As a flexible and modular platform with hundreds of plugins available and a vibrant and growing community behind it, what’s not to love about MODX? MODX has billed itself as a content management system with “complete design freedom.” In practice, it means that MODX does a good job of separating the content and presentation layers of your site. MODX allow you to create as many HTML templates as possible and point them at your CSS URLs. For additional creative freedom, you can also create “tags” – chunks of HTML – that can be used on any page on your site. MODX pulls the templates, CSS and tags together to create rich, dynamic websites.
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This was really nice. Not only does it install a full Apache/PHP/MySQL stack, it installs MODX (Revolution 2.3.1 as of this writing) with a form for the MODX Manager user requirements, and even the option of configuring an external SMTP mail server (gmail server by default). No fuss, no muss, no bother at all. The stack's sofware list is impressive as well.
Like MAMP, it includes a nice little management app that goes nicely into the Dock.
What was really exciting was that, unlike MAMP, it installs on external media. I have MODX on a stick! Of course, it's very slow but it would probably be a lot better on something besides USB2.