MODx Blog Contest Winners

After much deliberation over the entries received for the MODx Blog Contest, I have selected the winners.  I have to admit that it wasn’t an easy task, and this being the first contest that I have held on this blog, I wanted to be sure that I was fair and that the winning entries were chosen based on the criteria that I had set out in the contest post. I wish I had prizes for everyone who entered 🙁

My goal in holding this contest, as stated in the initial post, was to get some exposure to the MODx content management system, to encourage people to participate and to share knowledge and ideas, and to see what people could build using MODx.  This was intended to be a learning experience, and I think I can say that this goal was, and continues to be met.

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Last Call – MODx Blog Contest Closes in TWO Days

OK, this is my last call for submissions into the MODx blog contest.  I think almost everyone who had declared their intent to enter has submitted their entry, with the exception of a couple of people.

So just a quick reminder to all, the contest ends Thursday at 11:59p Eastern Time (U.S).  At that time I will close the comments section of the contest post, and the selection process will begin. The contest winners will be announced Monday May 11th.

We have some pretty cool entries so far so it’s going to be interesting!

Quick Fix – How to Change a Document’s Parent in MODx

This post is a response to a question by one of my readers.  In the comments for the post on Introducing MODx Snippets, Ian asked:

I accidentally created a page that was at a sub-level of the first page, turning the first page into a folder. I can’t figure out how to undo my mistake.

This is an easy mistake to make, and sometime you may just need to change which docs are in which container and such.  Fortunately, it’s actually pretty easy to correct and there are a couple of ways to do it, let me walk you through them.  (Remember you can click on all the screenshots to see a larger view)

To start off, here is a screenshot of my document tree.  I have created a document named Home, and within it is a document titled About Us.


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Building a Website with MODx for Newbies- Part 8: More Ditto

Welcome to part 8 of our series of tutorials on building a website with MODx CMS.  So far we’ve looked at:

Part 1: Introduction to MODx
Part 2: Installing MODx
Part 3: Working with Templates
Part 4: Introducing Chunks
Part 5: Introducing Snippets
Part 6: Introducing Template Variables
Part 7: Introducing Ditto

As we work through these tutorials, we’re building a MODx resource site called Learn MODx.  In the last installation we introduced Ditto and continued working on the Library section of our resource website.  In today’s installation we’re going to continue working some more with Ditto, and learn how to template our output so that our Library page has the look we want.  In the learn we will learn a little more about Ditto, its parameters, and its placeholders.

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MODx Blog Contest Drawing to an End – Less than 2 Weeks!

The MODx Blog contest is now winding down. We have already received some submissions, and we’re counting down… less than two weeks to the end.  If you haven’t  submitted your entry, please make sure to do so before the morning of Friday May 8th.  I will close the comments section to the contest post shortly after that so that we can start the process of selecting the winners.

So make sure you get your entries in on time.  I am looking forward to seeing what people are building with MODx.  Remember that we are looking for more submissions from people who are new to MODx, so no matter what your knowledge level, all you need to enter is a 3 page (at least) website built on MODx and a small write-up :).  There is a series of newbie tutorials on this blog to help you get started, just click onthe MODx category and get started… you have time! 🙂

Some of the prizes include copies of the MODx Web Development book and memberships to the tuts+ network.

Visit the main contest page to learn more and to submit your entry!