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Why MODX Revolution CMS?

MODX Revolution, “Revo” for short, is a compelling Content Management Framework that non-developers can actually use and understand. You can certainly use it to build a bespoke marketing site. You can also use it to create applications that would traditionally require deep developer expertise. Because of its track record for security, marketing departments in many Enterprises have adopted it because it’s the perfect balance of simplicity, flexibility and capability.

MODX Revolution CMS’s Devlopment Philosophy

MODX has been rightly dubbed “infinitely configurable”, meaning that you can change the way it works. MODX’s CMS was originally created with these guiding principles:

  • Enable it to output super-clean code or virtually anything you wish (no forced template systems or theme system required),
  • Easy for non-technical users to adopt and maintain content on an ongoing basis
  • Make it flexible and let developers work in a way that’s comfortable,
  • Permissions system that makes it easy to create restricted access to things for both visitors and content editors, and
  • Really listen to and encourage outside input (hence being Open Source).

MODX Revolution makes it easy to build HTML5/CSS3-powered sites and custom web applications. There’s no complex template system to learn, and has a robust API developers can use to integrate with other software or build custom functionality. Jeff Veen does a great job of summarizing the not-so-subtle-nuances of what’s broken, with so many Open Source CMSes—even today, after more than a decade. We think we’ve done an admirable job addressing every one of those points with

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MODX Revolution CMS is a Smart Bet

MODX CMS software has a reputation for both truly enabling creative freedom and making smart bets for its software. Three examples:

  • With its first public release in 2005, you could have powered a mobile responsive HTML5/CSS3 website, even though these technologies didn’t exist at the time. Similarly, you don’t wait until the software that powers your website catches up to take advantage of whatever technologies or techniques come next. MODX Revolution is already compatible with them today.
  • With our first release of our “next generation” Revo CMS in 2010, MODX chose to use PDO to power its data access layer. The latest release of Drupal (D8) has *finally
  • caught up and is just starting down the optimization and performance stage of its implementation. Wait until you see what comes next from MODX!
  • MODX Cloud has provided a fully functional Cloud hosting platform, tailored to MODX Revolution, since 2012. If you need a quick way explore MODX, want advanced content staging workflows for your Revo sites, or simply want a hosting solution done right that makes maintaining sites correctly as easy as clicking a few buttons, give it a try.

If you want to stay focused on creating and managing your content, and not on chasing the platform that powers your site, MODX Revolution is a very smart choice. At MODX, we think differently about managing content destined for the web. Our philosophy is to embrace flexibility and simplicity, and not to create a platform that restricts you in any way.

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