mask/mask

Create your own content elements and page templates. Easy to use, even without programming skills because of the comfortable drag and drop user interface. Stored in structured database tables. Style your frontend with Fluid tags. Ideal, if you want to switch from Templavoila.

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Type:typo3-cms-extension

v7.0.15 2021-07-18 12:26 UTC

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Page and Content masks for TYPO3

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Mask

Create your own content elements and page templates. Easy to use, even without programming skills, because of the comfortable drag and drop user interface. All content is stored in structured database tables.

What does it do?

Mask is a TYPO3 extension for creating content elements and extending page templates. It’s possible to add new fields to any element. Fields can have several types, for example: text, file, relations, rich text, ...

Quickstart

Download Mask with composer by running the command composer require mask/mask or install via extension manager. It is important to add Mask as a dependency in your ext_emconf.php, so you can override the generated TCA. Before you start using Mask, you should define the paths to your templates. The easiest way to change the paths is to add the snippet below to your AdditionalConfiguration.php:

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['EXTENSIONS']['mask'] = [
    'backend' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Private/Mask/Backend/Templates/',
    'backendlayout_pids' => '0,1',
    'content' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Private/Mask/Frontend/Templates/',
    'json' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Configuration/Mask/mask.json',
    'layouts' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Private/Mask/Frontend/Layouts/',
    'layouts_backend' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Private/Mask/Backend/Layouts/',
    'partials' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Private/Mask/Frontend/Partials/',
    'partials_backend' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Private/Mask/Backend/Partials/',
    'preview' => 'EXT:sitepackage/Resources/Public/Mask/',
];

Adjust the paths to your sitepackage extension and activate Mask. When you visit the Mask backend, you will have the option to create all missing files and folders defined here. This is also great to have in version control so others will have this already set up when checking out.

Mask requires fluid_styled_content so go to your static includes in the template module and include it there. After that also include the Mask static TypoScript.

That's it. Now you can start creating your own content elements!

Mask versions

Mask Version TYPO3 Version Release Date Status More Info
v7 v10, v11.3 2021-05-12 regular maintenance VueJS based Mask Backend
v6 v10, v11.1 2020-10-08 priority bugfixes Palettes, Groups and more
v5 v10 2020-04-18 discontinued Please update to v7
v4 v9 2018-10-04 occasional bugfixes
v3 v8 2017-05-23 discontinued
v2 v7 2016-05-10 discontinued
v1 v6, v7 2015-08-12 discontinued

Advantages of Mask

  • Mask stores the content in columns in database tables – not as XML (Flexform)
  • Mask reuses existing database fields to conserve the database
  • Mask works only with existing features of the TYPO3 core: backend layouts, Fluid, TypoScript
  • Mask allows repeating content with IRRE technology
  • Mask supports multi-language projects
  • Mask supports workspaces and versioning
  • The Mask backend is a single page application based on VueJS for even more comfort

Need help?

Found a bug?

  • First check out the master branch and verify that the issue is not yet solved
  • Have a look at the existing issues, to prevent duplicates
  • If not found, report the bug in our issue tracker

Like a new feature?

  • Have a look at our wishlist
  • If your idea is not listed here, get in contact with us
  • If you want to sponsor a feature, get in contact with us
  • If you want to develop a feature, get in contact to plan a strategy