Textpattern 4.5.0 beta released

The first beta release of Textpattern CMS 4.5.0 is ready for testing. Please download your own copy, setup a test site, and share your impressions—good or bad.

Make sure that if you use this beta, you also update to the final 4.5.0 version when it is released.


File download

Single-site install version, Zip format.
File size 1013 kB | Created
File download

Multi-site install version, Gzip format.
File size 524 kB | Created

What’s new?

Textpattern 4.5.0 renders your sites in modern HTML5 or yesteryears XHTML at your discretion, has a beautiful new default template with lots of state-of-the art front-end goodies baked right in, ships with Textile 2.4, can import current WordPress sites flawlessly, and admittedly fixes a few bugs.

On the technical side we have upped the minimum system requirements to PHP 5.2 and upgraded the bundled jQuery to version 1.7.2.


Post your feedback in the forum thread or in the comments below.

Beta notes

Do not use this beta release on a production site unless you have a working backup of both the site’s files and its database and know how to use it.



  2. Looks good, works well. :-)

  3. Looks good, and glad to see the plugins I have installed are working fine, thanks to all involved!

  4. Yay! #txp 4.5.0 #beta #superawesome

  5. Great — I will check that out ASAP. Really good to see Textpattern development back in full swing! ?


  6. Great! I’ll test it

  7. Excellent job, better than expected, even though expectations were high. Very important milestone. Where do I send the beer?

  8. Download link to gzipped tarball is incorrect because it contains “&” symbol at the end (typo?), therefore it gives “404 File not found”.

  9. Waiting for Stable Release…

  10. I really enjoy using Textpattern. As I’m predominantly a designer I struggle to get to grips with coding but have produced some websites with great functionality all because of how good Textpattern is.

    I’d love a simple way to create permissions on each article or section though, so I could only let one user edit it and not see any other articles in the back-end. Is this possible already?

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