This Month in TYPO3 - September 2018 - Issue #6

The September edition is rather brief since everybody is busy preparing for the upcoming release of TYPO3 9 LTS, either by contributing to the TYPO3 core, updating extensions to be compatible with TYPO3 9.5 or organizing a release party.

Created by Peter Kraume

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Table of Contents

  • TYPO3 Core
    • TYPO3 v9.4.0 released
    • TYPO3 9 LTS Release Parties
  • TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company
    • Call for Budget Application Ideas for 2019
    • Events Committee: Call for Participation
    • Custom PHP Extensions & TYPO3 Development Skills
  • Upcoming Events in the Next Two Months
    • TYPO3camp Nantes 2018, October 5th-7th
    • TYPO3 Conference 2018, October 30th-31st
    • TYPO3camp RheinRuhr, November 2nd-4th
    • MEET TYPO3 Rotterdam, November 8th
  • TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community
    • CMS Performance Analysis
    • TYPO3 Open Source CMS and GDPR: Meet Georg Ringer
    • Call for Writers! What are You Most Looking Forward to in TYPO3 v9 LTS?
    • Features of TYPO3 v9 that we Love the Most!
    • TYPO3 CMS version 9 LTS is coming and I can’t wait to use it!
    • Seven Possibilities to Deal With “Stalled” TYPO3 Extensions
    • SkillDisplay: Recap of TYPO3 Eastern Europe 2018 (T3EE)
  • Development
    • TYPO3 Code Scan
    • PhpStorm IDE for TYPO3
  • Extensions
    • GDPR 1.0
    • Frontend Editing 1.4
    • Uncache 1.2

    TYPO3 Core

    On September 4th, TYPO3 v9.4.0 was released. This is the fianl sprint release on the road towards the final TYPO3 9 LTS version which will be released tomorrow, October 2nd. Read more

    In order to celebrate the release of TYPO3 9 LTS, many TYPO3 9 LTS Release Parties have been organized around the world. These parties are the perfect opportunity to learn more about the great new features in TYPO3 9.5 and to get to know the great TYPO3 community better.

    TYPO3 Association and TYPO3 Company

    The Expert Advisory Board (EAB) presents the available funds and asks the TYPO3 community to submit their ideas for the 2019 TYPO3 Association budget. Read more

    One of the tasks of the TYPO3 Association is to organize events for our community. The Events Committee is now looking for committee members to help coordinate various events. Read more

    TYPO3 is highly customizable, making it a great enterprise CMS. While the core comes with many expected CMS features right out of the box, it’s the PHP extensions that make the possibilities truly endless. Each extension you add dynamically extends the TYPO3 core with just the functionality you need. Read more

    TYPO3 Ecosystem & Community

    Rick Viscomi did a CMS Performance Analysis for his talk on Drupal Performance. The data came from the Chrome User Experience Report which provides user experience metrics for how real-world Chrome users experience popular destinations on the web. One of his findings is, that TYPO3 has the highest density of fast First Contentful Paint (FCP). Read more

    In an interview with Georg Ringer, TYPO3 Core Team member and GDPR Team Lead at the TYPO3 Developer Days 2018, Jeffrey A. "Jam" McGuire talked about how TYPO3 CMS is ready to help you with your GDPR compliance now. And learn how its development philosophy and constant improvements will only make it better over time. Read more

    Call for writers! What are you most looking forward to in TYPO3 9 LTS? Write a blog post following a simple format to share what you're looking for in TYPO3 9 LTS. Read more

    Features of TYPO3 9 that we love the most! The India based company Nitsan summarized their take on TYPO3 9 LTS in a blog post. 

    In another blog post, Richard Haeser outlined his view on the new features of TYPO3 9 LTS and why he can’t wait to use it! Read more

    A „stalled“ extension is a TYPO3 extension, where the active development seems to have stopped. In his blog post, Marcus Schwemer pointed out seven ways to deal with it and to get the issues solved. Read more

    The SkillDisplay team took part as the educational partner of the TYPO3 Eastern Europe 2018 (T3EE) event and held talks on “Skill Management and Certification in the TYPO3 Universe” and “SkillDisplay Coffee Talk”. Christina from SkillDisplay has a recap for you. Read more


    Michiel Roos has published a tool that scans a folder for any TYPO3 code that is broken or deprecated. It's a wrapper around the TYPO3 scanner library that has been extracted from the TYPO3 9 core. You can scan for deprecations and breaking changes for v7, v8 and v9. Read more

    In his article Stefan Galinski shares tips & tricks for the IDE PhpStorm. For example plugins you should use for working with TypoScript and Fluid Templates, and how to debug PHP code with PhpStorm. Another tip: a 25% discount code for the plugins is hidden within these slides. Read more


    Georg Ringer published the first public release of EXT:GDPR including all features of the previous paid version. Read more

    Unfortunately EXT:Frontend Editing won’t be part of TYPO3 9 LTS, but nevertheless there is a version compatible with 9.5 available in the TYPO3 Extension Repository. Read more

    If you develop a new TYPO3 website, EXT:uncache is extremely handy to avoid deleting TYPO3 caches over and over again. But don’t forget to remove this extension in the production deployment! Read more