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Plugins help oddity when editing a plugin (bug?)
Tuesday · May 21, 2024 · 04:08:29 AM
FWIW – and as a workaround – if I edit the plugins’s .php file directly on the file system with my text-editor and then, back in the Plugins panel, choose “Update from drive”, the...

com_connect - form and contact mailer
Monday · May 20, 2024 · 02:52:21 AM
Jakob, I don’t need integration, I just described what I have experience with AWS because someone asked above. Personally, I don’t quite see the need for Newssletter plugin in the CMS system. Prefer...

RFC: Production status per section / article / theme
Sunday · May 19, 2024 · 05:26:49 PM
Thanks, everyone – it looks like this is out of scope. Closing!

etc_pagination: paginate everything
Sunday · May 19, 2024 · 10:21:35 AM
Please post the full debug output (functions, line number), the plugin and php versions. Does this help, by any chance?

Integrate with the use of the API with an external system
Sunday · May 19, 2024 · 02:58:56 AM
I guess there are a few approaches: If the articles do not actually need to be stored a second time in Textpattern, you could output the data as an xml feed from your external system, and then just reference...

Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern
Saturday · May 18, 2024 · 04:28:51 AM
phiw13 wrote #337202: This came up a few days ago: here. FB adds tons of tracking junk to the URL. Out of curiosity, can you post a sample of the URL how your server sees it ? not as it is posted on FB, a...

Thursday · May 16, 2024 · 04:31:16 AM
Thanks so much. All’s working as expected now.

Textpattern demo sites - stack changes, upgrades, tweaks et cetera
Tuesday · May 14, 2024 · 12:05:47 PM
Upgraded: freenginx 1.27.0 Demo server tech stack (current as of post timestamp, see above for any ETA variance): Site Textpattern HTTP Database PHP Release Demo Textpat...

html_id with link_to_home
Friday · May 10, 2024 · 12:58:59 AM
Yup, you nailed it. I didn’t specify wraptag. I knew it was something dumb on my part.

Checking email formatting on various email clients?
Thursday · May 9, 2024 · 04:48:09 PM
Thanks all. Maybe I’ll get back to you on the crowd-testing but it quickly gets boring for everyone when trial-and-error iterating. However, I had forgotten about caniemail.com and that gives me three ve...

PHP ≥8.1 security support for has been extended by a year
Thursday · May 9, 2024 · 10:30:00 AM
On May 1st 2024, security support for PHP versions 8.1+ was extended for a further year. Prior to this, PHP support was typically two years of active support plus a year of security support. As of May 1st 202...

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class ‘Trace’ not found
Tuesday · May 7, 2024 · 04:01:36 AM
Yes, I hear where you’re coming from. It’s currently not possible by renaming the directory, but see this thread and this tip from many years ago.

[SOLVED] PHP error message
Monday · May 6, 2024 · 01:26:05 PM
I’m having the same issue. The file in question is in the right place. Permissions are 755 owned by the web server. It worked briefly in the beginning then I went to sleep and woke up and it’s no l...

The Disenshittify Project
Monday · May 6, 2024 · 11:39:27 AM
Bloke wrote #337128: Funnily enough, I hit the QR code thing last week exactly as he described. qr.8-bit.jp Best I’ve found.

How to list nested sub categories articles?
Thursday · May 2, 2024 · 09:53:50 AM
Yes, it can be handy. If history serves, depth was introduced in 4.8.0, but the docs did not follow. This guy’s fault (kidding :-)...


Revert "Testing JQuery 4"
Friday · May 24, 2024 · 10:54:38 AM
Revert "Testing JQuery 4" This reverts commit 699b968e99142dba4eacfdd8e05f3d78d402b502.

Testing JQuery 4
Friday · May 24, 2024 · 04:09:39 AM
Testing JQuery 4 see #1896...

Update jquery.fileupload.js
Tuesday · May 21, 2024 · 05:13:24 PM
Update jquery.fileupload.js...

Revert "jQuery 4 compatibility"
Tuesday · May 21, 2024 · 05:03:13 PM
Revert "jQuery 4 compatibility" This reverts commit 4674b6948a86acddc8410a7cf10ac014bab267bf.

Update publish.php
Tuesday · May 21, 2024 · 04:34:40 PM
Update publish.php...

jQuery 4 compatibility
Tuesday · May 21, 2024 · 04:28:07 PM
jQuery 4 compatibility expected...

Permit account activation emails to be skipped
Tuesday · May 21, 2024 · 11:22:33 AM
Permit account activation emails to be skipped For edge case workflows like: * Signing people up on behalf of someone else. * Bulk account creation from other sources. * People that aren't actually going to us...

Ignore dot files and __MACOSX on plugin export
Friday · May 17, 2024 · 05:36:21 AM
Ignore dot files and __MACOSX on plugin export...

Update Form.php
Sunday · May 12, 2024 · 02:07:47 PM
Update Form.php typo: `comments_form` -> `comment_form`...

Update README.md
Thursday · May 9, 2024 · 11:19:03 AM
Update README.md bump nginx stable version...

Thursday · May 9, 2024 · 11:17:34 AM
Update CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md first pass of https://github.com/textpattern/textpattern/issues/1922...

Tuesday · May 7, 2024 · 03:42:41 PM

Fixes #1909
Friday · May 3, 2024 · 11:06:07 AM
Fixes #1909 hopefully, please test...

Temp fix for #1920
Friday · May 3, 2024 · 09:50:59 AM
Temp fix for #1920...

Update HISTORY.txt
Friday · May 3, 2024 · 09:16:10 AM
Update HISTORY.txt...

Update taghandlers.php
Friday · May 3, 2024 · 04:55:20 AM
Update taghandlers.php...

Update taghandlers.php
Friday · May 3, 2024 · 04:54:16 AM
Update taghandlers.php...

Update taghandlers.php
Saturday · April 27, 2024 · 08:45:46 AM
Update taghandlers.php...

Update Comment.php
Saturday · April 27, 2024 · 08:38:07 AM
Update Comment.php...

Merge pull request #1918 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/esl…
Tuesday · April 9, 2024 · 03:50:48 AM
Merge pull request #1918 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/eslint-9.0.0 Bump eslint from 8.57.0 to 9.0.0...


Tuesday · August 24, 2021 · 03:11:48 PM
A star rating that has 5 clickable areas shown horizontally.

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.


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Textpattern turns twenty
Saturday · February 24, 2024 · 05:06:53 PM
Twenty years ago today, on the 24th February 2004, the first public gamma of Textpattern was released. And everything was going to be alright.

Textpattern 4.8.8 released: PHP 8.1 support, security fix, and more
Monday · January 24, 2022 · 11:00:00 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.8.

Textpattern 4.8.8 beta released: PHP 8.1 support, behind-the-scenes changes, and more
Saturday · January 1, 2022 · 09:16:04 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.8 beta for testing.

PHP 8.1.0 × Textpattern CMS 4.8.8
Friday · November 12, 2021 · 04:00:38 AM
Team Textpattern announces our intention to release one or more beta candidates of Textpattern 4.8.8 before the production release.

Understanding languages and Textpacks in Textpattern
Monday · August 2, 2021 · 08:58:41 AM
Language string handling has evolved over the years. This overview will help site administrators and plugin authors to take advantage of the language features on offer.

Changes to system requirements for Textpattern CMS 4.9
Monday · July 5, 2021 · 07:48:45 AM
Team Textpattern announce changes to the minimum requirements for the upcoming Textpattern 4.9 release series.


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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.

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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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From-to copyright dates
Thursday · December 19, 2019 · 10:43:56 AM
An update to Yiannis’ article on ways of outputting from-to years in an article’s copyright notice.

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.

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