In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Textpattern on your Ubuntu 16.04 server.
For those of you who didn’t know, Textpattern is an elegant CMS.
It is a free open source software that allows web developers, designers, and bloggers to publish their content within a clean and easy interface.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. You can secure Maria DB using the mysql_secure_installation script. Open your favorite browser and navigate to complete the required the steps to finish the installation. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Textpattern content management system (CMS) on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.
The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. You should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure Maria DB. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Textpattern web site If you don’t have time to do all of this stuff, or if this is not your area of expertise, we offer a service to do “VPS Manage Service Offer”, starting from $10 (Paypal payment).
I will show you through the step by step installation Textpattern on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) server. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, Maria DB, PHP) server. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Textpattern is an open source content management system originally developed by Dean Allen.
While it is often listed among weblogging tools, its aim is to be a general-purpose content management system suitable for deployment in many contexts.
Textpattern is written in PHP using a My SQL database backend.
Unlike many other CMS, Textpattern does not support any other database servers. In a somewhat unorthodox move, Textpattern continued to accumulate features as the second, third, fourth and fifth release candidates were made public.
During this time the official development team expanded to include several talented contributors from the nascent Textpattern community: with Release Candidate 3 Alex Shiels and Pedro Palazón joined the development team, and Sencer Yurdagül was brought into the fold as Textpattern's release manager with Release Candidate 4.
The fifth release candidate, however, included a notice that no new features would be added before the 1.0 release, and two weeks later, on August 14, 2005, the first officially stable version of Textpattern was released.