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Fook Google and its fookin' sheet
Saturday · April 17, 2021 · 12:02:36 AM
Some good news via the Verge Major browsers, including Firefox, Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi decline to join Google’s proposed FLoC to replace third-party cookies.

How to have exact theme/look of Texpattern website?
Friday · April 16, 2021 · 04:43:29 PM
You could start here. Browse that repo for some of the template code used.

Fatal error
Friday · April 16, 2021 · 01:15:23 PM
gavnosis wrote #329882: And just do something funny with one of the (your!) plugins to restrict everything? Sure, or rah_privileges. If you want to be even cleverer, I’ve done this in the past: Fron...

Section image?
Friday · April 16, 2021 · 11:19:55 AM
You can use an article’s image to display an image for a Section. set the article to Sticky and display one sticky article on the Section page. That will pull up the one article with the image you want.

Txp plugin to interface with the fediverse
Friday · April 16, 2021 · 08:27:04 AM
No plugin, I think. I don’t support comments at my sites; it was more an idea for bringing attention to Txp. Few folks around here seem interested in being in the fediverse, let alone on M’don. The...

css tutorials
Thursday · April 15, 2021 · 09:43:04 AM
great find, thanks. rgrds, marios...

Alternative apache + php install
Thursday · April 15, 2021 · 08:40:21 AM
jakob wrote #329832: One caveat is no .htaccess as it uses nginx in the background. I was unsure about that to start with but in practice you have no exposure to nginx and Textpattern’s expanded url sc...

Request for testers: MySQL leap second issue investigation
Wednesday · April 14, 2021 · 10:27:00 AM
I would hope with leap smearing becoming more of a thing, it’ll be less disruptive. (There’s also the minor issue of earth’s somewhat unpredictable rotation and orbital velocity – but ...

How to build a Gallery
Wednesday · April 14, 2021 · 10:25:19 AM
Hi, The directory dont need to be inside textpattern folder it needs only to be on your server directory because you need to imclude them in the page template, check their doc and you will see that you need to...

all-grid theme for image-rich websites
Tuesday · April 13, 2021 · 10:27:32 PM
simply amazing!

Images and the file system layout from 4.9.0
Tuesday · April 13, 2021 · 06:26:16 PM
giz wrote #329809: Maybe we could copy Apple in their implementation of the Photos app: a simple toggle between square and original proportions? I’ll have to play with that and see how it works, than...

Textpattern demo sites - stack changes, upgrades, tweaks etc
Tuesday · April 13, 2021 · 12:46:18 PM
You get bonus points if you spotted there has been a delay in new PHP versions arriving on the demo server. PHP releases have been deferred for 14 days (or more) following a server compromise in March. For mor...

A Fool for Textpattern
Monday · April 12, 2021 · 08:23:48 PM
uli wrote #329778: Hi bici, did you know this Italian framebuilder? A weird combination of aesthetics, perfectionism, and humour in a bicycle design project. hi uli .. great site . I was not aware of Gian...

RSS feed not showing?
Monday · April 12, 2021 · 07:39:26 PM
Thanks for the info. I got it to work. Here’s the final bits: - I’m on 4.8.5 - All sections marked to syndicate Instead of label, I added flavor and format to the txp tag: <txp:feed_link flavor=...

should I cater for older browsers?
Monday · April 12, 2021 · 12:43:44 PM
colak wrote #329791: I’ll start building once I figure out why my macbook has the black screen of death, which happened after I posted my question above. It’s been a fun day, trying everything a...


Merge pull request #1675 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/ugl…
Wednesday · April 14, 2021 · 03:28:20 AM
Merge pull request #1675 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/uglify-js-3.13.4 Bump uglify-js from 3.13.3 to 3.13.4...

Update checksums
Tuesday · April 13, 2021 · 05:37:02 AM
Update checksums Stops Diagnostics complaining about missing validator files. Fixes #1677.

Merge branch '4.8.6' into dev
Tuesday · April 13, 2021 · 03:49:18 AM
Merge branch '4.8.6' into dev...

Introduce 2x Diagnostics panel callbacks
Monday · April 12, 2021 · 03:12:33 PM
Introduce 2x Diagnostics panel callbacks * diag_ui > level: pluggable_ui() hook for tinkering with the available levels in the dropdown. * diag > steps: custom steps to handle on this panel. Customisatio...

Merge branch '4.8.6' into dev
Monday · April 12, 2021 · 10:48:46 AM
Merge branch '4.8.6' into dev...

Bump uglify-js from 3.13.3 to 3.13.4
Monday · April 12, 2021 · 01:53:55 AM
Bump uglify-js from 3.13.3 to 3.13.4 Bumps [uglify-js](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS) from 3.13.3 to 3.13.4. - [Release notes](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/m...

Update publish.php
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 05:58:15 PM
Update publish.php...

`HISTORY.txt` parity inc 80 char lb
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 12:09:33 PM
`HISTORY.txt` parity inc 80 char lb...

Update HISTORY.txt
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 12:08:13 PM
Update HISTORY.txt tidy up, including 80 char line breaks...

parity for `HISTORY.txt`
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 12:01:27 PM
parity for `HISTORY.txt`...

New articles>multi_edit.$method callback on List panel
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 10:53:24 AM
New articles>multi_edit.$method callback on List panel...

Friday · April 9, 2021 · 10:51:28 AM
Update HISTORY...

Merge branch '4.8.6' into dev
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 09:19:36 AM
Merge branch '4.8.6' into dev...

No point showing Edit buttons to those without privs
Friday · April 9, 2021 · 07:04:49 AM
No point showing Edit buttons to those without privs...

Mail body can now contain HTML too
Wednesday · April 7, 2021 · 08:13:22 PM
Mail body can now contain HTML too Refactor the Mail/SMTPMail interface so that the $body can be an array with plain and html indexes containing the relevant content. If both are present, HTML mode is toggled ...

Tentative callback for manipulating email body text
Wednesday · April 7, 2021 · 08:01:10 PM
Tentative callback for manipulating email body text Can be used to take plaintext message and wrap it in HTML or convert it somehow then add it back to the body payload.

Let's try and design out the HTML email pref
Wednesday · April 7, 2021 · 07:59:40 PM
Let's try and design out the HTML email pref The presence of HTML content in the body field is enough of a clue to toggle the feature on automatically when needed.

PHPmailer v6.4.0 (Composer install)
Wednesday · April 7, 2021 · 09:35:41 AM
PHPmailer v6.4.0 (Composer install)...

Nope, use plain as html_email key
Wednesday · April 7, 2021 · 06:37:45 AM
Nope, use plain as html_email key Partially reverts 8226159288.

PHPMailer handles encoding, not us
Wednesday · April 7, 2021 · 06:15:46 AM
PHPMailer handles encoding, not us...


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.


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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.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.4 released: PHP 8.0 compatible
Sunday · November 29, 2020 · 11:30:35 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.4.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.3 released
Sunday · September 13, 2020 · 10:44:26 AM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.3.


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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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