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Announcing Adopted Add-ons

It has been some time since many of the most popular MODX add-ons, originally authored by splittingred, have been updated. Pull requests, bug reports and feature requests for these add-ons have been left without action for some time. It is unfortunate that such simple things took so long to be merged, for that, we apologize. We have forked the Extras into the modxcms repository on GitHub, and thanks to community contributions, there is a beta release for each, ready for you to test with the releases to follow soon after.

We’re looking for help from community members like you to help out. Here’s how:

Community leadership roles including development, art direction, project management, quality assurance, and documentation, are available for each of these add-ons. If you are interested in contributing please get in touch or submit a pull request on GitHub.

I will be leading the management of these extras, along with members of the MODX team. I have opened a forum thread to allow all interested members of the MODX community to discuss the direction of these well-used add-ons. Below you’ll find links for beta releases, a project homepage and public roadmap discussion for each add-on.

We look forward to working with you to make the web a better place to create.













There is currently discussion of sunsetting phpThumbOf as phpThumbsUp is much improved and available in the MODX add-ons repository.

JP DeVries is a Lead Front End Developer for MODX who resides in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys snowboarding as much as he does late night coding sessions. He has a background in Graphic Design and experience ranging from Object-Oriented Flash Development to Print Production. Currently JP is focusing on enabling designers through improving the MODX Manager experience, creating premium extras such as Redactor for MODX, and engaging with the MODX Community.


  1. Patrick Rice
    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:10 PM
    Personally I would sunset phpThumbOf and replace it with pThumb (considering they use the same namespace). The performance data ( alone would indicate it's a great replacement.

    The only drawback is the lack of AWS support, which I believe is also the case with phpThumbsUp.

    Well, that's just my two bits...

    1. JP DeVries
      Nov 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM
      I'd like to sunset phpThumbOf as well and I think after this next patch release we will. pThumb looks excellent. Yes we would loose S3 storage, but that would just create a problem somebody would need to solve in a scalable way ;)

      1. Robert Ross
        Nov 12, 2013 at 01:25 PM
        Agreed. We use pThumb because we don't have to change any of our code to do so.

        1. JP DeVries
          Nov 13, 2013 at 07:30 AM
          Unfortunately we can't simply replace phpThumbOf with pThumb because sites using s3 integration would break. Well, I suppose we could bump it a major version to justify "breaking changes" but the best thing may just be to pull it from the repository and help market pThumb.

          1. Thomas Jakobi
            Nov 14, 2013 at 02:29 PM
            Maybe those beta versions could be published on a separate package provider.

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