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#31 2019-09-22 14:18:12

Bloke
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

etc wrote #319350:

achieved via apache server cache and <txp:header /> tag. We just need to make the configuration easier for non-techy users.

Any and all initiatives that make Textpattern The Green CMS get my vote.


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#32 2019-09-22 14:42:46

colak
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

etc wrote #319350:

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not into reinventing a 15th wheel as Pete rightly alludes to. Static site ability means serving pages directly from disk, bypassing unnecessary PHP/MySQL processing when the page is not changed. But this can already be achieved via apache server cache and <txp:header /> tag. We just need to make the configuration easier for non-techy users.

Indeed. What I was thinking of, was to make either old versions of my sites or even defunct subdomains into static sites. In this way, we would not need to worry about php upgrades for those versions/content/etc and we will be able to keep our active sites updated with the latest and finest.


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#33 2019-09-22 15:03:41

etc
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

colak wrote #319352:

make either old versions of my sites or even defunct subdomains into static sites.

A plugin could generate static copies of visited pages on the first access, but making an entire txp site static looks problematic: you’d have to treat all possible author/category/section/etc combinations, without even speaking of free-form keywords or search queries.

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#34 2019-09-22 18:25:02

gaekwad
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

colak wrote #319352:

What I was thinking of, was to make either old versions of my sites or even defunct subdomains into static sites.

Recursive curl or wget? Perhaps make a sitemap.xml and point the downloader at it?

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#35 2019-09-23 12:40:49

michaelkpate
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

etc wrote #319343:

Unfortunately, after reading this

we should power txp off. Or add a static site generator ability.

In 1998, I started using FrontPage to make websites. It was great. You could sit down at your computer, make changes to your website, hit update and watch them magically appear on the site.

Then came Greymatter and Movable Type and Textpattern – you could update the site from anywhere just by logging in. It didn’t even matter what computer you were on, and if you have an RPC client, if you were on a computer.

I get the appeal of static site generators – I had a hosting account one time that didn’t offer PHP, PERL, or any kind of scripting language – but to me they are always kind of a step backwards. And yes, I know that https://docs.textpattern.com/is powered by Jekyll.

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#36 2019-09-23 18:09:00

bici
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

michaelkpate wrote #319367:

And yes, I know that https://docs.textpattern.com/is powered by Jekyll.

i didn’t know that…


…. texted postive

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#37 2019-09-23 18:50:01

gaekwad
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

michaelkpate wrote #319367:

And yes, I know that https://docs.textpattern.com/is powered by Jekyll.

Hosted on Github. If you have a peek at the DNS for docs.textpattern.com, you’ll see a CNAME entry pointing to textpattern.github.io.

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#38 2019-09-24 12:23:22

michaelkpate
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

bici wrote #319378:

i didn’t know that…

Since 2016.

philwareham wrote #301225:

We are using Jekyll since it is the right tool for this – that simply means we are dumping MediaWiki for Jekyll for collaborative documentation. Textpattern hasn’t _lost_here since it wasn’t ever running the docs in the first place.

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#39 2019-09-24 15:15:15

bici
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

michaelkpate wrote #319388:

Since 2016.

There is always a Right Tool for the Right Job.


…. texted postive

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#40 2019-09-24 16:25:08

gaekwad
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Re: Low-Tech Magazine, now solar-powered!

bici wrote #319392:

There is always a Right Tool for the Right Job.

…and rarely is it Drupal.

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