Author: Marcus Schwemer

Housekeeping TYPO3 Extensions – Stay on Track with TYPO3 Core

In every TYPO3 major version there are backwards incompatible changes, which may (and probably will) effect your extension(s). This hurts hard, especially, if you must upgrade custom extensions, which were written by other developers or agencies. These six information sources and tools, which come with TYPO3, will help you to get over these hurdles. 1) Documentation about necessary changes First of all, all the breaking changes and new features are documented and available available via the install tool. In version 9 you need to go to “Upgrade” and the click on “Upgrade documentation”. In TYPO3 8LTS this function is...

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TYPO3 Performance :: Tools and Overview

Website performance is a major issue this days. “Rumors” say, that, if the website is a little bit too slow, it will loose much of the conversions. This fact is independent from the used system, thus also valid for TYPO3. This is the first post of a series of (probably) nine, digging into that topic. It’s slow man There are two situations, how you can get to know of the bad performance of your website. The worst thing is, when website users come to you and complain about the slow experience. The better situation is, when you find it...

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Create Guided Tours for TYPO3 Backend Users

Because reading manuals is normally hard and boring, most people do not read manuals. Therefore many websites and products offer to take a tour through the main features and options. With the extension “guide”, this is now also possible for TYPO3 in your own modules. The extension “guide” provides a possibility to create a guided tour for your TYPO3 backend module. The two prerequisites are that you provide the configuration for the guided tour and the extension “guide” is installed. Let’s start with the latter one… Install EXT:guide Via EM Since Sept. 21st there is a new 8LTS compatible...

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TYPO3 University Days 2017

The TYPO3 University Days 2017 took place on September 28th and 29th in Darmstadt. About 120 people from universities and sponsors met at the Hochschule Darmstadt to discuss and work on TYPO3 related topics. TYPO3 Academic Committee members of University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt organized and hosted the event the second time in a row. Program of the TYPO3 University Days 2017 In the opening session the president of the university gave us a warm welcome to Darmstadt. He pointed out that it is a very successful “business-model” when universities are (net-)working together. He was happy to provide room...

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Upcoming TYPO3 Events in 2017 and 2018

The summer holiday season is finally over and so the TYPO3 events season is in full swing. Take the chance, participate in one and make new friends and meet old ones. So take your time on and think about a trip to one and / or another event. In the last weeks the TYPO3camp in Munich made the start as every right at the end of the bavarian summer school holidays. The last days where “dominated” by the TYPO3 Agency Meetup Days. But don’t bother, there are many many other events coming. TYPO3 Events in 2017 TYPO3 University Days...

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