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10 Different Ways to Guide TYPO3 UPdate in 2022

Author: Emma George
by Emma George
Posted: Sep 16, 2022

One of the most important tasks for TYPO3 agencies and developers is TYPO3 update/upgrade. We have developed numerous websites (Medium to Large-scale) TYPO3 upgrades from old-school version 4.x to modern 8.x, 9.x, 10.x, 11.x in my long TYPO3 journey (almost 6+ years). We would like to share our experience with you all, which will benefit both beginners and experienced TYPO3 developers and agencies.

After studying this article, we are confident that you will get sufficient knowledge to successfully complete the TYPO3 update, and your client will be happy about that.


A TYPO3 update, also known as a TYPO3 upgrade, is the process of upgrading your existing TYPO3 content management system (CMS) software to a higher TYPO3 version with improved features and functionalities, with or without the assistance of a TYPO3 agency. The main goal of TYPO3 updates is to make TYPO3 users' lives easier by adding new features and improving website security. Furthermore, TYPO3 updates are critical for your website's cross-device performance. You will lose a significant amount of traffic if your website is not optimized for mobile devices. By upgrading your current TYPO3 version to a newer version, you can improve your website's mobile suitability and performance, which also helps to reduce loading time.


When performing a TYPO3 update, you should proceed with caution and organization. Minor versions with critical security patches and bug fixes are released at regular intervals and should always be installed right away. With a TYPO3 update, you should wait until bugs and security gaps in the TYPO3 version have been addressed, and you should only update after the LTS version has been released. Furthermore, a TYPO3 update cannot skip any major versions, which means that when updating from TYPO3 v7.6, you cannot simply jump to TYPO3 v11.5, but must first update to TYPO3 v10.

The structure of the TYPO3 versions is divided into three parts for a reason. A major version outperforms all other version components and includes significant structural changes as well as new functionalities. As a result, updating TYPO3 to a more recent main version can be time-consuming. Secondary versions, on the other hand, serve to enhance and stabilize the main version's functionality. When all core features of the main version have been released by side versions, the main version enters the long-term support (LTS) phase and planning for the next TYPO3 main version begins.

Only minor versions are released during the LTS phase, which contains security patches and bug fixes to keep the main version secure and optimized. Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) begins after the main version has been in the LTS phase for two years. This is available for two to three years and provides you with critical security updates for a fee.


TYPO3 is well-known for its ability to plan ahead of time, create a roadmap, and strictly adhere to deadlines in order to continuously release new TYPO3 versions. All information about new versions of TYPO3 CMS can be found in the TYPO3 CMS roadmap.


A TYPO3 update not only allows you to use new functions and is future-proof for the time being. Did you know that keeping your system up to date with TYPO3 updates is a legal requirement and that you are responsible for the security of your website visitors? The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 also published a slew of other requirements for website operators, failure to which can result in a hefty fine.

Furthermore, a TYPO3 update can improve performance, which can improve your website's rankings in Google and other search engines. The most important reason for a TYPO3 update, however, is system security. When a security flaw in TYPO3 update is addressed through an update, it is published and made public. As a result, your TYPO3 installation is more likely to be attacked by hackers. As a result, security updates should always be installed as soon as possible continue reading..

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