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The new logo created in 2008.
Developer(s) MODx team
Stable release 1.0.2 / 2009-11-05; 2 months ago
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Content Management System
License GPL

MODx (pronounced /ˌmɒdˈɛks/) 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. MODx is written in the PHP programming language and uses the MySQL database. MODx was awarded Packt Publishing's Most Promising Open Source Content Management System in 2007.[1]



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. Over the weekend of March 19, 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.


MODx allows for full segregation of content (plain HTML), appearance and behavior (standards compliant CSS and Javascript) and logic (PHP, snippets). Additional MODx features include:

Translations & 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 & Publications

In July 2007, MODx was awarded Packt Publishing's Most Promising Open Source Content Management System award[1] reviewed MODx on January 14, 2008. Its author concluded, "MODx is an easy-to-use, standards-compliant, search-engine-friendly, functional, and extensible CMS…".[2]

On February 6, 2009, user rankings placed MODx version 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 3052 votes) were ranked higher.

Further reading


External links

The following external links provide additional resources related to MODx and the community.



Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Modx

How to setup Modx on linux

Downloading and Installing Modx

Your First Login and Setting up Modx

Modules, Plugins, Snippets, Templates ans Chunks

Building Your Own Template


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