TYPO3 Neos is the next-generation open source content management system made by the TYPO3 community. Neos is based on the PHP framework TYPO3 Flow.
From now on, the TYPO3 community provides two different CMS products: TYPO3 CMS and TYPO3 Neos. The popular TYPO3 CMS will continue to be developed, upgraded and enhanced. TYPO3 CMS and TYPO3 Neos have different qualities. For some projects, TYPO3 CMS might be the best choice while for others, Neos is able to show its strength.
You should choose between TYPO3 CMS and TYPO3 Neos based on your project and workflow needs. We will continue making it as easy as possible to understand our products and produce the information needed to choose wisely between them.
Requirements will change during the lifecycle of your product. This is why we put a lot of effort into making TYPO3 Neos as easily extendable as possible.
For more advanced use-cases you can use the power of the TYPO3 Flow application framework to add new functionality.
The most basic way of editing content in Neos is available by just clicking what you want to change, working out the changes and pressing the publish button. Then your changes are live. You will see the content changes in the actual design.
If you need to edit SEO data next to the content, Neos provides an inspector for that.
If you need more, the inspector will be expandable to the full screen providing the user with all property options.
That’s not enough? Create custom backend modules.
And if even that is not enough, underlying Neos, we have Flow – a first-class web application framework which will enable you to build applications that can be integrated with your other systems.
Neos will blend in seamlessly with your website so you as an editor don't have to re-think in order to edit your content. It is our philosophy to reduce the amount of cognitive load to make editing content fun again.
You don‘t need training to edit content in Neos – you already know how to do it. You just click on the part you want to edit – and start. But since publishing projects have very different authoring needs, there is no only way of editing content in Neos.
Either use the full In-Place editing or use what we call Raw Content editing. Raw Content is like having a distraction-free authoring application right inside your CMS – where all the templates are stripped away.
Raw Content mode also makes reusing content across channels more efficient because editors don't spend time perfecting content to match the template. Instead they can focus on the pure words and images while working with a tailored authoring interface.
The Preview Central is where you build your preview templates. If you want your editors to always check three different representations of their content before publishing, then this is easily done in Neos.
The Preview Central is right next to your editing modes in TYPO3 Neos. You can quickly switch back and forth between editing and previewing.
When you create responsive websites, your CMS should naturally aid you by being responsive as well.
Your websites will load faster, feel more fluid and generate a better user experience than websites built with any other CMS on the market.
Since the advanced content editing mechanisms in TYPO3 Neos work together with your website you can change your contents directly within a responsive viewport – getting immediate results and reducing the time of testing your contents on different devices.
Apart from that TYPO3 Neos does not force you to build your website in a special way. Just create your templates - Neos will take care of the rest.
Since TYPO3 Flow is cloud-ready, so is TYPO3 Neos. TYPO3 Neos scales with your business and your demands. You plan an intense marketing campaign? Simply add as many servers as needed to your environment.
This is all made possible with TYPO3 Surf, enabling zero-downtime deployment and making it easy to set up identical servers.
Outrun the competition using TYPO3 Neos' advanced semantic features.
With TYPO3 Neos, creating custom content elements is a breeze - with whatever markup you need. So go ahead and embed RDFa, Microformats or schema.org attributes inside your templates - whatever fits best to your use-case.
The TYPO3 community provides two different CMS products: TYPO3 CMS and TYPO3 Neos.
We took the experience of more than 500.000 websites built in TYPO3 CMS and used our collective expertise to make a new kind of CMS.
Being built upon the most advanced PHP framework to date – TYPO3 Flow – makes your websites ready for whatever the future holds for you.
TYPO3 Flow is secure by default, keeping your developers focussed on their main task - building your application - without having to worry about low level implementations.
The „code once - run everywhere“ approach of TYPO3 Flow makes the move from the application to the website very simple.
Whether you start with your website and build the applications from there or you have your application and need content management added to it – TYPO3 Neos and TYPO3 Flow got your back.
TYPO3 Neos enables you to export and import website content. You can easily move content between development, staging and production.
Additionally, Neos is deployable through Surf – the standard deployment solution of TYPO3. Surf makes changes to functionality in your projects reproducible and highly reliable.
Deane Barker from gadgetopia.com shares his thoughts about our new CMS after a demonstration of TYPO3 Neos:
Karen McGrane, the author of Content Strategy for Mobile, gives her impression of TYPO3 Neos: