Category Archives MODX

modx-logopaypal_logoIn this post, I am going to briefly walk through the process of creating a very simple and basic ecommerce setup using MODx Evolution and PayPal.  There are several MODx shopping carts that are at different stages of development and that have different features, however I haven't extensively tested or used any of them, but I hope to eventually do some writeups on them if I get the opportunity to play with them.  I would recommend that you definitely explore them too, as well as other third party services that integrate with MODx, such as Ecwid and Foxycart.  For this tutorial we're going to do something very simple, basic, and direct with PayPal being the only payment gateway offered.  This tutorial is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive, but it should give a good starting point for thinking about how to integrate PayPal with your MODx website for simple sales.

After a nice long wait, MODx Revolution 2.0.0 is finally in Release Candidate 1.  Exciting news indeed!! We're getting close to GA! Grab it, play with it, get on the forums and make suggestions and give feedback, get on Jira and report bugs, and make sure you say thank you to the developers and help keep the MODx project going.…

mailchimp_modx2In this post we're going to go over how to get the MailChimp snippet set up and working on your MODx Evolution site.  MailChimp is a service that allows you to send email newsletters, manage subscriber lists, and track campaign performance.  You can of course simply create the forms and such directly in MailChimp and paste the supplied code into your site, but this little snippet works just great.  The directions I will outline here are also covered in the documentation inside the snippet folder, but I thought I would go over it for my own future reference and for anyone who may not be aware that this snippet exists or who may have had trouble setting it up.  I am using MODx Evolution 1.0.2 and will be setting this demo up on the Learn MODx website.

I've been using the default TinyMCE rich text editor that comes bundled with MODx Evolution on all my sites. Recently though, I've been a little dissatisfied with it and decided to try a different RTE.  Digging through the forums and the repository, I came across CKEditor as a possible alternative rich text editor. So far I've installed it on two client sites and it works fabulously! This little writeup walks through just the basics of how to install and set up CKEditor for your MODx Evolution site. (I am using MODx Evolution 1.0.2).

Recently on Twitter I made the comment that I love MODx and Drupal equally.  James Rotering from The CMS less traveled found that statement interesting and decided to dig a little deeper.  He sent me some pointed and very detailed questions about my thoughts on the two CMSs and the results of that interview are now posted on his blog. …