I’ve released a little something called Awesome Textpattern on GitHub today and just wanted to introduce it and explain the idea/motivation behind it.
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.
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.
arc_vimeo v1.1 has been released for Textpattern. This version contains a couple of bug fixes. Most importantly it now allows you to use both http and https URLs for the video.
A new version of arc_meta for Textpattern has been released. Version 1.2.0 adds support for section category meta titles.
A new version of arc_redirect for Textpattern is now available.
arc_redirect v1.2.0 now allows you to use absolute URLs for the redirects, setup temporary redirect rules and comes with a number of security fixes and general improvements.
I’ve updated a couple of my Textpattern plugins today to add support for Google Analytics UTM parameters. You can now enable UTM parameters on both “arc_twitter (TXP Tweet)”/txp/arc_twitter and arc_social_share.
My arc_meta Textpattern plugin has been updated with new tags for meta robots and keywords.
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.