Content Management Framework

Build a custom content management system without starting from scratch with amazing flexibility and an intuitive user interface.

By The MODX Team
December 9, 2011
Content Management Framework

PHP Content Management Framework

PHP Application Framework

MODX is an open source PHP Content Management Framework that helps you take control of your online content.

It empowers developers to build those ever-demanded "Web 2.0" sites and custom applications today—you know, because that's what your clients want. And if you're a CSS designer or Ajax aficionado, this is the CMS for you; Like what you see today? You'll love what's coming.


MODX enables developers and advanced users to give as much control as desired to whomever they desire for day-to-day website content maintenance chores. It makes child's play of building content managed sites with validating, accessible CSS layouts using any Ajax library or techniques you wish, hence why we refer to it as an Flash CMS.

Techies call MODX a Content Management Framework ("CMF"): equal parts custom web app builder and Content Management System ("CMS"). With a flexible API and a robust event override system, MODX makes building engaging web projects straightforward — or changing core functionality without hacking the core code possible. Custom tweaks won't leave you pulling out your hair when it's time to upgrade.

Not only does MODX help you build sites quickly, but it also is both robust and simple. As far as end-users know, MODX is just an easy-to-use online application; for developers there's freely available resources and a fantastic end-user community.

MODX is the alternative to hacking blogging apps and other tools to death, extended learning curves, and changing your workflow to fit software that just doesn't quite "get it". MODX also doesn't make you reinvent solutions to problems that have been solved many times over: basic content management tasks, login and permissions, Ajax communications, JSON handling, i18n/l10n, and the myriad of other items common across typical online applications. MODX allows you to focus on usability, design, business logic, content and building great sites, not on the tools that build them.