MODX Revolution 2.3: Prepare for Release

The long awaited MODX Revolution 2.3 is planned to be released on July 1st, 2014. This release includes major improvements including a new, vastly streamlined and more modern, Manager Theme, User Group settings configurable by user group rank, and Resources and Elements can be opened in a new tab or Window.

Last Call for Features

In preparation for it’s release we are instituting a feature freeze commencing on June 20, 2014. Any features not ready for integration at that time will be scheduled for 2.4 (following semantic versioning rules).

For translators, translations will be accepted until the day prior to release. We’ll be sending out an email to notify all translators and answer any questions you may have.

What’s New in 2.3

Here’s a list of the highlights of Revolution 2.3:

  • Manager Theme Redesign
  • One Connector to Rule Them All
  • Actions Now Identified by Name (path) rather than an ID
  • User Group Settings by User Group rank with preference to Primary User Group
  • Contexts Now Have a Name Field separate from the Key
  • Define Custom Welcome Actions via Settings
  • Manage Custom HTTP Headers by Content Type
  • The Manager Gateway is now Configurable (i.e. change from index.php)
  • Open Resources and Elements in a New Tab or Window
  • Define Custom Tree Icons by Template
  • Added in/inarray Conditional Output Modifier
  • Added contains/containsnot Conditional Output Modifier
  • Element Categories are now unique by Parent + Name
  • Manager Menu split into 2 top-level Containers—- topnav & usernav
  • Added Dependency Management to Transport Packaging

Testers and Bughunters Wanted

Anyone interested in testing MODX Revolution 2.3 prior to its release, you can download it here at or, if you’re using MODX Cloud, you can install Revolution 2.3 into a new instance and test away. If you find bugs, we’d love to be able to fix them before the general release. Please report any bugs or, even better, submit patches to the MODX Revo project on GitHub.

Jay heads up Customer Development and Delight at MODX. He started with MODX while running his small web development and marketing company and has a background in Marketing and Management. He lives with his wife Tracy and daughter Georgia in a small riverside town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.


  1. Mark Hamstra
    Jun 13, 2014 at 05:07 PM

    1. Jay Gilmore
      Jun 13, 2014 at 08:14 PM
      It is indeed, Mark!

    2. Menno Pietersen
      Jun 13, 2014 at 05:24 PM
      Yes... Finally! Already loving the current beta...

      1. Jay Gilmore
        Jun 13, 2014 at 08:15 PM
        I installed the latest nightly today, it's looking slick and User Groups permissions is a wonderful addition.

      2. Andreas Wettainen
        Jun 13, 2014 at 06:17 PM
        Awesome :)

        1. Jay Gilmore
          Jun 13, 2014 at 08:15 PM

        2. Treigh
          Jun 13, 2014 at 06:36 PM

          1. Jay Gilmore
            Jun 13, 2014 at 08:16 PM

          2. Garret Overstreet
            Jun 13, 2014 at 06:46 PM
            Sounds fancy! Hopefully testing things out this weekend!

            1. Jay Gilmore
              Jun 13, 2014 at 08:16 PM
              Nice, let us know if there are any issues or bugs.

            2. Benjamin Davis
              Jun 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM
              Looking forward to giving it a spin in cloud! How easy will it to be to upgrade from 2.2? Any dangers to look out for?

              1. Martin Gartner
                Jun 14, 2014 at 04:18 AM
                The handling of connectors has changed and this will break a lot of add-ons (including "Articles" for instance). I'm currently testing if this behavior has changed in newer nightly builds.

                1. Jay Gilmore
                  Jun 14, 2014 at 09:52 AM
                  Yes, there is only one single connector now. Some addons will need refactoring. This is a needed improvement, however.

              2. Mayanktaker
                Jun 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM
                Its gonna be a rocking day July 1. :D

                1. Adam Enthoven
                  Jun 17, 2014 at 01:05 PM
                  i'm very excited and this may sound silly but is there a tutorial on how to submit patches?

                  1. Philipp Zimmermann
                    Jun 18, 2014 at 08:41 AM
                    yeah, we cant't wait for this release - ModX Revolution is the best CMS!!! THX

                    1. Tyke Mart
                      Jun 24, 2014 at 12:15 AM
                      Exciting ....

                      1. Sebastian Zahn
                        Jul 02, 2014 at 08:47 PM
                        Yes!! Rock 2.3 !

                        1. thijsvandamme
                          Aug 21, 2014 at 09:43 AM
                          Looking very slick indeed!

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