Typo3 is a free, open source content management system. It’s function is to serve as the backbone for designing and managing web pages. It is written in PHP language and can operate of most major systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Typo3 was designed by Kasper Sharhoj originally, but now is sustained and further developed by two organizations, the Maintenance Tree and the Development Tree. It is licensed under the GNU General Public license. Like all content management systems, Typo3 has both great features and some disadvantages.
Typo3 offers promising features such as easy editing, right management, open architecture, numbers of installation, and the option for multiple sites and domains. The program is based on templates. Once a template is selected features such as color, logo and fonts can be changed for a custom appearance. In addition, one is able to construct their own template by using a language called TypoScript.
On the other hand, there are some downfalls of using this program. Typo3 does not take care of functions for special business-functions and work flows. Plus, Typo3 does not offer any support through the company itself. However, professional service and support standards are available through third parties.
Typo3 manages content for universities, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and small businesses. When shopping for a content management system, it should be considered as a viable option. However, a content management system should be chosen based on the user’s individual needs.