Solr for TYPO3 - our Roadmap

The development of Apache Solr for TYPO3 started in January 2009. A limited version of the extension was released in the TYPO3 Extension Repository during the International TYPO3 Conference T3CON09 in Frankfurt.

We continue to develop this extension thru the continued financial support of our sponsors. Join our EAP (early access program) by contacting us.

You can find all releases also on GITHUB:

Current Version


This release is a bugfix only release. The release contains the following bugfixes:

  • Adjust version matrix
  • Add typecast for page id during indexing since this produces errors on some systems


Upcoming Versions

Next releases:

  • Q2 2020
    EXT:solr 11.0 - Focus: TYPO3 10 LTS integration

All dates under the condition of achieved financial funding.
Please contact us if you want to join or prolong your funding partnership.

Previous Versions


The major new feature of EXT:solr 10 is the support of the TYPO3 site handling. You can now configure the Apache Solr connections along with your TYPO3 site. EXT:solr 10 ships Apache Solr 8.2.


This release is a bugfix only release. The release contains the following bugfixes:

  • Indexing from backend with errors leads to wrong value in $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']
  • Use domain from Site object instead of always first domain record
  • Fix composer deprecation message



This release is a bugfix only release. The release contains the following bugfixes:

  • Split patterns into matchPatterns and unmatchPatterns.
  • Deprecated method getPath called in default template
  • A new created page is not added to the queue in TYPO3 9 LTS
  • Restrict used solarium version to 4.2.x



The focus of the 9.0 release was the integration of the solarium PHP API and the new Apache Solr Version 7.6.0. You can read more about that release in the blogpost.


The focus of the 8.0 release was the improvement of the user experience in the frontend and the backend.

We've changed our default partials to support bootstrap.css and ship a new autosuggest. You can find more information in the blogpost.


This release is a bugfix only release. It contains all patches from 7.0.2 + the update to Apache Solr 6.6.2.
If you are using 8 LTS you should update to 7.5.0 when possible.


This release is a bugfix only release. It contains all patches from 6.1.3 + the update to Apache Solr 6.6.2. This release is for everyone who needs to stay on TYPO3 7 LTS or can not update to 7.x.


This release is a bugfix only release. The release contains the following bugfixes:

  • Fix sorting counts in statistics module
  • Make plugin.tx_solr_PiSearch_Search available again
  • Add default typoscript view configuration
  • Wrong parameter value for grouping fields
  • Enable escaping in TranslateViewHelper and AbstractWidgetViewHelper


This release is a bugfix only release.

  • Html tag of pagination is rendered in output


New in this release
FLUID Templating

One and a half years ago we started to implement FLUID templating for EXT:solr. This project was initially started as the addon solrfluid. Solrfuid was only available for our partners.

With EXT:solr 7.0.0 the new templating is the default templating in EXT:solr. A lot of code was added and several old stuff was removed. Since some things are conceptional different in FLUID and you also have a lot of possibilities we also dropped some parts, that can be build with fluid itself or do not make sence to do them before rendering the result in the view.


  • TYPO3 8 LTS support
  • PHP 7.1 ready
  • Performance improvements


More details in the blog post.


  • Support the latest Apache Solr version (Apache Solr 6.x)

More details: Release Blogpost


  • Implement features / bugfixs from the codesprint
  • Support of document variants (fieldCollapsing)
  • Backend statistics moduleIssuetracker cleanup
  • Planned release date: End of Q3 / 2016

More details: See out blog post for details.


  • Dropping the support of TYPO3 6.2 LTS and use replacements for deprecations from 7.6 LTS

Planned release date: End of Q1 / 2016


2015-12-02 - Support of TYPO3 7.6 LTS and 6.2LTS, Apache Solr 4.10, manage stopwords in the backend, complete codebase with PHP-namespaces, test coverage with travis-ci, removed support for TYPO3 4.5LTS
See out blog post for details.


2014-07-04 - Apache Solr Server 4.8, TYPO3 CMS 6.2 Support, improved Backend-Module with Synonyms Editing. See our blog post for details.

Can be installed thru the TYPO3 Extension Repository (TER)


2012-11-28 - ApacheSolr Server 3.6 incl. Workspaces Support, Start- Stoptime Support,  Hierarchical Facets, Last Searches, Frequent Searches, Result Score Analyzer, Improved BE module and 100 additional Changes


2012-03-28 - Maintenance release, bugfixes and small features


2012-02-23 - TYPO3 CMS 4.5 or newer required, Index Queue, Garbage Collection, Apache Solr 3.5 Support, Multi-Core by Default, Removed Frontend Indexer


2011-02-22 – Index Queue added for easy indexing of pages and extension data


2010-06-23 - Second public release including auto suggest, great dynamic fields support, bugfixes


2009-09-15 – First public release "Acts like Indexed Search"