Migrate Flexform to TCA

Are you exhausted from outdated Flexform-based content elements? T3Planet's team can effortlessly transition your Flexform elements (such as DCE/Flux) to TCA elements (like Mask) leveraging our decade-long expertise in TYPO3.

Given the numerous limitations of Flexform, it is crucial to shift towards contemporary and officially promoted TCA-based technologies to support future TYPO3 versions. Explore this service further, including the rationale, approach, and pricing plans.

TYPO3 Flexform to TCA Services

What is the Flexform-based TYPO3 content element?

TYPO3 core has many ways to create custom content elements (like Sliders, Accordion, etc.). TYPO3 Flexform is an old technology method for producing flexible content elements. Flexforms store data within an XML structure inside a single DB column. Read more!

The most popular TYPO3 extensions were available for years, like the DCE TYPO3 extension and FluidTYPO3 Flux TYPO3 extension, which feels like heaven for TYPO3 integrators and developers.

What is the TCA-based TYPO3 content element?

The modern and best approach to creating custom content elements is using “TCA-based” technology. The whole TYPO3 core is built using TCA. TCA’s data is stored in the tt_content database table. 

The incredible TYPO3 community has a drag-n-drop TCA-based Mask TYPO3 extension.

Why Migration from Flexform to TCA?

Examine the reasons for shifting from obsolete Flexform to modern TCA-based technologies to grasp their benefits.

Alignment with TYPO3 core APIs

Over the years, TYPO3 core has increasingly emphasized TCA-based data and content handling with tt_content fields.

Improved Speed and Performance

Flexform, stored in one field with XML format, leads to performance issues, while TCA serves as a solution.

Compatibility with TYPO3 Extensions

Several TYPO3 extensions have been created and are backed by TCA, lacking support for Flexform.

Well Extend TYPO3 Core & Extensions

TCA-based technologies effectively enhance functionalities in TYPO3 core and third-party TYPO3 extensions.

Facilitates Easy and Faster development

Migrating to TCA allows for seamless and efficient development of new elements, e.g., using EXT:mask.

Reduction in Maintenance Cost

TCA-based content elements are easy to maintain since the TYPO3 core remains unchanged in that context.

Compatibility with TYPO3 Versions

Flexform often faces deprecation and breaking changes, and some Flexform-based extensions drop support, making TCA a more future-proof choice.

Heaven for your TYPO3 Integrators

Creates a more favorable environment for your TYPO3 team, enhancing their experience in working on existing and new element creation.

Why Trust Us for this Service?

Team T3Planet is one of the member & active contributor to the TYPO3 community and projects. With our TYPO3 core know-how, our team understands the architecture of migration between Flexform and TCA core well.

Why Team T3Planet?

Why Team T3Planet?

Competitive & Reliable Cost

Our TYPO3 Flexform to TCA migration pricing is competitive, delivering value for your investment, and it's reliably structured with no hidden fees.

30 Days Free Support

After the migration service, we offer complimentary 30-days post-migration support and assistance for addressing any problems or fixing bugs.

Money Back Guarantee!

If you believe that buying a product was not the right decision, we want to make things right with our 100% money-back guarantee within 30 days of purchase.

We're TYPO3 Certified

We've been in love with TYPO3 for a decade and won the TYPO3 award at Berlin in 2018! Plus TYPO3 services at T3Planet are managed by certified TYPO3 developers.

Our Approach to Migrate TYPO3 Flexform to TCA

Our team meticulously devised and adhered to technical procedures to seamlessly transition from Flexform to TCA. Examine the following six steps.

Step - 01

Analysis of Architecture

You’ll need to provide access to your TYPO3 instance. We’ll do a technical analysis of your developed Flexform-based TYPO3 templates & elements.

Step - 02

Create New TCA Structure

We’ll create a replica structure of Flexform with TCA-based forms. We will make sure to create same fields name for easy content migration.

Step - 03

Content Auto-Migration

Using our fantastic extension, We’ll run the auto-migration wizard to migrate data, content and records (tt_content database table & fields).

Step - 04

Re-form Fluid Template

Our TYPO3 integrators will make the required changes to all Fluid templates with created TYPO3 custom elements.

Step - 05

QA Testing

The QA team will make sure to test-drive by comparing 1:1. We will be responsible to test-drive backend and frontend elements.

Step - 06

Delivery & Deployment

After your approvoal, We’ll take care to deliver & deploy to the staging/production server with minimum downtime.

Wait. Why Do We Recommend Mask?

  • Verified TYPO3 Extension
  • Guaranteed on Quality and Reliability (by TYPO3.com)
  • Checked by TYPO3 Core People
  • Powered by Thousands of TYPO3 Instances
  • Compatible with Future TYPO3 Versions
  • Hopefully, Migration with the TYPO3 Structured Content Initiative (EXT:content_blocks)

DCE to Mask Extension

Two legendary TYPO3 extensions, EXT:dce and EXT:mask. The easiest and fastest way to migrate from Flexform (DCE) to TCA (Mask).
 

  • DCE Elements Migration to Mask
  • Free Analysis of Architecture
  • Install & Configure Mask Extension
  • Mask Elements Creation
  • Content Migration from DCE to Mask
  • Fluid Mask Template Setup
  • Includes Deliver & Deployment
  • 1:1 QS Testing

PRICING

€199

What's Included in 5 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€399

What's Included in 10 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€749

What's Included in 20 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€1449

What's Included in 40 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Was ist im Brauch-Paket inbegriffen?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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DCE to TCA Core

If you don’t like EXT:mask, consider the most popular Flexform-based TYPO3 extension migration from EXT:dce to TCA TYPO3 core way.
 

  • DCE Elements Migration to TCA core
  • Free Analysis of Architecture
  • TCA Core Elements Creation
  • Content Migration from DCE to TCA core
  • Fluid Template Setup
  • Includes Deliver & Deployment
  • 1:1 QS Testing

PRICING

€199

What's Included in 5 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 5 elements Pack

€399

What's Included in 10 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€749

What's Included in 20 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€1449

What's Included in 40 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Was ist im Brauch-Paket inbegriffen?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Flux to Mask

Flux (Powered for FluidTYPO3) is widely used to create Flexform-based TYPO3 content elements. Let’s migrate it to modern EXT:mask.

  • Flux Elements Migration to Mask
  • Free Analysis of Architecture
  • Install & Configure Mask Extension
  • Mask Elements Creation
  • Content Migration from Flux to Mask
  • Fluid Mask Template Setup
  • Includes Deliver & Deployment
  • 1:1 QS Testing

PRICING

€299

What's Included in 5 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 5 elements Pack

€599

What's Included in 10 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 10 elements Pack

€1149

What's Included in 20 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€2149

What's Included in 40 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Was ist im Brauch-Paket inbegriffen?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Flux to TCA Core

If you don’t like EXT:mask, consider EXT:flux (Powered for FluidTYPO3) to TCA TYPO3 core way.
 

  • Flux Elements Migration to TCA core
  • Free Analysis of Architecture
  • TCA Core Elements Creation
  • Content Migration from Flux to TCA core
  • Fluid Template Setup
  • Includes Deliver & Deployment
  • 1:1 QS Testing

PRICING

€299

What's Included in 5 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 5 elements Pack

€599

What's Included in 10 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 10 elements Pack

€1149

What's Included in 20 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€2149

What's Included in 40 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Was ist im Brauch-Paket inbegriffen?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Flexform Core to Mask

Do you have a custom element without any Flexform-based TYPO3 extensions? No problem, we can help you to migrate them to EXT:mask. 

  • Elements Migration to Mask
  • Free Analysis of Architecture
  • Install & Configure Mask Extension
  • Mask Elements Creation
  • Content Migration from to Mask
  • Fluid Mask Template Setup
  • Includes Deliver & Deployment
  • 1:1 QS Testing

PRICING

€349

What's Included in 5 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 5 elements Pack

€699

What's Included in 10 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€1349

What's Included in 20 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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€2499

What's Included in 40 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Was ist im Brauch-Paket inbegriffen?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
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Flexform Core to TCA Core

If you don’t like EXT:mask, Let’s migrate from TYPO3 core to core – Flexform to TCA. We will be happy to do it, too.
 

  • Elements Migration to TCA core
  • Free Analysis of Architecture
  • TCA Core Elements Creation
  • Content Migration from to TCA core
  • Fluid Template Setup
  • Includes Deliver & Deployment
  • 1:1 QS Testing

PRICING

€349

What's Included in 5 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 5 elements Pack

€699

What's Included in 10 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 10 elements Pack

€1349

What's Included in 20 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 20 elements Pack

€2499

What's Included in 40 elements Pack?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Buy 40 elements Pack

kaufen

Was ist im Brauch-Paket inbegriffen?

  • 2 Tage Reaktionszeit*
  • Projektmanager inbegriffen
  • Standard-Support
  • 25 Tage Support-Zeitraum
Brauch-Paket kaufen

What Customers Says

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Paul Mehler

Paul Mehler

The TYPO3 content element migration seemed like a tedious task, but T3Planet's team made it look easy. They analyzed our architecture, created a seamless TCA structure, and migrated our content effortlessly. The result? A TYPO3 website that's faster and more efficient than ever before.

Andreas Neudorf

Andreas Neudorf

As TYPO3 enthusiasts, we were determined to migrate to TCA for our content elements. T3Planet's services came highly recommended, and they didn't disappoint. Their attention to detail and commitment to delivering on time made the migration a seamless experience. Our TYPO3 website is now future-proof!

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We were concerned about compatibility with our existing TYPO3 extensions, but T3Planet assured us that their migration process would handle everything. True to their word, our website is compatible and easier to manage. Thank you, T3Planet, for your expertise and support!

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We were hesitant about the migration at first, but the T3Planet team made the process painless. Our website now runs noticeably faster, and we're confident it's future-proofed for TYPO3 updates.

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Flexform is very technical and well-known by the TYPO3 integrators. It’s one of the oldest TYPO3 technologies to create custom elements. Flexform contains an XML format structure which contains content and stores to TYPO3’s tt_content table. Here is an example of XML structure.

Here are the most important advantages of migrating from Flexform to TCA (e.g., DCE to Mask).

  • 1. Closer to the TYPO3 core APIs
  • 2. Better speed and performance
  • 3. Compatible of 3rd party TYPO3 extensions
  • 4. Well extend TYPO3 core & extensions
  • 5. Easy & faster development
  • 6. Reduce support & maintenance costs
  • 7. Compatible with future TYPO3 versions
     

Yes, whenever you plan to switch to TCA-based custom content elements, you should consider migrating all your created Flexform content elements.

Well, technically both are the same thing because EXT:mask is developed using TYPO3 core.  The mask extension is one of the popular custom elements creating the TYPO3 extension. Mask TYPO3 extension provides a flexible drag-n-drop GUI based backend module to easily create custom TYPO3 content elements.

Yes, you should have technical expertise to migrate Flexform to TCA because technically there are so many tasks. If you don’t have too much experience then you should consider making this happen by a good TYPO3 agency service provider.

The answer is simple because the TYPO3 core is developed based on TCA. So it will give us a guarantee to support future TYPO3 versions.

During the migration process e.g., EXT:dce to EXT:mask. The frontend fluid needs to be changed like TYPO3 fluid’s object name will change.

Automatic data migration is the biggest challenge while migrating Flexform to TCA. In Flexform everything is stored in XML format (in tt_content table). We have created our own custom TYPO3 extension to migrate XML format to tt_content’s columns.

Yes, you can migrate your custom created TYPO3 content elements from Flexform core to TCA core. Basically EXT:dce and EXT:flux is created using Flexform core, so it should be fine.

The estimation depends on the project's size. Take a look at above our pricing plan section, the time required to complete migration is based on the number of content elements.

Yes, based on your architecture of Flexform TYPO3 content elements, we have different pricing models. Examples to migrate from DCE to Mask have less cost compared to DCE to TCA core.

Of course, It would be our responsibility to deliver & deploy, as well as we are giving 30 days free support after the migration.

Yes, the migration from Flexform to TCA does not concern any TYPO3 versions. But we highly recommend upgrading your TYPO3 core to the latest version.

No! We will take care to migrate all Flexform content elements to TCA. Our QS team will make sure about 1:1 testing of your old and new migrated site’s content elements.

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