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Have you used the ModX CMS?
It was one of the only tableless CMS systems I could find.
If you have used it, would you recommend it for a highly mashed up website that needs to integrate several PHP applications (3rd party and home brew) without resorting to Iframes:eek: ?
Any other recommendatoins?
Source order independence (main content first in source)
Supports high degree of integration of 3rd party scripts
thanks in advance
10-19-2006, 05:06 AM
Canīt give you any feedback yet but I am trying to set it up myself at the moment. It seems to be the best in terms of SEOing your site from the features I can see. Another pretty good CMS that I touched on recently is http://www.xaraya.com
The latter can achieve pretty much anything you want and the templating system is great.
08-17-2007, 07:39 PM
I realize this I'm late to answering your question, but I'd definitely recommend that you take a deeper look into MODx. This is a really awesome CMS; and it works really nicely with Bluehost. I created a one-page overview about MODx CMS (http://www.squidoo.com/modxcms), it has links to free MODx templates, examples of sites powered by MODx and reviews comparing MODx to Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress and Expression Engine. http://www.squidoo.com/modxcms Good luck!
08-20-2007, 04:23 PM
now this is what i call bringing something back from the grave! :D
that said, modx is a fine, lightweight cms with plenty of packaged seo and ajax support and i use it as my first-choice cms.
01-31-2009, 09:28 PM
welll humm i was looking for some other people using bluehost with the MODx CMS.
ive uploaded the files and everything to my site, but i am actually having issues with figuring out what the Database Host is. the site is fun.cyndeemoore.com...... and the file its in is public_html/fun... i dont know what to put as my dadabase host: im stuck. any suggestions?:confused:
02-15-2009, 04:43 AM
i was using MODx for quite a while, but found a forum to better suite the purpose of my site. but the answer you are looking for is LOCALHOST caps or lowercase shouldn't matter. :eek: just remember to not set your admin passwd and your DB passwd the same. sometimes (rarely) modx got confused when i was doing a lot of editing in one sitting and would drop the connection for a half hour or so :mad: . but that was almost a year ago now, so i'm sure they fixed it. :)
06-01-2009, 01:59 PM
I used MODx since 2006 until last week I upgraded my site to Drupal. I even donate quite some money to them. MODx is a good CMS to play with (to learn what is a CMS). If you want to do more, you can't because there are insufficient of 3rd party modules (they called it snippets).
The biggest dissapointment for MODx is that in 2006, the version is 0.9.x, now it is still 0.9.x! Not even version 1!
06-20-2009, 07:33 PM
Reasons I like ModX
1) security: while it isn't always true, but the more popular a script you're running, the better chance vulnerabilities are published on it. ModX is one of those awkward scripts that BH provides auto-installs for that you'd probably rarely see otherwise. I think its obscurity makes it less commonly exploited.
2) Friendly UI: I chose modx over joomla or Tikiwiki specifically because I felt the learning curve was much faster. Joomla's obsession of organizing articles etc, i feel gets in the way of the creative process and is more suitable for sites that plan on getting 1000+ articles. Tikiwiki, is just amazing and infinitely complex, but like Joomla, plan on making it a full time job to figure out.
Well, I'm bored with this post already so I'll just add my personal warning on relying too much on 3rd party addons. Try to maximize what you can do in the CMS before downloading potential bloat.
I've never tried it before, but modx claims to make it very easy to implement other CMS plugins etc into itself. I assume you'd need to know some php/js etc to get it done, but if its true, that'd be another plus for me.
06-29-2009, 04:06 AM
Hmm, I noticed there's a Modx 1.0 release candidate out, as well as 2.0 (in beta); not that I have had a chance to try either... I've been thinking about changing to drupal also but still too keen on modx ease of use...
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