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#1 2008-06-25 05:40:50

mapu
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[mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

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#2 2008-06-25 06:07:11

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

Textpattern is a very light app in comparison to Expression Engine, yet it holds up well in a head to head duel.

Imagine if we addressed some of the issues we keep getting hammered on, oh the possibilities.

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#3 2008-06-29 15:45:13

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

Following on from Robert’s little push I did an article too. Not exactly a comparison though. Has anyone else taken the hint?


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#4 2008-06-29 16:04:59

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

Stuart,

At first glance looks like a great article, which is to be expected ;-)

Bert, care to expand on what we get hammered on?

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#5 2008-06-29 16:53:08

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

Stuart, good article !http://thebombsite.com/images/713.gif!

Jonathan, in Stuart’s article he brings up the two main issues, being able to customize the admin and an easier way to install and try out themes.

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#6 2008-06-29 17:44:15

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

Hi Bert. I guess that’s true, but personally, I am looking forward first to a unified admin with similar options as currently in the articles tab (multi-select etc). The sections page needs an overhaul. I’d also like to see more options under the tag builder in pages/forms.

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#7 2008-06-29 19:49:39

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

fwiw

Hick’s EE vs Txp Article inspired a thread on Symphony’s forum

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#8 2008-06-29 21:18:25

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

How odd. I’m trying Symphony out on my XAMPP install at the moment. Another language to learn though. :(


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#9 2008-06-29 21:25:33

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

Yeah, and XSLT is the more terse descendent of Klingon :-s


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#10 2008-06-29 21:37:25

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

I have one install of Symphony 2.0 Beta for experimental purposes, but like Stuart mentioned in his article, the language is a bit different. I’m slow grasping it. Reminds me vaguely of the examples given for the new txp:if_variables. I’m sure that’s because I don’t completely understand either Symphony or the new tags . . . . yet. :)

In the Symphony thread one post asserts Symphony is more flexible than Txp. Considering the 4.0.7 enhancements, I’m not ready to concede that point (at least on the publishing side), but readily admit to my ignorance with Symphony. Perhaps they meant managing custom data types on the admin side. That might be true.

My initial impression is that both Txp and Symphony are flexible, but Symphony takes more coding to achieve the same result. Maybe I’m wrong. I find it interesting that Txp, EE, and Symphony seem to engender a perception of commonality, at least in their approach to xml style tagging.

They do have some sharp websites in their portfolio. No “this is another Wordpress” syndrome

Mike

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#11 2008-06-29 22:15:01

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

I agree that 4.0.7 takes TXP into the realms of “the sky’s the limit” as far as coding flexibility is concerned but I can’t really compare it to Symphony until I get my head around this Klingon stuff. I can’t remember if it was one of the comments on Jon’s article, but I agreed with the sentiment that all cms applications should use TXP’s tag system. Seems very logical.

I also agree with the comments over at Symphony about EE being bloated. I think after trying it out for a bit that it’s not something I would use by choice though it does have a large feature set.


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#12 2008-06-30 13:34:41

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Re: [mention] Jon Hicks compares EE with TXP

I guess I’m the only one that actually likes XSLT. It’s a big selling point for symphony for me, because it’s a standard, you can use it on any platform, any programming language even on the client through javascript.


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