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  • The community-based MODX Evolution team has released Evolution 1.2. It closes a significant set of vulnerabilities that exist in every version prior to 1.2. It also brings forward many new features and improvements that there’s just far too many to mention in this brief introduction. In fact, there are more than 1200 commits to this release of MODX Evolution, making it the biggest release to date.

    This is release includes critical security enhancements and should be considered a mandatory upgrade.

    Highlights Evo 1.2
    Here are some highlights of MODX Evolution 1.2:

    • Corrected issue allowing Evolution sites to be compromised using several Extras
    • Updated TinyMCE in the Manager to 4.0 which includes new themes and more
    • New default Manager theme called MODxRE2
    • Changes to the Resource Tree, providing quick access to Elements, Files and etc.
    • New start page on new installs based on Bootstrap 3
    • New Output Modifiers in the core, including conditionals
    • New Manager User roles for better, more granular access for site administrators
    • Language overrides in the Manager
    • Upgrade jQuery in Manager
    • For a list of all of the changes in Evolution 1.2 read the changelog


    Upgrading Is Critical
    We cannot stress the importance of diligently upgrading to the latest version of MODX enough. While no software is 100% secure, powering your site with the most current version usually helps protect you from hackers that rely on exploiting outdated software. If you’re not sure what version of MODX Evolution you’re running, login to your website Manager and it should be in the upper right hand corner—possibly left, if extremely old.

    If you need help upgrading your site, please contact your website builder, find a MODX Professional or get in touch with MODX Support.

    MODX Evolution 1.2 was developed, managed and released by the dedicated team of community members, shown in order by number of contributions.

    • Mananori Yamamoto (yama)
    • Dennis Helfensteller (Deesen)
    • Nicola Lambathakis (Nicola1971)
    • Dmytro Lukianenko (Dmi3yy)
    • Piotr Matysiak (pmfx)
    • Sergey Davydov (MrSwed)
    • (bossloper)
    • fourroses666, Fr3ddy7, mcparana, amaksymiuk, vhollo, poh-am, ricardo-lewis, typhoon2099,
    • esszett, Jako


    The MODX Evolution team would like to send a special thanks to all translators and testers!

    Download Evo 1.2:
    You can download the latest version of MODX Evo from the following sources:

    Install, Upgrade and More Links
    For those users who are interested in using Evo, but are unsure where to begin:

    For more details about the MODX Evolution 1.2 release, please read the complete announcement.
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