Ported the old WordPress Design

Wow ! This was pretty fast and also pretty easy to do actually, that is what I love about modx. Templates integrate so easily and they are so fast to build, cause MODx just accepts the pure HTML,

For people who come to MODx and have never seen the old EVO-Branch it will be very hard to make new templates, cause it seems to me that the official documentation for this is not yet online.

Too, the new MODx Revolution does not have the folder structure the old Evolution had, and it also does not have any Sample templates bundled.

What most developers like is to start with a working solution and then modify it step by step till it fits their current needs. MODx Revoltion offers here an even better approach than Evolution as it comes with the new Transport Package System.

Hope you enjoy the template.





Welcome to MODx Revolution

Codetactics now runs on the new MODx Revolution, for the fast-clicking people, this is where you can get it:

MODx Revolution Download – from modxcms.com

Beeing a modx developer for about a year now and having the pleasure to realize several projects on ‘ye olde’ MODx Evo 1.x, I noticed that now is the time to finally switch to the new MODx Revolution

My decision was based on the fact that the MODx-Team finally released a Release Candidate for the new Revolution, which clearly meant that there will be no major changes in the future.

At first I thought it would be very easy to switch, but some major changes are made in MODx Revolution, which requires even experienced Evolution users to start right away.

Luckily the Documentation has is not that long and you can quickstart after a short read of about 30 minutes, very acceptable for a complex PHP CMF application framework such as MODx Revolution

Hopefully my experiences will be as rewarding as they have been with the old Evolution branch, we will see …


A very good tutorial if want MODx on multiple Domains with one Core

Here you can find a really good step by step Tutorial who to set up MODx Revolution on multiple Domains / Sudomains.

All you need is one working Installation, cause all Domains will access the same core and will be manageable through one Backend.

This is pretty much the approach Wordpres-MU tries to accomplish, but as always, MODx does it better ;), check it out.

MODx Multi Domain Tutorial on Belafontecode.com

Getting Ditto to work in MODx Revolution

Ditto does not work correctly out of the box, you need to do some minor changes

If you just switched to MODx Revolution and want to reactivate your favorite Snippets, here comes a good news. Ditto has already been ported and is available through thee built-in Transport Package System.

Sadly Ditto does not really work as expected if you try to work with the tutorials that have been made for the old MODx Evolution, cause some changes in Chunk-Calls and Placeholder-Calls have been introduced in Revolution.

If your experience the date to be malformed, this is due to the fact that MODx tries to reprocess the old placeholder [+date+]. Revolution has these new functionalitys called Input / Output Filters which behave very similar to PHx modifiers from MODx Evolution.

This is how my template looks when it is finished, please note that it is HTML5 compliant, if you do not want this just replace <article> with its equivalent inn HTML 4: <div>

<article pubdate=”26.04.2010″> <h3><a href=”blog/tutorials/ditto-in-modx-reovlution.html” title=”Ditto in MODx Reovlution”>Ditto in MODx Reovlution</a></h3> <p> by Arne Tarara on <time>26.04.2010</time></p> <div> </div><!– close .entry –> </article><!– close .ditto_result –>