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Creating new files or folders


New folders

Adding new folders is very easy.  

Highlight a folder, like the List module, you'll see all the subfolders if there are any.  Click the "New" icon at the top left of the work area or click an existing folder to get the contextual menu and then pull down to "New" (this will put a folder inside of the folder who's icon you clicked to get the contextual menu).

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In the new workarea you can add up to 10 folders at one time.  You can name the folders anything you like (up to 60 characters) but if you put a space in the folder name, Typo3 WILL replace the space with an underscore.  Make the folder names meaningfull, especially if you have a number of them.

You can leave a textbox empty if you realize you don't need as many folders as you chose.

New Files

You may not ever need to create a new file, but you can if you feel you need to.  You can only create one of these at a time though.  

File types that Typo3 will allow you to create on the Typo3 server.

  • Text (.txt)
  • HTML (.html or htm)
  • Cascading Style Sheet (.css)
  • Template file (.tmpl)
  • Javscript (.js)
  • SQL (.sql)
  • XML (.xml)
  • Comma delimited file (.csv)
  • PHP files (.php, .php3, .php4, .php5, .php6, .phpsh)
  • Include files (.inc)

Of these you will probably only ever use a text file.  The other files would have to be integrated into your template.  This can only be done by the webteam.  Advanced users and administrators can sometimes add javascript files to a page, however, let the webteam know first as the javascript could potentially cause problems with your site.

As with folders, if you put a space in the filename, Typo3 will replace it with an underscore.  You are also limited to 60 characters in the name (excluding the extension).

You can only add one new file at a time.  When you name it, you have to give it the proper extension, .txt for a text file for example.

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