Shared Call to Action repository and plugin, to allow display of your CTAs

2.0.1 2024-03-13 12:59 UTC

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Last update: 2024-07-13 13:58:21 UTC


Note: This readme is very much in draft and needs to be written properly

The Call to Actions extension allows you to have shared Call to Action/Promo boxes which are then displayed throughout the site. It gives editors and integrators a single place to add, edit and update website Call to Actions (CTAs).

CTAs can be shared between multi-site instances and can be customised with different types and themes, along with having styled buttons and images

To Do

  • Create proper TYPO documentation
  • Make the plugin appear in the wizard in version 10
  • Add new icon


Install via the TYPO3 Extension Repository or composer:

composer req liquidlight/typo3-call-to-actions

Create a SysFolder (called "Call to Actions" or similar) and create a new "Call to Action" record inside

Hint: If you only want Call to Actions to be made in this SysFolder, edit the page and add the following to the Page TSconfig [TSconfig] field

mod.web_list.allowedNewTables = tx_calltoactions_domain_model_calltoactions

Once the Call to Action record is made, navigate to the page you wish to add it and create a new content element

Plugins -> Call to Actions

Using the Items browser, select the Call to Action you wish to display

Note: The whole page tree is displayed as Call to Action records can be created anywhere



If you wish to override the Templates or Partials, add the following to your constants (replacing site_package with the name of your custom site package extension)

site.fluidtemplate.call_to_actions {
	templateRootPath = EXT:site_package/Resources/Private/Templates
	partialRootPath = EXT:site_package/Resources/Private/Partials

From create a files which are the same names as the originals

You may also wish to overwrite the Button, Image or Details partial too - which can be found in the Partials folder

Types & Themes

If you wish to change or add to the Theme and Types dropdowns, you can do this via Typoscript

Add the following to setup

tt_content.call_to_actions {
	classes {
		type {
			0 {
				title = Simple
				value = simple
			1 {
				title = Featured
				value = featured

		theme {
			0 {
				title = Light
				value = light
			1 {
				title = Dark
				value = dark

The numbers are indexes - if you wish to replace one use the same index, however if you only want to add then you can include just that one with an incremental number

title is what is shown in the drop down, while value is what is output in the template.


tt_content.call_to_actions {
	classes.type {
		2 {
			title = Highlight
			value = highlightCTA

Relating to records

Note: Experience in overriding TCAs is required for this

If you want to add Call to Actions on a specific record, such as News or any other custom record type, you will need to override the TCA.

In the example below, a field is added after the bodytext on the tt_news table


defined('TYPO3_MODE') or die();

call_user_func(function () {
	$columns = [
		'tx_sitepackage_call_to_actions' => [
			'label' => 'LLL:EXT:call_to_actions/Resources/Private/Language/locallang.xlf:call_to_actions',
			'config' => [
				'default' => '12',
				'type' => 'select',
				'renderType' => 'selectMultipleSideBySide',
				'foreign_table' => 'tx_calltoactions_domain_model_calltoactions',
				'foreign_table_where' => 'AND tx_calltoactions_domain_model_calltoactions.sys_language_uid IN (-1,0)
					ORDER BY tx_calltoactions_domain_model_calltoactions.title ASC',
				'minitems' => 0,
				'maxitems' => 100,
				'size' => 10,
	\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\ExtensionManagementUtility::addTCAcolumns('tt_news', $columns);

Next, add the field to the ext_tables.sql file in your site_package

# Table structure for table 'tt_news'
CREATE TABLE tt_news (
	tx_sitepackage_call_to_actions text,

Update the database schema to add the new field.

To render the promos in your template will depend on how your record is rendered - an example snippet of PHP to do this is:

$cObj = GeneralUtility::makeInstance(ContentObjectRenderer::class);

 * Promos
// Get the default config
$ctas = $GLOBALS['TSFE']->tmpl->setup['tt_content.']['call_to_actions.'];
// Set the records to be our UIDs
$ctas['dataProcessing.']['100.']['uidInList'] = $record['promos'];
// Remove the field gathering
// Render the element
$record['promos'] = $cObj->cObjGetSingle('FLUIDTEMPLATE', $ctas);