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- Download current Textpattern CMS release
- Release documentation
- Latest development builds
- Get involved
Download current Textpattern CMS release (4.8.5)
Current (and previous) releases can also be downloaded from our source code repository at GitHub.
Please note that Textpattern 4.8 requires PHP 5.5 or newer. PHP 7.4 or 8.0 is highly recommended.
- Extract the files to your site (in the web root, or choose a subdirectory). The top-level
index.phpshould reside in this directory, as should the
- Create, or establish the existence of, a working MySQL database, load
/subdir/textpattern/setup/index.php) in a browser and follow the directions.
- Log out of the admin side.
- Replace the three files in your main installation directory (
.htaccess) and everything in your
/textpattern/directory (and the
/rpc/directory if you utilise RPC features), except
/textpattern/config.php, with the corresponding files in the current release distribution.
- Ensure the following directories have server write access:
- It is recommended that you flush the browser cache to ensure old cached files are not being used in preference to any newer versions within the upgrade.
- When you log back in to the admin side, the latest upgrade script is run automatically. Please take a look at your Diagnostics administration panel to view any errors and check whether the correct version number is displayed.
Latest development builds
Not suitable for production environments. Unsupported.
If you would like to experience the latest Textpattern CMS development version, please download a Zip of the latest development build from the dev branch at GitHub and give it a spin.
Textpattern CMS is open source under the GNU General Public License v2.0, and all development takes place on GitHub. User contributions are welcome (and indeed, are enthusiastically encouraged). You don’t have to be a programmer to contribute either, there are lots of other ways to help us out!