The Open Source PHP CMS for Creators

The fastest, most flexible, scalable and secure open source CMS. MODX CMS supports your creative vision, with no restrictions and no compromise.

Total creative freedom powered by
the most flexible CMS

In 2005, MODX could power a fully mobile-responsive website using HTML5 and CSS3, even though those technologies weren’t invented yet. And with MODX today, you’re ready not only for what you need now but also what comes next.

MODX Revolution Wordpress Drupal Joomla
Reported Security Vulnerabilities 11 1,090 990
Built-in High Performance Caching
Easily Use Any Template Method You Wish
Commercial Support MODX Acquia
Business Friendly Licensing for Commercial Plugins
Year Founded 2004 2003 2001 2005
Premium Hosting MODX Cloud Wordpress VIP Acquia
Reliable for Multi-site

If you get stuck just ask Twitter or the MODX forums. The community is amazing too!

@MennoPP, Original Tweet

@MennoPP, Original Tweet

Ever-expanding capability powered by a passionate community

MODX Extras

MODX Extras are incredibly versatile and flexible. From menus to galleries to integrations, you can find and Extra to fit your needs.

MODX Resources

Looking for information about MODX? The resource hub will help you find exactly what you need be it books, tips and tutorial sites, and more.

Community Forums

MODX’s vibrant community of users and contributors is one of its greatest assets. Advice, answers, and help are just a forum post away.

Why You Should Choose MODX


Complete Creative Freedom

Whether you want to use the latest web technique, or need to integrate with virtually anything, if you can imagine it, MODX can power it. Hundreds of tried and tested, extremely flexible and secure MODX Extras are available, too, to get you started fast.


Proven 14-year Track Record

We’ve been around for over a decade and look forward to the innovations we’ll bring for decades to come. You can trust your investment in MODX will last for years without the risk of a small team vanishing or getting bored and moving on.


A Safe & Secure Platform

While keeping up with upgrades is critical for security, and all software will have security incidents, no other top platform can compare to MODX when it comes to having fewer reported incidents.

We finally fired our traditional web host. For years, we burned countless hours maintaining not only numerous MODX sites but constantly attempting to maintain the host server instead of focusing on what we do best: design and code.

Jason Sonderman, Blue148

Jason Sonderman, Blue148

Enterprise-grade Software without the Enterprise-level Pricetags or Headaches

Because MODX is Open Source software, you get to use it 100% free of licensing costs. That gives you room to spend more creating an amazing online presence.

Deploy On-premise or In the Cloud

Partnered with IBM Cloud, MODX can be deployed in minutes in the Cloud, or you can serve MODX sites from your own data center or almost any host.

Enterprise Support from the Source

Get enterprise support for your MODX solution straight from the team that created MODX, including maintenance agreements with SLAs.

Global Developer Network

Incredibly talented and professional freelancers and teams around the world leverage MODX’s creative freedom to build amazing online sites.

An Amazing Community

One of MODX’s best features is its Community

There are a huge number of friendly, helpful and smart people in the MODX Community. From forums to Slack, Github to Community-curated resources, you can almost always get an answer to any MODX question you might have.

Learn more about the MODX Communtiy →

Being a MODX Professional has enabled us to grow our company 27% over the last year. We’ve been able to connect with great clients who have developed into long-term customers. Being a part of this program has been a big boost for our company.

Kris Sarratt, Smashstack, MODX Web Developers

Kris Sarratt, Smashstack, MODX Web Developers

The Benefits of MODX

From small marketings sites to Enterprise deployments across multiple data centers, MODX gives you the power, flexibility, speed, and scalability to make a difference for your site, every day of the week.

For Site Owners

Don’t worry about running into those “my developer said no” scenarios. Your site should always accomodate your needs and with MODX it can.

For Organizations

Build your online infrastructure on a flexible, secure and scalable platform—with a 14-year track record and expert community at your side.

For Content Editors

Working on content every day is often an afterthought with shabby editing tools. Both you and your content deserve a whole lot more. And on that front, MODX delivers.

For Designers

Never be constrained by the way a plugin author things your site should look. Use any type of markup or technique. If you can imagine it, MODX can power it with pixel-perfect precision.

For Digital Agencies

Whether you’re just starting with PHP or a seasoned pro with Packagist projects, MODX will help you expand your horizons.

For Developers

Whether you’re just starting with PHP, or a seasoned pro with Packagist projects, MODX will help you expand your horizons.

Get Started with MODX

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