An important feature of trakked supports you in keeping your installation up to date. Learn everything you need to know about updates in the following chapter.

Contao follows the concept of semantic versioning for the version names. Thus, Contao has three different releases. The major release from version 4 to 5, the minor release from version 4.9 to 4.13 and the bugfix release from 4.13.10 to 4.13.11. The update function of trakked is only suitable for bugfix releases, because the other two require manual adjustments to the installation outside of trakked.

Update Contao Manager

trakked ensures that the Contao Manager is kept up-to-date and automatically updated overnight. This way, you always have the latest version and the additional effort of updating is eliminated.

As soon as a new version of the Contao Manager is released, you wait for one night and the next morning the Contao Manager is up to date again.

Prepare updates

To update your installation, the first step is to prepare the update. A test run of the update is carried out, and at the end all packages or package dependencies that will be updated in the event of a possible update are displayed. Afterwards you can decide whether you want to install the update or whether you would rather discard it and carry it out at a later date.

To update an installation to the latest version, switch to the "Updates" tab or press the "U" key. Click on "Prepare update" and treat yourself to a short coffee break while trakked makes the preparations for you.

The preparation is finished and hopefully you are back stronger from the short break. All packages of which there is a new version are displayed. If you wish, you can also display the package dependencies.

The multiple selection is also available for the update, click on the trakked logo for the desired installations and then on "Prepare update".

Install updates

After preparation, the update can be initiated via "Install update" in the "Updates" tab.

After the update has been installed, the Contao install tool must be opened and any database changes must be accepted. Finally, mark the installation as completed.

Update history

In order to keep your documentation up to date and to make it easier for you to prove to your customers that updates have been carried out, you can export the history of the updates.

To do this, open the desired installation in the detailed view and switch to "Updates". Here you click on the button "Update history" and then find an "arrow icon" at the top right to start the export. Once the data is prepared, you can choose between Excel and CSV format. The formats differ only in the separator, whereby "comma" is used for CSV and "semicolon" for Excel.

Disable update feature

If you update your installations via a deployment tool, you can deactivate the update function for the installation in the Configuration tab under "Advanced settings". After deactivation, the "Updates" tab is no longer displayed.


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