Comments on: WordPress vs. MODx http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: How WordPress Destroyed the Internet | TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-14118 Tue, 10 Jan 2012 07:38:21 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-14118 […] ranted about WordPress before but what put me over the top today was the Suffusion Theme. It looks like a clean layout, so I […]

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By: Susan Ottwell http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-13096 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:16:20 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-13096 The killer app for Revo is the Articles package. It provides a drop-in blogging solution for Revo 2.2 (at this time in beta) that has to be experienced to be believed. While the Revo beta interface is still a bit buggy, it’s worth putting it up as a development installation just to experience Articles.

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By: Kelly Salasin http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-11669 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:05:10 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-11669 you had me until… “tits”
poor taste

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By: MODx vs. WordPress (revisited) | TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-11058 Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:25:24 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-11058 […] By Everett – TipsFor.us, on September 25th, 2011, posted this in MODx, WordPress The last article I wrote about this topic was criticized as being heavy-handed in my complaints about WordPress, so […]

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By: Brian Larson http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-8936 Thu, 19 May 2011 03:19:12 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-8936 An unbelievably thorough, well-thought-out and helpful post! I’ve been a MODXer for a little over a year and I love it. It’s by far my CMS of choice. However I’ve been digging into WordPress out of necessity and am definitely experiencing its power. It’s great to read an article about someone who uses both (which is where I’m headed).

The big differentiator in my opinion is, you guessed it, templating! With MODX there’s no convoluted theme structure to learn and you don’t have to be a PHP person to integrate custom design. MODX gives you 100% control over markup which is a beautiful thing. With custom design in WordPress you’re better off learning how to template using a WordPress framework or modifying an existing theme to meet your needs.

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By: Cms World » TipsFor.US: Wordpress vs. MODx http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-8652 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:58:09 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-8652 […] you’re interested in reading the details of the article you should read the original article, WordPress vs. MODx, at the TipsFor.US […]

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By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-8618 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 03:49:31 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-8618 As Han Solo never said: “Hokey protocols and ancient FTP clients are no match for a SSH login at your side, kid.”

SSH is really the way to go in my opinion, but I do own both Coda and Transmit, and they both will do the merging options: that saves HOURS of time for updates like this.

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By: Dennis http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-8612 Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:17:00 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-8612 “Wow… I’ve never had that much trouble upgrading MODx”

Lucky you.

“Some FTP clients have an option to do a “merge” option when you can copy one folder into another recursively.”

I’m guessing Fetch is not the way to go as it merrily overwrites files and folders alike. Any suggestions for a Mac, or PC, which will make the seemingly endless updates possible? It looks like Panic’s Transmit might work but I’m open to suggestions. If I have to wait till 2.2 or 2.3 I will most likely be spending my days downing Prozac like Skittles.

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By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-8605 Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:31:58 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-8605 Wow… I’ve never had that much trouble upgrading MODx, but you’re right, this is much much easier in WP. MODx has this planned for version 2.2 or 2.3 (?), and it will be a welcome feature.

When I do updates, I jump into the command line, wget the zip file and extract it. Then I simply do a recursive copy operation over the current install (after making a backup of course). The shell command looks something like this:

\cp -fr modx-2.0.8-pl/* /path/to/existing/html

The \ before the cp command will trump the default option to prompt you for overwrites at every hiccup.

Some FTP clients have an option to do a “merge” option when you can copy one folder into another recursively.

Once you’ve merged the upgrade with the existing, you just have to run the setup. It usually only takes me 5 or 10 minutes.

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By: Dennis http://tipsfor.us/2011/04/19/wordpress-vs-modx/#comment-8600 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:00:17 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2694#comment-8600 I notice you have ease of installation but not updating. In the WP administration panel their will be a notification and, a few clicks later, WP will be updated. This is something MODx needs, especially with Revo undergoing so many updates at the moment.

If you are on a Mac and trying to update through your third party hosting server (Bluehost, Godaddy, whoever) it is almost easier, and quicker, to delete MODx and start over.

That said, I work with both and still prefer MODx.

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