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eZ Platform v2.2.0

Version number: v2.2.0

Release date: June 29, 2018

Release type: Fast Track

Notable changes

Page Builder

This version introduces the Page Builder which replaces the Landing Page editor from earlier versions.

Page Builder


The Page Builder does not offer all blocks that Landing Page editor did. The removed blocks include Schedule and Form blocks. They will be included again in a future release.

The Places Page Builder block has been removed from the clean installation and will only be available in the demo out of the box. If you had been using this block in your site, re-apply its configuration based on the demo.

Modifying the Page Content Type

You can edit the new Page Content Type by adding Fields, as well as create new Content Types with the Page Field Type.

Editing Fields in Page Builder

Page block design

In the Page block config you can now specify the CSS class with its own style for the specific block:

Setting the styling in Block configuration

Updating to 2.2

Refer to Updating eZ Platform for a database update script.

To update to 2.2 with existing Content you will need a dedicated script for converting the Landing Page into the new Page.


Bookmark service allows you to create bookmarks for Locations by selecting a star located next to the Content Type name as shown in the screenshot below. Each Location can only be bookmarked once, multiple bookmarks on one Location will cause an error.


You can find the list of all bookmarks in Browse content section. There, you can manage bookmarks by deleting them or by checking if specific Location has been bookmarked.

Image placeholders

Placeholder generator enables you to replace any missing image with downloaded or generated image placeholder. It can be used when you are working on an existing database and you are not able to download uploaded images to your local development environment because of their large size.

Placeholder GenericProvider

Standard design

eZ Platform now comes with two designs using the design engine: standard for content view and admin for the Back Office. See default designs for more information.


If you encounter problems during upgrading, disable the override by setting ez_platform_standard_design.override_kernel_templates to false.

Previewing User and User Group permissions

When viewing User or User Group Content items you can now preview what permissions are assigned to them.

Preview of permissions assigned to a User

You can also select which Content Types are treated the same way as User of User Group for these purposes.

Change from UTF8 to UTF8MB4

Database charset is changed from UTF8 to UTF8MB4, in order to support 4-byte characters.


To cover this change when upgrading, follow the instructions in the update guide.

URL generation pattern

You can now select the pattern that will be used to generate URL patterns.

See URL alias patterns for more information about the available settings.

Default URL generation pattern

The default URL generation pattern changes from urlalias to urlalias_lowercase. This change will only apply to new Content. Pay attention to the new url_alias.slug_converter.transformation setting in the meta-repository when updating your installation.

Choosing installation types

Installation types used with the ezplatform:install command are now more consistent:

  • ezplatform-clean
  • ezplatform-demo
  • ezplatform-ee-clean
  • ezplatform-ee-demo

You can also use the new composer ezplatform-install command which automatically chooses a correct installation type for the given meta-repository.

API changes


Notification Bundle is now moved into CoreBundle of EzPublishKernel. This allows whole community to get access to eZ notification system.


New Bookmark service had been added. Bookmark operations are now available via the REST API.

Simplified use of Content and languages in API

This release introduces a few notable simplifications to API use. Here are some highlights:

Full list of new features, improvements and bug fixes since v2.1.0

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List of changes for final of eZ Platform v2.2.0 on Github List of changes for final for eZ Platform Enterprise Edition v2.2.0 on Github
List of changes for rc1 of eZ Platform v2.2.0 on Github List of changes for rc1 for eZ Platform Enterprise Edition v2.2.0 on Github
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Installation guide

Technical requirements