Textpattern is an elegant content management system that is free, open source software. Textpattern is designed to be flexible with powerful tag-based templates that allow you to structure data and manipulate content. The content management system itself can also be extended with the use of plugins, that allow anyone to improve core functionality or add new features. Textpattern already have hundreds of available community built plugins that can be used to improve your website today.
Built on solid foundations
Textpattern CMS is completely free, open source software and it's built upon proven web technologies too. Furthermore, it doesn’t muddy your HTML with additional code dependencies or script libraries.
Flexible tag-based templates
Your designs—your code. Textpattern has a powerful tag-based template language that’s easy to learn and provides a wealth of ways to structure a website and manipulate content.
Fast, lean, secure and extendable
We purposefully keep the core of the CMS lean and responsive. However the system is fully extendable via plugins, of which there are hundreds available via our community of plugin authors.
Simple, elegant user interface
Our design philosophy extends to the Textpattern core user interface too. We try to avoid needless clutter within the administration panels and we strive to make the interface fully accessible for all users.
Available in over 50 languages
The Textpattern core user interface has been localized into many languages. Of course, we always welcome further translation by the community. More translations are added all the time!
Over 19 years of development has been lovingly poured into our CMS. The active, friendly and helpful community surrounding the platform ensures its continued success and guides its future.
Write using Textile, Markdown, etc.
Our CMS ships with built-in support for Textile text formatting language, and support for Markdown language via a plugin. Alternatively, you can write plain text or vanilla HTML if you so wish.
Contributors are welcomed
Textpattern is open source under the GNU General Public License v2.0, and all development takes place on GitHub. User contributions are welcome (and indeed, are enthusiastically encouraged).
Textpattern is a free and open-source content management system released under the GNU GPLv2.