This process could take many months and maintenance of two versions is too onerous … I’ve temporarily squashed the deprecation notice, but it will be restored when things have settled down, maybe next version.I have been taking time off from writing my Beginners Guide to actually work on my own theme especially my About Page which I had cobbled together when I first started using Textpattern. The best way is not to directly change the default files but to start a new theme.
Want to make some changes to the design of your new Textpattern website?
Maybe I should make a new category “I am an Idiot”.
But, as a beginner myself I will have some idea of what others will need to know.
Sometimes it is so easy, if you know about a subject, to take the really basic stuff for granted.
I shall also use this as an opportunity to practice writing in a structured data fashion that should make it easier to follow and has the added benefit that it is good for This took a bit longer than expected. I do not think I am a natural writer, technical or otherwise.
But I have finally got the post to the stage where it is worth publishing.
With the new theme selected we can now see why previously all that was seen when viewing the website while logged in was a blank page.
There may be two pages listed but empty and a completely missing page which we will have to remedy.
Change the name to avoid confusion by entering it in and save. Here is the easy way to create a new theme that saves a lot of copying and pasting.
This is it, finally I am going to start changing the look of this website from the default Textpattern theme.
I believe it now works as an article although I have still got a few more things to add and I am not quite sure whether I will do this in the original or write a part 2.