Tag parser part 2: speed

Most, if not all changes in the parser affect its speed. Generally speaking, more features means lower speed, but optimizing other parts of the parser can compensate this. In this second article about the new parser in Textpattern CMS 4.0.7, I’ll discuss the various changes to the parser, the impact they have on parsing speed and how you can optimize templates for speed.

Tag parser part 1: new features

For those that just went… “Tag what?!”, the tag parser is the part of Textpattern that interprets the txp tags in your carefully crafted forms and pages. This is the first of two articles discussing the parser changes in the upcoming TXP 4.0.7 version (no, not next week/month).

Introducing: plugin order

So, it’s been over a month since we moved in at our new code repository, we already acquainted ourselves to the place and added a few new features to what will then become Textpattern 4.0.7. I thought I’d explain one of these upcoming features in greater detail: plugin order.

Textpattern CMS 4.0.6 released

After quite a while and lots of work from many, many people it’s finally here. We have fixed no less than six security issues. Because half of those can be used from the public side, updating is strongly recommended.

Last.fm runs Textpattern

For some fellow music lovers, the service of Last.fm is indispensable. Exploring the symphonic wisdom of crowds, it kind of helps to reopen minds and discover new musical behaviours.


The following information has already been stated quite frequently of late, but since the same people are still asking…