MODX: The Official Guide

Bob Ray’s official and definitive text that has helped thousands of people around the world master MODX.

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MODX: The Official Guide is a comprehensive reference for all things MODX. It’s a great how-to guide for beginning MODX users as well as an excellent tool for seasoned MODX developers. You won’t be disappointed by this book—it belongs on the desk of every MODX user.

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MODX: The Official Guide

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About the Book

By the time you’ve finished reading this book, you should be able to use MODX to create new web sites or to port existing web sites to MODX. The goal of this book is to provide all the information you need to use the basic building blocks of MODX to meet your needs as a web designer/developer.

Although the book focuses on MODX Revolution, many of the concepts explained apply to MODX Evolution as well, and there is a section at the end of each chapter containing notes for MODX Evolution.

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  • 772 pages
  • English
  • Published 08-2011
  • ISBN 978-0-9836194-0-6

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About the Author

Bob Ray came to MODX from a background in C++ programming. He took one look at MODX and fell in love. He has been a relentless gadfly with respect to MODX terminology and how to connect users to the underlying architecture of MODX via the Manager user interface. His motto is “developers are users too.”

He is the author of many MODX Revolution components, including QuickEmail, SPForm, EZfaq, ThermX, Personalize, NewsPublisher, MyComponent, ActivationEmail, and Captcha. Bob’s MODX site, has been a source of information and inspiration for countless MODX users.

Bob is a former ski racer and competi- tive windsurfer and he played lead guitar in a punk rock band for several years. He lives much of the year in his RV, wintering in Florida and spending his summers in the Pacific Northwest.

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