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  • Less than 3 months after our initial Evo 1.0 release, the MODx team is pleased to announce its first update—and it’s a big one! Evolution 1.0.1 confirms our commitment to and focus on improving our classic code base and adopting MODx Revolution conventions. This release should be considered a mandatory upgrade for any site running previous releases of MODx Evolution/0.9.X.

    Here are some of the feature highlights for MODx Evolution 1.0.1:

    Security
    Multiple areas have been improved to help protect against unlikely but possible CSRF attacks in the Manager. In addition, Ajax Search has been updated to version 1.8.4 which prevents content injection when JS is off in the browser and the Manager password reminder has been updated to prevent forged logins under different usernames.

    ManagerManager
    Manager Manager is now a part of the core distribution. This Plugin leverages jQuery to allow developers to completely customize the Manager experience for end users. Some useful input widgets are included by default (tagging, color picker, image TV preview) and new widgets can be developed to streamline your daily content management. ManagerManager gives you the benefits of a fully bespoke/custom CMS, coupled with the support of large Open Source Community and maintaining an upgrade path for future releases.

    Transalias plugin
    Welcome to multilingual SEO: Our transalias plugin further enhances MODx’s robust capabilities as a SEO site platform, our URL transliteration plugin automatically creates human-readable URLs from the page titles of each Resource in the MODx Site Tree. additionally, Transalias can be configured to handle your exact rules for characters allowed in URLs. With MODx it’s easy to mix Russian Cyrillic, Japanese Kanji and typical English URLs all in one site. This is a dream for Site Owner that operate multi-language websites and are working on optimizing Search Engine results for each translation.

    Installer
    The new MODx installer adds the time- and task-saving ability for developers to install MODx with their favorite and customizations of the Add-ons it handles.. Simply drop your snippets, chunks, plugins and modules into the relevant directories as .tpl files, add a phpDocs formatted header, and the installer automatically presents the choices for you to install the Elements directly into the MODx database.

    The MODx installer supports multiple languages including RTL languages, while installing the main application in the same or an alternate language. (The default language can be overridden a per-user basis in the Manager.)

    QuickManager+
    QM+ brings additional improvements have made this elegant front-end content editor even better for daily use.

    Upgrading from Evolution 1.0 or earlier releases should be fast, simple and straightforward, and is highly recommended. We look forward to your feedback and continuing to improve MODx.

    [*] Download: http://modxcms.com/download.html
    [*] Discuss: http://modxcms.com/forums/index.php/board,380.0.html
    [*] Full Change Log: http://svn.modxcms.com/crucible/browse/~raw,r=HEAD/modx/releases/1.0.1/install/changelog.txt
      Ryan Thrash, MODX Co-Founder
      Follow me on Twitter at @rthrash or catch my occasional unofficial thoughts at thrash.me
    • Quick update: the .zip archive was originally linked to the original 1.0 release and has now been updated to point to the correct file (if you got this in the first few minutes of its release).
        Ryan Thrash, MODX Co-Founder
        Follow me on Twitter at @rthrash or catch my occasional unofficial thoughts at thrash.me