Site Management, Updates, Upgrades, and Administration

TYPO3 reduces your total-cost-of-ownership with predictable release cycles and core upgrade tools to make maintenance and upgrades smoother.

The unpredictable time and cost of installing, upgrading, and maintaining your web properties present a business risk. 

Be prepared with TYPO3 CMS’s reliable software lifecycle management and centralized site administration tools.

Backend Main Module "Site Management"

Introduced in version 9.1

The new main module "Site Management"completes the existing modules "Web", "File", "Admin Tools" and "System" and aims to become the central place for all site-related configuration tasks, e.g. languages, domains and routing.

The first sub-module of "Site Management" is the new "Redirects" Module.

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Redirects Module

Introduced in version 9.1

There are several methods how a request to a web server or the web application is processed. The first request to a resource does not always result in a HTML page for example. Redirecting the user to a specific different resource (e.g. a file or page) is not unusual.

A new backend module named "Redirects" has been introduced in TYPO3 version 9.1. As the name suggests, it allows TYPO3 integrators and editors to configure redirects for their website. The redirects can be limited to a specific domain and the HTTP response code can easily be configured. On top of that, the source path can be enabled to be represented as a regular expression and a redirect to HTTPS can be enforced if required.

Redirects are an important part of every SEO strategy and often used for marketing campaigns to implement a short, meaningful URL, which possibly does not match the page structure in TYPO3.

This new module makes the old redirect feature obsolete and therefore, the option to configure a redirect, when a domain was added to a specific page or page branch, has been removed.

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Better UX for Backend User Management

Introduced in version 10.4

The mechanism for handling user permissions in TYPO3 is known as the most powerful and technically matured access control method you can get from an open-source enterprise CMS. At the same time, backend user accounts are, without question, one of the most important data sets in a TYPO3 system. Managing user accounts, user groups, and their permissions is not easy, if you don’t have a clear and well-curated overview of the data.

We’ve improved the backend user module to make it easier for integrators to manage users and user groups. The updated user detail view now shows:

  • User data such as real name, email address
  • User start/stop date
  • All groups, subgroups, permissions
  • DB and file mounts
  • Read/write access to tables
  • And more!

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No More Broken Links with the Link Validator

Introduced in version 10.2

Configured as a Scheduler task, TYPO3’s Link Validator aims to detect broken links throughout the system. This indispensable feature has been extended further and now supports pages, files and even external links. External links can also be validated on-the-fly now.

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Detect conflicting redirects

Introduced in version 10.1

The Redirects backend module was introduced with TYPO3 v9 and lets site administrators add and configure redirects. The source path can be an arbitrary name or it can be represented as a regular expression. This provides great functionality but what if a redirect has the same name as a page URL? Configuration mistakes like this happen and TYPO3 now offers a simple solution to detect conflicting redirects: a CLI command that shows a list of clashes (if any exist). This command can also be configured as a scheduler task, and the results are shown in the backend under “SYSTEM ➜ Reports”.

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Slug updates and redirects

Introduced in version 10.1

Supporting backend users in their daily work and making TYPO3 as robust and user-friendly as possible has always been very high on our list. Sometimes it is necessary to change the URL path of a page (the so-called “slug”) and backend users can easily do that in TYPO3 if they have the appropriate access permissions. However, such an action usually results in a “page not found” error if a visitor to the site tries to access a page using the old slug. TYPO3 version 10.1 now features an intelligent solution: It automatically updates the relevant slugs for all sub-pages and can create redirects from the old to the new URL. Backend users are informed about these actions and can easily roll back the changes with a click of a button.

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Improved site handling

Introduced in version 10.0

Native site handling was introduced in TYPO3 v9 LTS — the foundation for deterministic URL handling as well as multi-site and multi-language functionality. TYPO3 v9 still allows integrators to use sys_domain records (the old method of a multi-domain setup). This compatibility has been removed and setting up a site is now mandatory in v10.0. TYPO3 integrators benefit from the numerous advantages of a consistent and standardised site handling and faster ramp-up times for new sites.

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