|Stable release||2.2.9 (MODX Revolution) / August 29, 2013|
|Type||Content Management System|
MODX // is a free, open source content management system and web application framework for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets. MODX is licensed under the GPL, is written in the PHP programming language, and supports MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server as the database. It was awarded Packt Publishing's Most Promising Open Source Content Management System in 2007.
The developers Raymond Irving and Ryan Thrash began the MODX CMS project in 2004 as a mashup of DocVars for Etomite and Raymond's web user add-on. In March 2005, all references to "MODX" were removed from the Etomite forums, coupled with a request from its founder to cease MODX support activities there. At this point, MODX became a fork of Etomite.
By May 2005, the MODX forums were online and Jason Coward joined the project leadership team. In 2007, Raymond left the project on amicable terms. The following year, Shaun McCormick joined the project leadership team.
In 2008, MODX users created a new logo and branding for the project.
In 2010, the first version of MODX Revolution, a complete rewrite, was released. MODX LLC was founded in May 2010.
Additional MODX features include:
- Graphical web-based installer.
- Supports PHP 5.1.1 and above.
- Supports WYSIWYG rich-text editors.
- The Manager application works cross-browser and cross-platform, including Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer on Windows, Mac OS X (Firefox and Safari), and Linux (Firefox).
- Can be installed under IIS, Apache, Lighttpd, Hiawatha, Cherokee, nginx, and Zeus web servers.
- Supports any Ajax library, including jQuery, MooTools, ExtJS, and Prototype.
- Recursive parser for nested functionality.
- Complete control of all metadata and URL structure for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purposes.
- Object-oriented, MVC compliant core code.
- Role-based permissions for the Manager.
- Ability to customize the Manager on a per-deployment basis.
- Ability to install add-ons right from the Manager.
- Ecommerce integration via Foxy Cart.
Translations and community
MODX has active, global end-user and developer communities. These communities have translated MODX into their native languages, including: Alsatian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian and European), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. Other active communities reside in India and the United Kingdom.
Recognition, awards, and publications
In July 2007, MODX was awarded Packt Publishing's Most Promising Open Source Content Management System award.
On February 6, 2009, OpenSourceCMS.com user rankings placed MODX version 0.9.6.3 as the 3rd highest ranked of 78 applications in the CMS/portal category with 2885 votes. Jaws (#1 with 985 votes) and CMS Made Simple (#2 with 3,052 votes) were ranked higher.
- Wilkerson, W. Shawn (2012). MODX Revolution - Building the Web Your Way: A Journey Through a Content Management Framework. Sanity Press. p. 622. ISBN 978-0-9858532-0-4.
- Ray, Bob (2011). MODX: The Official Guide. Dallas Texas: MODX Press. p. 752. ISBN 978-0-9836194-0-6.
- MODX Community Japan (2007). MODX CMS: Create the best site! (in Japanese). SOTEKKU Inc. p. 335. ISBN 978-4-88166-573-2.
- Spongle, Shane (2009). "Working With a Content Management Framework: MODX - NETTUTS".
- John, Antano Solar (2009). MODX Web Development. Packt Publishing. p. 255. ISBN 978-1-84719-490-9.
- Sarratt, Kristopher (2010). "Basic Integration of Foxy Cart into MODX".
- Sprava, Marina (2013). "How to deploy MODX CMS to the Cloud".
- Lucas, Mary (2013). "MODX Revolution Tutorials for Complete Beginners".
- Tso, Yee Jee (2013). "Markup to MODX in 60 Minutes" (video series).