MODX 3 Alpha3 Release and Release Schedule

MODX 3 alpha3 is out now and we’re excited to announce the release schedule as we prepare for its public release.

By Jay Gilmore
October 27, 2021
MODX 3 Alpha3 Release and Release Schedule

We’re happy to announce we’re one step closer to the release of MODX 3. Today we released the third alpha (alpha3) release of MODX Revolution. It’s available now from our nightlies download page, or if you have a MODX Cloud account, you can create and experiment with an alpha3 instance.

The core team has been focusing on making sure we preserve as much backward compatibility as possible once we get to the beta releases. We appreciate all the input, including testing, bug reports, and pull requests we have gotten during the second alpha cycle.

The Release Timeline

Things are getting much closer to bringing MODX 3 to the world. Last week, the core-contributors and key project participants adopted a timeline detailing the releases leading up to the official release of MODX 3.

  • 3.0.0-alpha3 on October 27th – That’s today!
  • November 4th: feature freeze
  • 3.0.0-beta1 on November 8th
  • 3.0.0-beta2 on November 22nd
  • 3.0.0-rc1 on January 6th, 2022
  • 3.0.0-rc2 on January 17th
  • 3.0.0-pl on January 31st

If necessary at the time, an extra release candidate will be released on January 31st with the final 3.0.0-pl delayed by two weeks (February 14th).

We Need You Testing

As with any alpha/beta release we’re hoping to get community members to try it out and make sure things are working as they should in a test environment. If you’re curious about helping out, we’ve got a more detailed article on how to test and what we’re looking for.

MODX core-contributor, Mark Hamstra, has issued a challenge for MODX-based agencies to help us hit those aggressive timelines in delivering MODX 3.

More on the MODX 3 Alpha3 Release

For additional information on the release schedule see a detailed announcement at modx.today with lots of details on some of the terminology and more. You can try alpha3 in MODX Cloud, or download it below.

We can’t wait to see your sites in MODX 3.

Download MODX 3 alpha3