You know, Textpattern just keeps getting better. Thanks are due, in no small part, to Dean Allen’s growing team of TXP developers. Nice work, guys! Sometimes development can be a thankless endeavor.
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So what’s new in this latest release? Say it with me: “Error pages!” Yes, 404 error handling has been refined. After TXP 4.0 broke standard
.htaccess error handling, replacing it with an, um, ugly generic error page, version 4.0.2 adds an
error_default page template under the Pages tab, allowing full visual access to the page’s output. The real benefit here is that now 404 error pages can benefit from all of the TXP tags instead of being hardcoded.
Some feed issues have also been hammered out. I know I was getting feed weirdness as a result of upgrading to 4.0, but 4.0.1 seemed to restore my feeds to normalcy. Apparently there were some high-level issues that I didn’t have to deal with, but it’s good to know they’re fixed for when I may need them.
The mysteriously disappearing
comments_invite tag can now be set to display always with the addition of the
The comment preview has also been given more flexibility. Comments, the comment form, and the comment preview can now be relocated to different colums or
div's instead of being locked into one place.
Absolutely. These are significant changes—especially the error handling upgrade. As usual, I had to rewrite my tabindex hack and attempt to remember what changes I had made to the
en-gb.txt language file (please, guys, let us override that default language some other way!), but it was mostly quick and painless as far as upgrades go.
Rock on, Textpattern. Rock. On.