In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Typo3 books and tutorials can help fill your brain this October and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- TYPO3: Enterprise Content Management: The Official TYPO3 Book, written and endorsed by the core TYPO3 Team (2005)
- Building Websites with TYPO3: A practical guide to getting your TYPO3 website up and running fast (2007)
- Mastering TypoScript (2006)
- TYPO3 Extbase (2015)
- TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook(2010)
- TYPO3 Extension Development(2008)
- TYPO3 Templates (2010)
TYPO3: Enterprise Content Management: The Official TYPO3 Book, written and endorsed by the core TYPO3 Team (2005)
TYPO3 is a popular, free, feature-rich open source content management system. It has the flexibility and scalability to more than match commercial systems and allow you to build a powerful and complex website. This book is the guide for all users of this powerful application. Written by experts and members of the core development team of TYPO3, this book is all you need to build, customize, and deploy TYPO3 websites. This book is aimed at both new and experienced users of TYPO3.
Author(s): Daniel Hinderink, Rene Fritz
Building Websites with TYPO3: A practical guide to getting your TYPO3 website up and running fast (2007)
Follow a clear path through the power and complexity of TYPO3 to get started, and build your own TYPO3 website. This book is a fast paced tutorial to creating a website using TYPO3. If you have never used TYPO3, or even any web content management system before, then you need not look further than this book as it walks you through each step to create your own TYPO3 site. From installation, to initial set up and content entry and on to customization and adding plug-ins, this book will get you a stable and working TYPO3 based website fast.
Author(s): Michael Peacock
Mastering TypoScript (2006)
TypoScript is a declarative programming language that offers developers, administrators, and designers full control over the configuration of TYPO3 and its template engine. Only with a good command of TypoScript can you leverage the powerful capabilities of the TYPO3 engine, to customize and control all aspects of your TYPO3 sites. If you’re serious about TYPO3 as your content platform, you need to master TypoScript. This book is suitable for TYPO3 developers, administrators
Author(s): Daniel Koch
TYPO3 Extbase (2015)
Extensions are the cornerstone of TYPO3 CMS and an essential part of every TYPO3 installation. The fastest and most efficient method for developing extensions is by utilising the Extbase framework and Fluid templating engine. This book provides all you need to know to get up and running with Extbase and Fluid in an easy-to-follow format with real-world examples.
Author(s): Patrick Lobacher, Michael Schams
The TYPO3 Multimedia Cookbook presents over 50 effective recipes for managing multimedia in your TYPO3 site. Each recipe comprises step-by-step instructions followed by the analysis of what was done in each task and any relevant information. The book is designed so that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.
Author(s): Dan Osipov
TYPO3 Extension Development (2008)
The book is structured so that following the chapters in order builds a TYPO3 extension from the ground up. Experienced developers can use individual chapters independently to get only the information that they need. Each chapter is divided so that the first part contains a description and discussion of the topic covered followed by a coding example with explanation of how principles and techniques from the first part are followed in the code.
Author(s): Dmitry Dulepov
TYPO3 Templates (2010)
This book uses a clear, conversational style to teach everything from the simple to the complex in an easy-to-read narrative. The entire book goes through one complete example project to build a company website, and each chapter adds functionality to the final product as the readers learns about the concepts. Every concept and technique is reinforced with working example code, and illustrations and screenshots are used to explain even further when necessary.
Author(s): Jeremy Greenawalt
Best Typo3 Books to Master the Technology
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Typo3 books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
The TYPO3 Guidebook
Author(s): Felicty Brand, Heather McNamee, Jeffrey A. McGuire
ID: 3011605, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf
TYPO3 Extbase: Modern Extension Development with Extbase and Fluid
Author(s): Schams, Michael
ID: 2507745, Publisher: Leanpub, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
Author(s): Dan Osipov
ID: 220410, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2010, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.