5 September 2017
How many blogs have I started in my life?
Probably a dozen, and quite likely more. At least two were fairly large and successful (and one of those might end up coming back, at least in part). Most, of course, were experimental: seeing what software can do. This might likely be just that. The one I deleted this eve (Ghost) was.
They never seem to stick around. Many were topical, and when I moved on, the topic lost interest to me and so did the blog.
Not this one, tho! (<- indeed. Famous first words…)
Anyhow… let’s see what TextPattern has to offer.
5 September 2017
What do you want to do next?
Modify or delete this article? The
article list is the place to start. Change this site’s name, or modify the style of the
URLs? It’s all up to your preferences. Get yourself acquainted with Textile, the humane markup generator which comes with Textpattern? The basics are
simple. If you want to learn more, you can dig into an extensive manual later. Be guided through your
Textpattern first steps by completing some basic tasks? Study the
Textpattern Semantic Model? Add
another user, or extend the capabilities with third party plugins you discovered from the central plugin directory at Textpattern Resources? Dive in and learn by trial and error? Then please note:
write an article you assign it to a section of your site. Sections use a
page template and a style as an output scaffold. Page templates use
and Textpattern tags (like this: HTML
<txp:article />) to build the markup.
Some Textpattern tags use
forms, which are building blocks for reusable snippets of code and markup you may build and use at your discretion.
There is a host of
Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started.
Textpattern tags, their attributes and values are explained and sampled within the Textpattern User Documentation, where you will also find valuable tips and tutorials.
There’s also a crowd of friendly, helpful people over at the
Textpattern support forum. Come and pay a visit!
Hope for the future,