Comments on: Creating Templates in MODx Part I (part IV in the series) http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: WordPress vs. MODx | TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-8529 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:09:12 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-8529 […] on the convoluted mess that is Drupal and Joomla templates). I’ve posted previously about creating templates in MODx Evolution and how to import existing layouts into MODx Evolution, and the process in MODx Revolution is […]

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By: WebHostingTop http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-6104 Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:51:06 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-6104 Thank you for your video tutorial! I was planning to use modx on my next project and I need a new template for that, but had no idea where to start.

It’s really amazing how simple is to use modx. I usually use joomla and wordpress for my websites, but I will give a try to modx.

Thanks again for your easy to understand and helpful tutorial!

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By: Kenneth Newman http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5909 Sun, 20 Dec 2009 19:26:09 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5909 Thank you so much for creating this video. I’m a new MODx user– having toyed with Joomla, Drupal, and TYPO3….and finding them somewhat unwieldy. Your video has put the MODx templating, via the import-HTML route, into perspective for me.

Ken

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By: Bob Ray http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5790 Sun, 18 Oct 2009 07:11:33 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5790 Everett: Great video. I hadn’t seen it before. I put a link to it on Bob’s Guides.

Just a quick note: Those things that are referred to as “Placeholders” in the video are now called “Resource Tags” (though various old names for them are still hanging around here and there).

Every document has a number of Resource Fields (basically, the fields of that document’s record in the database — e.g. pagetitle, longtitle, alias, description, content, etc.). The Resource Tag contains the name of a field and the Tag is replaced by the content of that field (from the database) for the current document.

Resource Tags are also used for Template Variables, which are essentially custom Resource Fields created by the user in the MODx Manager.

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By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5431 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:09:44 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5431 Don’t think that just because we changed the template on this site that I gave up on MODx. This site was running on WordPress long before my involvement in it. I’ve spoken with Brian at length about reasons for switching to MODx, but as you might guess, we’re both busy guys, and switching CMS’s is a time intensive operation, especially with a large site. This site is a blog, and WordPress works very well for that: there are lots of existing plugins available, too. If blogging is all you need to do, then I would recommend WordPress.

MODx offers much greater flexibility and extendibility for programmers and front-end designers, so the more we discuss custom enhancements to this site, the more WordPress becomes limiting and the more likely a switch to MODx becomes (Uh, Brian? Are you reading this?).

MODx just released the beta of their new version, named Revolution, and it promises to be even more powerful and well-built than its predecessor. I’ve worked with a lot of CMS’s and frameworks, and nothing I’ve seen has caught my eye as much as this.

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By: Brian - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5430 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:59:56 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5430 Everton – No one has given up on MODx. TipsFor.us ran on WordPress long before Everett wrote this article series. He has an affinity for MODx and continues to use it on several sites that he has built.

On TipsFor.us, we publish through WordPress, but we write about a variety of subjects, including other CMSs. I’ve written a few article about Blogger, for instance.

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By: Everton http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5425 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:52:01 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5425 Just wondering why you gave up on MODx, and went to WordPress?

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By: Creating Templates in MODx Part II (part V in the series) | TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5301 Fri, 01 May 2009 14:02:12 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5301 […] that you are able to create basic MODx templates from watching the previous video, this video shows you how to extend their functionality even further with the inclusion of reusable […]

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By: Kongondo http://tipsfor.us/2009/04/30/creating-templates-in-modx-part-i-part-iv-in-the-series/#comment-5300 Fri, 01 May 2009 10:58:35 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=2149#comment-5300 Good job Everett! Clear and concise video. However, in the above summary, “Creating a Custom MODx Template”, it would have been probably helpful to include what you said in the video about pasting your template’s code in modx. When I read the summary I got confused thinking you were going to call the template as an include. I hope I am making sense (friday and all). Well done!

cheers/k

[EDIT: Thanks, Kongondo! I made edits to the page per your suggestions. Please continue to share your feedback so we can improve future videos! — Everett ]

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