By YJ Tso (sepiariver)

cssSweet is a suite of tools for processing (S)CSS. It comes with several output modifiers to modify CSS values, and a plugin that concatenates and processes (S)CSS from specified Chunks and outputs to a minified CSS file. version 2+ also concatenates and minifies JS with a 2nd plugin.

The documentation site is here: http://sepiariver.github.io/cssSweet

as well as here: http://rtfm.modx.com/extras/revo/csssweet (this one needs updating)

Example Use Cases

  • - Use system or context settings to store primary colors in a site's color scheme, then process all other color values relative to these, so you can shift the entire color theme by modifying a few settings.
  • - Use in conjunction with ClientConfig to give site owners a nice UI to manage CSS styles--but only the ones you expose, and only in the manner you choose!
  • - Author MODX "themes" that are customizable by the end user.
  • - Use other MODX tags & placeholders in your CSS--limitless possibilities! Utilize "dynamic CSS" without the performance penalty, because the plugin writes the static CSS file on the Manager Clear Cache and Chunk Save actions, not per request.
  • - Manage your Sass, CSS, and JS development workflow right from inside the MODX Manager.
  • - Add a code editor like Ace, and you can use MODX as your IDE for front-end development.

In 4.2.0:

  • Updated scssphp library to 0.7.4
  • Fixed scssphp parser bug that caused slow processing of large files
  • Supports ClientConfig custom event
  • Added ability to override all scriptProperties with "dev_mode"
  • Arbitrary modes as property namespaces

YJ Tso

New in cssSweet 4.2.0-rc3


++   cssSweet 4.2.0-rc3       ++

++   Released on 2018-01-28   ++


Update scssphp to 0.7.4

Hotfix parser config that slowed down processing


++   cssSweet 4.1.0-pl1       ++

++   Released on 2017-06-21   ++


Support ClientConfig custom event


++   cssSweet 4.0.1-rc1       ++

++   Released on 2017-03-15   ++


Bunch of fixits and cleanups for RC


++   cssSweet 4.0.0-dev1      ++

++   Released on 2016-07-21   ++


Updated scssphp library to 0.6.5

Added ability to override all scriptProperties with "dev_mode"

Arbitrary modes as property namespaces


++   cssSweet 3.0.0-beta3     ++

++   Released on 2015-11-28   ++


Updated scssphp library to 0.5.1

Added ability to specify context settings to parse

Moved some functions to class file

Updated documentation

Lowercase directories


++   cssSweet 2.0.0-rc1       ++

++   Released on 2015-05-04   ++


Added scssphp library to process SCSS and minify

Added jShrink library and plugin to process JS and minify

Removed system settings. All settings are managed in plugin properties now.

Added "dev mode"


++   cssSweet 1.2.1-pl        ++

++   Released on 2015-03-28   ++


Fixed atrocious path bug

Added config.json for GPM


++   cssSweet 1.2.0-pl        ++

++   Released on 2015-01-02   ++


Ability to process multiple Chunks

Added OnChunkFormSave event

Better path and directory checking


++   cssSweet 1.1.0-rc1       ++

++   Released on 2014-04-05   ++


Improved minification

Improved error checking for ClientConfig class


++   cssSweet 1.0.1-beta1     ++

++   Released on 2013-10-05   ++




++   cssSweet 1.0.0-beta1     ++

++   Released on 2013-10-05   ++


Initial beta release



January 28, 2018
Supported Versions
2.4 – Current

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