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Self-comment email prevention

Prevent email notification of your own comments

Here is a way to prevent you receiving an email notification of your own comments.…

Tooltip popups and notes on admin screen

Add some help tips to your admin page

This is a reasonably simple way to add some additional notes and helpful text to your admin screen. The popup tooltips act upon mouseover of the tooltipped text.

Self-register on a Textpattern site

Add text on login page to have people register

This will simply add a bit of text and a link on the login page to let people know to register if they don’t already have a login.

Random articles

Call a random article or list of random articles

The ability to call a random article is already built into the txp:article_custom tag, with the attribute sortby="rand()".

Renaming Textpattern directory

Change Textpattern administration directory

If you’re looking to rename the Textpattern admin directory (which by default is “textpattern”), then…

Password reset in MYSQL database

Reset lost or forgotten Textpattern password

There may be instances in which you or another user on your Textpattern site loses…


Static articles in chosen order

(Note: use of doArticle is not recommended practise. The instructions have been updated to use…

if_individual_article and if_article_list tags

Conditional tags for article list and full article pages

These conditionals are built into textpattern and are very useful for setting up your pages…

Subversion (SVN)

Subversion and Textpattern

Subversion is a version control program. You can use it to get the latest version of textpattern Dean is working on.

Open All Comments

Open Comments in Textpattern after an Import

Here is a script you can run after the fact to open up commenting on…

Clean Category URLs

Clean Category URLs the lazy way

Clean urls are so much nicer, and I believe better spidered. Getting clean category urls the easy way (aka. the lazy way)

My site nav is hard coded into a custom form, so I changed the urls to what I want.

Image must be same format as thumbnail

Regarding images that are uploaded through the Textpattern admin interface (tabs: content > images), please…

Customizing Custom Fields

How to add custom fields and edit names

Custom fields are available under Advanced Options, on the left of the writing area when…

Comments Count

Displaying the number of comments

To display the number of comments for an article (for use in an aritcle form),…

Changing the Date Format

Override Date Format

You probably know you can change the Date format, Archive date format, and Comments date…

Finding the best colors

Sorting out great colors for your site

Getting those colors juuuust right can be a tedious task. And guess what, others have…

Hiding the Authors List

Restricting view of authors list to authorized admin access

So it came to my attention that, even though only Managing Editors and Publishers (Textpattern…

Changing passwords

Changing your Admin Panel password

If you are the sole user of the site, then you probably already know you…

Advanced Options open by default

When you’re writing an article in Textpattern, there is a link on the left for…

Auto RSS feed icon in Firefox

This Tip is now outdated, as Textpattern provides this functionality out-of-the-box. See feed_link tag.

Textpattern Diagram

Drawing the connections between Presentation and Content

This is a very clear diagram that explains, through illustration, the relationships between the elements…

Textpattern Buttons

Steal these buttons!

Some buttons in the tradition of the Steal These Buttons! style. This one: is just…

Textpattern 404 Voodoo

What you will need * Textpattern in Clean URL mode. * The If_Category plug-in. *…

Textpattern, clash of the plug-ins!

The clash of zem_redirect and style-switcher plug-ins

Having installed the style sheet switcher plug-in, shortly followed by my hacked version of the…

Textpattern Bookmarklet

The bookmarklet pre-loads the following fields custom_1 (closet) = Page-Title custom_2 (cupboard) = Page-URL Title…

Prevent email notifications for your own comments

Textpattern Notes Part 3

Here is a way to prevent you receiving an email notification of your own comments…

Textpattern transition?

Reasons to move to Textpattern from MovableType

Reasons to make the move from Movable Type to Textpattern.

Adding a Default Section

Migrating to TextPattern

Out of the box, the TextPattern clean-url section handling isn’t quite what I want. Radio’s…

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