TYPO3 is a professional Content Management Framework. Frontend: Automatic navigation generation; Pages can be staticly published to HTML files; Advanced multilevel caching and mixing of cached and dynamic content; Integration of your own PHP functions or classes; Advanced TypoScript configuration technology for building Templates; Default modules as shop, forums, poll, calendar; Multi languages; Multiple, independent websites in the same system; Support for users and groups, access restricted pages and objects. Backend: Custom tables and modules; Rich Text WYSIWYG editor; File manager; Workflow system; Internal message-system. Typo3 compares to professional commercial systems and you must allow for some time to get into the system.Visit publisher site: TYPO3 CMS
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TYPO3 has to be one of the best CMS programs I have ever worked with. While reading reviews on it I came across the people who didn't like it. Yes, TYPO3 might take some reading, its not your standard program, also NO TYPO3 IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. You should know about programming before attempting this software, there is a release for beginners, but it's not the best. I really reccommend this for advanced users!
Typo3 is overrated. GUI is terrible, nothing is neither well-thought nor well-planned there. Lots of features are unstable or bugged, documentation is outdated and full of irrelevant information. Sites running on Typo3 are slow, supported rewrite mode works in just ridiculous way. You have to learn weeks to do the simplest things. Sourcecode is terrible, chaotic, full of mess, based on no respects to rules of OOP/proper PHP coding. Not recommended, unless you're a masochist.
After having read so much good things about typo3, I decided to give it a try, and used it for a few clients projects. It turned out many features are unstable, documentation is often outdated (trying to implement extensions by following their documentation is a waste of time), and learning how to use the system and typoscript takes a lot of time. Basically, it's worth having a look, but I will not use it again, especially not for building commercial websites (i.e. for clients)
Typo3 - the best there is! I have developed a couple of sites with it and love it! A somewhat steep learning curve, but what a reward when you get through the first months... Use just about any html-template and have your site up and running in minutes! No need to modify the template, you just tell T3 what to put where (menus, content...) and let T3 take care of the details. So much to tell, so many amazing features! Don't take my word for it, make a test install and spend a few weeks to get to know it. You won't regret! I sure don't!
I've been a Software Engineer for 20 years and Project Manager for a half million dollar Content Management System called Interwoven for over a year. I feel qualified to say that TYPO3 is far and away the best open source CMS you can get. Programmers do not typically document well and TYPO3 is no exception. For that reason, it remains a system for techies and even then you must have a lot of patience to get the full benefit out of it. It is time well spent, however and you will not regret it.