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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Integration of the Composer Autoloader

Introduced in version 7.1

One major area the contributors worked on was a new autoloader for PHP classes that TYPO3 uses on a request. The previous complex logic is still kept for backwards-compatibility but the power and performance improvement that comes with new Composer-based class loader made lots of things easier. The new class loader takes full power of extensions that ship a composer.json and define a PSR-4 class standard. Any TYPO3 installation that is set up with Composer already benefits from the new changes completely. Any other installation that is set up the classic way by extracting a .zip file or tarball archive will use the Composer class loader for the TYPO3 extensions that are required for a minimal running system. For all other classes the still existing TYPO3 class loader does all the work.

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