With the release of TYPO3 version 11 on 05.10.2021 there is a new Long Term Release (LTS), which mainly brings improvements in the administration interface (the so-called "backend"). These include above all more comfort, faster loading times and more security. You ll find more information about the new release in our article What's new in TYPO3 v11.
For TYPO3 version 9, this now means that the LTS period has expired. What consequences this has for operators of this version, you can read in the article End of Long Term Support for TYPO3.
Learn more about the reasons on our FAQ page about TYPO3 updates..
With us you don't have to wait long for an update. We calculate for an LTS update with an effort of about three person days (3 x 8 hrs = 24 hrs):
More about the costs of a TYPO3 update below...
In TYPO3, the version designations distinguish between Long Term Support (LTS) and Extended Long Term Support (ELTS)(see also: What is TYPO3 - Release Strategy?)
The TYPO3 Association publishes a new LTS release every 1.5 years. The version number always consists of a major release number and a minor release number (e.g. 9.5, 9=major release, 5 = minor release). In addition, there are regular feature and security updates ("patches"), which are incremented and make up the 3rd digit of the version number. For example, 9.5.16 is the 16th update for version 9.5.
A LTS version is supplied 1.5 years with new function and safety updates. Another 1.5 years nut with security updates. After these three years there is the possibility to book a chargeable ELTS for max. 3 more years, which includes the delivery of security updates.
For the individual TYPO3 versions there are currently the following releases:
More information about the version and schedule plans on the roadmap site of typo3.org
TYPO3 is "OpenSource", i.e. the program source code is openly readable for everyone. Now, when a new security update has been released, hackers compare the new version with the previous one and can quite easily determine where to find and exploit the security hole in the previous version.
It is therefore very important to apply current security updates (e.g. from 9.5.24 to 9.5.25) promptly.
In our article on TYPO3 security updates you will learn how you can also do a security update yourself.
TYPO3 requires the programming/scripting language PHP to run. This is also operated on the basis of a support plan - similar to that of TYPO3. I.e. also here website operators are obliged (or partly "forced" by their providers) to use a current version.
The different TYPO3 versions are compatible with the following PHP versions:
NOTE: The compatibility information refers only to the core system of TYPO3. It is possible that an extension is marked as "compatible" for a current TYPO3 version, but is not compatible with a current PHP version. In that case, an older PHP version may have to be used. You should avoid such extensions at all costs.
An overview of the current PHP versions and their support can be found here.
Internet providers attach great importance to the security of your infrastructure, which is why you should definitely take mails regarding the disabling of PHP versions seriously.
You don't have the time to update your TYPO3 installation to a new version? To avoid security risks, TYPO3 GmbH offers a so-called Extended Long Term Support (ELTS). This is normally subject to a fee. Currently about 2.600,-€ per year (see here: https://typo3.com/ordering/. The good news for our hosting customers: As a professional TYPO3 agency we offer this service for TYPO3 v8.7 and v9.5 FREE OF CHARGE!
The following sample calculation includes the upgrade of a TYPO3 website from TYPO3 v10 to version 11. Please note here:
TYPO3-Core-Update from version 10 to version 11
|2.040,00 € |
with SLA: 1.632,00 €
|2.280,00 € |
with SLA: 1.824,00 €
|TYPO3-Core-Update from version 10 to version 11|
|Non-Profit||2.040,00 € |
with SLA: 1.632,00 €
|Commercial||2.280,00 € |
with SLA: 1.824,00 €
You can find more info about costs and prices of a TYPO3 upgrade here.
If necessary, a so-called version jump offers itself. So it might be conceivable to switch directly from version 8 or 9 to the latest TYPO3 version 11 . However, the word "directly" is somewhat misleading in this case, since even in such a case,you always have to upgrade to the next higher release first.
Nonetheless, such an approach always comes with some savings, since one-time efforts such as setting up a test/development environment, testing efforts, and final inspection only need to be done once.
But the prerequisite for this is that all required extensions are already available in a version compatible for TYPO3 v11.
As a TYPO3 agency with more than 18 years of experience in programming and administration of this powerful content management system, we offer you an as-is analysis and the preparation of an offer free of charge.
Your advantage: In addition to a binding, transparent fixed offer, you will receive valuable search engine tips, technical recommendations, as well as advice on how to improve the usability of your website.
You can already see a price example for the update of a TYPO3 version here.
In order to provide you with the most accurate quote for updating your TYPO3 instance, we need the following information:
Based on this information we can make you an offer for a TYPO3 update within about 2 days.
For more complicated websites it might be necessary to activate the so called deprecation log for a while. You activate this - if not already done - by searching for "enableDeprecationLog" in the installtool under "All Configurations" and writing a 1 into the field. At this point you will also find the information where to find the logfile on the web server.
As of TYPO3 v9, the so-called Extension Scanner under Admin Tools -> Update -> Scan Extension Files also provides useful information about the expected effort.
We are happy to perform the analysis together with you via remote maintenance software such as TeamViewer or AnyDesk. In this case you only need to make an appointment with us.
Of course, you can also update your TYPO3 system yourself.
To do this, you should note the following points:
The installed extensions are usually the main problem when performing updates. With the Extension Scan you can scan the installed extensions in the backend for deprecated API calls. These calls are no longer supported in the successor version and are guaranteed to cause errors. So action is definitely required for the affected extensions.
How to activate the extension scan:
After performing a TYPO3 upgrade, you should thoroughly test the website and TYPO3 system. We have made the experience that many TYPO3 service providers and agencies consider an update as completed if the core is 100% up to date, all extensions are compatible and the website looks good.
Unfortunately, most service providers do without real tests. However, this can lead to major damage. Therefore, we have developed a checklist that you should go through after the update. The effort for this is kept within limits and does not require a lot of TYPO3 know-how.
Below you will find some articles that deal with typical problems during a TYPO3 update and their solutions:
Backend layouts mandatory from TYPO3 version 9: How to avoid the error message "Unused elements detected on this page".