The Do's and Don'ts of MODX

The Do's

Your website is a living document in the online world, and we encourage you to take advantage of that. Make changes and adjustments to your heart's content, and have fun!

Create new pages

We've designed your website from the ground up to be fully editable by you. Feel free to create new pages, and move them to where you would like them to appear in the navigation.

We do suggest taking advantage of:

  • Hide From Menus - prevents new pages from appearing in the main navigation unless desired.
  • Published - prevents visitors from seeing your new page until you're ready for them too.

Change out photos + text

You can easily upload new photos & swap them out, or update the existing text within a page. We have built-in version control, so if you ever get lost, or delete something that was important, we can get it back for you.

Update your account information

Your login is your login. You can update your name, email, password, and even add a photo if you'd like to.

If you ever have trouble logging in, give us a poke and we can help you out!

Embed videos from YouTube or Vimeo

YouTube and Vimeo provide a great way to embed videos into your pages. If you have a video you'd like to put into your website, we recommend using either of them.

Embed any trusted 3rd party widgets

If your company uses any 3rd party integrations (Hubspot, Wild Apricot, etc) you may find that you want to utilize one of their embed widgets on your page. Feel free to give it a try, but be sure that these widgets are from a trusted source. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us!

The Don'ts

While we say yes to most things, some things on the web can be a little scary. We want to keep your website safe and reliable. We ask that you refrain from, or contact us before doing any of the following.

Rename images & folders

Once images & folders are created, they should never be changed. Renaming an image could break it in places where it already appears. Renaming folders will break all of the used images within that folder.

Drag images & folders

Similar to renaming images & folders, once you drag an image or folder into a different one, it's path changes. This means that any place the image, or images within a folder are used will break.

Provide access to other users

Giving access to other users within MODX can be okay, but we would like you to reach out to us before doing so. We want to keep your website safe from any malicious activity.

Paste in 3rd party scripts

Please chat with us before adding in any unknown 3rd party scripts into your website. Some of them can contain malicious code that can do harm.

Duplicate or remove the homepage

Your homepage is the core of your website. It is listed on Google & Bing and provides access to a multitude of other pages. Please refrain from duplicating it, or removing it completely. If you accidentally do so, contact us and we can help you out!

Attempt to code

Jumping in and attempting to code can be a fun task, but we built the website so you wouldn't have to. Sometimes code can be malicious, or not work as you want it to and it's best if you leave it to us. If you have the functionality or a piece of code that you would like added to your website, reach out to us and we can help you out.

Cancel your domain name

Your domain name is the glue holding your website to the world. If you pay for your domain name monthly or yearly, please keep doing so. If you have any questions about domain names or hosting, feel free to reach out to us!

Hit the self-destruct button

This isn't the Death Star... it's not a real thing.

The bottom line

We're here to help

If you have questions, need assistance, or are interested in adding some new features, reach out to us. We're here to help!

(We also have a video training library for the more adventurous explorers)