In terms of open source content management systems, TYPO3 clearly emerged as the market leader ahead of other CMS, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal or Plone. According to estimations by the TYPO3 Association, the TYPO3 installation has already been downloaded over 750,000 times.
The support period for normal releases is generally one year, while LTS versions are continuously developed by TYPO3 developers for three years and regularly enhanced with updates. This support involves the elimination of security vulnerabilities and technical faults and also offers stability and reliability.
At the end of March 2017, the extended support (ELTS Extended Long-term Support) ceases for the first LTS version TYPO3 4.5. The regular support period also ends for the 6.2 LTS CMS version – the second LTS version, which was launched on 25 March 2014 so that an upgrade to a higher LTS is required. After all: Only the use of the latest version offers the highest possible level of stability, security and performance and future-proofness for your system.
Version 7.6 LTS CMS was launched in November 2015 and will officially be provided with updates up to and including November 2018.
The latest LTS version, 8.7 LTS CMS, will be launched at the start of April 2017.