TYPO3 v10 has reached end-of-life as of April 30th 2023 and is no longer being maintained. Use the version switcher on the top left of this page to select documentation for a supported version of TYPO3.

Need more time before upgrading? You can purchase Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) for TYPO3 v10 here: TYPO3 ELTS.

Install TYPO3 via composer

The recommended way of installing TYPO3 is via Composer, as described on this page. If you do not want to use Composer, follow the package installation guide.

You have more ways to install TYPO3 via composer:

  • Install regular via loading the needed packages. Use Composer helper to generate the composer command.

  • Install the cms-base-distribution package. This is helpful when you are use ddev, because it configures your database and mailserver for Mailhog.

To create a new TYPO3 project using the TYPO3 Base Distribution:

# Download the Base Distribution, the latest "sprint" release (10)
composer create-project typo3/cms-base-distribution:"^10" YourNewProjectFolder

To create a new TYPO3 project using the TYPO3 Base Distribution in a ddev environment:

# Download the Base Distribution, the latest "LTS" release (10)
ddev composer create "typo3/cms-base-distribution:^10" --prefer-dist


For Windows users: To install TYPO3 via the composer command, it should be started as admin or explicitly given the right to create symlinks (use for example a powershell or git bash started with admin rights).

After composer create project ... executed, you should have the following folder structure:

├── .gitignore
├── composer.json
├── composer.lock
├── public
├── var
└── vendor

Point the document root of your web server to the public folder.

Next Steps

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