[TYPO3-templavoila] Sections vs Containers?

Dmitry Dulepov typo3 at fm-world.ru
Thu Feb 23 09:56:57 CET 2006


Steve Webster wrote:
> Can someone help me understand the differences between sections and
> containers.

Containers let you logically organize fields. Sections define repeatable
blocks of fields.

> I have a template with 5 areas that will contain Content Elements.  If I
> just have the one root container then in the Page view all 5 areas to
> create new content are visible in the same row (thus a little cramped
> for space).
> My HTML template is such that I have 3 columns:
>     - Left Hand column with 2 Content Elements
>     - Center column with main content element
>     - Right Hand Column with 1 content element.
> Do sections allow me to organise the way in which the areas are
> displayed from within the page view?  That would be really great and
> I've seen a screen shot somewhere hinting at that.

You can do containers as you need. You can may content element fields
with or without containers, it does not matter. But do not use sections
unless you need repeatable elements.

"It is our choices, that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities." (A.P.W.B.D.)

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