txt.page: compact manuscripts

Created on Thursday, January 1, 1970.
Filed under Software, Web Backend.
 

txt.page is a quick and secure way of serving up template-based documents — especially manuals and other documentation — in as small a format as possible by using templates and storing content in separate .txt files.

 

What is txt.page?

txt.page is a quick and secure way of serving up template-based documents — especially manuals and other documentation — in as small a format as possible. txt.page takes your content, which is in simple .txt files, and sandwiches it between your header and footer templates. As a result, changing your templates will change the look of every page at once, and the need to wade through full HTML pages to edit content is eliminated.

What txt.page is not

txt.page is not software for presenting an entire website: the rigid security measures and lack of features make it impractical for displaying more than a single manuscript at a time. For more powerful site presentation software, look at my Content Management Software Writer’s Block.

Who is txt.page for?

Even though txt.page is pretty easy to set up and use, it is not for total newbie users. txt.page was developed as a go-between for people who need to put manuscripts on the internet, but who think that HTML pages are too cumbersome, wikis are too elaborate and .txt files are too boring.

Is txt.page free?

Yes, totally and completely free under the General Public License. All you are required to do to legitimately use this software is have a link to http://www.desiquintans.com/txtpage somewhere in your footer template so that other people can discover txt.page too.

Can I run multiple installations of txt.page?

Yes! Since txt.page uses relative file paths you can have different installations of txt.page, each with their own templates and pages, on the same server (albeit in different directories).

What do I need to install/run txt.page?

  • PHP 4.3.0 or greater.
  • Ability to upload files (via FTP, Telnet or other).
  • Plain-text editor like Notepad or BBedit.

Let me at it!

The current release is v1.0 Final.

You can Download txt.page v1.0 Final (12.4 KBs)

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