This documentation is not using the current rendering mechanism and is probably outdated. The extension maintainer should switch to the new system. Details on how to use the rendering mechanism can be found here.


If you update EXT:news to a newer version, please read this section carefully!


EXT:news follows the approach of Fear-Driven Versioning (

It uses a 3-number versioning scheme: <major>.<minor>.<patch>

  • Major: Major breaking changes
  • Minor: Minor breaking changes
  • Patch: No breaking changes

Before an update

Before you start the update procedure, please read the changelog of all versions which have been released in the meantime! You can find those in the manual here.

Furthermore it is always a good idea to do updates on a dedicated test installation or at least create a database backup.