Upgrade to the newest TYPO3 Version 9.5 LTS
Secure, stable and ready for the future.

TYPO3 has always been known to be technically clean, robust, secure, and packed with several amazing features, hence why it is established itself as THE enterprise content management systen. The newest major release of TYPO3 comes with lots of new highlights and shows once again why it's one of the most used content management systems in the enterprise world. 

The new Long Term Support version offers enhanced usability features in the backend, including a brand new clean administration interface, which drastically facilitates every day work for your admins. Additionally, end-user-security, GDPR-compliance and privacy were extremely prioritized and integrated into the new version – For GDPR-compliance without headaches!

TYPO3 v9 LTS will be officially supported for 1,5 years and supported with security and maintanance updates until October 2021. 

 

The official support for TYPO3 7.6 LTS ended in November 2018 – If your installation is still running on that version, you really need to take action! Due to the high demand and popularity of v7 LTS, TYPO3 Inc. decided to offer an Extended Long Term Support (ELTS), which offers additional paid support for as long as 3 more years (latest until the end of november 2021).

However, please note, that postponing an upgrade always results in a more extensive upgrade afterwards: The more versions need to be skipped, the bigger and more time consuming the upgrade will be. Hence the reason why there won't be any more ELTS-offers for versions after 7.6 LTS. 

We would be pleased to advise you concerning the topics of ELTS and upgrading – please feel free to contact us with your questions via e-mail, call or through our contact form


What's new?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Good practise SEO should not depend on different third-party extensions, but should be included in the core and give the developers enough freedom to extend the standard features as required. That's why there are several SEO-features directly integrated into TYPO3 v9 LTS – giving both integrators and editors more opportunities to improve their website's SEO game. 

All these new features are comfortably stored into the new "SEO-tab" in the page properties. It contains the most important options to instruct search engines how to index the page and also lets backend users insert all relevant information. Also: Speaking URLs out of the box!

GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018 with the overall goal to give users more power over protection, transparency and control of their personal data, which included big changes for all website owners. In order to live up to its' position as the leading enterprise content management system, TYPO3 aimed for an out of the box GDPR compliance.

Website owner using TYPO3 now have the possibility to classify personal data as "sensitive" and simultaneously set their data retention time. IP addresses which are being stored in the system can be anonymized and YouTube videos can be referenced using cookie-free links. But also some fundamental, data related problems such as the storage of inactive users data can easily and automatically be removed in TYPO3 v9 LTS. 

Direct Content Editing in the Frontend

Editing content in the frontend does not only save a lot of time, but also enables particularly easy and fast work. Thanks to the Frontend Editing Extension that's now possible with TYPO3.

Now editors have the possibilty to execute smaller changes directly where the users are going to see it on the website; while being able to keep track of all possible effects on the layout.

The extension is available in the TYPO3 Extension Repository and can be downloaded here

Hardening the Security of TYPO3

Security has always been one of our top priorities and as we know, hardening the security of an application is always an ongoing process. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the new LTS version of TYPO3 raises the security standards even higher:

The adjustments in TYPO3 v9 LTS include – among other things – the prevention of the usage of plain text passwords for front- and backend users and coming along with that the standardisation of salted passwords, as well as the storage of several different files outside of the web root. 

You're currently running a website on TYPO3 7.6 ELTS or 8.7 LTS and want to upgrade to the newest Version 9.5 LTS? Are you planning on relaunching your website and want to combine it with an upgrade?

We'd be pleased to advise you concerning all possibilities – We are looking forward for your call or message!

Contact us now!