After a relatively short (for Textpattern) release cycle, we are delighted to present Textpattern 4.7.0 in memory of Dean Cameron Allen, its creator.

While you may think a shorter development time is an indicator of fewer features, nothing could be further from the truth. Over the last year, we’ve had an uptake in the number of collaborators, testers and people getting involved in the project, so we’ve been able to pack tonnes of features and enhancements in, while still remaining true to the nimble, lightweight canvas upon which you can paint your sites. This includes long-requested support for public themes. More details below.


You can either download from the links below, or from the GitHub project repository directly (please take a moment to ‘star’ our project too if you like it!)

File download

Zip format.
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The demo site courtesy of Pete Cooper allows you to run the release or even sneak peaks of future development versions in complete safety. The demo is rebuilt every few hours using the shiny new Textpattern 4.7.0 auto-installer.

System requirements

Please note that Textpattern 4.7.0 now requires PHP 5.4 or newer. PHP 7 is highly recommended.

Installation and upgrade

As with all releases, please ensure you log out of your admin side prior to upgrade and refer to the README.txt file in the download archives for detailed instructions.

What’s new in this release?

Please see HISTORY.txt for full details of what’s packed into 4.7.0. As well as a whole slew of minor fixes and tinkering to make the process of website management more slick, here are some edited highlights to whet your appetite:

Admin-side tweaks

Tag changes

Further notes

Thank you again to everyone involved in making this release what it is. Everyone has pitched in above and beyond the call of duty and we’re grateful to every person who continues to help drive this project.

If you find anything not working or wish to propose enhancements, please report them on GitHub, stating the version and any salient information. There are templates there for feature requests and bug reports.

We hope you enjoy this release and it serves you, your sites and clients well!