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Why MODx is best content management system?

MODx Web 2.0 CMS and frameworkThere are thousands of open source different content management systems around the web, I have used more than ten different CMS systems mainly Drupal, WordPress (great for blogging but can be also used for CMS) and Joomla but sice I found MODx two years ago I never use any other CMS if customer doesn’t want for sure use something else.

So, why it’s so much better than others? It’s SEO CMS!

Most important thing for us as internet marketing specialists is that none of other CMS’s aren’t really grasped in depth with search engine optimisation issues and MODx seems to be the first one taking it seriously. It has built in search engine friendly URLs so it takes less than a minute to have pretty URL’s that search engines will love. There is automatic (Google) Sitemap XML generator snippet that will update Sitemap XML automatically when you make any changes and URL normalization (canonicalization)  plugin that will enforce the use of unique URLs for every document to prevent duplicate content that can result beeing penaltised by some search engines. MODx has strong W3C web standards support enabling developers to build XHTML 1.0 Strict websites just as easily as coping the code from one place to another as it doesn’t have any templating engines, confusing layout rules or defined blocks like for example Joomla has. And you can edit highly customized META content of every page separatelly.

It’s fast!

MODx vs Drupal or even more MODx vs Joomla will bring into my mind also speed issue. It has powerful caching of all pages and there’s even no need to run speed test to understant that same website at same server loads way faster when it’s built on MODx (test gave average 0,03KB per second ) rather than Joomla as the slowest (0,11KB per second) or on Drupal (0,05KB per second).

Easy to use!

It’s easy to use! Just test drive it here or see screenshots – you just have your whole content on the left side visually apealling Ajax document tree logically structured exactly depending on customer’s needs. Just click on the pages you want to edit and you have different areas of your webpage different TinyMCE rich text editor editable.

Developer friendly = short deadlines and cheap development prices for customer.

And it’s also great and really easy to use for developers and advanced users. MODx as framework gives developer as much control as needed and has API and dbAPI, developers can build with ease any custom solutions with MODx. To customer it gives ability to get fast and cheap complex very dynamic solutions not just standard CMS with one main editable area + menu.

MODx started at 2004 by Raymond Irving, Ryan Thrash and Jason Coward and soon will be launching MODx version 1 called Revolution. MODx is winner of the 2007 Most Promosing Open Source CMS Award.

It’s good to be MODx developer – only positive suprises since we started developing our projects on MODx.

  • Thanks for the demo site to test drive the backend;)

  • Great comparsion of Drupal, Joomla and some other CMS: http://modxcms.com/forums/index.php?topic=1329.140

  • Kaspar,

    Thanks for the post about MODx. Just want to clarify that as of August. MODx Evolution 1.0 was released and that MODx Revolution 2.0 is currently in beta and active developement.

  • Good notice, Jay. Thanks. Small misspelling.

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