Under construction - work in progress

This description is obsolete and applies up to version 4.5.106

More friendly error and maintenance pages

Sometimes standard error page are misleading for users or customers facing an error message, which may be criptic to their eyes, or may look as coming from an unkown site.

So we've added and easy way to use customized and more friendly HTML templates.

Two parameters have been added in config_default.php, and have been integrated in the installation tool:

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS[FE][feErrorTemplate] permits to define an HTML file (which must reside within /fileadmin) which will be displayed for generic Ease3 errors.

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS[FE][disableFeAccessTemplate] permits to define an HTML file (which must reside within /fileadmin) which will be displayed while access to FE pages is disabled.

These templates may be created freely; they must simply be complete HTML pages.

They may contain TAGS which will be substituted with error messages and other informations or settings.

Extended list of TAGS may be found inside sysext/t3skin/templates/errorpage-message.html.

Basic TAGS are these two:

  • ###TITLE### for error title
  • ###MESSAGE### for error message

We suggest not to show detailed errors in public error page, and show insted a simple error page. Usually these are pages by which a company handles an error/maintenance situation towards its customers, so the page should be in the same style of general website, calming and simple to understand.

Consider that, any time an error page is called, a line with title and message of the error is added to Ease3 syslog.