TYPO3 Insider Scoop - 2024 April Edition

TYPO3 Insider Scoop - 2024 April Edition

Hey TYPO3 Fans! We Back with April Insider Scoop!

Hey there, TYPO3 Peoples!  Welcome back to NITSAN's insider look at all things TYPO3 for 2024. Buckle up, because this month is packed with exciting news for the TYPO3 community!

This month is packed with thrilling news for all TYPO3 enthusiasts. TYPO3 Announce has revealed some major updates, from the much-awaited TYPO3 v13.1 "Surfer's Starkit" to the introduction of new TYPO3 Award Categories and Deadline Updates.

April Month has been buzzing with events and announcements within the TYPO3 Community. Without further ado, let's dive into the TYPO3 April Insider Scoop 2024 Edition!

Optimizing Your TYPO3 Experience - My TYPO3

Now, your TYPO3 experience becomes even easier! When you purchase ELTS, you'll now be directed to my.typo3.org instead of shop.typo3.com. This change ensures a seamless purchase process within My TYPO3, making it smoother and more integrated.

The transition to My TYPO3 is designed to streamline your experience by eliminating the need to navigate external checkout systems. This adjustment aligns with our goal of enhancing your interaction with TYPO3 services, ensuring they are more convenient and accessible.

With My TYPO3 serving as your central hub for TYPO3-related activities, you'll enjoy a straightforward and efficient process for acquiring ELTS services. As we continue to develop My TYPO3, we envision it becoming the primary destination for all your TYPO3 service needs, while the TYPO3 Shop focuses on merchandise.

Recap of T3CON: Understanding TYPO3 AI - Practical and Sustainable Approaches to AI

Deepa Mann-Kler explained how AI is changing the world. AI uses data to learn and improve, just like how ancient people used tools to track information. AI is already being used by companies like Amazon, Adobe, Uber, Siemens, and Netflix to make things faster, easier, and more accurate. AI doesn't replace humans, but instead works with us to get better results. In the end, AI is a powerful tool that can help us be more creative and strategic.

4+ Key Challenges to AI Impacting TYPO3 Success

Mark Neufurth talked about the challenges of using AI, even though it's a powerful tool. Here's the gist of it:

  • Knowledge:  It can be confusing and requires a lot of knowledge to use effectively. There just aren't enough people who can work with it yet.
  • AI can be expensive: Big companies like Microsoft can afford to invest in AI, but smaller businesses might not have the budget.
  • Building your own AI is tough: There are legal issues, costs, and keeping it running smoothly can be a challenge. Many companies rely on open-source AI models instead.
  • AI can be complicated: Some businesses just want to use AI without the hassle of maintaining it, while others need help building their own AI solutions.

Overall, Neufurth is saying that AI is great, but there are hurdles to overcome before everyone can use it easily.

Addressing Real time AI Challenges in TYPO3 Success

  1. Real-time Bias Detection: Recognizing the importance of ethical AI development and the need to detect and address biases in real time to ensure fairness and inclusivity.
  2. Contingencies for AI Failures: Highlighting the necessity of regular audits, continuous monitoring, and contingency plans to mitigate unexpected AI failures and ensure alignment with ethical standards and regulations.
  3. Responsible AI Policies: Emphasizing the collective effort required to develop and implement responsible AI policies, including alignment with organizational values, oversight procedures, and considerations for data privacy and security.
  4. Societal and Environmental Impact: Discussing the potential societal and environmental consequences of AI, urging for a balanced approach and consideration of unintended consequences.

Read More About T3CON Recap – Demifying AI at here.

TYPO3 12.4.14 maintenance release published

Attention TYPO3 users! A new update is available to ensure your Content Management System runs smoothly and securely. Version 12.4.14, categorized as a Long-Term Support (LTS) release, focuses solely on bug fixes.

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Recap of SymfonyCon Brussels 2023

SymfonyCon 2023 in Brussels and presented on using Symfony Messenger with TYPO3. They learned a lot about the latest advancements in Symfony and enjoyed networking with developers from all over the world. Some of the highlights included talks on open source software and building dynamic web applications. The conference was well-organized and offered delicious lunch options.

Insights from the EU Open Source Policy Summit

TYPO3 and other open-source CMS (Content Management System) organizations joined forces to advocate for their interests at the EU Open Source Policy Summit in Brussels. The event brought together representatives from open-source projects, governments, and companies that rely on open-source software.

The summit covered a wide range of topics, including the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) and the potential for a €10 billion EU fund to support open-source development.

While some believe open source has already achieved widespread adoption, TYPO3 representatives emphasized the importance of considering the needs of small and medium-sized businesses, where open source is still less common.

The summit was a positive step forward for open-source advocacy, and TYPO3 plans to continue participating in these events to ensure the voices of open-source CMS users are heard.

Recap of T3CON: Exploring AI in TYPO3 CMS

Thomas Schöne, presented an extension called t3_cowriter that allows editors to use GPT-4 to generate text within TYPO3. This can be a helpful tool for getting started on a new piece of content or for overcoming writer's block.

DeepL Integration for Consistent Workflows

Boris Hinzer, CEO of web-vision, a German TYPO3 agency, took the stage to showcase their popular DeepL Translate extension. With over 55,000 downloads, this extension seamlessly integrates DeepL's powerful neural machine translation service into TYPO3.

"DeepL offers exceptionally high-quality translations," Hinzer explained, "often eliminating the need for a human reviewer." This extension supports a whopping 29 source languages and 31 target languages, right out of the box. DeepL even keeps pace with the nuances of language varieties, handling both British and American English, as well as formal and informal speech.

An Image Generator Powered by DALL-E in Your Content Element

At a TYPO3 Camp Munich demo, a user voiced a clear need: "We need that AI image generation button directly within the content element!" Taking this feedback to heart, André and Manuel went a step further. They added a "Generate image with AI" button right where users create content, allowing them to instantly create new images within the content element itself.

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Overview of TYPO3's Latest Version: TYPO3 v13.1 - Surfer's Starkit

TYPO3 version 13.1 is here! This new update focuses on making it easier and faster to build websites with TYPO3. Here are some of the key highlights:

  • Reuse site configurations: You can now bundle and reuse configurations for different parts of your website or even across different websites. This saves you time and effort.
  • Easier page creation: A new feature called "PAGEVIEW" makes it simpler to create website pages using Fluid templates. This is a great option for sites that don't require a lot of customization.
  • Improved page tree: The page tree in the TYPO3 backend has been modernized to make it more user-friendly. It now features drag-and-drop functionality, improved search, and a dark mode option.
  • New hotkey: A new hotkey "Save and Close" lets you save your work and move on to the next task quickly.
  • More database options: TYPO3 13.1 gives developers more options for working with databases.
  • Additional languages: The TYPO3 backend now supports three new languages: Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, and Maltese.

This update is a big step forward for TYPO3 CMS, and it makes the platform even more powerful and user-friendly. If you're using TYPO3, be sure to update to TYPO3 version 13.1 to take advantage of these new features.

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New Four TYPO3 Award Categories

The TYPO3 Awards are back and better than ever! This year, there are four new award categories to recognize even more great projects. TYPO3 Awards Submission Open Date - May 2nd.

Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know:

  • There are now 16 award categories, including new ones for intranets, media & news, legacy projects, and best TYPO3 Camps.
  • Your project must be built with a supported TYPO3 version, be publicly accessible (except intranets), and launched between 2023 and 2024.
  • Submissions open on May 2nd, so get your project info ready! There's a fee to submit, but it helps cover the costs of the event.
  • The deadline to submit is September 15th. After that, a jury will review the projects and pick the winners.
  • The winners will be announced at the TYPO3 Awards Gala on November 28th in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Also 4 New Categories Launched:

  • Legacy & Heritage
  • Media, News & Publishing
  • Best TYPO3 Camp
  • Intranets & Extranets

This is a great chance to show off your hard work and get recognized by the TYPO3 community. So don't miss out! Mark your calendars and get ready to submit your project!

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T3OpenAI is Now T3AI - Your TYPO3 AI Assistant at TYPO3 Backend

Our best-selling extension, T3OpenAI, is getting a brand new name: T3AI - TYPO3 AI Extension. But that's not all! We've also been busy adding even more features to make this powerful TYPO3 AI Extension even better with more Useful Features, which can make your TYPO3 Backend Experience even more smoother.


This month's TYPO3 scoop was packed with exciting news! We learned about the new TYPO3 v13.1 update with features like reusable configurations and a modernized page tree. There's also a lot to look forward to with the TYPO3 Awards – new categories have been added and submissions open on May 2nd! Don't forget to check out the other highlights, including the rebranded T3AI extension and insights from recent conferences.

Until then, happy TYPO3 reading!

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