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Convert Global Extensions

If you use global extensions, convert them to local ones.

Global extensions used to be saved in folders inside typo3/ext/, such as typo3/ext/news. In current versions of TYPO3, this location should no longer be used. Instead, use local extensions below typo3conf/ext/.

To convert a global extension to a local one, do the following:

  • Go to the Extension Manager.

  • Uninstall the global extension.

  • Delete the files of the extension from typo3/ext/, including the directory of that extension itself.

  • Reinstall the extension from TER, which will put it into typo3conf/ext/.


In earlier versions of TYPO3 global extensions were an easy way of sharing extensions between multiple TYPO3 instances. Nowadays the recommended way of installing and maintaining extensions is via composer, where you may use different strategies to achieve the same goal. One example would be to use "path repositories" in your composer.json file