Category Archives Tutorials

wayfinder0Welcome to part 8 of the MODx Revolution for Complete Beginners series.  As we work through these tuts we’re building a resource site for learning MODx Revolution.  We’re using the 7 in 1 Business Success Site Template from Themeforest, although you can follow along with any template that you choose.  In the last installment we introduced the concept of Snippets, which are pieces of PHP code that allow us to add functionality to our MODx website.  In this installment, we're going to start looking at one specific snippet - Wayfinder, and we'll use it to add a dynamic menu/navigation to our website.

Catch Up:

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Installation
Part 3: Basic Configuration and Installing Extras
Part 4: Working with Templates
Part 5: Working with Chunks
Part 6: Working with Template Variables (TVs)
Part 7: Working with Snippets

snippets1Welcome to part 7 of the MODx Revolution for Complete Beginners series.  In the last installment we learned about template variables and how we can use them to create custom editable fields on our site pages.  As we work through these tuts we're building a resource site for learning MODx Revolution.  We're using the 7 in 1 Business Success Site Template from Themeforest, although you can follow along with any template that you choose.  We're learning how to transform the static stuff on the HTML/CSS/JS template into dynamic content from our site.   Everything we've looked at so far has been about presentation and layout. In this installment, we're going to very briefly start talking about how to add functionality to our site using Snippets.  This is going to be just a brief primer on snippets, and in subsequent installments we will be working through several snippets, each post covering one or two snippets at most.

tvs0Welcome to Part 6 of the MODx Revolution for Complete Beginners series.  In the last installment, we explored the concept of chunks. We created a number of chunks and learned how to use them to organize our template. We also mentioned a few other uses of chunks and learned their tag syntax and how to call them into the template.  In this installment, we're going to explore one of the cool features of MODx - Template Variables (TVs).

chunksWelcome to Part 5 of the MODx Revolution for Complete Beginners series.  In the last installment, we started looking at how to work with templates in MODx Revolution.  We begun with a static HTML/CSS template and ported it into our MODx Revolution install, changed the paths to the assets, and started learning the MODx Revolution tag syntax and how to use it.  In this installment, we're going to continue working on our template and explore the concept of chunks.

Catch up:

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Installation
Part 3: Basic Configuration and Installing Extras Part 4: Working with Templates

Welcome to Part 3 of the MODx Revolution for Complete Beginners series.  In the last installment, we went through the step by step process of installing MODx Revolution.  In this post, we're going to do some basic site configuration. We will also explore installing extras from the MODx repository.  This post will just cover the basics, and you will find that as you explore more the Revolution Manager has a lot of options to configure, but we're just going to look at the basics and then return to different parts of the manager and explore them as we need to interact with them.
So far:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Installation
Business SuccessWelcome to Part 4 of the MODx Revolution for Complete Beginners series.  In the last installment, we did some basic site configuration and looked at how to set/change global site settings such as the site name, and all that. We also explored how to install extras from the MODx repository using package management.  In this post, we're going to start looking at how to work with templates in MODx Revolution.  We're going to start with a static HTML/CSS template and, over the next few installments, transform that into a MODx Revolution template. Catch up: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Installation Part 3: Basic Configuration and Installing Extras

Close