This Month in TYPO3 - August 2018 - Issue #5

With a slight delay here is the recap of what happened in August in the TYPO3 universe. Despite summer vacation season really a lot has happened! Happy reading!

Created by Peter Kraume

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Table of Contents

  • TYPO3 Core
    • Release of TYPO3 8.7.19
  • TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company
    • Quarterly Summit of the TYPO3 Association
    • Report of the Supervisory Board of the TYPO3 Company
  • Events
    • TYPO3camp Nantes
    • TYPO3 Snowboard Tour 2019
  • Upcoming Events in the next two months
    • TYPO3camp Munich 2018, September 14th-16th
    • TYPO3 EAST EUROPE 2018, September 14th-16th
    • MEET TYPO3 Vienna 2018, September 20th
    • TYPO3 University Day 2018, September 25th-26th
    • TYPO3camp Nantes, October 5th-7th
    • TYPO3 Conference 2018, October 30th-31st
  • TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community
    • Hacked Website Report 2017
    • New Structure for the TYPO3 Core Team
    • Contribution, Flexibility, Sustainability in TYPO3 - Meet Helmut Hummel
    • Report on the last Team Sprint in Düsseldorf
    • The Journey from India to T3DD18 in Germany
    • TYPO3 Review Friday - A good way to contribute to the TYPO3 core
    • Open Source Digital Asset Management With TYPO3 CMS
    • What is the TYPO3 SEO Initiative?
    • Redirects Module in TYPO3 9
    • 66 Tools & Techniques for Productive TYPO3 Agency
  • Development
    • PSR-15 Middlewares in TYPO3
    • Implement Yoast SEO for TYPO3 in your own Extension
    • Convert a TYPO3 Project from non-Composer to Composer
    • The History of JavaScript in TYPO3
    • Fluid ViewHelper Documentation Collection
    • Auto Login for TYPO3 Backend during Development
    • TYPO3 Performance - TYPO3 CMS and Extensions
  • Extensions
    • Fluid Components 1.0
    • Yoast SEO 3.0
    • Melon Images 0.4
    • NS News Comments 1.0

    TYPO3 Core

    On August 21st, TYPO3 8.7.19 was released as bugfix release which again fixed a lot of bugs. Read more

    TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company

    By the end of June, the 3rd Quarterly Summit of the TYPO3 Association (QSA) took place in the headquarter of the TYPO3 Company in Düsseldorf, Germany. This meeting was held as a working sprint. The board of the TYPO3 Association set up smaller working groups to create concrete results. Read more

    The Supervisory Board of the TYPO3 company met on the 21st of June alongside the Developer Days in Düsseldorf. The TYPO3 community looked back on the first full year of operations of our company. Overall, the start was very successful. Instead of having a (planned) loss, we were able to create a small profit. Read more


    From October 5th-7th, the TYPO3camp Nantes, France will take place. The main language during the sessions is English. The participants also have the opportunity to take one of the TYP3 certification exams. Read more

    The TYPO3 Snowboard Tour (T3BOARD) is the oldest official TYPO3 event. Despite the name, it’s a ski and snowboard event! The booking for the next Snowboard Tour opened in August, and it will take place in Stubaital, Tyrol, Austria from 9-16 March 2019. Reserve your place soon! Read more

    Upcoming Events in the next two months

    • TYPO3camp Munich 2018, September 14th-16th (with TYPO3 Certification)
    • TYPO3 EAST EUROPE 2018, September 14th-16th (with TYPO3 Certification)
    • MEET TYPO3 Vienna 2018, September 20th
    • TYPO3 University Day 2018, September 25th-26th (with TYPO3 Certification)
    • TYPO3camp Nantes, October 5th-7th (with TYPO3 Certification)
    • TYPO3 Conference 2018, October 30th-31st

    TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community

    In the Hacked Website Report 2017 TYPO3 is listed with a very low percentage on all infected website platforms. Read more

    In a detailed article, Benni Mack describes the plans for a new structure for the TYPO3 Core team which will take about two to three months. , During that time the current development will continue. Read more

    Contribution, flexibility and sustainability in TYPO3 was the topic of a video interview with Helmut Hummel, which Jeffrey A. "Jam" McGuire recorded during the TYPO3 Developer Days. Read and view more

    From 19th-24th July the team met in Düsseldorf, overlapping the TYPO3 Developer Days. The focus for the sprint was mainly bug fixing and the introduction of necessary GDPR functions. Read more

    Sanjay Chauhan wrote an interesting article about their journey from India to the TYPO3 Developer Days and their experiences in Germany. Read more

    The TYPO3 Review Friday is a regular event and a very good way to contribute to the TYPO3 core. Richard Haeser wrote about the benefits for you and how it works. Read more

    Today’s business websites require a CMS which can easily handle digital media content. TYPO3 CMS streamlines your content management efforts, providing you with Digital Asset Management (DAM) tools right out of the box. Read more

    SEO is one of the most important things to get visitors to your website. TYPO3 has always given you a way to make your website search engine friendly, but you had to do it yourself. With the TYPO3 SEO initiative, more and more SEO features will be implemented in core. In his blog post, Richard Haeser will introduce you to the SEO initiative and its goals. Read more

    Website redirects are there to guide the website user automatically from an outdated page to a new one. Marcus Schwemer wrote a blog post about the new Redirects Module in TYPO3 9. Read more

    Each TYPO3 agency has its own set of tools and techniques for a productive agency work. The India based company NITSAN presents their 66 Tools & Techniques for Productive TYPO3 Agency, divided up into six categories. 

    With TYPO3 9 LTS just around the corner, the planning of the TYPO3 Release Parties has already started. Release Parties are a great opportunity to get to know other members of the great TYPO3 community and to learn about the new features in TYPO3 9. Please check the Wiki for a release party near you or to add your own release party. Every party is welcome, regardless of its size! Read more


    Since v9.2 TYPO3 supports middleware as defined with PSR-15. In a blog post, Daniel Goerz explains what middleware is, how they are implemented in TYPO3, and how you can add your own.Read more

    If you want to implement Yoast SEO for TYPO3 in your own extension, you should read this blog post by Richard Haeser with instructions. Read more

    Albrecht Köhnlein started documentation on how to convert an existing TYPO3 project from non-composer to composer. Read more

    In TYPO3's history there have been a lot of ups and downs, in any regard. In his blog post Andreas Fernandez tells you something about JavaScript in TYPO3: how was it back then, what's happening now, and what will maybe happen. Read more

    Claus Due (aka NamelessCoder) has kicked off a very minimalist Fluid ViewHelper documentation collection with JSON data renderings for programmatically traversing and retrieving information about a vendor, package, version, ViewHelper, or sub-namespace. Read more

    As a TYPO3 integrator or developer, you will log in into the same TYPO3 installations multiple times during the same day. There are different ways to prevent the need to login over and over again. Daniel Siepmann explains his TYPO3 auto login solution for this problem in this blog post. Read more

    The fifth layer of the TYPO3 performance onion is about the number of installed extensions and the TYPO3 CMS installation itself. In this blog post by Marcus Schwemer, you will learn how to gain more performance by using only the most necessary extensions and the latest TYPO3 core. Read more


    The TYPO3 extension EXT: fluid_components puts frontend developers in a position to create encapsulated components in pure Fluid. By defining a clear interface (API) for the integration, frontend developers can implement components independent of backend developers. The goal is to create presentational components which have no side effects and aren't responsible for data acquisition. The sole concern of a presentational component should be how things look. Read more

    Richard Haeser and MaxServ have published version 3 of EXT:yoast_seo, which is a major update with new features like sitemap.xml. Read more

    Sebastian Michaelsen has rewritten EXT:melon_images which simplifiesthe configuration and frontend rendering of images which use cropVariant, coverAreas and allowedAspectRatios. Read more

    If you want to add comments to EXT:news single views, you should have a look at EXT: ns_news_comments. It smoothly integrates comments, reply to comments, multi-level comment threads, and moderation to the news single view.