TYPO3 Neos – Next-Generation Open Source CMS
Development of sophisticated websites with first-class usability for the optimal user experience based on the PHP framework TYPO3 Flow.
“Learn once, run everywhere“: That is the motto of the next-generation TYPO3 CMS: TYPO Neos. The Open Source CMS Neos is completely modular and enables an efficient and well-ordered development of sophisticated websites and -applications. The new CMS is based completely on the PHP framework TYPO3 Flow (formerly Flow3). This means that all components, in addition to their use within the CMS context, can be individually implemented for independent Web Applications. The new Neos concept paves the way to the future of Web Content Management – the user-friendly CMS places the emphasis on the user from the beginning. Content such as texts, images or videos can be integrated into websites and published quicker than ever before.
Due to the interoperability with other systems, content that has been newly created can easily be reused by different applications and systems – from websites through Mobile Apps to ERP systems and social networks.
TYPO3 Neos Highlights
Using Neos you can edit content and configurations directly and intuitively in the frontend. Editors can thus make changes more comfortably than ever before, completely without page trees. Changes to content such as texts or images are immediately visible on the page, which significantly simplifies content editing.
Responsive Web Development
Because of the rapid growth in the number of mobile Internet users, responsive design has become one of the central features for the development of up-to-date websites. With numerous pre-installed functions, Neos already fulfills all criteria for responsive websites with short loading times and currently offers a better user experience than any other CMS available.
Its large expandability always was one of the biggest strengths of TYPO3 CMS. Using Neos the range of functions can be expanded as needed by using plug-ins. Based on the standard plug-ins and Flow modules, the new TYPO3 CMS is supplemented by numerous specific functionalities and expanded continuously.
Neos integrates the configuration language TypoScript, also used in the TYPO3 CMS, and extends them by prototype-based object orientation as well as a query language for content objects (Evaluated Expression Language – Eel). TypoScript2 is managed directly in the files, not in databases. This offers the following advantages, among others:
- Files can be worked on by external editors
- TypoScript files can be managed by common version control systems
Node-based Page Structure
In Neos website content is represented differently than in the TYPO3 CMS – i.e. there is no strict separation between pages and content elements. By contrast, in Neos websites consist of nodes, which can be arranged in nearly all hierarchies. For example, nodes can be a page, or a traditional text- or structural element. Content can therefore be nested as desired.
Efficiently create different workspaces in Neos that can be managed individually and independently from one another. Content changes are always made in the dedicated workspace and are visible only to the respective editor before publication.
In addition, Neos comprises numerous other easy-to-use functions: The TYPO3 development tool Surf, based on TYPO3 Flow, supports your website’s “go-live”: Functional changes in projects can be reproduced and dependently implemented.
With the new TYPO3 Neos users receive a powerful CMS, which moves website content into focus, thanks to its reduced design. Both user and developer benefit on all levels from a unique user experience for all end devices.