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Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 04:47:25 PM
Hmm. That should work, I think. You can also solve it by starting each line with a space...

Spammers creeping into computer address book
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 03:00:14 PM
I don’t know how these folks managed it: Today I found two addresses in my Mac’s Address book that were clearly spam and were not entered by me. I’d advice you to have a look at your own addre...

Switching from utf8 to utf8mb4. Please comment.
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 02:39:55 PM
See this issueAre there people who need to have the full UTF-8 character set (max 4 bytes per char) in TXP instead of the currently limited UTF-8 character set (max 3 bytes per char)? Would reducing anyone be ...

Content Strategy Forum
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 02:09:15 PM
Thanks, Mav. Excellent.

Ability to install plugins from Github
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 11:50:51 AM
Destry wrote #294392: The specific point, I think, was SE juice, as opposed to distribution, per se. So whether it’s on Github or your domain, it’s still not .com, and thus not helping SE rankin...


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Merge pull request #537 from vanmelick/php7
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 05:31:16 PM
Merge pull request #537 from vanmelick/php7 Use PHP5 constructors (instead of PHP4). Thanks Ruud...

Use PHP5 constructors (instead of PHP4)
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 12:38:04 PM
Use PHP5 constructors (instead of PHP4)...

Alpha order
Tuesday · August 25, 2015 · 01:11:15 PM
Alpha order...

Merge pull request #533 from vanmelick/issue29
Sunday · August 23, 2015 · 04:24:48 AM
Merge pull request #533 from vanmelick/issue29 update tagbuilder after changes in comments_form tags. Thanks Ruud.

update tabbuilder after changes in comments_form tags
Saturday · August 22, 2015 · 03:46:30 PM
update tabbuilder after changes in comments_form tags...

Saturday · August 22, 2015 · 02:20:53 AM


Robert Wetzlmayr - Lenzing, Austria

Stef Dawson - Coventry, United Kingdom

Phil Wareham - Farnham, United Kingdom

Ruud van Melick - Weert, Netherlands


Who is Donald Swain?
Monday · July 20, 2015 · 05:38:55 PM
Real or imaginary, art or fiction, the J. R. Hartley of Textpattern has graced websites for a decade. Would the real Donald Swain please stand up.

A new direction for TXP Magazine?
Wednesday · July 8, 2015 · 05:22:13 AM
Once upon a time, in a Twitter conversation far, far away, Robert Wetzlmayr (Textpattern’s lead developer) asked me what my exit plan was for when time came to depart as editor-in-chief of TXP Magazine. I...

Translating Textpattern: a call to the community
Monday · July 6, 2015 · 08:12:33 AM
Textpattern 4.6 is coming. It’s time for us to focus on language support and ensure translations are as accurate and comprehensive as possible.

Meta description, keyword and author amendments
Wednesday · June 24, 2015 · 06:10:56 PM
The <meta name="description"> HTML tag is still going strong, yet Textpattern needs a plugin or custom field to use it. Not any more.

Textpattern moves to Git and GitHub
Saturday · October 4, 2014 · 03:53:07 AM
We will switch from Subversion to Git as our SCM, and move Textpattern’s official repository to GitHub at the same time.


Twitter - Textpattern at Twitter.

Google+ - Google+ Textpattern community.

Pinboard - Bookmarks tagged Textpattern.

Textpattern Solutions - PHP-based content management made easy.


Monday · August 24, 2015 · 09:48:16 PM
Summary adi_article_tab is an enhancement to the standard Article Edit tab: display article ID article delete button...

Sunday · August 23, 2015 · 06:04:58 PM
Edit the robots.txt file at website’s root with this Textpattern plugin. After activating it a new extension tab is created, which can be accessed by any Textpattern user with Publisher privileges.

Tuesday · August 4, 2015 · 02:12:16 AM
adi_file_tab is an enhancement to the standard File edit tab: display file ID, file size, author, last modified timestamp, status, download link optionally replace filename upon upload replace from existi...

Monday · August 3, 2015 · 11:25:09 PM
Conditionally generate output depending on whether any of the enclosed tags generate content.

Saturday · July 18, 2015 · 06:11:08 AM
The download server is on summer vacancy, so I put it here. It’s a working beta, please share your feedback on the forum.


TXP:Tags - Template tags, the content components, the conditionals.

PHPCrossRef - Cross reference of Textpattern's Open Source code.

OpenHub - Public directory of free and open source software.


Creating a custom bookmarklet to grow your link collection
Wednesday · July 22, 2015 · 10:11:38 PM
Looking to create your own link bookmarklet system? Marc Carson shows us how to do it!

Shuffle a list
Tuesday · July 21, 2015 · 07:53:55 AM
Oleg helps a community user to output article images in random order rather than by article order.

Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern
Wednesday · July 8, 2015 · 09:16:14 AM
The first Summer Textpattern Developers fund raising event is now open!

Site links in SSL
Thursday · April 30, 2015 · 09:30:06 PM
Here’s a simple snippet to add to your config.php file that changes your site links to secure HTTPS using SSL.

Output of expired articles
Sunday · April 19, 2015 · 06:01:33 AM
Tweaking the display of your expired articles can be a bit of a chore, try these examples for some ideas.


TextBook was born in December of 2004, data steward Destry in charge.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions.

Wikipedia - Textpattern on Wikipedia.


To new Textpattern community members
Tuesday · May 28, 2013 · 03:03:49 PM
Textpattern wants you. Textpattern needs you. In return, you can become a star! All it takes is some time on your hands, a team spirit, and a passion to create great things. Reading this article will help too.

Event management in Textpattern
Tuesday · May 28, 2013 · 12:02:02 PM
Learn how to easily create calendars in Textpattern using smd_calendar, and use Textpattern functionality to manage event information in different ways. Very useful for clubs, churches, event companies and any ...

From the editor 4
Tuesday · May 28, 2013 · 10:36:40 AM
Issue 4 is another staggered issue. Articles will be posted as they roll in. We begin with a great one. Our esteemed colleague, Kevin Potts, dazzles you with a technical rouser on using the smd_calendar plugin.

Carla Lovato on Brazil, design, and Textpattern
Thursday · October 11, 2012 · 07:58:07 PM
Brazil has always been a must-go destination for me, even if for a week on the beaten tourist paths. But bikinis and carnival say nothing of the greater cultural experiences to be had by mixing into the big mel...

Dissecting HTML5 Boilerplate 4.0
Wednesday · October 10, 2012 · 03:05:34 PM
If you are looking for a perfect HTML5 template to kickstart your new project that should be fast, robust and cross-browser compatible, you do not have to look beyond the HTML5 Boilerplate. The world’s mo...


TXPQ - Textpattern CMS quality ... examples and discussion.

TXPTALK - For TXP enthusiasts from all over the world.


Tuesday · August 25, 2015 · 12:41:54 PM
The terminology formerly known as Forms.

The WeBlog
Monday · August 24, 2015 · 10:39:28 AM
The first article driven theme graces TXP:Themes, the long awaited standard Blog page.

Stardate 9716.03
Friday · August 21, 2015 · 03:00:00 AM
Week tres, the presence, the structures are in place.

How Googlebot sees this page
Wednesday · August 19, 2015 · 08:44:00 AM
My push for mobile-friendliness led me down a road, not because I felt like it, but because I had to.

Stardate 979.01
Friday · August 14, 2015 · 04:52:27 PM
Week dos farther down the road.


TXP Themes built upon the mobile-friendly Bootstrap framework. Copy/Paste the Page, Style and Forms from the footer of each theme.

TXP Defaults - Pages, Forms, Styles and default Preferences.


Plugins for Textpattern
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 03:32:58 PM
Making some cool plugins for Textpattern CMS since `07.

Content Strategy Forum
Thursday · August 27, 2015 · 12:12:09 PM
Content Strategy Forum (CSF) is an open community for people interested in content strategy, at whatever level or scale.

Adblock Plus
Tuesday · August 25, 2015 · 08:13:19 PM
Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware. Available for Android, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Saf...

The Juan Rosai Collection
Monday · August 24, 2015 · 06:41:26 AM
Historical Slide Seminars in Surgical Pathology.

TxStyle ยท Textile Documentation
Sunday · August 23, 2015 · 08:07:06 AM
The Textile Markup Reference for Textpattern...

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