This documentation is not using the current rendering mechanism and is probably outdated.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.

2.2.0 - 2013/07/06

This version has been released during the TYPO3 Developer Days 2013 in Hamburg.


To get a full list of changes, take either a look at or use git log.

Breaking/Important changes

* Even though 4.5 is still supported, PHP 5.3 is now required to be able to cover the full version range from 4.5 to 6,2
* Changes in database structure, an update in Extension Manager / Compare in Install Tool is needed
        - Default value '0' for type field of news record
        - Add fields for enabling basic workspace support
* EXT:news is using travis to check all UnitTests in all major TYPO3 releases. You can get the status at


* Path to dummy images is configurable
* ViewHelper for Gravatar, thx Philipp Bergsmann
* Description field for media elements
* Description & keywords meta tag
* Support maxHeight for media elements in default templates
* Error handling in detail view if no news found. The setting settings.detail.errorHandling can either be
        - pageNotFoundHandler: use pageNotFoundHandler of the core
        - redirectToListView: redirect to list view
        - redirectToPage: redirect to any page, including a custom header
* Atom feed support
* Full text RSS feed
* ViewHelper to set target of links: Tx_News_ViewHelpers_TargetLinkViewHelper
* More options  for FileDownloadViewHelper: class, target, alt, title
* Import from t3blog, thx Ingo Renner
* Dateformat is now translateable by using <f:translate key="dateFormat" />

Important bugfixes / tasks

* Default more link in List.html
* Support of new property mapper
* Category tree in FE supports translations
* Move the domain model of tt_content to Tx_News_Domain_Model_TtContent
* Configuration in Extension Manager uses tabs to group the settings


* Improved documentation, especially examples for ViewHelpers
* More UnitTests
* Improved translations