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Textpattern CMS 4.5.1
Released under the GNU General Public License. See textpattern/license.txt
for terms and conditions.
Includes contributions licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.
See textpattern/lgpl-2.1.txt for terms and conditions.
Includes contributions licensed under the New BSD License.
== Installation ==
* Extract the files to your site (in the web root, or choose a
subdirectory). The top-level index.php should reside in this
directory, as should the /textpattern/ and the /rpc/ directory.
* Create or establish the existence of a working MySQL database,
load /textpattern/setup/ (or /subpath/textpattern/setup/) in a
browser, and follow the directions.
== Upgrading ==
* Log out of the admin-side.
* Verify the existence of a working database and file backup.
* Replace the three files in your main installation directory
(index.php, css.php and .htaccess), everything in your /rpc/ directory
and everything in your /textpattern/ directory (except config.php)
with the corresponding files in this distribution. css.php and /rpc/
might not yet exist in your current site.
* When you login to the admin-side, the relevant upgrade script is
run automatically. Please take a look into diagnostics to find out
whether there are any errors and whether the correct version number
is displayed.
NOTE: Upgrades from versions below 4.2.0 will present this warning
upon your very first login to the admin-side:
Warning: Unknown column 'user_name' in 'where clause' select name,
val from txp_prefs where prefs_id=1 AND user_name='' in
/path/to/your/site/textpattern/lib/txplib_db.php on line xx
This is expected behaviour for the very first login after an upgrade.
Every further move in the admin side will not throw an error message.
* Verify all preference settings.
== Getting Started ==
* FAQ is available at
* In-depth documentation and a comprehensive tag index is available in the
Textpattern documentation at
* You can get support and information via:
* If you are running an Apache web server, rename the @.htaccess-dist@ file
in the "/files" directory to ".htaccess" to prohibit direct URL access to
your files. Thus the only route to these files becomes through
"/file_download". We recommend you consider employing this feature or
that you move your "/files" directory out of a web-accessible location.
Once moved, you can tell Textpattern of your new directory location from
the Advanced Preferences.
* There are additional resources for the default front-side theme, such as
Sass preprocessor files and extra feature modules, available at:
* Check back regularly at to see if updates are
available. Updates are as painless as possible, and often fix important bugs
or security-related issues.
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