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What is PackMan?

PackMan is a Transport Package building tool for packing up Templates, TVs, Snippets, Chunks and other Packages into a Transport Package, ready for distribution.


PackMan was written by Shaun McCormick as a package transport Extra, and first released on June 10th, 2009. It is based originally off of the TemplatePackager Extra.


It can be downloaded from within the MODX Revolution manager via Package Management, or from the MODX Extras Repository, here: https://modx.com/extras/package/packman

Development and Bug Reporting

PackMan is stored and developed in GitHub, and can be found here:http://github.com/splittingred/PackMan

Bugs can be filed here: http://github.com/splittingred/PackMan/issues


Just install and load up the PackMan Custom Manager Page, under Components -> "PackMan".

Specify a name for your Package. All your Elements that you choose to package will be stored in a Category with this name. You can optionally specify a README or License file to add into your package. Finally, specify a version and release number.

Then select the Templates, Chunks, Snippets, and Subpackages you'd like to add in. When finished, click 'Export Transport Package' in the top right, and the transport zip will be downloaded to your browser.