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Revolution 2.3.1 Fixes phpThumb, Gravatar and More

Today we released the first patch release for MODX Revolution 2.3. With 2.3.1 we have resolved a number of annoyances and bugs that were missed in pre-release testing. These include issues with thumbnailing and Extras that relied on it, Snippets and Plugins inserting 1s into views or filling the error log, restored Forgot Password functionality and much more.

Highlights of Revolution 2.3.1

  • Fixed phpThumb issue breaking internal thumbnails and funcitonality of a number of Extras that relied on it
  • Fixed the issue where Snippets and Plugins that didn’t explicitly return a value were outputting 1s or logging errors
  • Fixed Forgot Password functionality.
  • Updated the MODX logo to the newly revlealed logo
  • Fixed fallback for Gravatar to ensure manager loads if Gravatar can’t be reached
  • Added Revo only RSS Security Feed (no more Evo Security Issues in the Manager)
  • For a complete list of changes in Revo 2.3.1 view the changelog

Get Started with Revo 2.3.1

Here’s what you need to get started or upgrade to MODX Revolution 2.3.1:

About Revolution 2.3

Revolution 2.3 features a refined and updated MODX Manager with an all-new theme based on Peter Knight’s design. In 2.3, you can build and manage your sites faster in its user friendly and less intimidating workspace. Revolution 2.3 also introduces the überbar, which provides Manager users with global search within Resources, Elements and Users. Now, whatever you’re looking for is at your fingertips without having to touch your mouse.

We have tried our best to encourage Extras authors to make sure their Extras are compatible with 2.3, however, some may not have been tested. Before upgrading or starting a new project in Revolution 2.3, please review the list of Extras confirmed to work with 2.3.

Highlights of Revolution 2.3

As mentioned before, this is a significant release. Here’s a few key highlights of Revo 2.3

  • Updated and streamlined MODX Manager User Experience including:
    • Noticeably faster page and screen loading / more performant ExtJS DOM
    • New überbar to find any Resource, Element or User by a variety of criteria
    • All new default Manager theme with Gravatar support
    • New Manager theme customization workflow using Sass
    • Open Manager Views in Tabs or New Windows
  • A slew of improvements and new features including:
    • Custom Headers for Content Types
    • FontAwesome icons replace PNGs in the Manager UI
    • Open objects like Resources or Elements in new Tabs or Windows for a multi-tabbed workspace
    • Updated languages from our many translators and proofreaders thanks to moving to Crowdin for group translations
    • Five new manager translations added: Chinese, Finnish, Indonesian, Romanain, Danish and Belarusian
    • Full-screen Media Browser
    • Security patches from all 2.2.x releases
    • Hundreds of bugfixes, enhancements and more
  • For a complete list of changes view the changelog

Thanks to the Contributors

Lets give thanks to those whose code and pull requests were integrated into this release: danyaPostfactum, Daniel Melo (danielmelo89) , enigmatic-user, JP Devries (jpdevries), John Peca (TheBoxer), Jason Coward (opengeek), Garry Nutting (garryn), exside, Jiri Pavlicek (jiripavlicek), Mark Hamstra (Mark-H), Luk (exside), Petri Rautianen (the-dunnock), Romain Tripault (rtripault) Menno Pietersen, (DESIGNfromWITHIN), Ivan Klimchuk (Alroniks), Mike Reid (pixelchutes), Christian Seel (christianseel), David Pede (davidpede), Rico (goldsky), Ryan Thrash (rthrash), Alexey (Qwarble), Joakim Nyman (fractalwolf), Zaigham Rana (zaigham), Peter Knight (eladnova), Oliver Haase-Lobinger (mindeffects), Thomas Gautvedt (OptimusCrime), Gildas Noel (krismas), Thomas D (thomasd), vasia123, Jeroen Kenters (jkenters), Andrey Grachov (grachov), Jacqbus, Gleb Stiblo (UlfR), Richard (Ketziel), smanu85, Liam Kerr (tehsquidge), Dmitry Ponomarev (earthperson), Kreuder (mkay), Bert Oost (bertoost), argnist, Rimas Kudelis (rimas-kudelis), Steve Morgan (StevenMorgan), okyanet, and Bob Ray (BobRay).

We certainly don’t want to leave any contributors out. If we did, please let us know and we’ll add you promptly. We truly appreciate all you’ve done to help out.

It Takes a Village

MODX is only as good as it is because of many individual community members and users that take the time to report issues and request new features. Make sure you read the documentation, post feedback and share your successes in the MODX community forums.

On behalf of the entire MODX Team,

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. Tom Wilson
    Jul 22, 2014 at 07:04 PM
    Awesome work all!

    1. Ioannis Pontikis
      Jul 23, 2014 at 02:32 AM
      Can you please implement a easier way to update versions, especially for minor bug fixes like from 2.3 to 2.3.1?

      Thank you

      1. codrox
        Jul 23, 2014 at 03:13 AM

        1. Jeff Jones
          Jul 23, 2014 at 10:33 PM
          Double confirm.

        2. Philipp Holz
          Aug 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM
          I would also like to see an easy updater implemented for MODX.

        3. Sebastian Zahn
          Jul 23, 2014 at 09:30 AM
          Great work! The new logo looks beautiful!

          1. Ioannis Pontikis
            Jul 24, 2014 at 03:43 AM
            I made a new installation, but I insist that you should find a easy way to update, with an option inside the manager.

            One problem I found: I tried to install login extra in the Package Management. When I tried to download it, an empty popup message appeared. When I tried to upload it, I got a message that it is not recognized as package. The only way I managed to install it is to upload it via ftp to core/packages and then select search locally for packages. Can you please investigate this?
            Thank you

            1. Paweł Ziętarski
              Jul 24, 2014 at 09:00 AM
              Last night I had problem with manager. I was adding many TV and suddenly manager content disapear :(
              I tried to logout and login, restart browser, cleaning cache... no success
              Front end was working correctly but in manager I could see onlu menu.

              I had to remove new version and go back to EVO...

              Best regards, PZ

              1. Anton Meyer
                Jul 30, 2014 at 05:34 AM
                Start my new installation today. Hopefully all works fine :D In past I had no problems. Thanks for that and thumbs up.

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