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  • Good Morning all,

    what is currently the best way to create a blog with MODx: Articles? Or getResources? What can you recommend?

    Thank you and best regards,
    Michael
    • Quote from: mibolu at Jan 24, 2019, 07:54 AM
      Good Morning all,

      what is currently the best way to create a blog with MODx: Articles? Or getResources? What can you recommend?

      Thank you and best regards,
      Michael

      Hi,

      I recently use one extra pdoTools instead of getResources, Wayfinder and couple more extras. It`s almost the same, in some tests faster, and have some new options.
      Articles is good but if you have hundreds posts then modx tree is getting really big and load a bit slower. You can try Collections + Archives, any of breadcrumbs extra etc.

      Anyway you will install most of extras included in Articles.

      Last 2 options are Migx (CMP) and own solution based on own component. Pros is you have what you really want, cons - you need to write it yourself wink
      • Quote from: godzio at Jan 24, 2019, 09:27 AM
        I recently use one extra pdoTools instead of getResources, Wayfinder and couple more extras. It`s almost the same, in some tests faster, and have some new options.Articles is good but if you have hundreds posts then modx tree is getting really big and load a bit slower. You can try Collections + Archives, any of breadcrumbs extra etc.

        I am a beginner with MODx. Well, I already worked a bit in MODx. Now I want a blog for my website. I would like to adapt it to my layout and now I think about what makes more sense or is easier: articles or collections.

        Best regards,
        Michael
        • FWIW, Articles don't show in the Resource tree. I have hundreds of Articles blog posts at Bob's Guides and the tree performance hasn't changed.

          I've only used Articles, so I can't speak to which is easier.
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          • I'd generally recommend Collections over Articles these days. More flexible. Other than that, it's fair game how you want to build it. pdoTools is a very useful suite of tools.

            The BlogIt package (https://modx.com/extras/package/blogit) is useful as a starting point for newer users who want to see something in action.
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            • Good Morning,

              write this although in my other discussion "Best way to create a blog with MODx":

              I didn't get collections or blogit under Revo 2.7.0 to work. I created pages in collections and blogit, but they wasn't displayed to me. In the settings of blogit I have specified the parent folder. Still not working. Maybe I did something wrong. Is there a good tutorial for collections? I didn't found anything.

              Best regards,
              Michael
              • I have the same issue as you. Collections nor blogIt worked for me. Must be the new version of Revo.

                Quote from: mibolu at Jan 28, 2019, 07:13 AM
                Good Morning,

                write this although in my other discussion "Best way to create a blog with MODx":

                I didn't get collections or blogit under Revo 2.7.0 to work. I created pages in collections and blogit, but they wasn't displayed to me. In the settings of blogit I have specified the parent folder. Still not working. Maybe I did something wrong. Is there a good tutorial for collections? I didn't found anything.

                Best regards,
                Michael
                • Quote from: friendlyjoe at Feb 03, 2019, 03:37 AM
                  I have the same issue as you. Collections nor blogIt worked for me. Must be the new version of Revo.

                  Hi,

                  I delete collections and make a new installation. Now it worked.

                  Best regards,
                  Michael
                  • I deleted Collections and reinstalled it several times. No luck. I even changed PHP to Version 7. For some reason it will not show the 'blog posts' in the Grid view. When I delete the container I see them in the delete view. Some setting is off. I am not having much luck. My collation is utf8.

                    Quote from: mibolu at Feb 03, 2019, 03:28 PM
                    Quote from: friendlyjoe at Feb 03, 2019, 03:37 AM
                    I have the same issue as you. Collections nor blogIt worked for me. Must be the new version of Revo.

                    Hi,

                    I delete collections and make a new installation. Now it worked.

                    Best regards,
                    Michael
                    • Quote from: friendlyjoe at Feb 03, 2019, 11:37 PM
                      I deleted Collections and reinstalled it several times. No luck. I even changed PHP to Version 7. For some reason it will not show the 'blog posts' in the Grid view. When I delete the container I see them in the delete view. Some setting is off. I am not having much luck. My collation is utf8.

                      Maybe it works on a complete new installation of modx???

                      Best regards,
                      Michael