Aimeos TYPO3 extension
Aimeos is THE professional, full-featured and high performance e-commerce extension for TYPO3! You can install it in your existing TYPO3 web site within 5 minutes and can adapt, extend, overwrite and customize anything to your needs.
Table of content
- TYPO3 setup
- Page setup
This document is for the latest Aimeos TYPO3 21.10 release and later.
- LTS release: 22.10 (TYPO3 11 LTS)
- old LTS release: 21.10 (TYPO3 10/11 LTS)
Note: composer 2.1+ is required!
The latest version can be installed via composer too. This is especially useful if you want to create new TYPO3 installations automatically or play with the latest code. You need to install the composer package first if it isn't already available:
php -r "readfile('https://getcomposer.org/installer');" | php -- --filename=composer
In order to tell install TYPO3, you have to execute
composer create-project typo3/cms-base-distribution myshop
This will install TYPO3 into the
Then, change to the
./mshop/ directory and install the Aimeos extension for TYPO3 with:
composer req aimeos/aimeos-typo3:~22.10
This will install stable TYPO3 version and the latest Aimeos TYPO3 extension. If you want a more or less working installation out of the box for new installations, you should install the Bootstrap package too:
composer req bk2k/bootstrap-package
If you want to install Aimeos into your existing TYPO3 installation, the Aimeos extension from the TER is recommended. You can download and install it directly from the Extension Manager of your TYPO3 instance.
For new TYPO3 installations, there's a 1-click Aimeos distribution available too. Choose the Aimeos distribution from the list of available distributions in the Extension Manager and you will get a completely set up shop system including demo data for a quick start.
Setup TYPO3 as normal by creating a
FIRST_INSTALL file in the
Open the URL of your installation in the browser and follow the steps in the TYPO3 setup scripts.
If you use MySQL < 5.7.8, you have to use
utf8_unicode_ci instead because those MySQL versions can't handle the long indexes created by
utf8mb4 (up to four bytes per character) and you will get errors like
1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes
To avoid that, change your database settings in your
'DB' => [ 'Connections' => [ 'Default' => [ 'tableoptions' => [ 'charset' => 'utf8', 'collate' => 'utf8_unicode_ci', ], // ... ], ], ],
Since TYPO3 9.5.14+ implements SameSite cookie handling and restricts when browsers send cookies to your site. This is a problem when customers are redirected from external payment provider domain. Then, there's no session available on the confirmation page. To circumvent that problem, you need to set the configuration option
none in your
'FE' => [ 'cookieSameSite' => 'none' ]
When using TYPO3 11, you have to run these commands from your installation directory:
php ./vendor/bin/typo3 extension:setup php ./vendor/bin/typo3 aimeos:setup --option=setup/default/demo:1
If you don't want to add the Aimeos demo data, you should remove
--option=setup/default/demo:1 from the Aimeos setup command.
For TYPO3 10, these commands are required:
php ./vendor/bin/typo3 extension:activate scheduler php ./vendor/bin/typo3 extension:activate aimeos
- Log into the TYPO3 back end
- Click on ''Admin Tools::Extension Manager'' in the left navigation
- Click the icon with the little plus sign left from the Aimeos list entry (looks like a lego brick)
Afterwards, you have to execute the update script of the extension to create the required database structure:
TYPO3 10+ requires a site configuration which you have to add in "Site Management" > "Sites" available in the left navigation.
The page setup for an Aimeos web shop is easy if you import the example page tree for TYPO3 10/11:
Note: The Aimeos layout expects Bootstrap providing the grid layout!
Go to the import view
- In Web::Page, root page (the one with the globe)
- Right click on the globe
- Move the cursor to "Branch actions"
- In the sub-menu, click on "Import from .t3d"
Upload the page tree file
- In the page import dialog
- Select the "Upload" tab (2nd one)
- Click on the "Select" dialog
- Choose the file you've downloaded
- Press the "Upload files" button
Import the page tree
- In Import / Export view
- Select the uploaded file from the drop-down menu
- Click on the "Preview" button
- The pages that will be imported are shown below
- Click on the "Import" button that has appeared
- Confirm to import the pages
Now you have a new page "Shop" in your page tree including all required sub-pages.
TYPO3 9.5 and later can create SEO friendly URLs if you add the rules to the site config: https://aimeos.org/docs/latest/typo3/setup/#seo-urls
The Aimeos TYPO3 extension is licensed under the terms of the GPL Open Source license and is available for free.