Revolution 2.2.2 Performance, Fixes + Some Wizardry

By Jay Gilmore
May 2, 2012
Revolution 2.2.2 Performance, Fixes + Some Wizardry

Today we released MODX Revolution 2.2.2 which includes a number of important fixes, some minor—yet always welcome—performance improvements, and 2 new wizards to make it easier to create User and Resource Groups.

In case you missed it, in 2.2.1, we added a new user setting that gives a user unrestricted access to the installation called Sudo user. This setting means an account cannot get locked out of the site while creating Access Policies for other Site Administrators and users. With tremendous power comes tremendous responsibility; you should use the Sudo user setting wisely. Read more about Sudo users from MODX Senior Developer Mark Hamstra.

If you're using MODX Revolution and have not upgraded to 2.2, it has been one of biggest releases to date. With the Manager interface refinements, other additions including Media Sources and the release of the Articles add-on, now is the time to upgrade to this latest version. For details on the major features read the complete MODX Revolution 2.2 announcement for more details.

Here are the highlights of the 2.2.2 release:

  • New wizards for creating User and Resource Groups
  • xPDO change to improve performance, specifically with getResources
  • Upgrades from commandline no longer require all settings in the config file
  • Added User duplication for the easy creation of Users and to preserve settings
  • New prompt to login to regain access to work in progress after timeout
  • Improvement to URL handling
  • Further performance enhancements via xPDO method changes.
  • For more detail read the Complete Changelog

We encourage you to try out MODX Revolution 2.2 and share your experiences with others. Here are the important links to get you on your way:

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.

If you are really interested in mastering MODX you can buy the book. MODX: The Official Guide by Bob Ray is available now.

On behalf of the entire MODX Team,