Who Uses This Software?

MODX is an opensource cloud hosting CMS platform. Use MODX for web development and content management.


Average Ratings

33 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Mobile - iOS Native

Vendor Details

  • MODX
  • modx.com/
  • United States

About MODX

Open source PHP CMS designed to develop websites, manage email marketing, and more.


MODX Features

  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management

MODX Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Excellent customization options

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I used MODX for a long time. This CMS most of all I liked the opportunity to create my own design for any menu using HTML. Later our company transferred some client sites to another CMS, but I only had positive impressions about MODX.

Cons: I have not found any serious flaws. But for those who are thinking of starting to use CMS MODX, I will say: this engine has its own terminology to which you need to get used. This can be an obstacle if you have been using another CMS for a long time.

Ideal for services

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Our company is engaged in providing services. Clients are found through the Internet. Therefore, the issue of choosing a CMS was not. Uniquely stopped at MODX and not lost. It just suited us perfectly. To place information conveniently, the system was originally commercially grounded and has a friendly interface.

Cons: This CMS is concentrated only on the commercial segment. Make some information project will be difficult.

Super control of your code and templates. Allot of functionallity built in the system.

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Total control of the templates. Easy to get functionality without hundreds of extras. But there is also allot of good extras to get extended functionality if you need it. The overall strength is the templateing system, where you have total controll over all of your code.

Cons: You have to know php to get advanced functions. And the API is a little hard to get into if you don't know PHP.

Overall: Total control.

Not all modules work correctly

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: MODx is very suitable for sites that are planned to be seriously promoted in the search engines. It is also good to do websites where there are many non-standard design elements, for which it is difficult to find ready-made module templates in other CMS.

Cons: Not everyone who has a site likes to dig through codes by default, even if they are easier than code written in some programming language. Not everyone will be happy every time to call to change the settings to developers (especially if they charge him for these changes). I think most people do not like and do not rejoice. And these moments, too, must be taken into account when making a website for someone.

Perfect CMS to save time

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We introduced this management system 2.5 years ago. We have a large company with a large number of simultaneous projects, so we noted for ourselves some particularly useful features. One of them - the creation of a template "by itself". We once create what we need, and then just use the finished prototype, changing the content. It is very convenient and saves a lot of time.

Cons: Very little knowledge base for this management system. Almost all of the knowledge on it, we got on our own experience and made a lot of mistakes. If there was a broader base of knowledge, much of them could have been avoided.

Flexible CMS for sites

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When creating websites I use open source CMS MODX. The system automatically creates backup copies of projects, so you can not worry about the safety of personal data. Large selection of site templates and plug-ins to extend the basic functionality. There is a visual editor that allows you to change the design of the finished site template.

Cons: CMS MODX does not have enough detailed site statistics in your account. There is no possibility to connect popular payment systems and organize a full-fledged online store based on CMS.

Excellent system for creating complex sites

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I've been building websites for a long time, I've tried many control systems (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal) and I always realized that it's not very convenient for me to work with them, they are basically created either to quickly make a simple site, or they are complex and uncomfortable. In general, I stopped on MODX and now basically work on it, I can say that it is very convenient for me.

Cons: Minus only one: a simple user without knowledge of programming (at least the basics) will not be able to create a site on this system.

CMS attracts many flexible settings

Nov 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using this CMS for 3 years now. Most of all I like that you can customize it for yourself with the help of a huge number of modules, most of which are free. Here you can also create your own template for any element using HTML and placeholders.

Cons: This is a great CMS, for all the time of use I have not found significant flaws. The only thing is that it would be possible to speed up the operation of the control panel so that the folders open faster.

Thanks to the developers for the functional solution

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The MODx admin panel is made in such a way that the block with the structure of the site pages can be seen almost from any of its sections - it is on the left. Thus, for example, you can easily see the id of the material when it is needed.

Cons: In many modules of the system there are errors and the most sad is that to find another, correct extension with similar functionality is unlikely to work, you will either have to put up with bugs, or learn programming and fix them.

Inexpensive and high-quality platform

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The main activity of our company is the development of websites and web applications. Often we work on MODX, because this system has open code, which allows us to solve all problems on one platform, because our programmers, if necessary, correct errors themselves and add missing modules. A separate service plus is a convenient SEO module.

Cons: When we first started working on MODX, there were difficulties with mastering. It was difficult to find detailed instructions, I had to learn from my own mistakes. It is necessary to replenish the knowledge base to make the platform more accessible.

MODX is pleased with the extensive functionality and availability of open source code

Sep 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have long figured out CMS MODX and I can say that this is a convenient system for managing sites, it has a huge potential and capabilities. And if there are not any specific modules, they can be bought or created independently. The system offers a lot of variants of templates, easy to compile clear URLs for human readability (this is important for SEO), the tags have a simple and understandable syntax.

Cons: The system is easy to install and configure, but even with me as an experienced developer several times there were difficulties with moving the site to a remote server.

Simple, convenient, unusual

Dec 01, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Suitable for those who have exhausted the possibility of creating sites with the help of standard CMS-designers and craves creativity. Finally, the developers are thinking not only about the wealth of possibilities of using various plug-ins, but also about the convenience of content management. I was pleased with the SEO module and the availability of placement on the local hosting.

Cons: There are also disadvantages - the minimum number of templates does not give space to beginners. The program code contains its own unique tags that will need to be studied before work.

Interesting CMS for sites with services

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent CMS for companies that provide services. As the online store MODX has not seen, so I can not say anything. ModX is very handy, although it's not possible to quickly install a template that has been downloaded from the Internet. MODX is more suitable for those who have at least a minimal knowledge of HTML, CSS, preferably PHP.

Cons: Despite the fact that there is not much information on the Internet for installing and configuring the system, I was able to independently understand and even make a self-updating sitemap.xml.

Modern and affordable platform

Dec 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very modern solution, both for individual use and for the company. The openness of the code allows you to create not only sites, but all the necessary applications. Excellent module for SEO-promotion, which allows you to customize settings. I really liked the app.

Cons: It is not very convenient that the application has a small list of ready-made templates. Some other free CMS have a lot more. It is not always easy to find the answer to an interesting question, because there is not too much documentation on the application.

Easy and simple CMS

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Free engine, great for creating websites services. The work is quite simple, thanks to chunks allows you to easily and quickly change the site templates. Clear visual editor. Friendly with SEO.

Cons: The system is not quite suitable for working with online stores (there is no suitable functionality); To work with a large site with a complex structure will be extremely inconvenient.

Focused on services

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I recommend this system to all entrepreneurs who have focused their business in the provision of services. For such purposes, the system has many suitable templates and has a wide toolkit, which is sharpened precisely for commerce.

Cons: This system can be recommended only for business. Under a multi-page it will not work. I would like more templates freely available.

Interesting and useful CMS

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The MODX admin is designed to create templates right in it. There are many free snippets that expand the functionality of the system. Having set the desired snippet, with the help of HTML code and so-called placeholders you can create your own template for each menu on the site (even for a separate menu item, active and inactive!).

Cons: Despite all the advantages, free extensions for MODx exist much less than for other popular CMS. And those that exist are saturated with certain bugs.

A simple platform for creating websites

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We use the MODX platform when creating small sites consisting of 3-4 pages. The main advantage of the projects created on this CMS is high performance, which ensures fast loading of the site. Additional modules are supported to extend the basic functionality.

Cons: Among the shortcomings of CMS MODX, I want to point out the minimal set of templates for websites and the lack of a full-fledged visual page editor. Because of this, almost all projects come out similar to each other.

Designed for advertising services

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: If you, like I once, just start your small business, based on the provision of some services, it is worth paying attention to this engine. It provides the widest choice of possibilities for this. Starting from thematic templates and ending with search engine optimization.

Cons: System is originally sharpened just under the scope of services. Do on this engine a multi-page information project can only be solved by a masochist. There are simpler and more functional solutions for this.

Small CMS, suitable for corporate sites

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I use MODX to create small corporate sites for our clients. The system has a wide selection of different templates, each of which can be changed using the built-in visual editor. Special plugins are supported that allow you to extend the basic functionality of CMS MODX.

Cons: In my MODX dashboard, I lack the ability to view site attendance statistics. Also there is no possibility to create e-mail newsletters for regular customers based on CMS MODX.

Excellent CMS, I recommend!

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a flexible and convenient control system. At first many of our sites were on other CMS, they slowed down a bit, some changes on the site were accompanied by problems. Once we moved these sites to MODX, everything became easy and simple.

Cons: Without shortcomings Modx also does not do. They are not so critical, but they make you think about it before installing this CMS on the server. The main disadvantage is a small number of ready-made templates.

I recommend this CMS!

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In addition to the site pages, the admin panel also has a file structure - all files on the server can be edited directly from it. This is very convenient, especially if you install the code highlighting plugin.

Cons: Despite its convenience, the administrative panel MODx differs by slow work. This is especially noticeable in the fact that very often folders open slowly, it is felt that there are many complex processes in which the system itself is confused.

Excellent format and wide functionality

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With this tool you can create a website of any complexity. In addition to the built-in templates, it is possible to create your own with universal settings and design. I am personally pleased with the support of all browsers, even mobile ones.

Cons: The application has the original terminology, which requires additional study, the number of built-in templates is not very large. An important disadvantage is the vulnerability of the platform.

Simple and easy CMS

Nov 04, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: To create a simple site of this application is quite enough, its interface is intuitive. The program does not overload the processor and is ideal for commercial projects and organizations that sell various types of services.

Cons: A narrow thematic focus, I would like the developers to add more ready-made templates. Technical support is not very developed, and it is difficult to find information on the Internet on your own.

Good framework

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When choosing CMS, I was guided by reviews and ratings. He stopped at MODX and did not regret. The openness of the code allows you to create not only sites, but also applications. Excellent module for SEO promotion, a good admin panel.

Cons: Not too much useful documentation and manuals for working with the application, the choice of ready-made templates is not wide enough and diverse. Try, definitely worth it.

Flexible platform for sites of different complexity

Dec 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: On CMS MODX, you can create sites of any complexity, and thanks to open source code we are able to develop and implement the extensions we need, which allow us to increase their functionality.

Cons: The platform does not have a high level of protection, being quite vulnerable. In comparison with other CMS, a rather limited number of ready-made templates and plug-ins are provided.

Excellent for not too complex site

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: If you intend to make a not very complex site for yourself or a customer, MODX will do the best for it. This system has a simple design and functionality, which will help not to complicate the task to yourself and the customer.

Cons: In order to understand how to call snippets and create templates with the help of chunks, the average user will need a lot of time and effort.

Simple content management system

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When developing small sites we use MODX. The main advantage of this CMS is the availability of a cloud version. Supports automatic backup. You can install any HTML template.

Cons: The first drawback of CMS MODX is a small selection of plug-ins for sites and the function of batch file downloads. The second minus is the lack of full support for large payment systems.

Flexible platform for sites

Dec 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Thanks to an intuitive interface, we have no difficulty adding any new pages and text materials to them. It takes a small amount of time to change a site template.

Cons: It is not enough to work on large sites with a complex structure. There is no possibility to view attendance statistics, as well as connect popular payment systems.

Convenient commercial CMS

May 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The advantage of the system is that anyone can work with it, because it will not even have to be understood. The admin panel is convenient and intuitive. There is a quality SEO module that allows you to customize the pages.

Cons: Ready-made templates are few, so in many situations you will need investments in the work of designers and programmers. And also it should be noted that MODX has a small amount of useful materials in the network relative to its competitors.

Secure modern CMS

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: When installing MODx Revolution (Advanced package), you can rename the entire folder structure, even access to the administrative panel, and as a result, it is much more difficult for a potential cracker to determine what kind of system it is. Also in the administrative panel itself there are many security settings.

Cons: The admin panel in MODX is not flexible at all. Yes, it is quite convenient, but it is not very easy to work with it.

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I had to use it

Aug 21, 2018
2/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: It does what it supposed to but it just seems outdated.

Cons: It was difficult to use. There just way better options out there.

Overall: If you're working strictly on a template, then you're good. Not a flexible UI at all.

A good CMS, it's strange that so few sites work under its management

Jan 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: To the advantages of CMS MODX, I can safely attribute a simple and intuitive interface, a well thought-out SEO module (optimization is now very important), as well as low hosting requirements.

Cons: The tags have their own syntax, which in the beginning of working with the control system seems complicated. In practice, it becomes clear that this approach allows you to leave the template code clean and understandable, unlike other Open Source CMS.