Hint: Blank Typo3 installation screen

Friday, August 14th, 2009 | Typo3 | 1 Comment

If you experience a blank installation screen while trying to setup Typo3, take a look at your mysql database time out setting in your php.ini file:

If this exceeds your max_execution_time setting, you’ll get a blank typo3 installation screen. Set it to a low vale, e.g. 5.


Ext: tt_news – no translation for name of months

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | Typo3 | No Comments

Typo3-Extension: tt_news – non translated month names

If you stumble across this problem, maybe you haven’t installed the right locale on your linux computer.  Open a new shell and type

This prints out all available locales. Refer to your OS manual on how to install additional locales.
Try this php script for testing locales (taken from php manual setlocale)

/* Set locale to Dutch */
setlocale(LC_ALL, 'nl_NL');

/* Output: vrijdag 22 december 1978 */
echo strftime("%A %e %B %Y", mktime(0, 0, 0, 12, 22, 1978));

/* try different possible locale names for german as of PHP 4.3.0 */
$loc_de = setlocale(LC_ALL, 'de_DE@euro', 'de_DE', 'de', 'ge');
"Preferred locale for german on this system is '$loc_de'";

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Ext: indexed_search – Disable indexing of meta tags

Monday, May 11th, 2009 | Typo3 | No Comments

Typo3-Extension: Indexed Search Engine – how to disable the indexing of meta tags (description, etc.)

Just put this line into your template setup code

config.index_metatags =

That’s all. Do not use

config.index_metatags = 0

because this does not work (indexing still occurs).

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