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  • So I do a successful install and try to follow a link on the new install page leading to docs on modx site:

    This is the URL:
    <Designer’s Guide>

    Gets redirected here:

    The page asks for user/password -->

    First: no link to create an account if not registered.

    Second: I already have 3 accounts with modx: the main site, the forum, and the wiki - none work for the documentation page above!

    Third: why does a docs page need a log in account anyway !

    Fourth: not all docs pages require a password.

    Can someone explain what’s happening here ?!



    Basel Shishani

    • It’s a bug with FireFox (at least that’s the only browser I’ve seen it with). Try from another browser.

      It’s the one case where IE works better than FF. wink

      The documentation site doesn’t normally require a login.
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      • huh That doesn’t make any sense - How can a FF bug generate a login page?!

        It’s something with the website or whatever script/cms they’re running - the fact it’s showing with FF not with IE is just a detail.
        • FF is showing the bug; it’s not showing a registration link!
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          • You shouldn’t need to sign in to view the page. Where is that link coming from?
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            • You can view the page, but you don’t get the "favorites" icon in the Tools menu if you aren’t logged in.
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              • had the same just now. googled for "modx revolution", received


                among the top results.

                Using FF, I was redirected first to

                then to

                without a registration link, and I wouldn’t like to register anyhow, as I just want to read the docs.

                After reading this thread here, I tried in IE, and could read the docs without having to log in, after the following automatic redirection chain was completed:



                btw, visiting http://rtfm.modx.com/login.action?os_destination=%2Fdisplay%2Frevolution%2FMODx%2BRevolution with IE doesn’t show me any "register" link either, page looks the same as in FF. And there’s no "forgot password" function, neither.
                • I’ve experienced this many times -- always with FF. Sometimes you get an endless loop of reloading a login form over the page you went to. Sometimes you just get a login page. It happens at modxcms.com, modx.com, rtfm.modx.com and rtfm.modcms.com. Logging in with my credentials never helps.

                  It’s been reported a number of times over the last few months. I hope it can be fixed because it definitely turns off new users. Often the top link in Google leads to this phenomenon.


                  I tried it just now and the link above redirected me to: http://rtfm.modx.com/login.action?os_destination=%2Fdisplay%2Frevolution%2FMODx%2BRevolution -- a login page.
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                  • > Where does the link come from

                    Ok, I’ll provide more details:

                    The link can be on any page, say a blog talking about Modx and providing a link to a particular page in the docs, so for example, this a link from one blog site:


                    When the link is followed, it will load the particular docs page, then immediately redirect to one particular login page:


                    Which shows a Modx documentation logo and a login form with 2 fields for username and password. (When the Esc key is pressed for a while, the redirection would not occur and the docs page can be viewed- for a workaround smiley )

                    Different docs pages would get redirected to this same login page, but you can see the last part of the os_destination param is different.

                    Anyways, this is the full page source of the login form page:
                    -------------> start login page source
                    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
                                <title>Log In - MODx Documentation</title>
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                    		<span id="title-text">
                    					            <a href="/homepage.action">MODx Documentation</a>
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                    <--------------------- end login page source

                    My own system particulars are FF 3.6.12 on Debian Squeeze.

                    • I tried in four different browsers all are the latest versions.

                      Firefox - get redirected to the login screen
                      IE9 - redirected to a page that says page deleted.
                      Safari - Same as IE9
                      Opera - Same as IE9