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Welcome

You are here because the following people (in alphabetical order), and the Contao Community as a whole, were up day and night in order to further the development of Contao:

In addition to the core team, many more contributors make sure that Contao remains a unique and beautiful experience. We welcome anyone who wants to be a part of this!

This manual was created with support & funding of the Contao Association and the with support from the Contao Community and is managed by the following people (in alphabetical order):

Have fun browsing through the manual.

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This manual is divided into the following chapters:

  • Contao at a glance
  • Contao is a web content management system published under an Open Source license, namely the Lesser General Public License.

  • Installation
  • This will teach you anything you need to know in order to install and maintain Contao.

  • Administration area
  • In the administration area, the so-called back end, you can do all the work related to the administration of your website.

  • System
  • This chapter explains the System section in the Contao back end. It also contains some general articles relevant to the Contao system, like the debug mode. Settings Maintenance Debug Mode

  • Account Manager
  • The account manager is a separate category in the back end navigation and contains four modules, which can be used to manage the back end users and front end members and their respective groups.

  • Layout
  • The Layout navigation pane.

  • Article management
  • Contao encapsulates static content in articles that are assigned to a specific page and layout area in the article management.

  • Core Extensions
  • The following extensions are included with Contao: News, events, FAQ, newsletter, comments and listings.

  • Form Generator
  • The Contao form generator helps you create forms by abstracting both the process of code generation and the complexity of validating the user input.

  • File Manager
  • With the File Manager you can manage files and folders on your server and transfer files from your local computer to the server.

  • Performance
  • Here you can find information about the high-performance operation of Contao.

  • Questions and answers
  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions

  • Guides
  • Here you will find guides for various tasks.

  • Extensions
  • Contao's functionality can be extended by installing certain packages.

  • Contribute to the documentation
  • Learn how you can contribute to the documentation here.

The English version of the manual is still a work in progress.