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Using content from another page


Two ways to show content from another page

  1. Insert Records - which is a done through content elements.  Using Insert Records gives you the flexibility of selectively showing content from one page or from more than one page.  In fact, this page uses Insert records.
  2. "Show content from this page instead" (yes that is the options full name) - which is done through Page Properties.  This will show ALL the content from your chosen page on your current page.

Insert Records - what is it and what can it do?

Ever have content on one page that you want on another?  But you don't want to have to maintain both, keeping them in sync?  And you don't want to show the whole content from one page on another (covered on Content from another page).  Using insert records you can add one content element from a page or all the content elements from a page.  You can also add content element from several pages.

Finding and editing Inserted Records.

Inserting content from another page is a great way to put the same content on two pages. It eliminates having to make sure that replicated content is always in sync, editing two or more content elements.

You can find and edit these elements by two methods.  You can put the unique ID of the record in the Typo3 search (the magnifying glass in the upper right of the workarea) and press enter.

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However once you edit the element and save, you stay in the search results, you are not on the page with the inserted records.  You have to go back to that page to get back to the inserted records element.

The other method leaves you on the inserted records element once you have edited the record.

On the Insert Records tab, find the record you want to edit and left click on the Record icon to the left of the header/sample text.  You'll get a contextual menu where you can pull down to "Edit".

Once you've edited the record, save and close.  You will go back to where you found the inserted record in the Insert Records tab of the page you were on.  

Showing content from another page

We'll assume that this is a standard page.

"Show content from this page instead" is located on the "Options" tab of the Standard page page properties.


When you click the small folder to the right of the text area, you will get the Typo3 Element Browser. 

Go to the page you want the content from and click it's title.  This title will then show up in the text box. 

If you no longer wish to show that content, highlight the name and click the small square with the x betwen the text box and the folder.  

Remember with this option "Show content from this page instead" you cannot pick and choose what content from that page to show.  To do this use the "Insert Records" content element.

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