Include typo3 content elements on every page

You often want to include some content on every page of your website. There are a lot of different ways to accomplish this with typo3. Here's one quick solution: You create a hidden page or a page outside of your site tree, so that it doesn't show up in your menu. Then you simply add the content you want displayed on all pages to that page. When you hover over the icon next to the title of the content element (the one that lets you copy, cut etc) you see the object's ID.

If you want to include that element on every page, simply add it to your template using something similar to this:

temp.foo = RECORDS
temp.foo {
	tables = tt_content
	source = ID # Enter the object's ID here
}
That's all. You can also do this with all kind of plugins, many of them offer some kind of temp.foo < plugin.tx_extension_pi1 mechanism. It's usually documented in the extension manual.
Published on Jan. 22, 2009 at 5:56 p.m. by Nicolas and tagged Typo3, typoscript. You can follow the discussion with the comment feed for this post. Feeling generous? Donate!

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    wrote this comment on

    Any ideas how this could be done for multilanguage content elements?

    Thanks!

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      wrote this comment on

      I'd assume that typo3 picks the correct language automatically, have you tried it?

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        wrote this comment on

        No, it doesn't pick the correct language. It simply shows the content element which has the provided id.

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          wrote this comment on

          Ah, makes sense I guess. You'll have to check for the language and pass the correct ID then.

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    wrote this comment on
    I am inserting this code in my sites general template, but nothing is happen. And second question is how can I determine the column in which I want the content element to appear? Thanks!
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      wrote this comment on
      Maybe, you use TemplaVoila?
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    wrote this comment on
    First of all,

    Thanks, Nicolas

    Its working for me and helpful to me to solve my issue.

    Thanks,
    Pradeep Chauhan
    TYPO3 Develoepr

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