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Are Textile'd images broken on the forum for anyone else?
Thursday · September 21, 2023 · 09:48:52 PM
(18 months later!). Is not too bad… Firefox recently fixed a bug I filed 13years ago (Looks good. TY)...

Link to mp3 file in audio tag
Saturday · September 16, 2023 · 03:24:54 PM
This is the simple solution that works: src=”/files/<txp:file_download_id />.mp3” Thanks!

[solved] Blank admin panels
Friday · September 15, 2023 · 08:18:09 AM
That is weird indeed. But I now think I know what happened. Best guess is that, because it was a cloned database, your theme_editing hidden pref (which governs which theme you are currently working on) was in ...

creating first page in Textpattern
Thursday · September 14, 2023 · 05:31:10 PM
Hi and welcome to Textpattern. We’ll get you up to speed as fast as we can. It sounds like you’re nearly there already. First of all, you might like to familiarise yourself with the semantic model.

export/convert/save all texts in a webpage into plain text
Tuesday · September 12, 2023 · 04:17:24 PM
For a pure, non-textiled output, and without images, I used the following form, to be called from txp:article_custom: TITLE: <txp:title /><br /> AUTHOR: <txp:author /><br /> DATE: <t...

Tuesday · September 5, 2023 · 11:27:41 AM
Hello Bloke, I am currently updating my design and I forgot how to change the images of “close”, “previous”, and “next” in the image pop up. Can you show me how? Thank yo...

Textpattern after login one click, then again login...
Monday · September 4, 2023 · 08:24:29 PM
Do you have any Chrome extension/ plugin – or a browser setting – to “force https://” when resolving URI? That might explain the issue. In that case, the login cookie will have a wrong ...

[RFC] Custom Fields: expirable?
Sunday · September 3, 2023 · 08:51:14 AM
Your concept based on the expiry date of CFs is very interesting. However, because future CFs creation will be unlimited, it could be confusing for users (writers)– the current case with the well known p...

Textpattern demo sites - stack changes, upgrades, tweaks et cetera
Friday · September 1, 2023 · 12:42:20 PM
Updated: PHP 8.1.23. Demo server tech stack (current as of post timestamp, see above for any ETA variance): Site Textpattern HTTP Database PHP Release Demo Textpattern 4...

State Of CSS 2023
Friday · September 1, 2023 · 03:20:18 AM
2023.stateofcss.com/ CSS is going through a period of unprecedented progress. Between :has(), container queries, subgrid, and many more, new features are making their way to browsers seemingly every month. ...

Detect missing adblocker
Thursday · August 31, 2023 · 08:15:03 AM
Could somebody please make a Textpattern plugin from this: https://github.com/stefanbohacek/detect-missing-adblocker Thanks for any consideration.

Bind to the click of all links with a #hash in the href
Wednesday · August 30, 2023 · 04:50:54 AM
both solutions work, but colak’s one is so brilliant simple! i think i choose this one thank you both guys!!

Is there anyone who wants to be my successor?
Thursday · August 24, 2023 · 01:32:16 PM
Thanks Uli, I’ve found two active members, and I’ve e-mailed them … :)...

etc_query: all things Textpattern
Thursday · August 24, 2023 · 01:28:01 AM
Thanks so much. That did the trick!

Create article list grouped by month
Wednesday · August 23, 2023 · 08:22:18 AM
I’m not sure how your categories feature in this, but essentially an article list grouped by month is a regular chronological list of articles with month/year headings inserted at the right points. For th...


Actually install PHPmailer 6.8.1
Friday · September 22, 2023 · 04:30:43 AM
Actually install PHPmailer 6.8.1...

Ensure files actually download
Thursday · September 21, 2023 · 07:50:51 AM
Ensure files actually download Could potentially be displayed in browser without this attribute...

Latest Ukrainian and Russian translations
Thursday · September 21, 2023 · 04:25:35 AM
Latest Ukrainian and Russian translations Thanks @makss...

Use the new HTML `<search>` tag in default theme
Thursday · September 21, 2023 · 04:05:55 AM
Use the new HTML `<search>` tag in default theme See https://webkit.org/blog/14445/webkit-features-in-safari-17-0/...

Merge pull request #1884 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmail…
Sunday · September 17, 2023 · 11:20:03 AM
Merge pull request #1884 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmailer/phpmailer-6.8.1 Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.8.0 to 6.8.1...

Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.8.0 to 6.8.1
Monday · September 4, 2023 · 01:02:03 PM
Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.8.0 to 6.8.1 Bumps [phpmailer/phpmailer](https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer) from 6.8.0 to 6.8.1. - [Release notes](https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/releases) - [Chang...

jQuery v3.7.1
Thursday · August 31, 2023 · 04:01:02 AM
jQuery v3.7.1...

Merge pull request #1882 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/jqu…
Thursday · August 31, 2023 · 03:57:11 AM
Merge pull request #1882 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/jquery-3.7.1 Bump jquery from 3.7.0 to 3.7.1...

Bump jquery from 3.7.0 to 3.7.1
Monday · August 28, 2023 · 01:17:03 PM
Bump jquery from 3.7.0 to 3.7.1 Bumps [jquery](https://github.com/jquery/jquery) from 3.7.0 to 3.7.1. - [Release notes](https://github.com/jquery/jquery/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/jquery/jquery/c...

Correct bogus page_title tag suffix logic
Wednesday · August 16, 2023 · 04:06:01 PM
Correct bogus page_title tag suffix logic...

Latest translations from Crowdin
Thursday · August 10, 2023 · 04:39:51 AM
Latest translations from Crowdin Thanks to all our translators!

Added `trailing_slash` language string
Tuesday · August 8, 2023 · 05:22:03 AM
Added `trailing_slash` language string Thanks @rwetzlmayr...

Completed German help file
Friday · July 28, 2023 · 03:53:17 AM
Completed German help file Thanks Uli...

Take rfc2616 headers setting into account for separator
Monday · July 24, 2023 · 01:36:24 PM
Take rfc2616 headers setting into account for separator Guards against non-Windows setups that use different character sets or control characters.

Latest German translations
Wednesday · July 12, 2023 · 03:37:01 AM
Latest German translations...

Latest translations from Crowdin
Friday · July 7, 2023 · 04:30:20 AM
Latest translations from Crowdin Thanks to all our translators!

jQuery 3.7.0
Wednesday · July 5, 2023 · 07:31:52 AM
jQuery 3.7.0...

Actually update PHPMailer to v6.8.0
Wednesday · July 5, 2023 · 07:27:53 AM
Actually update PHPMailer to v6.8.0...

Latest translations
Wednesday · July 5, 2023 · 07:24:31 AM
Latest translations...

Latest admin theme builds
Tuesday · July 4, 2023 · 09:01:57 AM
Latest admin theme builds...


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 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.

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.


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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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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.


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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