This Month in TYPO3 — May 2018 — Issue #2

Categories: Community Created by Peter Kraume
This Month in TYPO3
Again a month has passed, this time very busy with GDPR preparations.

Table of Contents

  • TYPO3 Core
    • GDPR Releases 
  • TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company
    • GDPR - What you need to know
    • GDPR - How to continue personalization after May 25th
    • How to make your TYPO3 application GDPR compliant
    • GDPR Initiative
    • SUPR Shop Integration for TYPO3 CMS
  • Events
    • TYPO3camp Stuttgart
    • TYPO3camp Zentralschweiz
    • TYPO3 Core Code Sprint Padua, Italy
  • Development
    • Step by Step Walkthrough (Helmut Hummel)
    • Automated TYPO3 Update v0.1.0
    • Check server compatibility for TYPO3 projects
    • TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community:
    • Blog Post: Solr Indexing (Marcus)
    • Blog Post: Data Processing in Fluid (Marcus)
    • Using TYPO3: Did you know?
    • TYPO3 and Magento
  • Extensions
    • GDPR Extension
    • Avalex Extension
    • Video Shariff Extension

TYPO3 Core

On 22 May, the TYPO3 core team released new releases for all TYPO3 branches since TYPO3 6.2. There is also a new release for the ELTS customers. The release mainly introduced features for IP anonymization to help TYPO3 integrators make their sites GDPR compliant. Read more

TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company

Also for the TYPO3 Association and the TYPO3 Company, May was dominated by one topic: GDPR. 

Tracy Evans summarized all you need to know about GDPR in a brief blog post. Read more

If you want to know, how to continue personalization under GDPR, Katri Metsävuo has a good summary for you. Read more

And last, but not least, Georg Ringer wrote a blog post on how to make your TYPO3 application GDPR compliant. Read more

By the way, all efforts of the TYPO3 core team and the community are bundled in the GDPR Initiative. Read more 

Are you looking to add an e-commerce shopping cart solution to your TYPO3 website? The SUPR extension — provided by our Industry Partner Wirecard Technologies GmbH — is the newest addition to the TYPO3 Extension Repository (TER). Read more


The 8th TYPO3camp Stuttgart took place from 27 to 29 April at the University of Hohenheim. Read more (German only)

There were live streams for two of the tracks at the TYPO3camp Stuttgart:
Saturday, Track1
Saturday, Track 2
Sunday, Track 1
Sunday, Track 2

For the first time, there was a TYPO3camp in Switzerland. More than 50 participants made this a successful start. The 2019 event is already planned. 

Eight developers from all over Italy came together to contribute to the TYPO3 Core. They were joined by two Germans — Mathias Schreiber, CEO of the TYPO3 GmbH, and Susanne Moog as representative of the TYPO3 Core Team. Read more


Helmut Hummel published a step-by-step walkthrough to set up a decent TYPO3 Composer distribution from scratch. Read more

If you’re interested in automated migrations for TYPO3 updates including source code modifications like adjusting old legacy class names to new ones and providing a list of deprecated calls, you should take a look at this project by Daniel Siepmann. Read more

A small PHP script by Sanjay Chauhan can be handy to test whether your webspace is compatible with a specific TYPO3 version. Read more

TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community

If you’re interested in how the indexing process of Apache Solr works, and how to get your own fields in the Solr index, Marcus Schwemer has some hints for you. Read more

Another great blog post by Marcus explains the data processing for Fluid templates and how to provide additional data. Read more

Sometimes small improvements make a big impact. In a blog post Daniel Goerz collected some smaller TYPO3 topics that are not “big” enough for their own posts. Read more

"MATE" (Magento And TYPO3 Environment) is a generic e-commerce platform with extensive possibilities for rich and flexible content. The platform is a communication layer between the e-commerce capabilities of Magento 2 and the user-friendly enterprise content management of TYPO3 CMS. Read more


The TYPO3 extension suggestions this month cover a lot of GDPR topics as well:

Georg Ringer has published EXT:gdpr to help you randomizing or removing privacy related data. Furthermore it provides a  CLI to randomize records after given time and gives an overview and status of forms provided by form extensions. Last, but not least, it improves privacy for included YouTube & Vimeo videos. 

The Avalex extension displays an automatically generated and updated “Data Privacy Statement” within a TYPO3 web site. Read more

EXT:video_shariff provides more privacy when embedding videos in frontend. Read more


That’s it for this month! We are very interested in your feedback. Please leave your comments below, either if you like it or have suggestions on how to improve this new article series.

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