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Pimcore 5 for Pimcore Developers

If you are already an experienced Pimcore developer this page should give you a head start for diving into Pimcore 5 and answer a few typical developer questions.

What changed, what stayed as it was in a nutshell?

Despite a lot has changed, Pimcore still stayed Pimcore :). We tried to keep Pimcore recognizable as much as possible and so lots of things stayed as they were:

  • Pimcore Assets and API
  • Pimcore Documents Usage and API
  • Pimcore Objects and API
  • Pimcore REST Webservices
  • Pimcore Backend and Admin User Interface
  • Workflow Management
  • Tools and Features like Versioning, Scheduling, Notes & Events, Properties, Tags, Perspectives, Newsletter, Glossary, etc.

But there are also lots of things that changed or give us new possibilities:

  • The whole MVC and everything that is connected with it like

    • Routing
    • Controller
    • Views
  • Everything else that was directly dependent on ZF1 like

    • Bootstrapping and Application Structure
    • Logging
    • Sending Mails
    • Plugins
    • Multilanguage Support
    • Database Abstraction
    • Caching
  • Now full power of the Symfony Framework, all its Ecosystem and Bundles can be used.

Which frameworks do I need to know?

Pimcore is based on Symfony and its architecture is typical Symfony application. So, if you don't know Symfony framework, get to know it here :)

Where do I find what?

Have a look at our directories structure docs.

What are the breaking changes I need to know about besides MVC?

Have a look at our Upgrade Notes.

How Do I get my Application Up and Running with Pimcore 5?

Have a look at our migration guides for migration for running with compatibility bridge and complete migration to Symfony stack.

How to develop Plugins

Plugins are now Bundles and see our Bundle Docs for details.