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    I found Modx through The Coding Pad:
    http://codingpad.maryspad.com/2010/08/18/modx-revolution-for-beginners-part-1-introduction/

    Mary quite rightly states: "MODx is an extremely flexible and powerful content management framework that is capable of producing amazing results."

    The steps provided were exactly what I needed to get the site I was developing completely up and running.

    I'd previously dabbled in static web design and wanted a way to take the labour out of reproducing content, duplicate stuff that appears on each page that is likely to change regularly, such as headers/footers etc so I thought there must be an easier way than editing each page.

    When I came into a bigger project where I needed to be able to aggrigate content from other pages I knew I needed something else..... a CMS, as I discovered. I did my research on Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla etc but finding Mary's pages took me step by step through almost everything I needed for ModX and I was sold.

    I've implemented many of the great packages from the excellent contributors, such as Newspublisher, GetResources, Login, FormIt, AdvSearch, Wayfinder, TinyMCE and more....

    I think I started on 2.1.3, so Revo had been around for a year or so, but I'm learning new stuff each day and there are soooo many things I don't know how to do and still want to achieve. I'm glad that I've found ModX, this community and the kind support that it offers.

    :-D
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      I had used WordPress for years and though I found it to be extremely strong at quickly getting a website up and running, I found it to be really inflexible every-time I wanted to actually develop something.

      So I went on a CMS search, I looked into multiple solutions including Drupal but ultimately I really liked what ModX was about (especially the ease of use for both front-end and back-end tasks). I am still new and learning but so far the community and the product has been a perfect fit.

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        I have a timeline on my web page:

        2008 MODX® CMS

        In 2008 I got introduced to the CMS world when I re-designed a web site running Joomla. Joomla (and most CMS) gives users the ability to inject content into the code Joomla outputs.

        This was horrible and I thought web design was dead and over with. Fortunately for me and my client I found MODX!

        Here is why I consider MODX to be the best CMS in the world:

        1. FREEDOM: You decide how much of MODX You want to inject into Your code. (Reversed roles!)
        2. OOP: Total separation between client-side and server-side code.
        3. GPL LICENSE: Open-Soure done right
        4. AWESOME COMMUNITY: Thanks to people like Bob Ray and Susan Ottwell I got inspired to learn PHP!

        Authentic testimonials brought me to MODX. http://forums.modx.com/thread/90907/remove-html-without-loss-of-google-ranking---htaccess-rewrite#dis-post-498008
          @hawproductions | http://mrhaw.com/

          Infograph: MODX Advanced Install in 7 steps:
          http://forums.modx.com/thread/96954/infograph-modx-advanced-install-in-7-steps

          Recap: Portland, OR (PDX) MODX CMS Meetup, Oct 6, 2015. US Bancorp Tower
          http://mrhaw.com/modx_portland_oregon_pdx_modx_cms_meetup_oct_2015_us_bancorp_tower
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          When I was deciding to look for a CMS or web creation site to build my site, I ha considered Modx. This was around 2009. Since this time I have been using Yola.com for my website creation. Then it dawned on me that I am spending over $100/year for my site and thought that there must be something open source and will allow me to create the site the way I want to. I am not a coder by any stretch although I did code my site with some html and css after watching tons of videos.

          I have learned a great deal since 2009 and am now re-considering ModX. I have 2.2.14 installed with my hosting provider so that I can set up a test site to see how I do with ModX. There's something I really like about this CMS. Can't put my finger on it but it reminds me of when I recently switched from Mac to Linux. Something about Linux that I love and that is that it is free in every sense of the word. smiley
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            I have 2.2.14 installed with my hosting provider so that I can set up a test site to see how I do with ModX. There's something I really like about this CMS

            You should upgrade to the new 2.3, another major step forward
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              Thanks Paulp!

              How do I go about upgrading to 2.3?
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                  Quote from: paulp at Jul 16, 2014, 01:43 PM
                  http://rtfm.modx.com/revolution/2.x/administering-your-site/upgrading-modx

                  how do Log on in the back office
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                    Quote from: paulp at Jul 16, 2014, 01:43 PM
                    http://rtfm.modx.com/revolution/2.x/administering-your-site/upgrading-modx

                    how do Log on in the back office
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                      stalemate resolution associate Reply #20, 9 years, 10 months ago
                      Quote from: inspire at Jul 28, 2014, 09:26 PM

                      how do Log on in the back office

                      By default, it's the site's URL and then /manager so if your site is www.mysite.com then you log in to www.mysite.com/manager and enter your admin user name and password

                      Regards,
                      Tom