What's new in TYPO3 LTS version 11?

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New TYPO3 Long Term Release 11.5 a.k.a. v11 LTS

TYPO3 is a powerful content management system that, in addition to simple page maintenance (even in complex environments), perfectly supports companies and organisations in search engine optimisation and multi-channeling. Learn more about TYPO3 here.


On 05.10.2021 the new TYPO3 version 11(LTS) is expected to be released. The following is an overview of the most important new features of this release.


Version Release date Planned changes
Typo3 v11.0 22.December 2020 New system requirements and breaking changes
Typo3 v11.1 23.February 2021 Multi-factor authentication
Typo3 v11.2 04.May 2021 Link sharing in the Typo3 backend
Typo3 v11.3 13.July 2021 tbd
Typo3 v11.4 07.September 2021 Feature freeze
Typo3 v11.5(LTS) 05.October 2021 LTS release

Security updates for Typo3 V11 LTS will be available until 31 October 2024.


IMPORTANT for all website operators with TYPO3 v9: The free Long Term Support (LTS) ends for this version. To avoid the chargeable Extended Long Term Support (ELTS), it is recommended to update TYPO3 to the latest version.

IMPORTANT for all website owners with TYPO3 v7: Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) ends for this version. To avoid security gaps and further problems, it is strongly recommended to TYPO3-update to the latest version.


New functions in TYPO3 Version 11

General system improvements

The version 11 of TYPO3 comes with many general improvements/targets:

  • to make it faster and easier to update from v9/v10 to v11
  • to increase user-friendliness (usability) for editors and administrators
  • to implement two-factor authentication (2FA) and improve the API in terms of security
  • To increase the accessibility of the Typo3 backend.

Changed system requirements

V11 has increased (minimum) system requirements for the server:

  • PHP 7.4+ (v10 supported 7.2+) -- Direct upgrade to PHP 8 recommended
    • SQLite 3(part of PHP)
  • MariaDB 10.1+
  • PostgreSQL 9.4+
  • MySQL 5.7+ (previously 5.5+) --May also upgrade directly to MySQL 8
  • SQL Server 2012 or newer

Updated libraries:

  • Doctrine DBAL version 3.0
  • Symfony version 5.2+
  • Bootstrap version 5 (in the backend)
  • Composer version 2 (relevant for Composerbased installations)

Link sharing and deep linking in the backend

It is now possible for editors to share their currently active module/page with other editors via e-mail, instant messenger, link, etc. These editors must, of course, have access rights to the corresponding page.
Of course, these editors must have access rights to the corresponding page.

When opening backend modules/FormEngine data sets, the URL is adapted to the corresponding element and can thus be saved as a bookmark or shared.

User friendliness (Usability)

The aim of these changes is to make the backend more intuitive and user-friendly. Editors and administrators should thus be able to work faster and more pleasantly.
The improvement of user-friendliness is to be continued step by step.



Editors can work together on different versions of a content of a Typo3 page and review/preview them and then publish e.g. one of these workspaces in the live version.


Basically, it is possible to grant selected users access only to certain content in an isolated environment. Each change can then first be reviewed by a supervisor and then published if necessary. This simplifies collaboration and control of larger workgroups. Read more here.

Multi-factor authentication (2FA)

To further enhance security, a multi-level authentication procedure is integrated in Typo3 V11. Administrators/editors can then verify themselves with a second device (e.g. smartphone).


This API can also be used for frontend users (if desired).

In our know-how article on the so-called 2-factor authentication in TYPO3 you will learn which settings are required for this.