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MODX Overview

What is MODX?

The MODX Story

In 2004, MODX’s founders had an itch to scratch. They wanted to build websites with semantic HTML, style them only using CSS, and to have an easy way to protect content behind a login. As it turned out, no Content Management System existed that ticked all the right boxes.


So they built it and shared (what became) MODX Evolution with the world.

With its first release in early 2005, MODX CMS could have powered a mobile responsive website using pure HTML5/CSS3—years before other platforms caught up. And just like then, you can still build sites with whatever comes next in our modern, more capable and flexible reinterpretation, MODX Revolution.

We call this “Creative Freedom”, and it is fundamental to our purpose of helping people create amazing experiences on the web.

Since MODX’s initial release in 2005, people have installed it millions of times to power more sites than we can count. Landing pages to full marketing sites, multi-language intranets to multi-site organizational portals, custom vertical platforms to data providers for native iOS apps. And so much more.

In 2012 MODX created MODX Cloud, a modern hosting platform that bring similar innovation to hosting that we earlier did for the CMS market—making exceptional functionality available to everyone, no matter if they are sysadmins or not.

MODX users in virtually every industry have created amazing solutions that help them engage and convert with their online users. The future of MODX is bright. We all look forward to continuing to help the world build the fastest and most flexible, secure, and scalable solutions online leveraging MODX software and platforms. 


MODX Recent Reviews

Reviewed on 7 September 2023

Versatile Solution

In my three years of using MODX CMS, I've had a mostly positive experience with just one minor inconvenience.

  • Unlike some other CMS platforms, MODX doesn't limit you to a specific number of templates
  • You can easily download any HTML template from the internet and seamlessly integrate it into the platform
  • Occasionally, the file manager becomes inaccessible, making it challenging to download files

Reviewed on 21 August 2023

Powerful CMS

It's essentially a cross between PHP and a CMS, allowing you to map out code chunks and snippets mentally and then effortlessly implement them using shortcodes.

  • Once you get past the initial learning curve, it can significantly simplify your coding tasks and boost productivity.
  • Getting the hang of it can be a bit overwhelming.

MODX Pricing

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MODX Key Features

Content Management

  • Website Hosting
  • Multimedia Management
  • Website/App Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Content Lifecycle Management

Supported Content Types

  • Images
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Webpages

Drag-and-Drop Builders/Designers

  • Campaign Builder
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MODX Wheelhouse Score

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The Average Wheelhouse score for the Content Management System (CMS) category is 7.8

MODX User Scores

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  • Meets Requirements
  • Learning Curve
  • Setup & Support
  • Ease of Admin

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