DD4T on SDL Tridion 2011 GA

If you’re using SDL Tridion 2011 GA and you want to use DD4T, here’s how to do it!

The standard DD4T template installer (see https://github.com/dd4t/DD4T.TridionTemplates/releases) works on the most recent versions of SDL Tridion (2013 GA, Tridion SP1 and Web 8). On the same page you can find a legacy installer. That sounds mighty grand, but what do we mean by ‘legacy’?

The aim of the DD4T community is to support all Tridion versions that SDL itself supports. Currently (until June 2016, that is) that includes the following versions:

  • SDL Web 8
  • SDL Tridion 2013 SP1
  • SDL Tridion 2013 GA (not sure if SDL supports this one, but DD4T does anyway)
  • SDL Tridion 2011 SP1

The regular installer supports 2013 GA and later. The Legacy installer only supports SDL Tridion 2011 SP1.

And of course, my current customer is still on Tridion 2011 GA. So I had to build them a custom version of the template installer. Functionally it is almost identical, it only lacks the (quite exotic) feature to determine per field if a link should be followed or not.

Not an official DD4T release, but still useful if you happen to be on this old, ‘legacy-legacy’ version. You can download the DD4T template installer for Tridion 2011 GA here