[TYPO3-english] Help for adding a new field and marker to tt_news

Morten Kjems mortenkjems at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 13:52:40 CET 2008


I have been working with typo3 for quite some time but I have never 
created a new extension. Now I need to and I think this little project 
is a great place to start. So hopefully I will get a little help here.

The project:

I need to be able to add embedded videos from the site revver.com to 

Every video have a "media ID" that is unique

and an embed code that is general.

The project is to create a field for for the media ID and then wrap the 
unique media ID with the general embed code.

Here is the code:


So the user would enter the media ID: 801431

And the the typoscript setup will wrap the field/marker like this:

<script src="http://...|...javascript"></script>

And a new marker will place the video in the template.

So far I have installed the extension kickstarter and created an 
extension that extends the tt_news table with new field in the database 
for the media ID. It also creates the static typoscript code but nothing 
is filled in yet.

You can see a screendump from the kickstarter here.

1. My first question is simply if I have done things correct so far?

2. The second question is what to do next?

The manual refers to the file example_itemMarkerArrayFunc.php. But how 
do I edit this code for my needs and where do I put it? Should I modify 
tt_news or do I put this code in my new extension? And where?

Please help me with this next step.

All suggestions are most welcome


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