TYPO3 in version 11 LTS is available for download since 05.10.2021.

LTS stands for Long Term Support . This means that TYPO3 v11 LTS receivesthree years of free support from the TYPO3 community. In addition, a further three years of support can be booked for a fee through the ELTS program of TYPO3 GmbH. The extended support period for TYPO3 v11 LTS thus ends on 31.10.2027.

As in the previous, very successful LTS versions of TYPO3, also in TYPO3 v11 LTS all functions of the 11's versions were combined to a particularly stable LTS release. Below we have compiled the most important innovations and functions of TYPO3 v11 LTS for you.

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Configurable columns for the list module

The list module allows TYPO3 backend users to work with different database entries. Users can now simply select the columns to be displayed and edited in the list. In older TYPO3 versions, this was only possible in the "Single Table View". The updated user interface makes adding and removing columns much easier.

TYPO3 integrators can customize the view with a few lines the configration for tables and disable the "Column Selector" for specific tables or for all tables as needed.

Advanced view of the list module

The List module has an expanded view for accessing other features such as displaying additional details or viewing the change history of content items. These features are secondary actions that backend users need less frequently in their daily work. Previously, the advanced view was activated via a checkbox, which then applied the view to all tables on the page.

With TYPO3 version 11, the checkbox has been removed and users can invoke the secondary functions for each table individually.

Data download from the list module

Did you know that backend users can download almost all database tables as CSV files from the list module? Of course, this requires appropriate access rights to the tables. This "export" functionality has been part of TYPO3 Core for a long time, but was sometimes missed by users.

In TYPO3 v11, the download button is now prominently displayed in the header of each table, and instead of a simple CSV download, backend users can now customize the export. In a dialog, users can configure the file name and format(CSV or JSON) and other settings

Revision of the selection of files and records

Early TYPO3 v11 development releases already included some improvements for the page tree, file tree and record selector. These components now have super-fast and lightweight techniques like the underlying SVG-based code.

Let's look at an example: adding images to a page using the "Text and Media" content element. The "Add Media File" button now displays a modal window for selecting one or more files from a list. Backend users can now select a checkbox on the left side for each file, or open a context menu and select or deselect all items with one click. They can also toggle the current selection.

You can also find this great functionality in another commonly used area of the TYPO3 backend: the file list module.

Deep links in TYPO3 backend

TYPO3 empowers editors to collaboratively edit and publish content. To further simplify collaboration between backend users, TYPO3 now has deep links in the TYPO3 backend.

These are direct links to modules, pages or even specific content elements. Users can bookmark these links or simply share them so that another user can jump to the same record with one click.

User management with comparison function

Backend user accounts are among the most important records in a TYPO3 system. Managing user accounts, including user information and permissions, is not easy without a clear and well curated overview.

The backend user module therefore offers a detailed view for TYPO3 administrators as of TYPO3 v10 LTS. First, the basic user data such as the actual name, email address and start / stop date are displayed, followed by group membership, permissions, etc.

This makes it easy to compare and set different users, with their corresponding access rights.

Collaboration through workspaces and content staging

TYPO3's "Workspaces" is one of the unique selling points among content management systems. Workspaces allow editors to collaborate on versioned content of a TYPO3 site and review pages before publishing. At the most basic level, you can configure permissions so that backend users can only edit content in an isolated workspace. Each change must be approved by a supervisor, giving you full control over what content is published and when.

More features of TYPO3 v11 LTS

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

When you log in to the TYPO3 backend, you control a variety of functions. Depending on your access level, you can edit the content of your company's online presence, modify business-critical data or access highly sensitive user information. This great power must be protected so that only you have access to it.

Sometimes a username and password just aren't secure enough. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) remedies this by adding a second or even multiple factors to the login process. The use of two factors is also known as two-factor authentication (2FA). When MFA is properly implemented, it becomes much more difficult for an attacker to gain unauthorized access. For this reason, MFA is considered one of the most effective security measures in information systems today.

PHP Version 8.0

The TYPO3 core is now compatible with PHP version 8.0. This PHP version will receive security updates for at least the next 28 months, until November 2023. Developers can take advantage of many new features, optimizations and improvements to the programming language that powers TYPO3. End users of TYPO3 will again benefit from increased speed under PHP 8.0, and compatibility with PHP version 7.4 will also remain.

Accessibility improvements

The TYPO3 community is always striving to improve accessibility so that people with different hearing, movement, visual and cognitive abilities can use the TYPO3 backend.

Following the suggestions of WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1, users can now navigate through the module's main menu and help menu using only their keyboard. This group also includes users with screen readers or similar assistive devices.

Another accessibility improvement is that you can now specify an alt tag for a custom backend login screen. To help users comply, a warning is provided in the deprecation logs if no alt tag is present.

Cleaning up old website redirects

Redirects are usually used to redirect your website visitors from an old destination to a new one - for example, a page. In many cases, these redirects are only needed for a certain period of time. Site administrators can now configure TYPO3 to automatically remove redirects based on certain criteria, such as their age, domain, or number of hits. Backend users (e.g. editors with appropriate access rights) can mark redirects as "protected" to prevent their deletion.

More information about TYPO3 v11 LTS can be found here on the typo3.org website here.

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