Showing articles tagged with "Tutorial" (7)


Cache busting in Modx

Thu Jul 06, 2023

In the fast-paced world of web development, ensuring that your website serves the latest version of stylesheets and scripts is crucial. Cache-busting techniques play a vital role in achieving this goal. In this article, we will dive into the world of MODX CMS and explore various methods to add cache busters to stylesheets and scripts. From manual versioning to leveraging built-in features and an alternative code snippet using filemtime(), we'll equip you with the knowledge to optimize your website's performance and deliver an up-to-date user experience. Let's get started!

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Generating images using phpThumb()

Mon Nov 21, 2022

As developers, we must ensure that the sites we build not only look good but perform well and the easiest way to gain a performance boost is by serving properly optimized images. We'll be looking at the pThumb Extra to generate out different image sizes, crops, and formats all on the fly

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MODX magic link login tutorial

Wed Nov 16, 2022

We've become so used to passwords that we've created tools just to help us keep track of them all. In recent years magic links have started to become more popular in an attempt to make our lives easier. For this tutorial, we'll be building the basics of a passwordless login for MODX. Ideally, this should be implemented with a 2fa or other identity-confirming method to ensure authenticity, but we're only looking at the basics.

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HTMX & MODX a match made in heaven?

Mon Jul 18, 2022

HTML-over-the-wire is a method whereby an AJAX request returns HTML instead of JSON. This methodology allows us to quickly build reactive, modern interfaces with the tools we use every day. MODX is the ideal CMS for working with HTML-over-the-wire as its powerful template syntax, combined with chunks and output modifiers enables us to write our logic directly in our templates. HTMX is one of a number of libraries that enable HTML-over-the-wire using simple HTML attributes. This article looks at HTMX and how to integrate it with MODX to enhance your websites and create more powerful applications.

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MODX one liners and Output modifiers

Sat Jul 16, 2022

MODX Output Modifiers bring PHP logic into HTML. They enable you to generate DateTime stamps, image thumbnails, IF statements, set defaults and pretty much anything else you can think of. In this article, we'll look at some of my favourite MODX output modifiers and how you can create your own.

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How to setup and use MIGX TV for MODX

Sun Jul 10, 2022

One of the reasons why MODX is our CMS of choice is because of its innovative template variables. Simply put, a template variable is a custom field for a MODX resource, this means we can add extra information to a resource/ webpage without having to hand-code or 'Hack' it in. Please note that this is a very long article with a few tricky bits, take your time reading it to be sure you understand everything.

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Multilingual websites with MODX

Sun Jul 10, 2022

Our world is constantly growing! With international trade at all-time highs, businesses are continually searching for new global markets. The difficulty that many companies face with multinational expansion is dealing with different cultures and languages. It is vital for companies working globally to tailor their website to meet the needs of their customers no matter where they are. This article walks you through the basics of setting up Babel for MODX.

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