Use AJAX in TYPO3 without eID

I don’t like to use the eID mechanism, because I have to instantiate everything on my own (db-connection, feuser,…)

So I decided to use the “TypoScript-Way”.

First you need to create a new PAGE-Object:

tmp.ajaxConf = PAGE
tmp.ajaxConf {
    typeNum = 1249058000
    config {
        disableAllHeaderCode = 1
        xhtml_cleaning = 0
        admPanel = 0

ajax_fullPage < tmp.ajaxConf
ajax_fullPage {
    typeNum = 1296727024
    10 < styles.content.get

First I create a “blank” PAGE-Object with basic configuration for all AJAX-PAGE-Objects. Then I create a PAGE-Object to show everything on the actual page (for example my plugin). You can easily add your output in the Backend like Plugins, Images, HTML, Text, … You just have to call this page with the defined typeNum like: /index.php?id=605&type=1296727024&ext_piVars[ajax]=1

Then I check the AJAX-Parameter in my extension to check whether to execute the AJAX-Part of the plugin or the default part.

// Check wether we have to execute the AJAX or the default:
if (isset($this->piVars["ajax"]) && $this->piVars["ajax"]) {
    return $this->ajax_store();

You can find a German version here: There are additional possibilities for AJAX and TYPO3.

Checked for TYPO3 Versions

The post was checked against TYPO3 version 4.7.