It’s out! With more than 160 new features, almost 4,000 PHP files and close to 720,000 lines of PHP code, the newest major version TYPO3 v9 LTS is now available for download. TYPO3 v9 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release will be supported until October 2021 (see the development roadmap for details). Add to that the Extended Long Term Support (ELTS), which TYPO3 GmbH offers and you’re at October 2024.
TYPO3 v9 LTS is a collective work of more than 260 contributors who collaborated to accomplish the self-set goal of releasing a new major version every 18 months, in addition to five intermediate releases to pave the way to a stable release. TYPO3 contributors come from many countries all over the world, including France, Poland, USA, Netherlands, Romania, India, Austria, Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden, Italy, Canada, and even from the other side of the globe in Australia, which is more than 10,000 miles away from the TYPO3 headquarters in Switzerland (TYPO3 Association) and Germany (TYPO3 GmbH).
TYPO3 v9 is jam-packed with amazing enterprise features and offers many improvements and opportunities for business users, easier workflows for everyday tasks and many developer experience improvements. The release shows once again that this content management system is well-positioned at the forefront of open source software development.
Read all about technical improvements and new features in TYPO3v9 LTS in one of the four following ressources.
Article: You’re the One That I Want!
TYPO3 focuses on pages, navigation, amazing administrative experience, and tools to make content look beautiful. Read this comprehensive article for an overview of the most recent features and technical improvements to TYPO3 v9 LTS:
The article covers topics like improved usability features in the backend, upgraded end-user security and privacy (e.g. to achieve GDPR compliance without headaches), top modern password hashing algorithms, best-practice SEO options out of the box, and lots more.
Slides: What’s new & keynote
Use TYPO3 presentation materials to prepare your company updates (or your party!):
The TYPO3 press release is available in English and quite a few other languages: Spanish, Dutch, Hindi, Norwegian, Italian, and German. Do you work for a TYPO3 agency or are you a TYPO3 freelancer? Feel free to send a copy of the press release to your local media (in your name). You can download the respective documents on the pages linked above.
Benefits for business users
TYPO3 v9 offers impressive improvements and opportunities for business users: It is faster, more user friendly, mobile friendly, more cloud friendly, and more business friendly. For an overview of the high level strategic focus areas read this in-depth article about the advantages TYPO3 v9 LTS offers for business users.
The release in numbers…well, just a few of them :-)
3,279 Git commits were made in 545 days.
That’s an average of 6 commits per day - whoop!
10,963 files were changed.
498,682 lines of code were added.
360,888 lines of code were removed.
So there are now 137,794 more lines of code.
If you’re curious as to what’s in the making and where TYPO3 is headed from here, then head on over to the TYPO3 CMS development roadmap. You’ll find details on the major version schedule, the minor version schedule, and also a PHP compatibility chart there.
We‘re glad to have so many committed and passionate contributors in our community. We take time each month to thank them for keeping TYPO3 CMS at the top of the class of user-friendly enterprise content management systems. You TYPO3 folks are truly amazing! Everyone involved plays an important part in this project and without your time and enthusiasm we would not be where we are today. Thank you so very much!