Category Archives: Typo3

Migration TYPO3 4.5 / 4.6 / 4.7 to TYPO3 6.2 LTS – DAM to FAL (2)

Please check part one of this blog post first!

The media management extension DAM is no longer supported in TYPO3 6.2 LTS, the functionality will be replaced by the new file abstraction layer – FAL. The challenge is to migrate the existing DAM structures to FAL without losing any data and file relations.

Caution: the following tasks must be run AFTER the migration to TYPO3 6.2 LTS (and with all DAM and related extensions uninstalled)

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Migration from TYPO3 4.5 / 4.6 / 4.7 to TYPO3 6.2 LTS (1)

Upgrading an existing TYPO3 4.x installation to TYPO3 6.2 LTS can be a challenge due to massive refactoring of the core in 6.2 and especially the new file management layer (File Abstraction Layer – FAL). Besides upgrading the core system, several third-party-extensions need to be migrated or replaced by alternatives. ThereĀ are some essential ones which will no longer work on 6.2. This little step-by-step guide is just a rudiment documentation of the pitfalls and workarounds in our migration process. It is NOT a complete migration guide, but addresses special issues like DAM to FAL migration in combination with tt_news, replacement of deprecated extensions like css_filelinks and tips for migration of custom extbase extensions built with TYPO3 4.x.

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TYPO3 6.1 Extbase – how to call controller action via Typoscript directly

If you have an extbase extension and you need to call a controller action via TypoScript, things have changed from TYPO3 4.7 to 6.1. TYPO3 6 has a lot of code rewritten, depends heavily on PHP namespaces and extbase extensions from earlier versions will no longer work.
To get started with all the necessary bootstrap code for a new extension, use the extension “extension_builder” from TER.
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