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Tame your web site with the MODx content management system

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Introduction to the MODx content management system.

Introduction to the MODx content management system.


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  • 1. Take Control WithTame Your Web Site With The MODx Content Management System Jason Holtzapple Senior System Administrator • WebPT.com Software Architect • Glic Internet ABLEconf 2011
  • 2. Introduction What is a CMS and what is MODx? Why should I build my website with it? A content management system is software designed to allow users with little knowledge of web markup languages or programming to create and maintain web content. There are disadvantages like lock-in.
  • 3. IntroductionA little bit of history:Web sites were originally designed to be editable.1. HTML (1990)Separation of Presentation & Content2. HTML + CSS (1996)Further separation of content from HTML3. HTML + CSS + Database (1996-ish)
  • 4. Introduction MODx is a CMS started in 2005 based on the Etomite project. MODx has been designed from the start to be secure and makes it easy to create SEO-friendly web pages. Editing web content is easy for novices and a powerful interface (API) is available for developers. Main website is modx.com
  • 5. MODx Gallery
  • 6. Behind The Scenes Lets take a look at the MODx administrative interface ...
  • 7. Working With MODx Lets edit some content on our sample web site – the home page. Well also create a new blog entry and create a whole new page.
  • 8. The Gory Details Resources – the pages Templates – the HTML Template Variables – custom page variables Chunks – boilerplate text Snippets – scriptable content (php) Plugins – php code attached to page events
  • 9. Take Control With What Next? Companies with point-and-click MODx installation: Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost, Hostcolor, many more. Practically any web hosting company can run MODx. Thank you!

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