Outdated TYPO3 Version
This documentation refers to an outdated TYPO3 version - either select a supported version or make sure to use a TYPO3 Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) version to continue getting security updates.
While the update wizards already provide a skeleton and integration into TYPO3
CMS, there is a file from old times. This file is placed in the extension root
class.ext_update.php. For better overview it’s recommended to
use the new update wizards with separate classes for each update.
If this file is found it will install a new menu item, “UPDATE”, in the
Extension Manager when looking at details for the extension. When this menu item
is selected the class inside of this file (named
ext_update) will be
instantiated and the method
main() will be called and expected to return
Also the method
access() has to be added. This method should return a
boolean value whether or not the menu item should be shown. This feature is
meant to disable the update tool if it has already been run and doesn’t need to