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Page, View, or List?

Page, View, or List, what should I use to access my content?

When you are working on the content of your website, there are several methods to access that content.  The Typo3 trainers usually teach using the View module.  The View module provides a representation of what your page/site will look like.  It's what is known as a WYSIWYG (pronounced wizzywig or "What you see is what you get") editor.  However, it's not always an accurate representation of what you or your users will see.  Also, the View module is very limited in what you can do to the page or content, basically you can only see and edit existing content areas. You cannot add new content, create versions of content, undo errors in content, copy, cut or paste content from the View module.

There are 3 places to access your content; the Page module,  the View module, and the List module.  Well there are actually more, Typo3 has no shortage of ways to do things.  And I will cover some of these but I primarily concentrate on the List Module as I believe that the List module is the most versatile.

The top module is Page.  The below image is of this page, open in the module "page".  You can find more detailed information under the Modules in section on the Page Module.

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The second module is "View".  View can do very little.  You can see a bit of what the page will look like (remember your site probably won't have little pencils and I've seen other issues with pages looking different in View than they do live) and you can edit existing content.  That is about all you can do while in View.   You can find more detailed information under the Modules in section on the View Module.

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The third module you can use to maintain your content is "List".  The below image is of this page in the List module.  You can find more detailed information under the Modules in section on the List Module.

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