TYPO3 is a powerful open source, enterprise-class CMS Platform, designed with the needs of both enterprise and corporate clients in mind.
Whilst many CMS platforms started life as blogs, DAMs, portals, online communities or e-commerce platforms, TYPO3 was designed specifically as a Website Content Management Platform (WCMS). The result is a CMS which offers a powerful and mature website publishing environment, that provides unrivaled levels of flexibility and scalability.
There are currently over 230,000 active websites currently running TYPO3 CMS
A typical TYPO3 enterprise level website can have over 60,000 pages
At Liquid Light we have over 18 websites on the same TYPO3 framework
Key facts about TYPO3 CMS
Robust set of enterprise features
Open source license
LAMP based architecture (Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP)
Active develop community
Large library of Extensions
Secure - a fully accepted part of the enterprise IT infrastructure
Future proof architecture
Selecting a CMS platform
When comparing content management platforms against your feature list, most CMS platforms should fair well, however this is only half the story, as the devil is really in the detail, here we really need to focus on how well the features/functions are implemented. This is where TYPO3 really stands out from its contemporaries.
Extension/Plug in architecture
TYPO3’s powerful extension architecture sets it apart from other CMS platforms, allowing you to radically extend functionality. Uniquely, extensions can be appied to the core CMS application, ensuring functionality can be extended without compromising future CMS upgrades.
TYPO3 provides a wide array of extensions and plug-ins, with over 20,000 extensions available catering for almost any need, including: Blogs, Polls, SOLR search, Social integration, News feeds, Video integration and many more.
Staging and workflow
While most CMS platforms offer basic staging capabilities allowing you to work on a draft version of a page, enterprise customers require a much more powerful workflow.
TYPO3‘s workspaces provides a mature and robust set of staging & workflow capabilities. Editors can work on multiple draft versions of the website, providing draft links to team members who can preview the content, enabling content to be published through different workspaces into the live website.
Of utmost importance to enterprise and corporate clients is security, authentication and permissions.
TYPO3 offers a granular permission system and can either run in a stand-alone mode, or it can authenticate against LDAP, Active Directory or custom external services, ensuring you can integrate TYPO3 into your existing infrastructure.
TYPO3 provides robust multi-lingual capabilities, allowing for both parity and non parity approaches to multi-lingual websites.
One of our favourite capabilities is TYPO3’s ability to bulk export and import xml content, to and from translation agencies, dramatically speeding up the translation process.
Version control and history
Version control is an essential aspect of any enterprise class CMS allowing you to roll back to earlier versions of content, tracking who made changes and updates.
Typo3 tracks every single element within the site (not just pages as in many CMS solutions), ensuring you have a full historic audit of pages, media and content on a user by user basis.
TYPO3 makes managing multiple website under a single install incredibly easy.
Each site can be given different levels of user access, so different site owners can only see and edit their own site, whilst administrators can see all sites in the same environment.