The only dedicated book available on Textpattern, a popular web site framework
Suitable for every level of reader, from novice to expert
Written by 5 Textpattern experts, who are noted members of the community
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Table of contents (17 chapters)
The Textpattern Interface
Textpattern Site Examples
About this book
Textpattern is a powerful, PHP-based content management system that allows you to build pretty much any kind of data-driven website quickly and easily. It is very popular among designers and developers alike, and has an active community of users. Sound good? Well, you're in luck—this book shows you how to use every aspect of Textpattern to a professional standard.
Textpattern (and this book) appeals to two main groups of people:
Firstly, the web designer who has mastered the fundamentals of XHTML and CSS and wants to create sites that have fresh and dynamically changing information, but is not familiar with server-side coding and databases. Never fear—Textpattern enables you to integrate your XHTML knowledge, inserting dynamic aspects into your already solid site design.
Secondly, PHP developers who are looking for a content management system upon which to build additional functionality and want a hand with the design aspects of their site. Again, Textpattern fills in those holes.
The book leaves no stone unturned. It starts by introducing you to Textpattern and guiding you through its very simple installation process. After the core features of the administrative interface are explored, the book dives into building sites with TXP, using CSS, articles, forms, pages, and more to create fully customized templates.
Development follows next, looking at installing plugins and building your own custom plugins to further enhance your Textpattern-based site. The book concludes with several case studies to provide ideas and inspiration, including a weblog, an e-commerce site, and an online review directory.
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About the authors
Book Title: Textpattern Solutions
Book Subtitle: PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy
Authors: Kevin Potts, Robert Sable, Nathan Smith, Mary Fredborg, Cody Lindley
Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA
eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books
Copyright Information: Cody Lindley and Kevin Potts and Robert Sable and Roderick Smith and Mary Fredborg 2007
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-59059-832-0Published: 22 May 2007
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4302-0245-5Published: 03 January 2008
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXX, 450