Before installing Textpattern on your website, you’ll need a hosting web account. You’ll need access to the cPanel of your web hosting account and the root directory of your domain. Once you’ve got these things, it’s time to download the necessary files and upload them to the domain. Go to the Textpattern website and click on the download button to download the required files. Make sure to download the latest version and save it to your computer. Some computers will save the files automatically to the Downloads folder.
Content -> Images panel
The Images panel of Textpattern is where you can manage the images used in your content. It has several useful tools, including uploading images, creating thumbnails, adding captions, and using alternate text. In addition, it lets you build groups and use tags to organize images.
Among other features, the images panel contains a handy checkbox for each image. Click the checkbox to mark the image. Alternatively, you can mark all images and perform changes using the drop-down menu.
Content -> Audio-files
Using the short-tags feature, you can embed audio files in your Textpattern pages. This is available since Textpattern version 4.7. It is an evolution of the smd-macro, which allows you to make plugin-like calls from your articles. However, it is important to know some things before you begin using it. The first thing to remember is that short tags create a container that holds your audio file. This container can then be placed within your article.
Textpattern’s section list feature supports a Byzantine section hierarchy. The section_list tag can be used either as a single element or as a container. The section_list tag must also have the form attribute if used as a container. This way, you can include an order of the list.
The section list will include the current section and its children. You can also specify a level of the section. The default is level 2, which means the first submenu is level 2. Level three means the second submenu is at level one.
Database access is vital to using Textpattern to create your blog. Textpattern has plenty of code to make your blog look great and work perfectly. However, if you aren’t familiar with HTML, you may wish to add some of your own. The good news is that Textpattern provides plenty of HTML code to get you started.
TextPattern supports tracked entity attributes and variables. It can also accept raw text, which can be converted into a text value. This data is used to create tracked entity attributes.
Creating a blog
There are several advantages to using the Textpattern CMS when creating a blog. Unlike traditional content management systems, this platform does not differentiate between posts and pages, allowing you to include any articles you want to organize. You can also create sections that organize your content into broad categories. In addition, you can customize the look and feel of your site by customizing its styles.
The disadvantage of Textpattern is that it only supports two categories and ten custom fields per article. Moreover, the community has been slow in creating themes for the CMS. Adding theme examples would help new users understand how to use the CMS and its offers. The CMS is very flexible, but an occasional contributor won’t have the time to learn every feature. A button for writing Textile would make it easier for a newbie.