MODx Video Tutorial: MODx Revolution Template Basics

I’ve just added a new screencast to the MODx Video Tutorials website on understanding MODx Revolution templates, tag syntax, and resource field tags.

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Introducing our iTunes Podcast Channel

Just a quick post introducing the Coding Pad Screencasts itunes channel that we recently launched.  This channel will feature all our recent screencasts as well as all upcoming ones that have anything to do with web development or programming. This includes screencasts not posted on this blog.  It’s FREE to subscribe, so head on to the itunes store, search for “coding pad” and look under podcasts. Find us, subscribe, and enjoy 🙂  Don’t forget to leave a rating and review to let us know how we’re doing, and feel free to spread the work. Look forward to many more screencasts coming soon MODx, Drupal, WordPress, PHP/MySQL, etc. 🙂

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Upgrade your MODx Revolution Sites to 2.1.0-pl

In the last couple of days the MODX team released the latest version of the MODx Revolution CMS, 2.1.0-pl.  This new version comes with support for more databases, and improved performance among other enhancements.  I highly recommend that you upgrade your existing Revolution sites to this new stable release.  If you’re following the MODx beginner series here on the Coding Pad, go ahead and upgrade your install as I will also be upgrading the site that we’re building to 2.1.0 before the next tutorial installment, so we’ll all be on the same page for the rest of the series.

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Introducing MODx Video Tutorials

I’ve been working on a new project recently – MODx Video Tutorials is a blog dedicated purely to MODx screencasts and video tuts.

After posting numerous written tutorials here on the coding pad blog I have found that sharing knowledge is something I enjoy doing. When I ventured into creating screencasts, I found that after getting past my voice shyness, I really enjoyed doing those as well. After a lot of thought I have decided to create a separate blog purely for MODx screencasts, and keep this blog for written tutorials and possibly screencasts on other topics.

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Exploring Drupal 7 Alpha 1 – Screencast

Drupal 7 Alpha 1 was released a few days ago, on January 15, 2010. This is an exciting release for the Drupal community and Drupal fans everywhere. Drupal 7 has introduced some exciting new changes in terms of a new admin UI and incorporation of major elements of CCK into the core.  In this screencast, we will install the alpha1 version and explore the backend a bit.
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