TYPO3 v7 Reaches End of Life — Upgrade Now to v8 / v9 for Continued Support

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For more than three years after the release of TYPO3 v7 LTS (Long Term Support), this is the end of the road for it. If you haven’t upgraded to version v8 or v9 LTS, then you should do so as v7 will no longer receave support after 12/11/2018.

TYPO3 v7 was released November 2015 with long list of improvements over its previous versions, including support for PHP 7.0, new backend experience, resposive design and many more.

TYPO3 v8 LTS has now turned into “priority bugfix” mode, while v9 LTS, the most up-to-date version will continue to receive maintenance releases.

When looking for enterprise content management systems for your business, TYPO3 is a good place to start… it’s not WordPress, but provides some values that may not be available to WordPress users and other CMS platforms available today.

For more about this news, please visit its news page.

For those who want to install Typo3 CMS, the tutorials below should be a great place to start. Two posts below show you how to install TYPO3 with either Apache2 or Nginx support as well as how to upgrade.

Installing TYPO3 CMS with Apache2 HTTP Support

If you want to learn how to install TYPO3with Apache2 support, read the post below:

Installing TYPO3 CMS with Nginx HTTP Support

To learn how to install TYPO3 with Nginx and PHP 7.2-FPM support, please read the post below:

TYPO3 version 9.5 is the last intermediate version on the roadmap to the next major LTS release.  will mark the final version of the TYPO3 v9 series and will be published as a LTS release (Long Term Support).

Upgrading TYPO3

If you want to upgrade TYPO3 to a new version, follow the steps below:

First, stop the web server.

sudo systemctl stop apache2.service

Make a full backup, all files and directories.

sudo cp -rf /var/www/html/typo3 /var/www/html/typo3_bak

Remember which version of TYPO3 you are using for a possible roll-back.

The update itself is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is follow the guide below:

Change into the HTML directory.

cd /var/www/html/

Then download the current latest TYPO3 archive. and extract it.

sudo wget get.typo3.org/9.5 -O typo3_src-9.5.x.tar.gz
sudo tar xzf typo3_src-9.5.x.tar.gz

After that, change into TYPO3 current document root. the run the commands below to create a symbolic links.

cd /var/www/html/typo3
sudo ln -s ./typo3_src-9.5.0 typo3_src
sudo ln -s typo3_src/index.php index.php
sudo ln -s typo3_src/typo3 typo3

Next, update the web server root directory permissions

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/typo3_src-9.5.0/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/typo3_src-9.5.0/
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/typo3
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/typo3

After that, start the web server.

sudo systemctl start apache2.service

You should then be able to go to the URL below to update.

TYPO3 Ubuntu update

You may be prompted to create an empty file with given name. before you’re allowed to bring up the install page. After creating the folder, reload the page and upgrade.

When you’re done, log into the admin area and check your settings.


Hope this help. and please come back soon.

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