Big Changes Coming Soon to MODX

We've talked about what we'd like to do in the past. Now it's time to share some insight.

Tianjin Construction Site by Jakob Montrasio

If you attended MODxpo or subscribe to our sometimes-monthly MODX newsletter, the information following won't be entirely new. As stated at MODxpo, we've been diligently working on a creating a company to stand behind MODX. Now it's time to share some of the details:

  • We formed MODX, LLC, to focus just on MODX software as a product and to create a commercial support organization. No more site-building development for others on our beloved platform.
  • We’re hiring both from within the community and bringing in outside expertise to make sure we have a viable and sustainable business. We’re 1000% focused on accelerating MODX adoption, awareness and continuing to rise as one of the top Open Source PHP applications today. 2011 should be an unbelievable year for MODX uptake and when we'll see the fruits of our efforts "officially" available to everyone.
  • We’re currently looking—as in right now, seriously get in touch—for qualified developers, consultants and agencies to partner with MODX as Solutions Partners. They'll be prominently displayed on our website and in outbound marketing efforts as recognized MODX experts to serve the daily project leads that come through the website (amongst other benefits).
  • We’re launching commercial support services to meet the demand we’ve seen from businesses through the community and website inquiries.
  • And finally we’re relaunching the MODX website to better focus on and to serve stakeholders including end users, at our new MODX.com URL no less. The new website should be a massive improvement for seasoned MODxers and newcomers alike.

We hope you agree we've done an admirable job as stewards of MODX since founding the project; we're especially excited now we’ll have dedicated time and resources to do an even better job going forward. We look forward to watching MODX grow in the coming months and years. It's going to be one heck of a journey!

12 Comments


    David Brunelle
    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    I've used MODx several times over the past few years. It's not perfect, but I seem to keep coming back for a variety of projects. I think this is super exciting and, when you've got commercial support options in place, I think this will only help to make "selling" the MODx option to bigger clients an easier task.

    I'm really looking forward to see what happens!

    Andreas (mrhaw)
    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM
    MODx land offers Freedom for the Individual Developer. Thank you President!

    mm
    Jul 21, 2010 at 03:04 PM
    Great News, you guys deserve to do very well - Evolution was great, revolution is looking awesome and its still RC. I have already embedded it in to two commercial sites that are due to go live in the next week :)

    And then I am looking to deliver it to a restaurant chain (37 Branches so far) as a very flexible solution to create micro-sites for each restaurant to keep their clientele in the loop for offers etc off of the main to be developed modx site :)

    My only real gripe/concern is that there isn't an officlal (if there is such a thing) ecommerce offering - if you guys managed that then this would be going head-to-toe with Adobe's Business Catalyst - which imho is bloated and fundamentally wrong - how do you remove a site from there in a year or two's time for example, because where is the database and all the information you have stored - who has what rights, etc etc At least with modx I get to strip out the tags from the original designs and send them a DB dump as the Export Static HTML seems to have gone missing in Revolution???

    :) Thanks Ryan et al...

    einsteinsboi
    Jul 21, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    Very exciting. Looking forward to Revo going GA tomorrow and to all the wonderful changes.

    mary


    Jul 21, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    Well the first milestone has now been met: we just pushed out the official release of Revo 2.0. Now the real work begins! http://j.mp/bQYnun

    AL
    Jul 21, 2010 at 09:37 PM
    Hi Ryan,
    Great to get the heads up from this blog re. revolution release - I read post then downloaded revo and installed it on mac/MAMP/os10.5 - no hassles, looks very interesting - first impressions- where's wayfinder, search, ditto ?- I can see we have to download them individually using the extremely cool new package installer - just seems weird to not have them sat there waiting to go - like popping out for a drink at the pub and your drinking buddies aren't around - oh well, guess a whole new gang are on the way!!! :-)
    coolness - the new add new template variable icon - he he (new TV) love it - Cheers AL

    Brandon Ziel
    Jul 22, 2010 at 03:44 AM
    Hi Ryan,

    Just saw your Tweets. Congratulations on the release of Revolution! I had allready made a dev on my server to test it and will do that now. My current projects will stay using Evolution but the new ones will use Revolution. Just got to have a better grasp at the new approach ^_^

    Chuck Killorin
    Jul 22, 2010 at 06:17 AM
    Looking forward to the new happenings Ryan! MODx is a staple in my utility belt for the past several years. I love MODx :)

    shane sponagle
    Jul 22, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    Congratulations MODx!!!

    Carlos Zenteno
    Jul 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    Congratulations on a great milestone!!!

    Mike Reid
    Jul 22, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    Congrats, Ryan! Love the new blog and the fact Revo has officially dropped RC-status! What an awesome day today...definitely one worth celebrating! :)
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Ryan Thrash is the husband of an insanely supportive wife, father of 2 great kids and lives in Dallas, TX. Having co-founded the MODX content management platform in 2004, he looks forward to a world where HTML5 and CSS3 is the norm, and IE6 ceases to exist.

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