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Offline VladTepes

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TP Articles - trying to get my head around this.
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:14:28 PM »
I'd really like to understand the function and use of TP Articles?

Is there are guide / 'how to' for the articles function somewhere?

For example, when is an article used where aa forum post wouldn't be equally useful??

If someone has a forum I could look at that uses articles (accessible by guests) please point me to it so I can have a look.


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Re: TP Articles - trying to get my head around this.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 10:44:09 PM »
Once again: please check the docs site: this is built up using articles AND it holds howto's for all features of TinyPortal...

Should you find that information is missing there, please let us know, so we can add whatever is needed...

My site is using articles for the static information pages... see

That should give an idea of what it is...
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 12:22:27 AM by @rjen »
Running TP1.6.2 on SMF2.0 at:

Testing TP on SMF2.0
Testing TP on SMF2.1 RC1
Want to check what php version I am testing on? See: PHP Info

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Re: TP Articles - trying to get my head around this.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 11:41:55 PM »
There's a few on my sites, under the heading, Articles.

There is much better examples out there I'm sure.  But the articles system is much more powerful than you think.  Pages can be used in much the same way as blocks, you can add content using php, html, bbc,

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Re: TP Articles - trying to get my head around this.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 01:56:08 PM »
Here are a few more examples of ways that TinyPortal Articles can be useful:

On my site we use an article for our Front Page;
And, Our Privacy Statement
Our custom 404 error page

And, one of my Favorite Poems

As for guides, this one may be helpful:

EDIT: ... to fix one of the links.

...Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.   ^-^