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Preparing Pimcore for Version 11

Preparatory Work

  • Upgrade to version 10.5.x, if you are using a lower version.

  • [Security] Enable New Security Authenticator and adapt your security.yaml as per changes here :

        enable_authenticator_manager: true

    Points to consider when moving to new Authenticator:

    • New authentication system works with password hasher factory instead of encoder factory.
    • BruteforceProtectionHandler will be replaced with Login Throttling.
    • Custom Guard Authenticator will be replaced with Http\Authenticator.
  • [Type hints] Check and add return type hints for classes extending Pimcore classes or implementing interfaces provided by Pimcore, based on the source phpdoc or comments on the methods. The return types will be added to Pimcore classes, so you must add return types to your classes extending Pimcore. You could use the patch-type-declarations tool, provided by symfony, to check for affected methods. For details please have a look here.

  • [Javascript] Replace plugins with event listener as follows:

    pimcore.plugin.MyTestBundle = Class.create(pimcore.plugin.admin, {
        getClassName: function () {
            return "pimcore.plugin.MyTestBundle";
        initialize: function () {
        preSaveObject: function (object, type) {
            var userAnswer = confirm("Are you sure you want to save " + object.data.general.o_className + "?");
            if (!userAnswer) {
                throw new pimcore.error.ActionCancelledException('Cancelled by user');
    var MyTestBundlePlugin = new pimcore.plugin.MyTestBundle();
    document.addEventListener(pimcore.events.preSaveObject, (e) => {
        let userAnswer = confirm(`Are you sure you want to save ${e.detail.object.data.general.o_className}?`);
        if (!userAnswer) {
           pimcore.helpers.showNotification(t("Info"), t("saving_failed") + ' ' + 'placeholder', 'info');
  • [Javascript] Replace deprecated JS functions:

    • Use t() instead of ts() for translations.
    • Stop using pimcore.helpers.addCsrfTokenToUrl
  • [Deprecations] Fix deprecations defined in the upgrade notes, which is to be removed in Pimcore 11. Tip: you can search for deprecations in Symfony Profiler(Debug mode) or can run linux command tail -f var/log/dev.log | grep 'User Deprecated' for checking deprecations on runtime.

  • [Extensions] Stop using var/config/extensions.php for registering bundles, use config/bundle.php instead.

  • Don't use deprecated Pimcore\Db\ConnectionInterface interface, Pimcore\Db\Connection class and Pimcore\Db\PimcoreExtensionsTrait trait Use Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\Connection interface and Doctrine\DBAL\Connection class instead. Some methods must be replaced:

    • Use executeQuery() instead of query()
    • Use executeStatement() instead of executeUpdate(), deleteWhere(), updateWhere()
    • Use fetchAssociative() instead of fetchRow()
    • Use fetchFirstColumn() instead of fetchCol()
    • Use Pimcore\Db\Helper::fetchPairs() instead of fetchPairs()
    • Use Pimcore\Db\Helper::upsert() instead of insertOrUpdate()
    • Use Pimcore\Db\Helper::quoteInto() instead of quoteInto()
    • Use quoteIdentifier() instead of quoteColumnAs()
    • Don't use quoteTableAs()
    • Don't use limit()
    • Use Pimcore\Db\Helper::queryIgnoreError() instead of queryIgnoreError()
    • Use Pimcore\Db\Helper::selectAndDeleteWhere() instead of selectAndDeleteWhere()
    • Use Pimcore\Db\Helper::escapeLike() instead of escapeLike()
  • [Deprecations] Constant PIMCORE_PHP_ERROR_LOG is deprecated and will be removed in Pimcore 11

  • [Config Environment] Replace deprecated setting write targets and storage directory in the .env file with symfony config

            type: 'symfony-config'
              directory: '/var/www/html/var/config/image-thumbnails'
            type: 'settings-store'
  • [System Settings] Appearance & Branding settings will be separated from the System settings in Pimcore 11 and stored in var/config/admin_system_settings/admin_system_settings.yaml by default. To save these settings into the settings store, you will need to add following to your configuration:

                type: 'settings-store'
                type: 'settings-store'

System Settings will implement LocationAwareConfigRepository in Pimcore 11. All relevant settings from system.yaml will be stored in var/config/system_settings/system_settings.yaml by default. To save system settings into the settings store, you will need to add following to your configuration:

                type: 'settings-store'
                type: 'settings-store'
  • [Web2Print] Please keep in mind that the deprecated processor HeadlessChrome needs to be replaced with the new processor Chrome in Pimcore 11.