TXP CMS News of the flexible, elegant and easy-to-use CMS

Textpattern CMS


web colours
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 07:14:22 PM
colak wrote #330582: Of note of course is that many laptop & cheaper standalone monitors did a poor job at displaying colours. It is only the last 5 years that this has started to improve. Rather, CSS has...

txp:evaluate functions and custom form templates
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 04:17:08 PM
Totally on board with this limitation. Prefs is not the place for the form types feature: the Forms panel is. There’s an issue raised to track it, we just need to get it done one day. With regards evaluat...

[plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_unlimited_categories - Unltd. Article Categories
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 02:22:09 PM
I don’t see any, it says ‘smd_tags’ import from disk. edited. I add rss_uc_filedunder (rss_unlimited_categories_filedunder) to pages, and nothing shows up. Obviously I am missing what to do.

smd_tags: unlimited article, image, file and link taxonomy
Sunday · June 20, 2021 · 01:25:54 PM
I’ll give this a try as a replacement for rss_unlimited_categories Thanks Bloke...

my Star Frontiers fan site
Sunday · June 20, 2021 · 12:34:34 PM
https://frontiers.drivein-jim.net/ A few planet maps, etc. plans are for about 20 sectors using Classic Traveller type mapping. Not much there yet, but I am working on expanding it.

database swap shortcode
Sunday · June 20, 2021 · 06:00:52 AM
Nice :-) This more or less replaces rah_swap, which also uses a similar idea of adding the alternative db connection credentials as separate arrays to config.php, avoiding the need for a separate file.

Textpattern FundOSS participation
Saturday · June 19, 2021 · 01:03:29 PM
philwareham wrote #330563: You can now log in with other accounts than GitHub too. fundoss.org/collective/textpattern-collective yes that worked for me the other day…...

Custom section link text
Saturday · June 19, 2021 · 12:16:05 PM
jakob wrote #330567: Hi Hilary, You could try jcr_section_custom to add a menu_title or long_title custom field to the sections panel. Star! Thank you will try it out! :)...

com_connect - form and contact mailer
Saturday · June 19, 2021 · 09:20:35 AM
In reply to mrdale #330561: Yep, very nice! Thanks Stef!

Image grid always neat
Friday · June 18, 2021 · 06:22:13 AM
Oooh, that’s clever! Thank you. Gonna play with that idea when I get a moment.

How to get article img url of first article
Thursday · June 17, 2021 · 04:50:00 PM
etc wrote #330553: There is no real problem to wrap the whole page in <txp:article /> I’ve done this before on a site, for precisely the same reason that I needed to populate metadata outside t...

Adding an action for specific articles
Thursday · June 17, 2021 · 09:44:42 AM
And in answer to your actual question… (ahem)… Look at asyncHref() and Route.add() in textpattern.js. If you fashion an anchor with a particular class in the admin side, it’ll automaticall...

Shortcode for youtube embed and schema
Thursday · June 17, 2021 · 09:36:50 AM
Bloke wrote #330542: It’s fine as-is. We don’t enforce it in core, besides new installs shipping with it set to utf8-mb4 by default. Phew, thanks Stef, and that explains the emoji issue too!!

smd_browse_by: browse articles, images, files and links by category
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 10:56:47 AM
Oh, that’s very nice. Thank you very much.

adi_image_tab - Enhanced image tab
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 05:26:52 AM
You’re right, Adi: I didn’t (I thought the Textpack is included…)...


Merge pull request #1703 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmail…
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 04:42:13 PM
Merge pull request #1703 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmailer/phpmailer-6.5.0 Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.4.1 to 6.5.0...

Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.4.1 to 6.5.0
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 01:00:47 PM
Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.4.1 to 6.5.0 Bumps [phpmailer/phpmailer](https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer) from 6.4.1 to 6.5.0. - [Release notes](https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/releases) - [Chang...

Add 'more' icon
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 07:38:48 AM
Add 'more' icon Will use later...

Fix missing icon
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 07:08:52 AM
Fix missing icon...

Theme the tab bar in Safari 15 beta
Monday · June 21, 2021 · 04:41:06 AM
Theme the tab bar in Safari 15 beta...

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Saturday · June 19, 2021 · 05:47:49 AM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev...

Update txplib_misc.php
Friday · June 18, 2021 · 05:02:50 PM
Update txplib_misc.php...

Fix global html_id
Friday · June 18, 2021 · 09:32:53 AM
Fix global html_id (and learn to count)...

Patch files and users sort
Friday · June 18, 2021 · 05:19:50 AM
Patch files and users sort see #1702...

Update txp_discuss.php
Friday · June 18, 2021 · 04:36:45 AM
Update txp_discuss.php...

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 08:46:26 AM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev...

Add some missing semicolons
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 08:45:58 AM
Add some missing semicolons...

Single quotes to make ESlint happy
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 08:26:39 AM
Single quotes to make ESlint happy...

Revert Textile change
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 04:57:31 AM
Revert Textile change Looks like we have amended the code directly - need to be careful when updating dependencies on this in future.

Latest admin theme builds
Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 04:45:51 AM
Latest admin theme builds...

Wednesday · June 16, 2021 · 04:21:50 AM

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Friday · June 11, 2021 · 06:26:08 AM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev...

Update taghandlers.php
Friday · June 11, 2021 · 03:29:52 AM
Update taghandlers.php...

url_title attribute
Friday · June 11, 2021 · 03:21:25 AM
url_title attribute...

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Thursday · June 10, 2021 · 05:20:46 AM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev...


Saturday · March 21, 2020 · 01:11:36 PM
Caches the outout of an url (simple GET APIs, URIs, websites etc.). It can also be used to cache dynamic pages of the own website.

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.


TextBook - The official docs since December of 2004

TxStyle - Textile syntax documentation and sandbox

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Wikipedia - Textpattern on Wikipedia


Textpattern.co - Textpattern 4.5.7 Demo (3 hour window)

OpenSourceCMS - Textpattern 4.5.7 Demo (2 hour window)

Softaculous - Textpattern 4.5.7 Demo


Boosting Textpattern with democratic match funding at FundOSS
Friday · June 11, 2021 · 09:54:11 AM
The very first FundOSS democratic match funding initiative is underway and Textpattern is part of it!

Textpattern CMS 4.8.7 released: bug fixes, tweaks, hurrah!
Sunday · May 30, 2021 · 12:33:03 PM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.7.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.5 released: bug fixes & improvements
Tuesday · March 30, 2021 · 02:53:12 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.5.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.5: call for testers
Friday · January 29, 2021 · 02:48:13 PM
The next – and possibly final – release in the Textpattern 4.8 series is coming soon. Can you help us by testing the pre-release version?

Ten thousand reasons to use Textpattern [3]
Friday · January 29, 2021 · 07:24:14 AM
Who knew that one random click in search results could change my outlook on the way content is managed and lead me on such a journey, for so long.

DigitalOcean × Textpattern CMS [4]
Friday · January 1, 2021 · 05:08:12 AM
Team Textpattern are pleased to announce a renewal and continuation of our platform sponsorship from DigitalOcean.


Robert Wetzlmayr - Lenzing, Austria

Stef Dawson - Coventry, United Kingdom

Phil Wareham - Farnham, United Kingdom

Ruud van Melick - Weert, Netherlands


OpenHub - Development activity statistics

PHPCrossRef - Cross reference of the Textpattern code

Guests online: 2,230
Registered users online: zem, mary, wet, ruud, stef, phil

TXP Community


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...

We Love TXP

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.


TXP Themes - Built upon the mobile-friendly Bootstrap framework

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

TXP Defaults - Pages, Forms, Styles and default Preferences


TXP Builders - Web designers making great looking Textpattern sites

Textpattern Solutions - PHP-based content management made easy


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.


Tuesday · August 25, 2015 · 12:03:44 PM
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 · 01:04:48 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 · 12:55:33 PM
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...


reddit - Let's get on the front page!

Pinboard - Bookmarks tagged Textpattern


Textpattern.ru - Textpattern in Russia

TXP Life - Russian Textpattern Magazine


Twitter - Textpattern at Twitter

Google+ - Google+ Textpattern community

Facebook - Textpattern Facebook group.