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January 11, 2011    
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  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server

MODx is a Content Management System Software (Open Source) for Linux/Windows servers with PHP support created by MODx, LLC.

MODx Summary

MODx is a powerful content management system that provides all high-end functionalities for creating published online content despite being free. It is also open source, which allows users of varying programming skill levels to manipulate its codes easily without glitches.

The latest release is called Revolution, which perfectly runs on recent technologies; thus, it is recommended to be installed with the minimum requirements for server OS, database, and modules. For users with less modern servers, the software’s predecessor, Evolution, can still definitely satisfy your needs for a slick and highly functional CMS.

MODx Features

MODx offers several surprises for users, experts or not. The most notable feature this program boasts is its limitless possibility for modification, from the simple options on the user interface and content-creation pages, to the backdoor configurations available for the caching system. This allows the users to have the best performance for their CMS, since the caching system options abound with sub-options that are really worth tweaking.

Whenever you do something, there is a help button readily available on the upper left of the interface, where you can get instructions regarding the current task you are performing. This is considered one of the great additions in the Revolution release. Advanced users will surely love the freedom given to override everything using the core classes; users can alter error handling, partial-page caching, content parser, session, request and response handling, and database result-set handling.

Furthermore, MODx is compatible with several programming platforms, including Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), PHP, and JSON, to name a few. This compatibility allows users to create highly responsive web pages that run smoothly with the visitors’ clicks. Of course, search engine optimization capabilities are not nil, and users do not need to be experts in SEO to produce good results in search engines.

When it comes to creating content, it supports WYSIWIG rich-text editors, a basic offering in modern CMS. Another good thing about it is that it has been translated to several languages by its communities worldwide, so it really promises great user-friendliness.

MODx User Interface

Snappy that is the right word for it. This only means that the coding that works within the software is really built well into place, producing smooth operation and response. The general colors are green, gray, and white, where white takes over the background while gray gives color differentiation for the title and heading bars. Navigation is really easy and intuitive, and whenever you hit the right mouse button, you are sure there is something behind there. This right-click operation makes options readily available whenever you want them.

The overall picture of the Revolution Manager consists of three things: a gray main menu bar on top with drop-down submenus, on the opposite of which has the logout and admin buttons; a left sidebar where you can find the Resources, Elements, and Files; and a bigger space on the right side where you can do the rest of the editing and configurations.

MODx Reviews

MODx is a highly regarded content management system that battles neck-to-neck with other high profile cms softwares. The major difference is that MODx offers all its great features for free, with the ability to perform limitless configurations to the system. Many reviewers also think that MODx will even surpass its competition as more developments are put into the software. There is simply no loss in using this amazing software because everything is there, and if the only thing you want is to create a blog, you will surely enjoy its rich capabilities. MODx is for everyone, Windows or Linux user, and the least qualification you can have is to know basic HTML.

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