Exploring MODx Revolution

In this screencast we will start exploring MODx Revolution, which at the time of this posting is at Beta 5.  We will install Revolution and then proceed to look a little bit at the manager, create a resource, install some addons, and just start to get a feel for it.  While Revolution is still in beta version and not recommended for production sites, I believe we’re getting very close to RC and eventually GA so if you haven’t yet, there’s no reason not to start exploring and playing with it.

I look forward to your feedback and to learning more from those who’ve already starting exploring MODx revolution so please go ahead and leave your comments.

From XHTML/CSS to MODx Template – Part 5

In the final part of this series, we’ll solve the little problem we ran into in the last screencast, and then proceed to finish off this part of our templating project. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series and that you’ve learned something about working with MODx templates that will be useful to your own projects. I look forward to your feedback.

Useful Links:

MODx Beginner Tutorials

From XHTML/CSS to MODx Template – Part 4

In part 4, the focus of our work is on snippets, and we get our website navigation working using the Wayfinder snippet. We also start working with the Ditto snippet to pull in client testimonials. This is the longest screencast of the series at around 30 minutes. I was hoping to finish in this part but I run into a little hitch at the end, which I solve in the part 5.

Useful Links

MODx Beginner Tutorials –  Introducing Snippets
MODx Beginner Tutorials – Introducing Ditto
MODx Beginner Tutorials – More Ditto
Free Wayfinder ebook
Wayfinder Home Page
Ditto Home Page

From XHTML/CSS to MODx Template – Part 3

In part 3 of this series, we’re continue porting our template into MODx, and the focus here is working with chunks to organize and structure our template and make it more manageable.

Useful Links

MODx Beginner Tutorials –  Working with Chunks

From XHTML/CSS to MODx Template – Part 2

In part 2 of this series, we start pulling the XHTML/CSS template into the MODx website and using MODx placeholders to dynamically pull in information and settings into our site. I just want to quickly mention that the reason I had to address the issue with jQuery and QuickEdit is because I upgraded this site from so QuickEdit module and plugin were present and active.  If you’re working on a website that started out in Evolution 1.0.+ I believe you will not have Quickedit because it’s not included in that package. Enjoy, and I look forward to your feedback.

Useful Links:

MODx Beginner Series
MODx Wiki – Tags/Placeholders
Using jQuery with other Libraries