Read the official Contao announcements.
Contao 4.3.0 is available
by Leo Feyer
Contao version 4.3.0 is available. The feature release includes more flexible custom layout sections, a "save and duplicate" button, an image service and the possibility to exchange the form template. Additionally, the back end theme and the HTTP/2 support have been improved.
Custom layout sections
Custom layout sections are no longer limited to one position. Instead, they can be freely assigned to the existing positions and optionally be configured to use a custom template.
Save and duplicate
The "save and duplicate" button saves the current element, duplicates it and then opens the duplicate for editing. To keep the buttons area clear, the buttons have been converted to split buttons.
So far, running events were always shown in the event list. In Contao 4.3, you can define whether or not to show running events in the module configuration.
It is now possible to assign a custom template to not only the form fields but also the form itself. To accomplish this, the
form.html5 template had to be renamed to
Image meta data
So far, there has been a "title" field in the meta wizard, which was however used as
alt attribute. In Contao 4.3 there are now both the "title" field and the "alternate text" field.
Combining the .css and .js files to one big file is counterproductive when using HTTP/2, therefore there is now an option to disable the combiner in the page layout.
Show unpublished elements
The "show unpublished elements" function in the front end preview will only show unpublished elements instead of unpublished and protected elements from now on. To view protected elements, you have to open the front end preview with the respective member.
All wizards (e.g. the table wizard or module wizard) can now be fully navigated with the keyboard. So far, the wizards could not be sorted via keyboard.
CSS classes for image sizes
You can now add one or more CSS classes to image sizes.
After the class loader having been deprecated since Contao 4.0, we have also deprecated the template loader now. The Symfony resource finder will find the templates automatically and store the result in the cache.
Contao 4.3 provides an image service, which takes over all existing image operations and also supports Imagick and Gmagick in addition to the GDlib. The service supports the classic image formats as well as SVG images.
We are now using Doctrine schemas to update the database structure in the install tool, therefore we are compatible to both Doctrine ORM database updates and Doctrine migrations.
Also, you can now define
localconfig.php settings in your Symfony configuration by adding them under the
As of Contao 4.3, the standard edition uses the new Symfony 3 file structure.