MODX Articles

MODX is a free open source content management system. I use MODX because I think it is the best CMS for building websites. It gives you creative freedom but also allows you to build powerful secure web applications.

These articles are to help and remind me how to do certain things, and I hope other MODX users will also find them useful too.

My cheat sheets and reminders for working with MODX

How to make a MODX extra using MyComponent Part 2

Having worked through the Developing an Extra in MODX Revolution tutorials twice and having a look at Bob Ray's MyComponents, what next?

How to make a MODX extra using MyComponent Part 1

If you want some customized behaviour on your MODX website a good way to achieve this is by developing an extra. That way if you want to use the same functionality again it's as simple as installing a package.

Sign In With Twitter For MODX

This article describes in detail how to use the authentication library written by Abraham Williams to sign into a MODX website and create a MODX user based on the Twitter user screen name, and place that user in an appropriate group.

Authentication Using Twitter

Having to repeatedly create accounts to use the features of a website or web application can become a real chore, why not allow login using accounts you have already signed up to. Here we look at how you can do this with Twitter using a PHP library.

Using Quip with MODX

If you don't use quip on a regular basis then it can be easy to forget all the things you need to do to set it up. This is a quick reminder of what you need to do to get commenting on your website up and running.

Using Flexibility for MODX: Compass and Sass

The Foundation css framework is maintained using Sass. So what is Sass and how does it work?

Using Flexibility for MODX: Foundation's Accordian

As it is Foundation's accordion is quite abrupt so I adapted it to use jQuery's slideUp/slideDown method.

Using Flexibility for MODX: What's What

I wanted to find out about Flexibility for MODX and what it is made from and how to use those components.

How to add code in a MODX Articles blog post

Sometimes you want to share code in your blog articles but you can't just cut and paste it because it won't look right, so how do you do it?

Using Flexibility for MODX: Orbit's Image Slider

Having a look at the slider facility in Menno Pieterse’s Flexibility package for MODX

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