Haven't looked at the other thread but a simple create resource from a snippet hook can be as follows:
[ed. note: lkfranklin last edited this post 5 months ago.]
// Create a new resource
$newResource = $modx->newObject('modDocument');
// Set resources properties
$newResource->set('pagetitle', 'New Resource');
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There are a few advantages of NewsPublisher over doing it yourself with simple code:
1. Security -- NP does some serious sanitizing of all user input before writing anything to the DB
2. NP calls the Resource/Create processor, so any plugins will fire (e.g. defaultResourceGroup)
3. Easier to configure and change which fields show up in the form
4. Easier integration of TVs
5. Built-in Editing solution with EditThisButton.