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Getting started with MODX CMS

MODx is a Content Management System (CMS) which helps create, edit, manage, and publish information on a website. This guide refers to terminology used in MODx Revolution 2.5.0+.


Important Terminology

  1. CMS: Content Management System. An application on a website used to create, edit, manage, search and publish data on that website.
  2. HTML: HyperText Markup Language. The basic language of all websites.
  3. CSS: Cascading Style Sheet. A separate file from the web page which designates the visual layout of a website.
  4. TinyMCE: A type of WYSIWYG HTML editor used in MODx
  5. Redactor: A type of WYSIWYG HTML editor used in MODx - Plugin by ModMore
  6. Template: The graphics & layout wrapped around your page’s content.
  7. URL: Uniform Resource Locator. This is the full website address of a page. (ie: http://www.yourdomain.com/section/content/messages/)
  8. WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get. Refers to a type of HTML editor that displays the page in edit mode exactly how visitors to the site will see it. This makes creating web pages quick & easy for novice and experienced users alike.
  9. FTP: File Transfer Protocol, is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over the Internet. You can use FTP through programs such as Cyberduck or FIlezilla


Logging on to the Manager

To login to your site's Manager go to your website, by entering your domain name then adding “/manager/” to the end e.g. www.yourdomain.com/manager/ Enter your username and password to login to the manager.


To logout

In the top right corner of the manager, hover over your name and click Logout at the bottom of the drop down box.


To change your password

Hover over your name in the top right hand corner, select edit account, then click reset password on the second tab of the user account page.