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by Carsten Merz

Current information about MetaModels from June

MetaModels News - June 2017


With the release of Contao 4.4 at the Contao conference, there were obviously discussions about MetaModels und Contao 4.

As reported in the may news, the plan is to develop MetaModels 3 using the features of Symfony and discard old “ballast”. But this means also a long development time.

There is agreement for this approach, but also the community asked for a faster solution to run MetaModels with Contao 4. The MM Team discussed this issue closely and tried to come up with a fast solution.

Therefore, we will develop a MetaModels 2.1 as an intermediate step which will work with Contao 4 (but not with Contao 3.5). The data base structure will be similar like MM 2.0. So a migration from 2.0 to 2.1 is possible with little effort.

The work is already in progress to estimate the (time) requirements. The development of the Version 2.1 will also build the foundation for Version 3.0.

For the implementation of MM 2.1, we started a fundraising campaign with a goal of 15,000 €. Depending on the progress of the fundraising, the implementation could start end of September/beginning of October 2017 and be finalized in November.

All fundraising money will be used for development immediately. Klick here for the status of the fundraising.


Additionally, there is another fundraising project: Manual file sorting in MM 2.0. With this feature, it is possible to sort files/images manually in the backend for frontend display. The feature is also available for multilingual selection and was tested with MM core a15 and DCG b39.

For this fundraising, the MM developers “donated” 1/3 of the total effort so that the remaining amount of the fundraising is now 3,245 €.

As soon as this amount is collected, the feature will be activated.

For all users, who would like to have this feature before the fundraising is completed, there are the following possibilities:

  • Donation of at least 10% of the remaining amount
  • An equivalent amount of work for the MetaModels-Project
  • An equivalent source code for a feature or bugfix

More information on the MM-Fundraising page


Donations for support and bugfixing MetaModels:

  • none


  • MetaModels 2.1 for Contao 4.4 more...
  • Manual file sorting incl. "translated file" more...


Documentation, Website, Videos

The MM-Website was updated to PHP7. At the Contao conference there was a presentation about MetaModels ("MetaModels - Booster für den Content"). PDF slides are available here

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