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What is UpgradeMODX?

Important: Always back up your site before upgrading.

UpgradeMODX installs a dashboard widget that alerts you when there is an upgrade to MODX available -- and installs it for you!.

When there is an upgrade available, UpgradeMODX will show an "Upgrade MODX" button. Clicking on the button will show a form where you can select the version of MODX to install. Once you've selected a version, you can click on the "Install" button to launch Setup.

When Setup is finished, you'll be back in the Manager using a new version.

UpgradeMODX should work on any installation of MODX except the SDK version. That includes versions with renamed and/or moved directories.

Package Information

  • Downloads: 16,022
  • License: GPLv2
  • Requires: Revolution 2.0.x or greater
  • Supports: mysql,sqlsrv


  • Author: Bob Ray Bob's Guides
  • Contributors: Dmytro Lukianenko (dmi3y), Susan Sottwell, Bumkaka, Sharapov, Inreti, Zaigham Rana, frischnetz, and AgelxNash.

This version of the UpgradeMODX extra was developed by Bob Ray. It was first posted to GitHub on Aug 22, 2015. As of Jun 22, 2017 it had been last updated on Jun 22, 2017, had 169 commits, and had been downloaded 16,022 times. The UpgradeMODX package consists of 5,882 separate files, containing 90,918 lines of code.

It is currently maintained by Bob Ray.


UpgradeMODX can be downloaded and installed from within the MODX Revolution Manager via Package Manager (Extras -> Installer), or from the MODX Extras Repository.

Development and Bug Reporting

UpgradeMODX is stored and developed using GitHub, and can be found here: UpgradeMODX GitHub main page.

Bugs and feature requests can be filed here: UpgradeMODX issues page..

Questions about how to use UpgradeMODX should be posted on the MODX Forums.


The full documentation for UpgradeMODX can be found at the author's web site (Bob's Guides): UpgradeMODX Documentation.