MODX 3 Beta1 Available for Testing

Momentum is picking up towards the final release of MODX 3. Now it's for you to test.

By Jay Gilmore
November 9, 2021
MODX 3 Beta1 Available for Testing

We’re pleased to announce the first beta release of MODX 3. This is the first of two planned beta releases ahead of the long-awaited release of MODX 3. MODX 3 brings hundreds of improvements including a new Manager and more modern developer experience.

Testing Help Wanted

MODX folks, like you, are a super helpful bunch. We’re hoping you can find time to test Beta1 to confirm things work as they should. You can test in MODX Cloud or download MODX 3.0.0-beta1 to test locally. The best way to test is to make a copy of an existing site, upgrade it (and all the Extras), and let us know how it goes.

If you find any issues, please report it to our GitHub project—it’s pretty simple to do.

But please DO NOT use this version in production, as it is still not final and some sites may have issues that need to be addressed.

MODX core-contributor, Mark Hamstra, recently issued a challenge for MODX-based agencies to help us deliver on our timelines for MODX 3.

The Release Timeline

The planned timeline for the MODX 3 releases is as follows:

  • 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, another release candidate will happen on January 31st with the final 3.0.0-pl schedule two weeks later (February 14th).

Changes Since Alpha3

There are just a few changes since the last alpha release:

  • Fix problems in lexicon creation form (#15892)
  • Remove superfluous lexicon entries (#15884)
  • Configurable extension for static html files (#15855)
  • Add zero-padded decimal option for number TVs (#15890)
  • Restrict static resources to predefined path (#15885)
  • Remove unused refreshTVs method (#15882)

Thank you for helping us make MODX better!

Download MODX 3 Beta1