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Theme export deletes css
Monday · February 24, 2020 · 03:34:22 PM
So maybe it’s that duplicated and exported themes must contain the css file in the database? I’m not getting any generated files on the server so css must be within txp to export/duplicate themes?

migrating 4.8
Monday · February 24, 2020 · 12:51:23 PM
Thanks Stef. I guess I’ll be finding out soon enough:)...

Dev news
Monday · February 24, 2020 · 08:14:30 AM
<txp:output_form form="slimbox.js" format="flat.script" /> This is working correctly. Many thanks!

Tales from the front line: an very-old-to-new Textpattern upgrade
Monday · February 24, 2020 · 02:38:46 AM
jakob wrote #321859: We also have some real champion plugin authors here who over the years have quite large collections of plugins. The flip side of being so prolific is the effort required to maintain them...

oui_instagram - Display Instagram user infos and recent images
Sunday · February 23, 2020 · 11:59:15 PM
Thanks both. - I have also posted to github. - I’ve looked at FB and scratched head, will go back in soon. - Current API has been extended to March 31st - Plan B is Smash Balloon’s standalone script...

Custom thumbnail output
Sunday · February 23, 2020 · 04:14:37 PM
Thanks, jakob. With the little tweak it works perfectly. :) Seems like I can reduce my frontpage by about 200 KB with webp (for some users). Not much, but I guess some folks on mobile and limited data will enj...

Trouble accessing archived files in public site
Saturday · February 22, 2020 · 10:12:26 AM
orgallery wrote #321845: I am a true novice in using this software. I inherited as part of my job but the site was built by others before me. You can do this, let’s see if this helps: open this link...

link_to_next/prev in latest 4.8beta+
Saturday · February 22, 2020 · 08:21:04 AM
singaz wrote #321851: In version 4.8, need <txp:prev_title />/<txp:next_title /> to change to <txp:title /> The documentation is misleading As far as I know, the docs have been changed bu...

Friday · February 21, 2020 · 01:00:49 PM
uli wrote #321836: Gil, this plugin has no help text at all, so maybe you missed it does have some tags. Thanks, I didn’t know about them, anyway since I personally do not use them then for me now ev...

Github what?
Thursday · February 20, 2020 · 08:41:23 AM
philwareham wrote #321817: I’d rather ‘current Microsoft’ bought it than Google or Facebook (or ‘old Microsoft’). This, in a nutshell. From Microsoft’s customer acquisit...

Stop Using Encrypted Email
Wednesday · February 19, 2020 · 08:06:25 PM
michaelkpate wrote #321815: The first e-mail was sent in 1971. SMTP was introduced in 1981. There is nothing about encryption in RFC5322, the current standard for e-mail from 2008. PGP Inc. was shutdown in 2...

Quickly generate a set of (test) articles
Wednesday · February 19, 2020 · 05:04:13 PM
Works great now, thank you.

Remove call for google fonts + creation of css.php
Wednesday · February 19, 2020 · 10:01:01 AM
blogling wrote #321804: Now your referenced path …/blog/themes/four-point-seven/pages folder … does not exist here: blog/themes is as far as I get and in there I find an htaccess. (Could there...

changes in PHP 7.4+
Wednesday · February 19, 2020 · 08:39:12 AM
gaekwad wrote #321785: The Image folder is ~594KB on disk, including the Laravel stuff Oh, not as bad as I thought. Thanks for tracking the issue. This looks like it might be pretty sweet.

Complex Pagination using Newer/Older with Shift
Tuesday · February 18, 2020 · 07:11:44 PM
This is what I came up with for Typerite – a bit convoluted but it seems to be working. <txp:variable name="lastpage" value='<txp:older shift="-1" link="" showalways="1"><txp:yield item="page...


This is 4.8.0-beta.3
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 10:26:08 AM
This is 4.8.0-beta.3 Includes checksums.

Plugins panel: only link author if URI given
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 10:12:42 AM
Plugins panel: only link author if URI given Also, don't double-declutch $name. It's already been through txpspecialchars().

Version numbers for 4.8.0-beta.3
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 08:52:01 AM
Version numbers for 4.8.0-beta.3...

Bump theme versions to 4.8.0-beta.3
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 07:53:51 AM
Bump theme versions to 4.8.0-beta.3...

Latest Croation translations
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 07:52:22 AM
Latest Croation translations Thanks to Željka Strejček, via Crowdin.

Simplified navigation CSS in public theme
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 06:42:38 AM
Simplified navigation CSS in public theme...

Missed an item in HISTORY
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 04:53:44 AM
Missed an item in HISTORY...

A little more HISTORY
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 04:17:11 AM
A little more HISTORY...

Writing history
Thursday · February 13, 2020 · 11:37:53 AM
Writing history...

Skip to content link in admin themes for accessibility
Thursday · February 13, 2020 · 11:05:58 AM
Skip to content link in admin themes for accessibility...

Add 'Go to content' link to default theme for better accessibility
Thursday · February 13, 2020 · 09:58:18 AM
Add 'Go to content' link to default theme for better accessibility...

Latest translations
Thursday · February 13, 2020 · 04:06:23 AM
Latest translations...

Latest translations
Wednesday · February 12, 2020 · 10:59:07 AM
Latest translations...

Add warning when accessing backend with JS disabled
Wednesday · February 12, 2020 · 10:47:56 AM
Add warning when accessing backend with JS disabled Fixes #1470...

Accessibility improvements
Wednesday · February 12, 2020 · 07:52:20 AM
Accessibility improvements...

Latest Hindi translations
Tuesday · February 11, 2020 · 05:49:42 AM
Latest Hindi translations...

Latest translations
Monday · February 10, 2020 · 04:38:32 AM
Latest translations...

Latest theme builds
Monday · February 10, 2020 · 04:38:04 AM
Latest theme builds...

Fix incorrect acronym tag in welcome article
Sunday · February 9, 2020 · 05:09:43 AM
Fix incorrect acronym tag in welcome article Thanks, colak.

Update taghandlers.php
Friday · February 7, 2020 · 07:42:11 AM
Update taghandlers.php...


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 4.8.0 beta 3 released
Friday · February 14, 2020 · 06:01:24 AM
We are pleased to announce the third beta release of Textpattern CMS 4.8.0.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.0 beta 2 released
Tuesday · January 28, 2020 · 03:13:09 AM
We are pleased to announce the second beta release of Textpattern CMS 4.8.0.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.0 beta released
Saturday · December 21, 2019 · 11:30:36 AM
We are pleased to announce a beta release of Textpattern CMS 4.8.0.

Security considerations and user privileges in Textpattern
Tuesday · October 1, 2019 · 07:28:58 AM
Before submitting a perceived security vulnerability or XSS exploit through our security email address, please review the items in this article that we do not consider to be weaknesses in Textpattern.

Incorrect Textpattern 4.7.3 checksums were listed on download page
Friday · March 15, 2019 · 08:45:05 AM
This blog post outlines a now-resolved oversight relating to archive download checksums for Textpattern 4.7.3. Consider it informational, no action is required on your part.

Textpattern Next Non-Patch Version Roadmap
Tuesday · March 12, 2019 · 10:26:32 AM
Join us as we take a look into the immediate future at what the next version of Textpattern after 4.7.3 is likely to resemble.


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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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Show a placeholder image when an image is missing
Saturday · June 29, 2019 · 05:53:02 PM
What happens when you delete an image via Textpattern’s Content › Images pane but the image is still used elsewhere as an article image? This tip shows you how to show a placeholder image when no i...

Embed audio files using native tags
Friday · December 28, 2018 · 03:09:27 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 · 11:16:36 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 · 09:16:54 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 · 09:48:59 AM
Nicolas Morand shares his plugin features that allow website users to select and sort articles on the front end.

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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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