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dev: a few puzzlements
Friday · September 30, 2022 · 01:43:44 AM
TXP.dev running locally with Apache/PHP8.1.10 (homebrew edition) with no recent configuration changes. diagnostics suddenly warns me that: “You are running a development version of Textpattern on a live ...

self closing tags validation
Thursday · September 29, 2022 · 09:05:58 PM
We all nevertheless know that many computers in state and local authorities offices are older. Those older computers are much more likely able to parse HTML tags than XHTML tags, unless you serve the lat...

Scenarios, sections and pages
Wednesday · September 28, 2022 · 02:17:56 AM
You may want to add one (or more?) pages for error pages. There is one error_default that is build-in, but I found it a few times useful to have one for specific errors, e.g. 410 gone or 503(maintenance !). ...

Artedomus Website
Thursday · September 22, 2022 · 03:40:25 PM
Fortunately we swapped-out low res image masters about 7 years ago. I don’t want to know how many images are redundant or duplicates… The two sites share common nav elements, and /inventory articl...

Ways of managing txp:yield and nested / successive shortcodes?
Thursday · September 22, 2022 · 10:31:05 AM
jakob wrote #333916: when using if_yield in the child shortcode, explicitly check for <txp:if_yield name="attribute" value="" not>… because using just <txp:if_yield name="attribute">&helli...

Textpattern demo sites - status updates, issues, downtime, et cetera
Thursday · September 22, 2022 · 07:34:43 AM
Sites down. Repairing now.ETA: 30 minutes from this post timestamp. Edit: sites up. Cause: Nginx HTTP/3 misadventure. Mea culpa.

Asking for help
Wednesday · September 21, 2022 · 02:44:15 PM
Welcome to the forum, Estelle! Describe the task, the problem. Go ahead and give it to us!

latest article per author
Monday · September 19, 2022 · 06:35:17 AM
Thanks so much guys. Will test this afternoon.

aks_article : Extended article_custom tag
Monday · September 19, 2022 · 12:44:00 AM
I needed a quick fix, which was to comment out the code supporting the search attribute (ln 204-211) and also the search attribute debug on line 262. Seems to be fine now.

Quite longish Textpattern review in c' t (in German, beware!)
Wednesday · September 14, 2022 · 02:06:45 AM
wet wrote #333886: Perfectly suited for purists who desire to publish content quickly Purists yes, quickly no. To publish content quickly, use social media. But to publish content perfectly, use Textpatter...

textpattern documentations pages are missing CSS stylesheet on Chrome
Tuesday · September 13, 2022 · 10:10:24 PM
phiw13 wrote #333889: Thanks for confirming that is something “new”. I am in doubt: is that a Chromium bug, or is that a stricter implementation of the spec? Or/and, has the spec recently been up...

Tuning PHP-FPM Settings
Tuesday · September 13, 2022 · 10:07:39 PM
gaekwad wrote #333895: Have a look here: github.com/php/php-src/blob/master/sapi/fpm/www.conf.in Locate the pm.* entries, and crib the defaults. The relevant part starts at line #84 (see github.com/php/php...

Duplicate content
Tuesday · September 13, 2022 · 01:12:38 PM
Just a heads up that the solutions offered in this thread yielded some problems.

404s in section landing pages
Tuesday · September 13, 2022 · 10:15:59 AM
No worries:D...

[phw_sandSpace], an admin theme for TXP CMS 4.7 and 4.8
Saturday · September 3, 2022 · 04:01:06 AM
Version update-and-bug-fix release: various improvements for users of forced-color mode OS settings (Windows) improvement (?) the notification box / message pane has moved up a little higher the vari...


Merge pull request #1830 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/ugl…
Thursday · September 22, 2022 · 07:30:48 AM
Merge pull request #1830 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/uglify-js-3.17.1 Bump uglify-js from 3.17.0 to 3.17.1...

Bump uglify-js from 3.17.0 to 3.17.1
Tuesday · September 20, 2022 · 01:44:15 PM
Bump uglify-js from 3.17.0 to 3.17.1 Bumps [uglify-js](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS) from 3.17.0 to 3.17.1. - [Release notes](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/m...

Merge pull request #1825 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/jqu…
Tuesday · September 20, 2022 · 09:45:51 AM
Merge pull request #1825 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/jquery-3.6.1 Bump jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1...

Merge pull request #1829 from textpattern/snyk-upgrade-6443ed72e3a20d…
Tuesday · September 20, 2022 · 09:45:29 AM
Merge pull request #1829 from textpattern/snyk-upgrade-6443ed72e3a20dedc146e43042cb8250 [Snyk] Upgrade jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1...

fix: upgrade jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1
Friday · September 16, 2022 · 10:00:59 PM
fix: upgrade jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1 Snyk has created this PR to upgrade jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1. See this package in npm: https://www.npmjs.com/package/jquery See this project in Snyk: https://app.sny...

Fix unsafe_name lang string. See #1826
Monday · September 5, 2022 · 04:21:19 AM
Fix unsafe_name lang string. See #1826 Thanks, phiw13.

Update Plugin.php
Wednesday · August 31, 2022 · 06:46:08 AM
Update Plugin.php...

Bump jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1
Monday · August 29, 2022 · 01:03:14 PM
Bump jquery from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1 Bumps [jquery](https://github.com/jquery/jquery) from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1. - [Release notes](https://github.com/jquery/jquery/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/jquery/jquery/c...

Merge pull request #1824 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/pri…
Tuesday · August 23, 2022 · 01:06:31 PM
Merge pull request #1824 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/prismjs-1.29.0 Bump prismjs from 1.28.0 to 1.29.0...

Bump prismjs from 1.28.0 to 1.29.0
Tuesday · August 23, 2022 · 01:02:39 PM
Bump prismjs from 1.28.0 to 1.29.0 Bumps [prismjs](https://github.com/PrismJS/prism) from 1.28.0 to 1.29.0. - [Release notes](https://github.com/PrismJS/prism/releases) - [Changelog](https://github.com/PrismJS...

Update dependencies
Tuesday · August 23, 2022 · 03:42:55 AM
Update dependencies...

Merge pull request #1823 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmail…
Tuesday · August 23, 2022 · 03:39:55 AM
Merge pull request #1823 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmailer/phpmailer-6.6.4 Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.6.3 to 6.6.4...

Merge pull request #1821 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/jqu…
Tuesday · August 23, 2022 · 03:39:33 AM
Merge pull request #1821 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/jquery-ui-dist-1.13.2 Bump jquery-ui-dist from 1.13.1 to 1.13.2...

Merge pull request #1822 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/ugl…
Tuesday · August 23, 2022 · 03:39:25 AM
Merge pull request #1822 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/uglify-js-3.17.0 Bump uglify-js from 3.16.3 to 3.17.0...

Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.6.3 to 6.6.4
Monday · August 22, 2022 · 01:01:27 PM
Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.6.3 to 6.6.4 Bumps [phpmailer/phpmailer](https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer) from 6.6.3 to 6.6.4. - [Release notes](https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/releases) - [Chang...

Bump uglify-js from 3.16.3 to 3.17.0
Friday · August 19, 2022 · 01:02:45 PM
Bump uglify-js from 3.16.3 to 3.17.0 Bumps [uglify-js](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS) from 3.16.3 to 3.17.0. - [Release notes](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/m...

Bump jquery-ui-dist from 1.13.1 to 1.13.2
Monday · August 15, 2022 · 01:02:04 PM
Bump jquery-ui-dist from 1.13.1 to 1.13.2 Bumps [jquery-ui-dist](https://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui) from 1.13.1 to 1.13.2. - [Release notes](https://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui/releases) - [Commits](https://...

Merge pull request #1814 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmail…
Sunday · July 31, 2022 · 08:48:07 AM
Merge pull request #1814 from textpattern/dependabot/composer/phpmailer/phpmailer-6.6.3 Bump phpmailer/phpmailer from 6.6.0 to 6.6.3...

Merge pull request #1818 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/ugl…
Sunday · July 31, 2022 · 08:47:56 AM
Merge pull request #1818 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/uglify-js-3.16.3 Bump uglify-js from 3.15.5 to 3.16.3...

Bump uglify-js from 3.15.5 to 3.16.3
Monday · July 25, 2022 · 01:03:09 PM
Bump uglify-js from 3.15.5 to 3.16.3 Bumps [uglify-js](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS) from 3.15.5 to 3.16.3. - [Release notes](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/m...


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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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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