TYPO3 functions for businesses
Features from the business field include:
- Multi-lingual functions and localization possibilities
TYPO3 enables the straightforward launching of multi-lingual content, which is simply integrated into the same directory tree as the original language. Via user-friendly masks, editors can easily insert new language versions into the Backend. In addition, TYPO3's own translation controller, "Localization Overview", allows staff to see at once which language content is present and complete and which is incomplete or missing. Furthermore, by using the extension "l10nmgr", the Localization Manager lets TYPO3 export in XML format. By using this standard format, the original language files can easily be sent for translation to external agencies.
- Abstraction layer provides connectivity with any external system or databank
TYPO3 works with a DBAL manager (Database Abstraction Layer), which controls all traffic to and from the MySQL database. Along with working with MySQL, the appropriate extension can also be expanded to include functions that enable the use of other SQL-based databases. In addition, both the Extension-API and the Core-API can provide connectivity to any external system.
Workspaces are closely connected with the granting of graded access rights. Workspaces define the different working environments of different job levels and descriptions. In TYPO3, copywriters, authors or junior editors are granted clearly defined spaces in which to work. These need not be "live" environments. However, senior editors or copy-readers may also need to access the live environment, in order to integrate corrections and alterations in real-time or mark live content (such as product reviews) for modification.
- Enterprise Digital Asset Management for extended management of files and content intended for publication
In principle, a Digital Asset Management System administers all the published, or to be published, content of a Website. To clarify the difference: an archive system or Content Management System stores or archives content, but this is not necessarily publication-ready content. However, the DAM offers a comprehensive catalogue system for the managing of content elements, their indexing, or their enrichment with other meta-information, in order to make them visible through, and searchable by, external systems.
TYPO3 features which are only available with AOE media:
- Localization Manager
AOE media’s Localization Manager is significantly optimized version of the “l10nmgr” extension and enables not only direct connection to the best-known translation tools, such as Trados, DéjàVu, Across or others via the XML file format. It also provides a comfortable mask in the Backend for easy and professional localization of websites.
- A/B Testing
With the A/B testing extension, editors no longer need to visually compare two different versions of the same site for anomalies; this painstaking process is carried out in an instant. With its integrated reporting and analysis functions, the A/B tester can also provide information on the differing conversion rates of the two sites.
- Page Template Wizard
AOE media’s Page Template Wizard is a Backend extension, which offers a clear view of all the FCEs or grids available for each user. In contrast to a normal TYPO3 Backend, where a hundred different FCEs appear as an unstructured list every time a new page is opened, template Wizard gives a structured overview, making the search for necessary page elements that much more straightforward and thus contributing to faster work processes.
- Flash-driven Content
All texts and images within existing Flash animations can be comprehensively edited and localized in TYPO3.
- LDAP & Active Directory connectivity
With the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) all of a company's user parameters and access rights can be drawn up and managed from a single dashboard. With AOE media's specially developed and individually optimized extension, TYPO3 access rights can be connected and administered by any Microsoft Windows-based server via the Microsoft Active Directory Service.
- TYPO3 Cluster (High Traffic pages)
Before going live with one or more web platforms, one should carefully estimate the expected traffic and make the necessary hardware changes. For very high traffic websites it is advisable to install a special Server Cluster concept. This involves several different Frontend and Backend servers, to spread the load among an array of databanks. A specially developed extension exists to optimally manage these high-traffic clusters.
- Full-static publishing for maximum performance and security
The full-static publishing concept involves the complete pre-caching of web-pages on a server. For this to work, changeable content, such as user input fields has to be dynamically generated, after which the cache is updated and the new page reloaded by TYPO3. Prior to loading, these static pages are enriched through special "content-push" plug-ins containing the relevant logic elements. To host such static pages, we rely on Akamai, which has a giant array of high-performance servers available all over the world, and can thus load the page from whichever server is nearest and most convenient.