SyntaxChecker 0.5.0-beta

SyntaxChecker 0.5.0-beta

Released Jun 18, 2013 by everettg_99

This plugin performs validation checks on your Resources, Templates, Chunks, and Template Variables as they are saved and alerts you to any errors via a pop-up modal window.  

How many times have you spent hours debugging a snippet only to discover that you had forgotten a back-tick?  This plugin ensures that your pages parse the way they're supposed to.

Put an end to syntax madness!!!

Download 629kb (1781 downloads)
Downloads: 3,393
License: GPLv2
Requires Revolution 2.1.x or greater
Supports mysql,sqlsrv

If this plugin errantly prevents you from saving your content, then please accept my apologies! Turn off the modal windows by setting the syntaxchecker.prevent_save System Setting to "No".  It would be helpful if you could report bugs to

Installation Instructions

This is a simple installation: after downloading the package, install it.  This should create and activate the SyntaxChecker plugin.  The plugin is fired on the following events:

  • OnBeforeDocFormSave
  • OnBeforeChunkFormSave
  • OnBeforeTVFormSave
  • OnBeforeTempFormSave

You can customize the plugin behavior by removing any of those events (edit the plugin, then uncheck the events under the System Events tab).

Once you've installed the plugin, every time you save a Page, Template, or Chunk, the tag syntax will be checked and you will be alerted to any errors.  (See the screenshots).  Error messages will also be sent to the MODX error log (Reports --> Error Log).

Fixed issues #1 and #2 relating to "void" tags, e.g. [[~]] and empty parameters, e.g. ¶m=``

Version Released Author Downloads
5 Versions 1 Contributors 3,403 Downloads
0.4.0-beta Jan, 20 2012 everettg_99 829
0.3.0-beta Jan, 06 2012 everettg_99 258
0.2.0-beta Dec, 30 2011 everettg_99 278
0.1-beta Dec, 20 2011 everettg_99 259