[TYPO3] Typo3 vs other CMSs

Tapio Markula tapio.markula at dnainternet.net
Tue Jul 11 18:59:29 CEST 2006

Christoph Herrmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like some opinions/feedback on the advantages Typo3 has over 
> other CMSs.
> hours to upgrade to 4.0 and that broke everything, I had to learn 
> typoscript

takes time but instead of making new versions of plugins you can
with small configuration make changes.
It takes time to learn TypoScript.

> In comparison: I started 1 hour ago to look into Joomla. Installed in 5 
> minutes. Read and understood template creation tutorials and have 
> already the first very basic template up and running.

AFAIK plugins are not so configurable. If there is no proper 
configuration each change means a new version of plugin.

Typo3 has very flexible templating - but takes time to learn.

>The interface is much clearer

honestly I don't understand this. Mambo doesn't have page tree - 
impossible to figure properly the structure of the site.
I dislike Mambo primary because of lacking representation of site structure.

> I have control over all aspects of my page/template, I did 
> not have to learn a new coding language.

You don't but if you edit directly PHH + HTML stuff you can easily
make errors, which never happens with Typo3.

> hours to add a news elemtn, I just click an icon, I do not have to study 
> for hours to add a blog element, I just click an icon etc etc.

but then you don't have proper configuration and if you want to change 
something you must create a new version of the plugin.
Much different versions of the same plugin are in future impossible to 

> So: When and why should I use Typo3 and not any of the other CMSs? What 
> makes it more powerful? 

flexible templating and configuration - configuration might take time in 
first times.

> seeminhly easier options available? 

If you want simpler then you automatic have less configuration and
solution is less flexible.

You choose - easy and not configurable - configurable but takes time 
time to learn.

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