Creating Templates in MODx Part I (part IV in the series)

April 30, 2009 - Reading time: 4 minutes

I’m continuing my series of hi-res videos of the MODx content management system, this time I’m stepping through how you can easily take existing HTML and CSS layouts and adapt them for use with MODx. For my example, I take Eric Meyer’s “Complex Spiral” demo and within a few minutes, I have it adapted for use with my site.

It’s an exciting time to be writing about this platform: the first book about MODx was published by Packt Publishing, and we anticipate the release of their “2.0” version (dubbed “Revolution”) later this year.

I include the image below as a quick reference for the placeholder tags used by MODx. Refer to the wiki page for a more complete list.

MODx uses simple placeholders for templates
MODx uses simple placeholders for templates Read more

Installing MODx (MODx Series Part III)

January 27, 2009 - Reading time: 3 minutes

Here’s a video of me installing the MODx content management system. In case it wasn’t clear why I was doing this series, I REALLY like MODx and I find it the easiest CMS to work with both as a PHP developer and as a front-end designer. The video is my small contribution to make it easier to install this nifty CMS, and sometimes less is more. There are already a lot of high quality resources available for anyone who wants to try out this CMS. See the references below.

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There are already a lot of resources available to help people install MODx. Here is a list of what I feel are the most useful: Read more

New Overview of MODx (MODx Series Part II)

January 22, 2009 - Reading time: 7 minutes

A while back I did a brief overview of the MODx content management system. Well, I was asked to do a high-resolution video so you can see what the manager interface looks like and you can get an idea of why you might want to choose the MODx content management system for your next web site.

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Publish/unpublish a document by right-clicking the document:

Right-click a document to edit it
Right-click a document to edit it

You can set publish/unpublish dates by changing the Page Settings: Read more

Content Management Systems (Prelude to MODx): Part I

January 13, 2009 - Reading time: 7 minutes

Introduction to Web Sites, CMS’s, and MODx

MODx lets you take control...
MODx lets you take control...

Some of you may remember the little article I wrote a while ago about content management systems where I shared a bit about MODx. What is MODx? (pronounced like “modular”… and it’s eXtendable… get it?) It’s a content management system (CMS), and it’s used to help you manage and publish web sites easily. It’s very cool, and it is very flexible… but I’m getting ahead of myself. I want to spend some time with our readers and talk a bit about web sites and CMS’s and use that discussion to segue into an upcoming video series about MODx. If you already know what MODx is and you want to learn about it, stay tuned for the upcoming videos… Read more


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