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Textpattern demo sites - stack changes, upgrades, tweaks et cetera
Wednesday · June 7, 2023 · 03:59:32 AM
A minor reconfiguration of the site PHP setup: Installed: PHP 8.3.0alpha1 (for php-next-dev-demo only), GA expected late November 2023 Updating: PHP 8.2.7 (for dev-demo only) – ETA +30 minutes. Updating:...

Viable Open Graph image URL
Tuesday · June 6, 2023 · 04:55:45 PM
jaredigital wrote #335485: it looks like TXP hits the <txp:images> tag, spits out an img src at the top of the <body> and proceeds to ignore everything else in that code block. Weird, it works ...

Long shot! Looking for help with MySQL Syntax error
Tuesday · June 6, 2023 · 09:50:02 AM
Thanks @Dragondz. Yes, the original developers made an unwise decision to customize and hack around the core Textpattern files and database. Their changes were just too intermingled to try to upgrade, so I&rsqu...

Internal links - how to automate
Tuesday · June 6, 2023 · 03:03:51 AM
Thanks for the info, both solve the problem and that’s cool. Thanks again.

com_connect - form and contact mailer
Monday · June 5, 2023 · 05:48:59 AM
Bloke wrote #335471: Thank you for testing, Kjeld. I’ll get a fix prepared for the next release. Great. Thanks for the fix, Bloke!

Sunday · June 4, 2023 · 03:25:11 AM
Thanks for taking the time to lay that out, Bloke. I appreciate it.

rvm_substr (v0.3)
Monday · May 29, 2023 · 07:19:11 AM
I’ve textpattern 4.8.8 and my PHP version is 8.1 I want to limit the excerpt through this plugin, now i face with an issue when the symbol of & is written on excerpt, the following error comes: Tag er...

Fading Admin side confirmations
Monday · May 29, 2023 · 05:23:33 AM
Ahhhh – good to know! That will be my process now. Thank you.

Chromium issue
Tuesday · May 23, 2023 · 01:23:31 PM
Visitor respect v functionality is always a tough decision o the web. The issue to me is that content blockers are (understandably) becoming as aggressive as tracking systems. Comments in txp are, as far as ...

Textpattern demo sites - status updates, issues, downtime, et cetera
Tuesday · May 23, 2023 · 12:50:39 PM
Expect some turbulence for the next two hours, Nginx 1.25.0 has landed with HTTP/3 support and I’m running some tests. Edit: tests concluded.

Site styles/theme broken by upgrade to >= 4.7
Tuesday · May 23, 2023 · 12:36:58 PM
jlayt wrote #335433: Thanks to Stef’s amazing help, this problem is now solved. I never, ever get tired of hearing this. As I said to Stef, I am amazed at just how robust TXP is and how easy it wa...

[phw_sandSpace], an admin theme for TXP CMS 4.7 and 4.8
Monday · May 22, 2023 · 10:27:20 PM
Now available: version 4.9.0 (beta) – for Textpattern 4.9.0-dev Most significant changes: adapting to Core layout changes further modernising code (logical properties, custom properties, selected com...

stm_article_order: Arbitrary sort order for your articles
Tuesday · May 16, 2023 · 11:53:45 AM
stm_article_order v3.4 > GitHub … with Textpattern 4.8.8 + PHP 8.1.x … doesn’t work … :( Fatal error: Uncaught mysqli_sql_exception: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check th...

Duplicated content
Monday · May 15, 2023 · 07:42:03 AM
thank’s! but if i would like to remove this one: <txp:article frontpage="0" limit="6" sort="Posted desc" wraptag="div" break="div" class="col-content"> ... how it should look like then?

Show any articles starting a given date
Sunday · May 14, 2023 · 04:34:23 AM
Thank you! it seems to work great 👍👍👍...


Restore callback for recent articles
Friday · May 12, 2023 · 06:36:34 AM
Restore callback for recent articles No actual content is output but plugins can still play. See #1590.

Add asset counts to Users panel
Friday · May 5, 2023 · 04:44:35 PM
Add asset counts to Users panel See #1863.

Permit InputLabel UI control to target IDs better
Tuesday · May 2, 2023 · 02:03:07 PM
Permit InputLabel UI control to target IDs better If a label is specified, it can either be a simple label string (that will be automatically passed through gTxt()) or a label and ID (comma-separated, or an ar...

Sanitize spaces etc in theme/asset names
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 07:27:28 PM
Sanitize spaces etc in theme/asset names There may be more characters, but favouring str_replace() over preg_replace() at the moment. See #1826.

Only add label 'for' attribute if necessary
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 05:36:34 PM
Only add label 'for' attribute if necessary Thanks, phiw13.

Revert "Add txp-form-field-set CSS for inline content"
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 09:22:14 AM
Revert "Add txp-form-field-set CSS for inline content" This reverts commit 43e4e5c0ddd35d24124bbdf3fb301867079bfa0c. Nope, this didn't actually pull the changes in.

Add txp-form-field-set CSS for inline content
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 09:11:13 AM
Add txp-form-field-set CSS for inline content Thanks, phiw13.

Remove nbsp from checkbox/radioset in favour of class
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 08:45:42 AM
Remove nbsp from checkbox/radioset in favour of class...

Merge pull request #1874 from rwetzlmayr/dev
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 06:12:27 AM
Merge pull request #1874 from rwetzlmayr/dev Make trailing_slash() function comment relates to its behaviour.

Tentative tweak to UI library
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 05:58:00 AM
Tentative tweak to UI library Wrap CheckboxSet and RadioSet in their respective labels with a hard-coded non-breaking space to try and get them to stick together.

Make trailing_slash() function comment relates to its behaviour.
Monday · May 1, 2023 · 12:13:34 AM
Make trailing_slash() function comment relates to its behaviour. Fixes #1873.

Update taghandlers.php
Thursday · April 27, 2023 · 05:37:21 PM
Update taghandlers.php...

Make a note about CF maxlength in previous commit
Monday · April 24, 2023 · 04:52:38 AM
Make a note about CF maxlength in previous commit...

Remove maxlength from custom fields
Monday · April 24, 2023 · 01:33:54 AM
Remove maxlength from custom fields Prevents issues with glz_custom_fields. Thanks, phiw13. Partially reverts 4edb685e. See #1801.

Add maxlength to Write panel fields
Sunday · April 23, 2023 · 07:00:51 PM
Add maxlength to Write panel fields Fixes #1801 (exactly one year after it was opened!)...

Add maxlength to Skin (Theme) panel
Sunday · April 23, 2023 · 05:54:01 PM
Add maxlength to Skin (Theme) panel...

Add maxlength to Plugin Edit panel fields
Sunday · April 23, 2023 · 05:07:29 PM
Add maxlength to Plugin Edit panel fields...

Add name/sort maxlength to Links panel
Saturday · April 22, 2023 · 09:32:46 PM
Add name/sort maxlength to Links panel...

Add name/alt maxlength to Images panel
Saturday · April 22, 2023 · 09:02:28 PM
Add name/alt maxlength to Images panel...

Add name maxlength to Forms panel
Saturday · April 22, 2023 · 08:52:19 PM
Add name maxlength to Forms panel...


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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