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'Surveillance Capitalism'
Monday · January 21, 2019 · 06:35:31 AM
Destry wrote #316211: Thanks. Looks interesting. He’s got a spot in Verso, which I guess is where you discovered him? He is part of the art scene we are in, and a friend. The book, among other things...

latest modified article
Monday · January 21, 2019 · 01:47:39 AM
Yep!!! that was it. I was pulling my hair out as it was such a simple thing to do but I just could not see it. Thanks again Julian.

WebFaction joins GoDaddy
Sunday · January 20, 2019 · 11:50:30 PM
gaekwad wrote #316148: I say this as someone who rolls my own hosting for my own projects, and recommends proper hosting companies for my clients: look at Hetzner and see if they’re right for you. I ha...

RSS image via Custom field?
Sunday · January 20, 2019 · 12:56:12 PM
There are some RSS-specific headers that are difficult to construct via txp tags. You actually can inject additional markup into the standard txp RSS feed. Install this tiny plugin: # Name: etc_rss v0.1 # Typ...

Simplr Theme
Sunday · January 20, 2019 · 06:03:20 AM

Saturday · January 19, 2019 · 03:10:08 PM
A second question: in the vote_title-field I wish to use the questionmarks "title". But it outputting with \"title\" How I can use the "title" without the backslash \?

Server migration - status, discussion
Saturday · January 19, 2019 · 10:43:14 AM
Or a newer version of QuarkXPress that runs on recent OSes. Depends how critical it is to your business I suppose.

smd_tags: unlimited article, image, file and link taxonomy
Thursday · January 17, 2019 · 07:05:06 AM
Vienuolis wrote #316163: Could you point me please to some examples of public websites with live smd_tags? A search for smd_tags in the “showcase your site” of this forum returns quite a few r...

Showcase: Bollywoodfilmi.com
Tuesday · January 15, 2019 · 02:22:15 PM
Destry wrote #316139: Haha… Bam! That’s even better. Still does anyone change that location these days? That used to be a thing years ago. Unless you go for the multi-site option, other method...

Strange behaviour with the section_list
Tuesday · January 15, 2019 · 04:56:08 AM
Glad you got it working :-) Re: language interfaces. You’re right, of course, that’s suboptimal, however in my view – unless you’re specifically designing a multi-language site – ...

how to calculate custom_fields of articles
Monday · January 14, 2019 · 05:55:14 PM
Good call, colak, thanks. I made it even more explicit by enclosing the example in a <txp:if_individual_article> container, and also added the 4.7.0 genealogy section. That needs to be done for all the si...

[SOLVED] "Form can't be submitted" error, again
Monday · January 14, 2019 · 11:14:44 AM
Found it. It was indeed a firewall issue – I had turned on/off Configserver firewall. But not Modsecurity. Modsecurity was flagging it as a bad process. Whitelist that process and all is well.

Quote does not work
Monday · January 14, 2019 · 10:24:02 AM
philwareham wrote #316119: This issue should be fixed now. Thanks for the reports. Indeed:) (FF 64, Mac)...

[SOLVED] "Form can't be submitted" error when trying to embed media
Monday · January 14, 2019 · 09:18:09 AM
towndock, I’ve opened a new topic with your posts because your issue is not [SOLVED] yet, like the old topic stated, and you also don’t have a problem with embedded media, as I saw in your txt file.

Nested categories
Sunday · January 13, 2019 · 11:59:38 AM
Yes, that’s what I would expect: going to depth 5 and then flaten the remaining children, as with children="1" at level 0. The idea is to be able to output a category tree without nesting multiple categor...


This is 4.7.2
Thursday · December 20, 2018 · 08:07:02 AM
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HISTORY and version numbers for 4.7.2
Thursday · December 20, 2018 · 08:01:33 AM
HISTORY and version numbers for 4.7.2...

Latest help items
Thursday · December 20, 2018 · 05:52:36 AM
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Latest Italian pophelp work
Thursday · December 20, 2018 · 04:10:09 AM
Latest Italian pophelp work Thanks Giampiero Mellea, via Crowdin.

Latest Ukranian translations
Thursday · December 20, 2018 · 04:00:13 AM
Latest Ukranian translations Thanks to makss, via Crowdin.

Italian pophelp amends
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 12:52:18 PM
Italian pophelp amends...

Latest translations
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 12:14:21 PM
Latest translations...

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Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 11:14:35 AM
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Curly quotes
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 11:06:22 AM
Curly quotes...

Czech inline help amends
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 11:02:18 AM
Czech inline help amends...

Partial Italian inline help translation
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 11:02:03 AM
Partial Italian inline help translation Thanks Giampiero Mellea, via Crowdin.

Latest Thai and Vietnamese translations
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 08:50:03 AM
Latest Thai and Vietnamese translations...

Latest Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian translations
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 08:27:55 AM
Latest Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian translations...

Latest Indonesian and Korean translations
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 07:28:23 AM
Latest Indonesian and Korean translations...

Latest Estonian, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 07:08:54 AM
Latest Estonian, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian...

Latest Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan and Danish translations
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 06:13:17 AM
Latest Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan and Danish translations...

Latest Estonian, Finnish, Polish, Slovak translations
Wednesday · December 19, 2018 · 05:17:31 AM
Latest Estonian, Finnish, Polish, Slovak translations...

Update README.md
Tuesday · December 18, 2018 · 05:41:42 PM
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Adopt orphaned plugins
Friday · August 10, 2018 · 10:06:05 AM
Please help us keep Textpattern Resources current and as useful as possible by repairing links or helping to adopt orphaned plugins.

Monday · March 6, 2017 · 12:34:14 AM
In its simplest form, <txp:etc_search /> acts like the built-in Textpattern search, digging articles’ title and body. But it adds a bit of logic without recurring to match="all" or match="any" attri...

Sunday · March 5, 2017 · 05:15:37 AM
wet_plugout is a plugin for Textpattern which allows the site administrator to disable all active plugins with one click of a button and re-enable the previously active set later on. This procedure is probably ...

Friday · March 3, 2017 · 01:58:45 AM
Textpattern plugin builds links to articles, images, sections and categories. wet_link is largely based on Alex Shiels’ zem_link and can be used as a drop-in replacement for that.

Sunday · February 12, 2017 · 09:19:36 AM
With this small Textpattern CMS plugin you can assign an article in another articles custom field for a cross-reference. You can select the articles by an dropdown of article titles.


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Textpattern CMS 4.7.2 released [3]
Thursday · December 20, 2018 · 08:27:37 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.7.2.

Textpattern CMS 4.7.1 released [3]
Tuesday · June 26, 2018 · 04:46:09 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.7.1.

Textpattern CMS 4.7.0 released: theme support as standard [9]
Tuesday · May 15, 2018 · 08:05:55 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.7.0.

Textpattern CMS 4.7.0 Release Candidate 1 released [3]
Thursday · May 10, 2018 · 09:26:02 AM
We are pleased to announce the first (only?) Release Candidate of Textpattern CMS 4.7.

Textpattern CMS 4.7.0 beta 3 released
Friday · April 6, 2018 · 11:53:53 AM
We are pleased to announce the third beta release of Textpattern CMS 4.7.

Textpattern CMS 4.7.0 beta 2 released [2]
Thursday · March 22, 2018 · 05:01:30 AM
We are pleased to announce the second beta release of Textpattern CMS 4.7.


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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...

Checks and balances
Thursday · September 6, 2012 · 07:28:09 AM
We bring you an uncharacteristic issue this time; a few articles now, and a couple more later. Most articles this issue are written by the Editor-in-Chief. But don’t let that scare you off, Issue 3 is a s...

Divining David DeSandro
Thursday · September 6, 2012 · 07:26:25 AM
David DeSandro is the kind of person Textpattern often draws to its community; people who are talented, genuine and friendly, and who like to create things from the canvas up. He’s also the kind of person...

How to create a Textpattern plugin
Thursday · September 6, 2012 · 07:25:29 AM
Love it or hate it, PHP is part of the core fabric of the web, driving blogs, services and corporate sites of all sizes. Textpattern is no exception. The CMS core code is deliberately kept as light and airy as ...

The folly and promise of theoretical (re)designs
Thursday · September 6, 2012 · 07:25:02 AM
In early August, the Lithuanian design agency, New!, published a theoretical redesign of Wikipedia, The Wikipedia Redefined. Thanks to popular media like .net bringing attention to it, news of the project quick...

Step by measured step
Thursday · May 31, 2012 · 05:50:30 AM
This issue of TXP Magazine delivers more exciting firsts. Ralitza brings us the first Site Watch article, profiling 24 Ways and the key fellow behind it, Drew McLellan. Kevin delivers the first full-length tuto...

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Wisconsin Music
Friday · October 14, 2016 · 05:44:37 PM
100% hand coded by me from the ground up using bare bones HTML 5 and CSS.Responsive SVG logo Custom compact web font for the icons Background video Subtle parallax effects sprinkled throughout...

Friday · October 14, 2016 · 05:30:13 PM
The Largest uPVC windows manufacturer in Belarus.

Sogrape Evaton Inc.
Wednesday · December 23, 2015 · 11:58:48 AM
Producer of strong brands, such as Mateus Rosé, Gazela, Sandeman and Casa Ferreirinha, Sogrape Vinhos is present in the main winegrowing regions of Portugal and takes its wines to more than 120 markets.

Saturday · November 21, 2015 · 02:10:07 PM
Healer, Acupuncture, American Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Wellness...

Guest house Na Kopečku
Friday · November 20, 2015 · 06:36:32 AM
Pages of a small family guest house situated in the north-eastern of Czech republic. Multilingual website, responsive design.

SON Gliwice
Saturday · November 7, 2015 · 12:50:13 PM
“SON” is a non profit organization uniting disabled people, members of their families and volunteers in the Polish town Gliwice.

Wednesday · November 4, 2015 · 03:00:43 AM

Wednesday · October 21, 2015 · 07:37:24 AM
Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country’s largest independ...

Drake Homes
Wednesday · October 21, 2015 · 07:30:42 AM
For over 30 years Drake Homes has been providing residential lettings with two-tier management services to landlords with Plymouth property.

Wednesday · October 21, 2015 · 07:03:45 AM
AS WERMO is a furniture industry enterprise located in Estonia in the city of Võru, with history dating back to 1947.

Northern Rivers Business Magazine
Wednesday · October 21, 2015 · 06:48:46 AM
Northern Rivers Business Magazine bring all the latest business news & events from Northern NSW.

Z Jamnikowa
Monday · October 5, 2015 · 05:44:25 PM
Family owned kennel in Poland breeding standard shorthaired dachshunds since 1994. Registered with FCI and Związek Kynologiczny w Polsce.

The Hom
Friday · September 25, 2015 · 08:03:39 AM
Bringing you the next generation of indoor and outdoor furniture to consumers everywhere, offering beautiful, exciting, and stylish pieces that are comfortable for any décor and any budget. As a customer...

Jessica Rousseau
Saturday · September 19, 2015 · 02:19:47 PM
Belgian Hat Designer in Bruxelles. Original creations, transformations, appointments only.

Alexipharmaque éditions
Friday · September 18, 2015 · 08:22:31 AM
Official website of the French editor. Discover our catalogue: printed books and eBooks.


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Embed audio files using native tags
Friday · December 28, 2018 · 02:09:27 PM
The code creates a container for audio-files which can then be embedded in the articles using short-tags.

Outputting an .ics calendar file from a Textpattern article
Tuesday · November 14, 2017 · 10:16:36 PM
Have you ever wanted your site’s visitors to be able to download the date of an event(s) to their computer’s calendar? This tip shows you how to provide a downloadable .ics files for calendar apps f...

Pick the right video embedding plugin
Tuesday · January 17, 2017 · 08:16:54 PM
A helpful comparison of the current video and media playing plugins for Textpattern from Nicolas Morand.

Allow website users to set defined variable values
Sunday · May 29, 2016 · 07:48:59 AM
Nicolas Morand shares his plugin features that allow website users to select and sort articles on the front end.

Creating a custom bookmarklet to grow your link collection
Wednesday · July 22, 2015 · 08:11:38 PM
Looking to create your own link bookmarklet system? Marc Carson shows us how to do it!

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Dean Allen, R.I.P.
Monday · January 22, 2018 · 09:05:07 AM
Dean Allen, the father of Textpattern, has passed away.

Thursday · August 17, 2017 · 09:24:12 AM
The home page of my favorite CMS has a new look.

Heigh-io, Heigh-io
Thursday · March 16, 2017 · 09:02:25 AM
It’s off to work we go!

TXP Boat
Tuesday · December 6, 2016 · 08:49:38 AM
Spending the holidays on a houseboat in Key Largo.

TXP Active
Friday · November 18, 2016 · 10:11:05 AM
A flurry of activity of late.

Shock and Awe
Saturday · November 12, 2016 · 08:43:14 AM
Recovering from the shock of this year’s election.

Thursday · November 3, 2016 · 08:48:42 AM
A new top level domain enters the TXP family.

Stardate 10923.65
Friday · October 28, 2016 · 05:10:55 AM
A chance to share old memories.

The default form
Tuesday · October 25, 2016 · 03:35:14 AM
Every single time you go to the forms panel, there’s the default form.

Hosting WordPress
Monday · October 24, 2016 · 06:39:51 AM
Why hosting WordPress sucks.


Tuesday · August 25, 2015 · 11:03:44 AM
An alternative way into Textpattern using Bootstrap to provide useful themes, an updated TXP design gallery (We Love TXP), up-to-date TXP Planet news and handy TXP Tags site.

Install Textpattern 4.5
Sunday · September 2, 2012 · 12:04:48 PM
Installing and using Textpattern 4.5 has become even more pleasurable, almost to the point of luxury! The TXP values of simplicity, flexibility, ease of use and lightweight power are stronger than ever in this ...

One Breath
Monday · June 4, 2012 · 11:55:33 AM
The only website I know where all articles are about the breath. If you are not interested in this breath you should be. I do not say that from ego. I state a fact that, if you follow it up, will lead to a life...

Harry Seidler & Associates
Monday · November 14, 2011 · 07:20:52 PM
Designed by Gary Venter (also an architect) this showcase of a leading world architect is quite simply stunning.


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