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eZ Publish (5.x)

eZ Publish 5.x | For eZ Platform & eZ Studio topics see Technical manual and User manual, for eZ Publish 4.x and Legacy topics see eZ Publish legacy

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eZ Publish Platform 5.4 LTS is our last 5.x enterprise release before we launched eZ Platform and eZ Studio end of 2015, based on the Platform parts that have been introduced and matured during the 5.x releases starting with 5.0 two years ago. 

5.4 being the last 5.x release is the recommended release to use for migrating to eZ Platform and eZ Studio. To make it the best release to use for this migration it is supported all the way until 2021 (see service life page for details).


As of 2017 support for "Legacy Bridge" with eZ Platform 1.x and 2.x was officially added, making statement above is not 100% accurate anymore. Most feature rich release to use for migration is now eZ Platform v2.5LTS + legacy bridge, it gives you:

  • Access to all latests features to accelerate and greatly simplify work on the new platform
  • Improved legacy bridge functionality with some new features added after this was extracted from 5.x
  • Is supported until end of 2022 (2.4LTS5LTS, the last eZ Platform release to support legacy bridged setup)

However as it requires PHP 7.1, if you intend to use legacy bridge and legacy during migration phase, 5.4 (eZ Publish Enterprise v5.4.7 and higher) and higher can be a good stepping stone for getting your legacy code to work properly on PHP7. And in case you haven't moved to bridged setup yet; will avoid any performance degradation thanks to PHP7 once you make the move.

For further info and tips see Legacy code and features and Considerations when running 5.4 on PHP7.


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5.4 Contributors