Why does my extension not appear in the list of recently updated extensions?

The extension index which acts as the data source for the list on typo3.org is only updated every few minutes, so you might have to wait a little longer.

I can't find extension XY - what's wrong?

Maybe you're looking for an extension key like "tx_address"? Then leave out the "tx_" prefix - that's a syntax used in TYPO3 internally. Make sure you're searching for the right extension key!

If all that still doesn't help, please write an email to the typo3.org team mailing list.

How can I delete extension keys / extensions?

If you never uploaded an extension using a certain extension key, you can delete it using the extension key tool. For reasons of integrity, you cannot delete used extension keys nor uploaded extensions. If your extension has a security issue, please contact the Security Team.

What extension is used for displaying the manuals in the documentation section?

Manuals for TYPO3 extensions are traditionally written using Open Office Writer. An extension called ter_doc converts these manuals to DocBook and then run different XSLT sheets to produce the various output formats.

If you want to display Open Office Writer documents, use the Documents Suite - it offers a similar functionality for Open Office Writer files.

Although I uploaded a manual, it is not displayed at typo3.org - why?

  1. Check that your documentation is located at the right place in your extension. That is ./Documentation/Index.rst or ./README.rst.
  2. If you're using the old standard, OpenOffice, the documentation has to be at ./doc/manual.sxw.
  3. If your documentation still is not rendered, there can be an syntax error in your reStructuredText.
    Warnings and errors will be saved to http://docs.typo3.org/typo3cms/extensions/YOUREXTKEY/warnings.txt, so take a look there.
    In addition you can use the extension sphinx to proof if everything is fine on your local system.

To get an introduction to reStructuredText take the sphinx extension as an example. Further more the format is well documented at sphinx-doc.org/rest.html.
In addition the documentation of the sphinx extension has further information.