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adi_recent_tab – Recent Items

To help speed up workflow – especially during website construction – this plugin gives you a menu of recently accessed Textpattern Admin items.


Install & activate the plugin in the normal way. A new top level “Recent” tab will then be available.

The Recent dropdown menu shows a list of articles/images/links/pages/forms etc that you’ve recently visited in the Admin interface.

This menu contains items that you have visited – as opposed to the ‘Recent articles’ list in the Article tab which only contains articles that have been recently modified.

The Menu

The Recent menu gives you direct access to:

The Tab

The recent items are also available on a standalone page – available in the Extensions menu.

Here you will also find preferences to:


You can adjust who gets to use the plugin by setting the privileges in plugin options.


To install the Textpack, go to the plugin’s Options tab and click on ‘Install textpack’. This will copy & install it from a remote server. The number of language strings installed for your language will be displayed.

If the Textpack installation fails (possibly due to an error accessing the remote site), the alternative is to click the Textpack also available online link. This will take you to a website where the Textpack can be manually copied & pasted into the Admin – Language tab.

Additions and corrections to the Textpack are welcome – please use the Textpack feedback form.

Additional information

Support and further information can be obtained from the Textpattern support forum. A copy of this help is also available online. More adi_plugins can be found here.

adi_recent_tabv0.7Download (Uncompressed) Textpack SupportTXP 4.7+

Other versions available: 0.6 (TXP 4.5–4.6)