext_tables.php):
Problem: New page type is not using the backend layout automatically.
Override Backend layout provider
Important: • New LayoutProvider must be registered as „default“
• First check if a Backend Layout is set for the page
=> default behavior
• If not: get doktype of the page
• Get pageTS backend layout with the found doktype
• If also no pageTS backend layout is defined:
Generate „default“ backend layout.
(See TYPO3CMSBackendViewBackendLayoutDefaultDataProv
TCA - for your own fields
• Define additional fields in ext_tables.sql
• Define new fields in Configuration/TCA/Overrides/pages.php
• Add new fields to new page type
o Add to existing showitem OR
o Write your own showitem config
Modify HTML backend layout
• Add your template and partial paths for backend layout in TypoScript
• Override HTML templates or partials as necessary
Try to give the backend columns a more
readable class or id naming.
Hint:
Use the column name defined in
backend layout for example
Modify CSS for backend layout
• Write css for backend layouts
• Register your stylesheet directories in ext_tables.php
Benefits of own page types
Page layout (FE and BE) directly identifiable in page tree
No need to set a backend layout in page properties
Special fields can be defined for own page types
Possibility to generate structured data by page type (e.g. products)
Disadvantages of own page types
Replacement for records (like news) results in many pages in page tree
Setting backend layouts for subpages conflicts with the concept
A lot of fields may be added to pages table (if not using flexform)
BUT: if fields are reused it might cause unexpected side effects
when you change the page type
Thank you for
listening

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Playing around with page types in TYPO3

  • 1. Playing around with page types Alexander Böhm 25.06.2020 TYPO3 TechSummer 2020
  • 3. Minimal setup (1): ext_tables.php • Add new page type to drag&drop area (via userTS) • Register your own icon (recommended) o SVG with size 16x16 pixels works well • Add new page type with own doktype number to $GLOBALS['PAGES_TYPES
  • 4. Minimal setup (2): TCA pages override • Add standard page backend fields to new page type See official documentation for further details: https://docs.typo3.org/m/typo3/reference-coreapi/master/en- us/ApiOverview/PageTypes/Index.html#create-new-page-type • Add new page type as possible select item • Set icon for new page type
  • 5. Backend layout (TsConfig) • Include your pageTS in TYPO3 • Define your backend layout in PageTS • Use your doktype number for the definition
  • 6. Override Backend layout provider • Override “getBackendLayout“ method • Create a BackendLayoutDataProvider • It extends the PageTsBackendLayoutDataProvider • Register your BackendLayoutDataProvider (ext_tables.php): Problem: New page type is not using the backend layout automatically.
  • 7. Override Backend layout provider Important: • New LayoutProvider must be registered as „default“ • First check if a Backend Layout is set for the page => default behavior • If not: get doktype of the page • Get pageTS backend layout with the found doktype • If also no pageTS backend layout is defined: Generate „default“ backend layout. (See TYPO3CMSBackendViewBackendLayoutDefaultDataProv
  • 8. TCA - for your own fields • Define additional fields in ext_tables.sql • Define new fields in Configuration/TCA/Overrides/pages.php • Add new fields to new page type o Add to existing showitem OR o Write your own showitem config
  • 9. Modify HTML backend layout • Add your template and partial paths for backend layout in TypoScript • Override HTML templates or partials as necessary Try to give the backend columns a more readable class or id naming. Hint: Use the column name defined in backend layout for example
  • 10. Modify CSS for backend layout • Write css for backend layouts • Register your stylesheet directories in ext_tables.php
  • 11.
  • 12. Benefits of own page types Page layout (FE and BE) directly identifiable in page tree No need to set a backend layout in page properties Special fields can be defined for own page types Possibility to generate structured data by page type (e.g. products)
  • 13. Disadvantages of own page types Replacement for records (like news) results in many pages in page tree Setting backend layouts for subpages conflicts with the concept A lot of fields may be added to pages table (if not using flexform) BUT: if fields are reused it might cause unexpected side effects when you change the page type