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  • Modern WordPress – Yikes
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 8 May 2024
    Checkout https://textpattern.com/ - its development started around the same time as WordPress, and still continues. Even though it didn't reach Wordpress' success, I've always felt that TextPattern is better coded than WordPress.
  • Revisiting Textpattern
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2023
    >What's with the insistence of running it off of just MySQL?

    I think the most honest answer here is that it's planned but not scheduled. There's an open issue to update Textpattern to PDO:


    …which will open up a whole new world of possibilities.

    The Textpattern dev team & user base is pretty small, and the user base is largely patient, so Textpattern can sometimes fall into a trap of being 'good enough for now' and go for extended periods of time with few commits. What tends to happen is a release is scheduled, takes place, and then the plans for the next release are more forefront in our minds. The most recent release was nearly two years ago, which is a long time in Textpattern terms, but I'm confident we can get Textpattern 4.9 into the release pipeline this winter. More on that here:


  • Style Your RSS Feed
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Jun 2023
  • Craft CMS 4 Released
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 May 2022
  • Ask HN: For static HTML, what is your go to template?
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Mar 2022
    Depends on the need...I have a quick LibreOffice HTML template in light or dark. I include metas for mobile use in the document properties. I also have a PHP controller that can easily modify these if I need it to be more dynamic.

    Otherwise I use https://picocss.com/ for some things.

    For publishing I either drop the HTML file in a folder with or without a controller, or start a new endpoint by creating a new section in TXP [1] and drop in whatever HTML and txp xml tags I need there.

    1. https://textpattern.com/

  • Textpattern CMS – open-source content management system
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Mar 2022
  • Textile Markup Language
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Feb 2022
    Textile was the driving markup behind Textpattern (https://textpattern.com/), one of the better publishing/CMS tools out there on PHP. It had a nice object oriented approach that was less painful than Wordpress, and gave great flexibility to design aspects in ways that were easier to work with than Wordpress... but Wordpress won the popular marketshare, and TP was relegated to some diehards. Those diehards still pump out fixes and features, and it's worth a look at https://github.com/textpattern/textpattern/ if you want to see something a bit different.
  • Textpattern CMS
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Aug 2021
    >It bills itself as a "Content Management System", which I've always thought was an amorphous term. I suppose you could use it for a blog, wiki, or something similar.

    Textpattern person here. It's readily usable as a blog, corporate site, etc. A wiki would be less straightforward, especially if you have multiple users doing stuff, since we don't have any revision history built into the core software.

    Textpattern 4.0.0 (the first production version) was released in 2005, and we're currently working on Textpattern 4.8.8 for release in Q4 this year after PHP 8.1 lands at the end of November.

    The 4.9 release series is also being worked on, we'll probably see the first cut from that branch in 2022.

    Some links:

    * https://github.com/textpattern/textpattern (core software)

    * https://forum.textpattern.com/ (community forum)

    * https://docs.textpattern.com (docs)

    * https://textpattern.co/demo (demo landing page)

    * https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvekey.cgi?keyword=textpattern (CVEs on mitre.org)

  • Static site generators to watch in 2021
    25 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jun 2021
  • WordPress is 18
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 May 2021
    Wordpress made a great impact on the net, and I was happy when clients liked its ease of use and relieved from the burden of making content changes. (Though, I've always felt that https://textpattern.com/ was more secure and better than Wordpress).
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