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#11 2008-09-02 21:01:22

uli
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From: Cologne/Köln
Registered: 2006-08-15
Posts: 2,949

Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

Many of my must-installs have already been mentioned, so these are probably the #10-20.

  • asy_wondertag – nesting tags in tags (one of the last mentions)
  • msv_if_custom_article_date – love it for not having to calculate an article’s date of expiry, but simply entering the date into a custom field (hence its misleading name)
  • fpx_image_import – mass-import images per ftp, then include them into the DB and categorize them
  • hak_article_image – a whole carload of image tags for versatile uses
  • hcg_templates – make a snapshot of the current state of your templates, re-import them by two clicks, or transfer them to different installs
  • lam_image_uploader – upload images to the write tab
  • rss_admin_show_adv_opts – open the write tab with “advanced” open, easily customized for different goals
  • rvm_if_this_article – style the current article differently
  • stm_article_order – sort ordering articles by drag’n‘drop
  • wet_plugout – fine for finding conflicting plugins

In bad weather I never leave home without wet_plugout, smd_where_used and adi_form_links

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#12 2008-09-04 19:01:53

johnstephens
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From: Harrisonburg, VA
Registered: 2008-06-01
Posts: 819
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Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

Useful lists. Most of the plugins on my essential list have been mentioned. I want to add cnk_versioning, which has become a major boon to my development workflow. Slightly different than hcg_templates, cnk_versioning automatically imports changes made to template files with every page refresh when the production status is Testing or Debugging.

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#13 2008-09-07 07:10:04

visualpeople
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From: Corvallis, Oregon - USA
Registered: 2005-11-16
Posts: 69
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Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

mrdale —

Can you shed some more light on jmd_image_select — both Google search and forum search turn up only this thread…

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#14 2008-09-07 09:02:27

redbot
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Registered: 2006-02-14
Posts: 1,396

Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

visualpeople wrote:

Can you shed some more light on jmd_image_select — both Google search and forum search turn up only this thread…

jmd_image_selector

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#15 2008-09-27 14:05:17

txp_userguy
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Registered: 2008-06-07
Posts: 3

Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

Great thread. Some of these things probably could’ve been achieved with a little of my own php, and some others might even be available somewhere in Textpattern’s functionality, but they’ve all been decidedly helpful to this lazy web master. My list goes to 11:

cab_social – social bookmarking
rah_metas – meta tag management
rss_auto_excerpt – detailed excerpting of articles
rss_suparchive – assists in creating article listings
rss_unlimited_categories – expands Textpattern’s categories
rvm_css – cache’s css files for faster load time
smd_random_banner – helpful rotating banner plugin
upm_datetime – txp-based date and time display
upm_img_popper – convenient image placement tool
wyn_recent_comments – a helpful ‘recent comments’ list generator
zem_event – I use version 0.3.5 of this plugin for calendar listings

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#16 2008-09-27 16:19:07

kemie
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From: mexico<-->sweden
Registered: 2004-05-20
Posts: 491
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Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

These make into almost all of my txp installs:

  • gbp_permanent_links (for custom permalinks)
  • hcg_templates (for exporting and importing pages, forms, styles)
  • rss_admin_show_adv_opts (to have the “advanced” portion of the write page open always)
  • zem_contact_reborn
  • upm_image (images any way you want them)
  • lam_image_uploader (upload images from the write tab)
  • chh_related_articles (enhances the related articles functionality)
  • jk_neighbour (prev/next with more options)
  • rah_textile_bar (quick textile buttons)
  • glz_custom_fields (unlimited and customizable custom fields)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~| monolinea.com | pixilate.com | istockphoto.com/kemie |~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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#17 2008-09-27 17:08:42

joebaich
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From: DC Metro Area and elsewhere
Registered: 2006-09-24
Posts: 462
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Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

All my frequently used plug-ins have already been mentioned except for:

tjh_listfilter – persistent filter on ‘Content/Articles’ page that filters article list by Section, Category, author and Status. Invaluable timesaver.

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#18 2008-09-27 18:59:34

masa
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From: Reykjavik, Iceland
Registered: 2005-11-25
Posts: 1,079

Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

Indispensable especially for larger sites: lam_browse_by

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#19 2008-09-27 22:32:28

gomedia
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Registered: 2008-06-01
Posts: 840
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Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

In my vast output of, er, three live TXP-based client sites I’ve used:

  • jcb_columnize – newspaper columns
  • rss_admin_db_manager – database backup & restore
  • upm_insert_tab – too hard to indent without it
  • upm_savenew – useful during the developement phase
  • zem_ir – easy peasy image replacement
  • adi_link – enhanced links
  • adi_menu – section menu
  • adi_notes – make notes for future generations
  • adi_title – meaningful titles in article list, stripped down titles on web pages

I have to declare an interest in the last four – but, after all, I did write them for a reason ….!

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#20 2008-09-28 12:58:07

kevinpotts
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From: Kansas City
Registered: 2004-12-07
Posts: 364
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Re: What are your "Top 10" Textpattern plugins and why?

In no particular order …

  • rss_admin_db_manager (indispensable db tool … makes moving sites from host to host easy … always the very first thing I install)
  • zem_contact_reborn (duh)
  • cbs_navigation_menu (section-based menu creator; could be done manually, but this is a sweet shortcut that works flawlessly)
  • glz_custom_fields + sed_section_fields (in tandem, a fairly solid solution to custom schemas … just need glz_custom_fields to support textareas)
  • lam_article_info (adds article ID and work count to the Write page … so simple, and so useful … should be added to core)
  • jmd_sitemap (i lobbied for this one months ago and i fished my wish … love it)
  • lam_accordion_section (keeps the Section tab nice and tidy)
  • rss_thumbpop (i do not build galleries that often, but when i do, this plugin is money)
  • gbp_permanent_links (don’t need it often, but when i do, there is no substitute; it’s a love/hate relationship with this plugin, but love tends to win the day)
  • glx_hl_current (a cheap hack for determining the current article … will be obsolete with 4.0.7, but for now it works great)

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