A new version of arc_meta for Textpattern is now available.

Version 1.3 adds support for section and category images for open graph and Twitter cards. The limits on the length of meta titles and descriptions has also been increased, although it is recommended to keep these short to benefit from there use for SEO.

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One of the best features of the Textpattern CMS is its simple and lightweight core; however, as a result you’ll more than likely find yourself needing to install some plugins to get it working as you want. There are many plugins out there, but I want to share a few that in my opinion are essential to any Textpattern build.

A couple of new Textpattern plugins are ready for release today: the new arc_vimeo (for embedding Vimeo videos) and the all new version 2.0.2 of arc_youtube (for embedding Youtube videos). Both have been designed to play nicely with each other using new conditional tags.

Better late than never, I’ve finally updated arc_redirect for Textpattern 4.5+. This plugin lets you define redirects for URLs that generate a 404 page on your Textpattern site from the admin pages. This updated version upgrades the interface to fit better wuth the current look of Textpattern. There’s also a minor bug fix in there.