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Happy 10000th post, Bloke!
Thursday · January 21, 2021 · 01:12:17 PM
Congratulations and a big thank you...

Visual menu builder?
Thursday · January 21, 2021 · 09:45:11 AM
jakob wrote #328308: it’d almost be doable with smd_featured were it not for the nesting of sub-levels. Intriguing. Never thought of using the plugin like that, but yeah. Since you can group the feat...

Docs site refresh effort
Thursday · January 21, 2021 · 04:49:35 AM
Ah, got it. Well, br seems to be the most common one among the tags that accept it natively, closely followed be the empty string.

Let Textpattern accept URLs with trailing slash?
Thursday · January 21, 2021 · 04:03:37 AM
ar wrote #328292: Thank you very much, I will try it out. :-) You are welcome, please let us know how it works. It would be a good mod_rewrite tip.

cbe_helpful: Visitors can rate articles (based on wlk_helpful)
Thursday · January 21, 2021 · 12:07:48 AM
Is it possible to make the `+` and `-` not change to numbers? those (+ 5 -) Just after clicking on `+` or `-` only the total score changed … <txp:cbe_helpful> <txp:cbe_helpful_yes /> ...

if individual article, if category, if section...
Wednesday · January 20, 2021 · 05:48:49 AM
Gallex wrote #328256: one more little problem – i get error on each category page: Tag error: -> Textpattern Notice: Page template default does not contain a txp:article tag. while parsing form ...

Textpattern demo sites - stack changes, upgrades, tweaks etc
Wednesday · January 20, 2021 · 12:38:52 AM
PHP 8.0.2RC1 is compiling now, should be live in ~20 minutes. Demo server tech stack (current as of post timestamp): Site Textpattern HTTP Database PHP Release Demo Textpattern 4.8.4 ...

Messaging apps comparison
Tuesday · January 19, 2021 · 05:25:34 AM
zero wrote #328228: colak wrote #328226: Until the time arrives when digital networks are 100% based on decentralised networks, there will be no hope for any kind of private communication. The blockchain...

com_connect - form and contact mailer
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 04:55:26 AM
OMG, you guys are amazing! <com::connect_secret ><site::url trim="/" /><page::url /></com::connect_secret>...

etc_pagination: paginate everything
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 04:42:27 AM
msome wrote #328216: Where can I read, about ( article[1] )? It’s briefly mentioned in 4.8.4 history, but not documented yet. This syntax allows to alter the processing order. In <txp:output_form...

Custom bass guitars ebass.uk
Sunday · January 17, 2021 · 04:48:07 PM
colak wrote #328202: I’m wondering if you can get the url if body_form and permlink are used. Stef’s way works...

fancybox image gallery
Sunday · January 17, 2021 · 03:46:33 AM
found a solution: <txp:if_article_image> <txp:images auto_detect="article" wraptag="ul" break="" class="article-album"> <txp:if_first_image> <li class="latest"> &l...

Textpattern Post Setup Diagnostics
Sunday · January 17, 2021 · 03:34:58 AM
Ah good. Glad the untranslated string was just your way of writing it out. Thought we’d missed something in the code! As for permissions, did you try 775?

How to order menu tabs
Sunday · January 17, 2021 · 03:29:08 AM
The menu order on your site is usually governed by a <txp:section_list /> tag. You can use the sections attribute to list which order you want them in, and if you ensure that tag is written in a Form (sni...

Upgrade from 4.4.1
Saturday · January 16, 2021 · 03:37:47 PM
Thank you so far, I’ll go on next week! Seems to be no big problem … :)...


Merge pull request #1626 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/ugl…
Wednesday · January 20, 2021 · 04:11:15 AM
Merge pull request #1626 from textpattern/dependabot/npm_and_yarn/uglify-js-3.12.5 Bump uglify-js from 3.12.4 to 3.12.5...

Bump uglify-js from 3.12.4 to 3.12.5
Wednesday · January 20, 2021 · 12:31:54 AM
Bump uglify-js from 3.12.4 to 3.12.5 Bumps [uglify-js](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS) from 3.12.4 to 3.12.5. - [Release notes](https://github.com/mishoo/UglifyJS/releases) - [Commits](https://github.com/m...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Tuesday · January 19, 2021 · 08:31:22 AM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Breakby requires form privs
Tuesday · January 19, 2021 · 08:30:58 AM
Breakby requires form privs...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 04:54:22 PM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Break again
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 04:50:56 PM
Break again...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 12:46:01 PM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Break tweaks
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 12:45:40 PM
Break tweaks...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 10:31:53 AM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Monday · January 18, 2021 · 10:31:31 AM

Bit more HISTORY
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 10:23:47 AM
Bit more HISTORY...

Update HISTORY.txt
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 09:50:40 AM
Update HISTORY.txt...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 09:36:33 AM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Breaking things
Monday · January 18, 2021 · 09:35:58 AM
Breaking things...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Tuesday · January 12, 2021 · 10:05:51 AM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Add secondpass in 'en' language...
Tuesday · January 12, 2021 · 10:05:32 AM
Add secondpass in 'en' language... ...but don't sync it to Crowdin (for now). See https://github.com/textpattern/textpacks/issues/296.

Add secondpass in 'en' language...
Tuesday · January 12, 2021 · 10:05:14 AM
Add secondpass in 'en' language... ...but don't sync it to Crowdin (for now). See https://github.com/textpattern/textpacks/issues/296.

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Tuesday · January 12, 2021 · 09:28:13 AM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...

Refactor trace log
Tuesday · January 12, 2021 · 09:27:53 AM
Refactor trace log...

Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev
Tuesday · January 12, 2021 · 07:01:13 AM
Merge branch '4.8.5' into dev...


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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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.

Textpattern CMS 4.8.2 released
Wednesday · July 29, 2020 · 05:42:56 PM
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Textpattern CMS 4.8.2.

Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support [3]
Wednesday · June 17, 2020 · 04:31:58 AM
The upcoming Textpattern 4.9 release will include some notable changes that affect older systems, including web servers running older versions of PHP and computers using Internet Explorer.

Feature focus: live pageless sections for hidden content
Saturday · June 6, 2020 · 08:21:26 AM
Go beyond the page in Textpattern 4.8, with sections that have no visible content. What?! Have the developers gone crazy? How does shadowy content hiding behind the front page help? Join us as we expose what it...


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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...

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 · 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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