Articles tagged with textpattern

Using the preview pane

Ever notice the three little tabs to the write of the body field on the Write page in Textpattern? I’ll explain why they can be so useful, and I’ve recorded a screencast to demonstrate.

How to link to a file

Instructions and video describing several ways to link to a file you’ve uploaded via the Files tab in Textpattern

Mind your urls!

URL’s (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and is another term for web address) are important for Search Engine Optimization, links, and general “findability” of your blog posts. You have control over the url-only title in Textpattern, and here’s how to use it.

New Screencast: Tag your site

I’ve recorded a new screencast on tagging content and managing tags on your site.

Adding a new event

Some websites require events listings, and you can create and maintain these with Texpattern. If your site has an events section, here is how to manage it.

Tables with Textile

Need to add a simple table to your blog post or other article? You can do it with Textile.

Making edits

30 October 07 , , ,

It’s very easy to make edits in any article in Textpattern, including “static” or “sticky” articles such as About Me information.

Including multiple article images

21 October 07 , ,

Though a bit more complicated than including just a single article image, adding multiple images to your article is still fairly straightforward.

Including a single article image

21 October 07 , ,

My first post on images explained how to upload your images using the Images tab of the Textpattern interface. But now that your images on uploaded, how do you include them in your article? The process is different depending on whether you have one or multiple images you want to include. This post will explain the simpler process of including a single article image.

Logging in to Textpattern

17 October 07 , ,

How to log in to your Textpattern admin user interface.


17 October 07 , ,

I have made (and will continue to make) screencasts of many of the common tasks you’ll want to do with Textpattern and Textile.

Using Textile to add formatting

Textile is a set of cues you can use that tells Textpattern what kind of formatting to apply to your text. This allows you to put add italicized or bold text, lists, headings, links, and much more to your posts. This article shows you some of the most commonly used Textile cues.

Writing an article

This post explains the basic steps for writing a new article in the Content Management System (CMS) Textpattern.

Uploading images

14 October 07 , ,

Many times, you will want to include one or more images with an article. This is fairly straightforward to accomplish, though it sometimes involves a few steps, depending on how many images you want to include and whether you are using thumbnails. This post explains the first step of the process, uploading images.

The Write page

13 October 07 , ,

Textpattern’s Write page is the one you’ll see most. It’s where you do all your article writing, editing, and publishing. Here is a look at the various parts of the page.

The Textpattern interface

13 October 07 ,

When you first log in to Textpattern, the first page you see is the Write page, where you publish and edit all of your articles. But there are other useful pages as well for editing and managing content…here is a summary of each.

Useful Textpattern terms

Textpattern is the content management system I’ve been using for the last couple of years to build all my clients’ sites. These are some useful terms and definitions for clients to know.