MODX Explained

I love MODX because it totally engages my analytical problem-solving gifts.

I love MODX because it totally engages my analytical problem-solving gifts. There's always at least 3 ways to display content in the most dynamic or straight forward way. Wordpress sites bore me because it's all cookie-cutter, grotesquely obese javascriptand an endless search for plugins to do whatever you want to do. Fact of the matter is that I can do in 10 minutes what takes someone in WordPress an hour.

Besides being one of the top three fastest loading website platforms, the MODXcloud Hosting is even faster. I was an early adopter of the MODXcloud after dealing with hosting providers that oversell their server capacity. Like college professors pretending their class is the only one you're taking, hosting providers pretend your website is the only one its serving up to the world.

Modern website platforms are comprised of these 5 ingredients:


  1. HTML - contains various code elements
    Construction analog: Framework be wood, concrete or steel.
  2. CSS - Cascading Style Sheet that controls the way a website displays
    Construction analog: All decorative/style elements such as covering, windows, glass, et cetera.
  3. Interior:

  4. Database - where all of your website data is stored
    Construction analog: Functional wiring, plumbing, HVAC
  5. PHP - a coding language that interacts with the database and the HTML
    Construction analog: Control Panel for electric, water, and HVAC
  6. JavaScript - another coding language that interacts with the HTML
    Construction analog: Situational: changes how the electric, water, and HVAC responds.

Content Management Systems (CMS) mixes these five ingredients to create website functionality. Since form follows function you need to figure out what functionality you need before you decide on the CMS that's best suited for that purpose.

In the Construction analog, do you need a cottage? A 4 bedroom Ranch style with a large backyard to throw parties and make new friends? A brick and mortar retail baking company in a renovated neighborhood north of downtown? Or do you plan to start out in your Mom and Dad's garage and expand into whatever you can find? What if your feel confident that you're going to grow big and occupy a few floors in a highrise?

Whatever your needs, MODX is the answer.

MODX is extremely flexible MODX is MODular
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MODX: The Build Anything Construction Company

MODX keeps the Exterior and Interior elements completely separate and functional on their own, thus it's a Content Management Framework.

In Construction terms, MODX is utterly expandable and flexible. You can start your business in your bedroom and then as you grow you can change both the Exterior and Interior elements without breaking the Core functionality — the foundation — upon which MODX builds. So, you can turn that converted office room into a multi-level office building and manage everything without the pain that is baked in with other website systems.

My job is to tailor MODX to your needs, and then, as your needs change, incorporate those changes into MODX. Instead of thousands of Plugins, I need only 10-15 Extras to accomplish whatever you need.

  • Ultra secure platform
  • Creative Freedom
  • Indestructible Core
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MODX Capabilities Demonstration

I'm currently building a mid-size business that consists of 3 divisions that are retail and wholesale based. They're diversifying into a different industry to create a different revenue stream. Different Sales, Marketing, and Communication channels are needed. Not only can MODX handle this scenario with aplomb, I can pack this business infrastructure and deploy it for a business that can use it as is, or expand upon it with ease.

WordPress: Mobile Home Prefabricators

WordPress mixes the Exterior and Interior elements into one pre-fabricated mobile home. That's its default. To add functionality you must add Plugins that don't originate from WordPress so you don't know if it's going to follow best, coding practices that are critical to a secure website.

In other words, you can create a double-wide, even a quintuple-wide but it will always be a mobile home no matter how much you decorate it. You can move it anywhere, but its architecture and foundation remains the same.

WordPress is a mess of code

WordPress is great at creating mobile homes