The list of changes since Textpattern 4.0.8 includes, among others:

  • Admin-side themes
  • Timezone support with automatic DST adjustment on capable servers
  • PHP 5.3 compatibility
  • Role-based permission checks for images, links and files
  • Core support for unlimited custom fields
  • Multi-site capabilities!

Refer to the HISTORY.txt file for a comprehensive list of changes in 4.2.0.

Make sure that if you use this release candidate, you also update to the final 4.2.0 version when it is released.


File download

Single-site install version, Zip format.
File size 426 kB | Created
File download


Multi-site install version, Gzip format.
File size 374 kB | Created


Post your feedback in the forum thread.


On an upgraded site, upon your very first login to the admin-side Textpattern CMS 4.2.0 displays a message stating…

Warning: Unknown column 'user_name' in 'where clause' select name, val from txp_prefs
Notice: Undefined variable: language in /[webroot]/textpattern/index.php on line 65

…this is expected behaviour and will occur only once.

The download advertises itself as 4.0.8 in diagnostics, because we haven’t yet bumped the version number.