A flexible, elegant, fast and easy-to-use content management system written in PHP. Textpattern is free and open source software.
Textpattern is installed to a web server with PHP and MySQL.
Ensure the server meets or exceeds the system requirements before you continue.
The current production release is version 4.8.4. It can be downloaded from the Textpattern website or GitHub in .zip and .tar.gz varieties.
If you want to use the multi-site functionality in Textpattern, get the .tar.gz archive.
Please see README.txt for details on installing Textpattern.
Please see README.txt for details on upgrading Textpattern.
The development snapshot can be obtained from the Textpattern repository on GitHub.
As a development version approaches release, minimum and recommended system requirements are confirmed and the production release system requirements is updated accordingly.
The following table outlines anticipated forthcoming changes to system requirements. It takes into account vendor support, security considerations, overall performance and other factors. Note that minimum and/or recommended versions listed may change multiple times during the development process.
Note that targeted versions listed may change multiple times during the development process.
We are targeting Textpattern 4.9 as the next minor release. Refer to the following table for anticipated changes to system requirements.
(7.3 or 7.4)
(typically 5.6, 5.7 or 8.0)
|Nginx||—||mainline (1.19) or stable (1.18)|
Do you want to help with the development of Textpattern? Please refer to the contributing documentation for full details.
If you use GitHub for Textpattern-related development please consider adding some of the following topic keywords to your public project repositories, so we can expand the network of discoverable resources:
textpattern-website(for websites built with Textpattern)
textpattern-development(for development resources)
Various components used within Textpattern (such as the bundled themes and language translations) are maintained in standalone repositories. Textpattern has a simple development toolset built on Node.js to pull the distribution files of those repositories into the core as required.
Install required dev tools:
You can then pull the following components from the CLI, like so:
npm run get-default-theme npm run get-classic-admin-theme npm run get-hive-admin-theme npm run get-pophelp npm run get-textpacks npm run get-dependencies
To request a specific tag or branch:
npm run get-default-theme 4.8.4 npm run get-classic-admin-theme 4.8.4 npm run get-classic-admin-theme 4.8.x npm run get-hive-admin-theme 4.8.x npm run get-textpacks 4.8.x
You can verify PHP code via a PHP linter from the CLI, like so:
npm run phplint
npm run eslint
npm run txp-gitdist <version> [dest-dir] (
dest-dir defaults to a
npm run txp-index npm run txp-checksums npm run txp-gitdist 1.2.3 ../my-dest-dir
Thank you to our GitHub monthly sponsors. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
We are grateful to DigitalOcean, BrowserStack and 1Password for their kind considerations in supporting Textpattern CMS development by way of web hosting infrastructure (DigitalOcean), cross-browser testing platform (BrowserStack) and secure password management (1Password). Thank you!
This project is supported by:
Released under the GNU General Public License. See LICENSE.txt for terms and conditions.
Includes contributions licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. See LICENSE-LESSER.txt for terms and conditions.
Includes contributions licensed under the New BSD License. See LICENSE-BSD-3.txt for terms and conditions.