ModX seems exactly like what I've wished a CMS would deliver, take care of the undercarriage but out of the way of the site development and styling.
Alas, I cannot consistently access Manager after submitting password, sometimes don't even get the log on screen.
This time, right after a supposedly successful install, I log in and Safari throws a "Failed to open page" error. The explanation given states that "the server unexpectedly dropped its connection. This sometimes occurs when the server is busyâ€¦" On other attempts to install ModX I've started out with a successful Manager log-on, got some work done, then found myself unable to log back on later. One time I got the "connection dropped" screen, but found myself in the Manager when I navigated back a page, but this was fluke behavior.
Troubleshooting efforts: Double checked PHP values and settings to assure compatibility with ModX's expressed requirements. Replaced MySQL with MariaDB. Upgraded my system to overwrite Apache config files and then rewrote the pertinent conf and virtual host files. Get the same result even after assigning all files and folders 777 privileges.
Tested out the index.php file in the Manager folder. Goes kablooey on the if clause at lines 57 through 59. Did a var_dump on the modx object and the settings it lists looks right.
Expected Outcome: Expected to see the Manager page.
- MODX Version: 2.5.8
- PHP Version: 7.1.0
- Database (MySQL, SQL Server, etc) Version: MariaDB 10.2.8
- Addit ional Server Info: Apache 2.4.27
- Installed MODX Add-ons: None.
- Error Log Contents:
Thu Oct 05 20:25:31.413700 2017] [autoindex:error] [pid 239] [client 127.0.0.1:49289] AH01276: Cannot serve directory /Library/WebServer/Documents/mysite.local/: No matching DirectoryIndex (index.html,index.html,index.php,index.html,index.php) found, and server-generated directory index forbidden by Options directive (attach as file if itâ€™s too large)
Hmmm-mm. This sounds like I might need to edit htppd.conf again. Suggestions?