MODX Reviews

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Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 24, 2020

For our university MODX stood out among the rest!

Score 8 out of 10
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MODX is currently being used as the main CMS for our university website. It is managed solely by the office of information technology, specifically the marketing and database teams. For our university it delivers a reliable content management platform that allows the university to customize each webpage for various purposes.
  • Ease of use - the MODX platform is very easy to use for someone who may have limited experience in content management.
  • Content blocks - the content blocks within MODX add to the usability and customization of the website being managed.
  • Content Blocks - I mentioned this as a strength, but it also has its quirks. There are times that things do not function properly within the content blocks we have set up.
  • More Customization - The ability for the average user to customize more without having to know a ton of code.
The biggest scenario in which MODX is well suited is for a company who wants to have a top-notch site that is hosted on a CMS that allows a user-friendly experience for both the back-end and front-end users. It would not be suited for an organization does not have anyone in-house that can code who wants to have a lot of control over future designs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 23, 2019

MODX Can Be a Developer's Dream if Content Authors Get Onboard

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MODX was the content management software that my business used for our website. We've since changed to WordPress, but MODX was used for several years before that to custom design and host web pages. It was used by our Marketing and Creative teams and managed by our Development team for the most part.
  • Custom design capabilities.
  • Works well with plugins.
  • Permission systems for users.
  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
In my opinion, MODX is usually the choice of a developer who wants to build out custom designs that create really interesting web pages, but when it comes to being easily used and edited by your marketing team, you can run into a lot of issues and end up making simple changes a more involved process.
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MODX Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (2)
8.5
API (2)
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language (1)
8
WYSIWYG editor (2)
5.5
Code quality / cleanliness (2)
7.5
Admin section (2)
7.5
Page templates (2)
7.5
Library of website themes (2)
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design (2)
8.5
Publishing workflow (2)
8.0
Form generator (2)
8.5
Content taxonomy (2)
8.0
SEO support (2)
8.5
Bulk management (2)
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions (2)
7.5
Community / comment management (2)
8.5

About MODX

The MODX Digital Experience Platform provides everything you need to build, host, and maintain amazing websites your way.


The vendor says that with MODX CMS and cloud hosting, users have complete control over their creative vision and the experiences they deliver, without restriction or compromise. They can focus more on building great digital experiences, and less on hosting and maintaining. If you ever need help, MODX Professionals are available worldwide and direct support from the MODX team is available anytime.


According to the vendor, MODX CMS is the fastest, most flexible, scalable and secure open source PHP CMS. Launch any design and use any front-end framework you want—if you can prototype it, MODX can power it with pixel-perfect precision. Extend MODX capabilities with MODX Extras, an ever-expanding collection of plugins and integrations perfectly built to help you get the most from MODX.


Build, host, and maintain all your PHP projects with MODX Cloud Hosting. While built to get the most from MODX CMS, MODX Cloud brings blazing-fast, secured, maintained and well supported hosting for any modern PHP application. The robust, easy-to-use tools available in MODX Cloud empowers creators to confidently manage digital experiences with ease—no DevOps team needed - without fear of breaking their sites.

Categories:  Content Management

MODX Features

Web Content Creation Features

Has featureWYSIWYG editor
Has featureCode quality / cleanliness
Has featureContent versioning
Has featureAdmin section
Has featurePage templates
Has featureLibrary of website themes
Has featureMobile optimization / responsive design
Has featurePublishing workflow
Has featureForm generator
Has featureContent scheduling

Web Content Management Features

Has featureInternal content search
Has featureContent taxonomy
Has featureSEO support
Has featureBrowser compatibility
Has featureBulk management
Has featurePage caching
Has featureAvailability / breadth of extensions
Has featureE-commerce / shopping cart extension
Has featureCommunity / comment management
Has featureImport / export
Has featureWebsite analytics

Platform & Infrastructure Features

Has featureAPI
Has featureInternationalization / multi-language

Security Features

Has featureRole-based user permissions
Has featureMulti-factor authentication
Has featureUser-level audit trail
Has featureVersion history
Has featureSimple roll-back capabilities

CMS programming language or framework Features

Has featurePHP

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MODX Integrations

Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Facebook Pages Manager, Vimeo, Twitter/Instagram, Youtube, Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik), foxy.io

MODX Competitors

MODX Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
On-premise EditionPricing DetailsTerms
MODX Revolution$0per installation
SaaS EditionPricing DetailsTerms
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$99per month
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$49per month
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$19per month

PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

MODX Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Live Chat
Email

MODX Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai