modxI installed Modx back in November to give it a try. Ever since the install I’ve had an empty draft of this post hanging around because I really didn’t know what to write. I’ll leave this one up to someone else to explain because apparently it is not simple enough for a hack like me to understand quickly. So let me get this disclaimer out of the way right off the bat.

Warning: You will not learn a single thing in this post. You may even lose intelligence if you choose to read on any further. Please continue at your own risk.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, here’s what I got out of my brief time with Modx. It seems like a framework for programmers to me. The install was easy. I tried to view the site but nothing was there. Apparently you have to build just about everything, so I logged into the administration area and created a page. Since the only code I can hack together is archaic html, that’s what I tested it with, and the result of that was the only output I got. Pretty boring. I could have done that without Modx which makes me believe that I did not give myself enough time to unlock a few doors within Modx. I’m too impatient….way too impatient.

If there are non-programmers out there who have figured out something that I missed, please pass it along and share what you know. I might have no idea I’m missing something great because I’m always eager to move on to the next thing before I’ve given the one in front of me a fair shake. Can this software be used right after the install, or is there no such thing as “out of the box” with Modx?

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