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MODX Revolution (Revo) is an easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) and Application Framework rolled into one. Despite the limitless possibilities that MODX affords you, we think you'll find it refreshingly intuitive to work with. At every step, MODX strives to deliver Creative Freedom.

In addition to this documentation site, the MODX Community is vibrant and always willing to help. Go ahead and ask questions there - you'll be pleasantly surprised at the responsiveness of the MODX user base. Additionally, there are trusted, experienced MODX Professionals with whom you can engage to get the job done. MODX also has vendor-backed commercial support options, so no matter your needs and requirements - you're covered.

Getting Started

This documentation site is a thorough Reference for all things MODX, but there are also Guides and Tutorials to help you get started quickly and easily. Highlights include:

If you have a question about this documentation site, or suggestions on how to increase the awesomeness herein, please let us know. From the MODX core team, and the MODX community-at-large, "Welcome!"

MODX Revolution

Revolution is MODX's flagship CMS and application framework, lovingly called "Revo". If you're new to MODX, start here.

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MODX Extras extend the core functionality of the MODX software. Other CMSs refer to them as "Plugins" or "Modules". Many of the Extras are developed by the MODX core team, while others are by third parties. Although by no means an exhaustive reference, the majority of the most popular Extras are documented here.

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Evolution is MODX's classic codebase - our original version released in 2005. Lean and mean, Evolution laid the groundwork for everything MODX is today, with the guiding principles of flexibility and Creative Freedom.

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xPDO is the object-relational bridge (ORB) that powers MODX. If you know what that means, or you're the adventurous type, the following is for you:

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Contributor Guide

Love MODX? Learn how to get involved in the Community and contribute to the open source project.