Useful MODX Links

Since MODX is a free open-source project, no one is paid to maintain or add to the MODX documentation. It's up to people like you to add useful information, clarify confusing text, and correct any errors they find. If you use MODX, please do your part and contribute. Before you complain about weaknesses in the available information, remember how much you paid for MODX and the incredible amount of work that has been done by volunteer members of the MODX user community in creating and maintaining MODX itself and all of MODX's support materials.

Buy the Book

I'm not exactly unbiased on this topic, but I think one of the best ways to learn about MODX is to buy my book, MODX: The Official Guide.

If you have the book and would like to download the code, you can find it here.

MODX-related Links

Here are a number of links that I've found helpful in developing MODX sites and links to the pages of key MODX people:

Download the latest stable release of MODX at the Get MODX Here page.

The MODX Wiki is a great source of information about all of MODX. It's the first place to look for information about how to use MODX to meet your needs.

The MODX Documentation site has tons of information about how to use MODX.

The MODX Resource Repository is a place to look for useful snippets, chunks, plugins and other add-ons to MODX. It is changing constantly so check back periodically to look for new resources.

Here's an article I wrote for PHPClasses on The Advantages of MODX for Web Developers.

On this page, you can find (if you look closely) a link that will let you listen to a podcast of me discussing MODX with Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert of PHPClasses.

Susan Ottwell's excellent explanation of how MODX works from the inside can be found here.

Learn more about Jason Coward (OpenGeek), who is the chief architect of MODX, the creator of xPDO, and a musician. You can also see some beautiful photos of the area around his home outside Taos, New Mexico.

Shaun McCormick (splittingred) is the brains behind the MODX Manager user interface and the creator of many key MODX extras. Shaun is also a musician and a poet.

Visit the home page of Ryan Thrash (rthrash), co-founder and CEO of MODX.

Check out Shane Sponagle's Modx Developer Blog.

Mark Hamstra is responsible for much of the MODX documentation on the MODX rtfm site and the MODX Wiki.

One of the best sites for beginners learning about MODX is Mary's Coding Pad. There are some excellent tutorials there (and a very kind review of my book). provides links to showcase sites created with MODX. It's a good place to see what kinds of things MODX lets you do with a web site.

The MODX Forums are another great source of information and a place to ask questions about using MODX. The MODX user community is one of the most active, friendly, and helpful groups on the planet. Be sure to read the MODX Forum Guidelines before posting there.


My book, MODX: The Official Guide - Digital Edition is now available here. The paper version of the book may still be available from Amazon.

If you have the book and would like to download the code, you can find it here.

If you have the book and would like to see the updates and corrections page, you can find it here.

MODX: The Official Guide is 772 pages long and goes far beyond this web site in explaining beginning and advanced MODX techniques. It includes detailed information on:

  • Installing MODX
  • How MODX Works
  • Working with MODX resources and Elements
  • Using Git with MODX
  • Using common MODX add-on components like SPForm, Login, getResources, and FormIt
  • MODX security Permissions
  • Customizing the MODX Manager
  • Using Form Customization
  • Creating Transport Packages
  • MODX and xPDO object methods
  • MODX System Events
  • Using PHP with MODX

Go here for more information about the book.

Thank you for visiting

  —  Bob Ray