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Two textpattern installations using one image folder
Sunday · December 5, 2021 · 08:36:06 AM
Earlier this year I posted about updating an MLP site. Once again thanks for the assistance. I have finally finished redoing the design and images, and am ready now to work on the separate languages (English a...

specific article to be always first on an article list
Saturday · December 4, 2021 · 04:38:17 AM
There should be no problem with viewing sticky articles, just save one on the demo site and access it by its URL. But there is no evidence your other articles use the form you cite above. Their HTML output is ...

Extraction for all articles containing a unique title string
Thursday · December 2, 2021 · 01:10:41 PM
giz wrote #332079: I’ve gotten around this in the past by including the sort value and direction in the same variable: <txp:variable name='cs_list' value="custom_1 asc"/>... Interesting! Tks ...

Challenging upgrade and redesign issues 😳
Wednesday · December 1, 2021 · 07:50:09 AM
jakob wrote #332068: Hi Kjeld, If you’re defining your own permlinks, it’s probably better to switch off the custom_url_function. Go into the plugin text and // comment out line 8 (there’...

Lazy load on generated image tags
Tuesday · November 30, 2021 · 03:53:37 PM
Ooo nice! Will try that thanks Stef! :)...

Free lifetime 3gb Strongspace account......
Tuesday · November 30, 2021 · 11:14:04 AM
jakob wrote #332056: Maybe sync2mega is some help? And Rclone does something similar for OneDrive (config) and many other cloud services. FWIW: I use myrepono (my referral link) for FTP and DBs. It&rsquo...

Who uses Photo Perfect by WEN Theme
Tuesday · November 30, 2021 · 10:49:50 AM
With all due respect, try asking at the wen themes support site or a Wordpress theming forum such as Theme Palace.

smd_user_manager: keep large user bases under control
Tuesday · November 30, 2021 · 05:48:33 AM
Just to let you know: I installed the plugin on a different site and had not such problems as described earlier. I also disabled all other plugins to check if there might be a conflict or something. Nothing. Th...

[SOLVED] Database connection successful, but textpattern table not.
Tuesday · November 30, 2021 · 05:11:50 AM
Thank You :)...

Testing for content in body field
Monday · November 29, 2021 · 07:56:31 AM
peterj wrote #332037: This is what is working at the moment on a listing page with unusual requirements. <txp:if_custom_field name="body" value="" not>... That’s fine and is the fastest way, ...

Quick Json question
Monday · November 29, 2021 · 07:09:10 AM
Very cool thanks towndock!

Alpha & beta testers request: Textpattern IRC^H Matrix server
Saturday · November 27, 2021 · 01:29:44 PM
In case you are still interested in IRC, the fresh talk in FreeBSD forum might come in handy.

txp:permlink displays html instead of Japanese…
Saturday · November 27, 2021 · 07:51:18 AM
etc wrote #332030: I’m afraid the only option would be to call urldecode function, either via <txp:php>echo urldecode(processTags('permlink'));</txp:php>... or by registering urldecode ...

GoDaddy Breached
Wednesday · November 24, 2021 · 04:34:34 PM
so glad i have moved at least 3 friends away from GoDaddy this year alone. One because they were paying 240$ for what they now get for free with my web host: Lets Encrypt!

Wednesday · November 24, 2021 · 12:46:24 PM
Uli and ax, thanks so much for the suggestions. I’ll experiment!


Merge pull request #1757 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/ugl…
Wednesday · December 1, 2021 · 12:03:26 PM
Merge pull request #1757 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/uglify-js-3.14.4 Bump uglify-js from 3.14.3 to 3.14.4...

Bump uglify-js from 3.14.3 to 3.14.4
Wednesday · December 1, 2021 · 12:02:07 PM
Bump uglify-js from 3.14.3 to 3.14.4 Bumps [uglify-js](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS) from 3.14.3 to 3.14.4. - [Release notes](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/m...

Merge pull request #1755 from textpattern/v4.8.8
Monday · November 29, 2021 · 08:42:11 AM
Merge pull request #1755 from textpattern/v4.8.8 V4.8.8...

Update txplib_publish.php
Monday · November 29, 2021 · 08:34:30 AM
Update txplib_publish.php...

Unlimited articles
Sunday · November 28, 2021 · 03:22:43 PM
Unlimited articles...

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Wednesday · November 17, 2021 · 12:17:42 PM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev...

Fix broken nav menus
Wednesday · November 17, 2021 · 12:17:31 PM
Fix broken nav menus Sorry everyone - the upstream repo accidental upgraded to a new version of Bootstrap against my will.

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Wednesday · November 17, 2021 · 08:07:59 AM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev...

Update taghandlers.php
Tuesday · November 16, 2021 · 05:07:33 PM
Update taghandlers.php...

Update taghandlers.php
Tuesday · November 16, 2021 · 03:49:38 PM
Update taghandlers.php...

Latest admin theme builds
Tuesday · November 16, 2021 · 11:54:42 AM
Latest admin theme builds...

Latest 4.8.x theme builds
Tuesday · November 16, 2021 · 11:50:32 AM
Latest 4.8.x theme builds Fixes #1701...

Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev
Tuesday · November 16, 2021 · 10:01:41 AM
Merge branch 'v4.8.8' into dev Fixes #1750.

Handle pref collections on installation
Monday · November 15, 2021 · 08:53:05 PM
Handle pref collections on installation Also reinstate lost SMTP prefs that got blatted during a merge somewhere along the line.

Update index.php
Monday · November 15, 2021 · 06:45:37 AM
Update index.php...

Fix #1749
Saturday · November 13, 2021 · 09:04:26 AM
Fix #1749 thanks @jools-r...

Update taghandlers.php
Friday · November 12, 2021 · 05:04:27 PM
Update taghandlers.php...

Update HISTORY.txt
Thursday · November 11, 2021 · 05:01:09 PM
Update HISTORY.txt...

Escape on list items level
Thursday · November 11, 2021 · 03:50:03 PM
Escape on list items level...

Tidy preview
Wednesday · November 10, 2021 · 11:30:44 AM
Tidy preview...


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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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.

FundOSS × Textpattern CMS: Thank You
Friday · July 2, 2021 · 11:17:09 AM
Team Textpattern wish to thank FundOSS for selecting Textpattern CMS to be a part of its pilot match funding program for open source software, along with the 52 donors who kindly contributed to our collective.

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.


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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.


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...


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