This site may look like it’s only dedicated to WordPress, but it was originally intended as a more general resources site, dealing primarily with WordPress and Textpattern (TXP). In fact, the original version of the site was built in TXP, but it hadn’t been released as a full version at that point and rather than wait and see how much changed before the first launch, I went with the vastly improved version 1.5 of WordPress which did pretty much everything I wanted.

Anyway, TXP has finally made it to a full release, version 4.0 (which is actually the first full release) and it looks pretty good. If I get a chance I’ll try and port some of my WP templates over to Textpattern.

Textpattern differs from WordPress in that it’s a full Content Management System (CMS) whereas WP is, technically, blogging software. Having built a couple of sites with TXP, I can tell you it’s powerful, but the template system leaves something to be desired (I don’t like the fact that the CSS and template layouts are stored in the database, I like to edit in my own choice of software), hopefully that’ll be sorted out in the new release. In the meantime I’m having a play with the Link Template 2 File extension, I’ll let you know what I think when I’ve had a chance to put it through it’s paces.