PHP in templates is so last decade
What to leave in, what to leave out?
Wow, 29 txp:tags dedicated to blog comments, as of 4.8.4.
Nobody in their right mind would turn on commenting, yet it’s on by default.
Commenting is a thing of the past, it is going to be removed.
Maintenance of Form Types, no more hard coding.
No more a gazillion default forms and form types polluting the backend.
I have one word to interject into the building of the default theme, if.
There are tons of if statements that can be used to have a 1 page default install. I remember using the defaults at first to create a site, whenever I made changes to default, I had to remember to update the archive page. Then as I used TXP more, I realized you didn’t need 2 pages, and have been using 1 page ever since.
This was a difficult concept to break, why 2 pages I kept asking myself, I still ask this question on a daily basis, I’m still waiting on an answer.
My hats off to Phil Wareham, the admin backend is coming around nicely, I like the Ctrl-S touch. I use the Hive (neutral) theme on all my sites, the newest one has some nice improvements.
But Phil, it gets spoiled by default behaviors that need to be broken, or else you’re just coding for a few souls.
Bug?: When I installed 4.8.4, the generated config.php was missing the closing ?>, instead it had this line: // For more customization options, please consult config-dist.php file.
For some reason I end up volunteering for things, it’s my nature I guess.
We Love TXP – Peter Moulding and I spent quite a bit of time cleaning up the database of dead links, and I applied a nice mobile friendly look to it. All for naught, cause there appears to be a showcase site on the official home page.
TXP Planet will be shutting down this week after 14 years.
TXP Themes will have Rosie adorning the front page for a bit longer.
PHPCrossRef has been shuttered until further notice.
Just asking for a friend.
Why I’m going into the code base, to see how hard it is to make the changes I have been preaching about for years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and years, and a day.
Got Git going locally, say that fast three times ;)
Well those drifter’s days are past me now
I’ve got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out