Let's face the reality: editors, the everyday users of a content management system, are the most important target audience. Developers, integrators and system administrators build, configure and host the system, but the editors' dailywork experiences are the decisive factor of success or failure of TYPO3 CMS at the end of the day.
With this crucial fact in mind, numerous awesome features were added to TYPO3 CMS 7 LTS, which focus on editors predominately. Only a small selection of the most important improvements can be listed here:
Adding Online Media
Organizing and working with online media assets like youtube and vimeo videos is much easier. Youtube links can be referenced in the the "Text & Media" content element directly by pasting a video URL, a preview thumbnail is shown, and they can be organized in the file list module just like any other asset. You can also embed local files – easy and hasslefree.
An image manipulation functionality allows editors to crop images in the backend. This way you can cut out a certain area of an image that appears in the frontend of your website, without changing the original file – it remains intact and can be used later on. No additional software needs to be installed for this: this feature is part of the TYPO3 CMS backend now!
The image cropping functionality is also available to integrators to be used in custom content elements and extensions as well.
Drag & Drop for uploading files
If a file upload would overwrite an existing file, editors can choose an action (e.g. replace, rename or skip) conveniently in a modal popup. And if that wasn't enough: this feature works for multiple files, too! Mass update has never been so easy!
Editing data improved
A lot of small but important visual improvements while editing content, news etc. like displaying the number of character left inside a text field, and improved handling of required fields and picking date- and time-related fields.