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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to modx.

    I have been trying to make changes to our company website but it looks like a lot of the access is locked even though I have admin access. Maybe they were locked if someone had been editing them?

    I have been able to ftp the site to my pc but being completely new CMS web development, I was initially completely baffled. I then started to discover the world of CMS and modx.

    I have been in touch with the web development company but they are very busy and have been unhelpful to date.

    My latest idea is to port our site into the modx cloud where I should have full access to all the content. However, I do not see an option to do this in tools. I tried the 'Import resources from static files' on the site I ftp'ed down but nothing happened.

    I was reading about vapor, which seems a little complicated.....

    Is there an easy way to do this, e.g. can I simply enter ftp details or similar to import our modx site into the modx cloud.

    Total newbie, so any feedback appreciated.
    • Vapor isn't complicated at all. Just install it via the MODX Manager's System -> Package Manager. Then in your browser go to "yourdomain.com/vapor/vapor.php". Unless your site is too big, you'll end up with a message that Vapor package was created successfully. You will have a package in your core/packages, something about domain.com.transport.zip, with a lot of numbers for the date and time in there.

      If you're working from a MODX Cloud account, you can import this package through the Cloud interface. Otherwise, you can simply download that transport.zip file, put it in your new MODX installation's core/packages, and then install it from the System->Package Manager like any other package. It'll log you out as it copies over the database, but you can just log in again with the old site's login.
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        Thanks for the advice sottwell. Unfortunately our modx environment doesn't appear to have a Manager's System.



        Is it possible that the version of modx is so old it doesn't have this capability?

        Also, our hosting provider is blacknight which does not allow ssh. Is it possible to run the package manager through the modx interface and just download with ftp?

        thanks,
        Sean [ed. note: mcsean2163 last edited this post 10 years, 1 month ago.]
        • Yes. You are using a very old version of MODX, version 0.9.6.3, which is pre-Evolution (MODX 1.x). The MODX Cloud (and Vapor) use Revolution, MODX 2.x (2.2.14 is the latest). There is no easy way to move a site from Evolution to Revolution, they are quite different.

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              Hi sottwell & eladnova,

              Thanks for the feedback.

              This is probably a foolish question but I was just wondering....

              If I use export static html on the old version of modx could I then import the static version into the cloud?

              Sean
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                  Thanks Sottwell,

                  I tried provisioner but it doesn't seem to work.

                  Everytime I try to login it does goes to the page where an ok button appears. I click ok and then it is back to the start.

                  The same routine happens if it is correct or not. I noticed another user had issues.

                  http://forums.modx.com/thread/77167/provisioner-install-gives-error

                  When I create a cloud it doesn't give me an option to chose the version. Do you know if this is possible?

                  BTW, I am now able to edit on the original site. Basically I had been using a 'content editor' account and every time I tried to open a chunk it said no. I changed to administrator but saw the chunks were still locked and just presumed I couldn't open them. The web company replied to us and said if you are admin it doesn't matter if it says locked. I tried again and hey presto.

                  However, a result of all this investigation is that we found out about security bug related to the modx version and now want to upgrade.

                  So that's where it's at.

                  Sean