If you haven’t already realised, we’re big advocates of MODX! If you want to get a quick view of the best parts of MODX, then these are the top reasons why it's one of our favourites:
- Easy to use
- Content blocks
- No1 for security
- Complete creative freedom
- Fast code equals fast website
- It’s free
We've used it to build many of our client websites as it offers great functionality, flexibility and security. MODX is more than a CMS in that it offers a framework behind the scenes to manage content in a structured and simple way. This makes it easier to find and manage any type of content for non technical and advanced users alike.
In 15 years, MODX has only suffered 11 security issues compared to the 1,000s experienced by other CMS platforms
We're accredited MODX professionals
Our web development team have worked with MODX for many years and have worked on small MODX websites up to large global websites with dozens of users.
We’ve been recognised as a leading MODX agency in the UK by the MODX community thanks to our contributions to the core functionality of MODX.
Meet some of the team that make it all happen
The best bits of MODX
Easy to use
MODX is like any other modern CMS’ - simple to use and easy to maintain! With great WYSIWYG functionality out of the box, you get to manage any image, content, link or video within the editor and with the simple site tree navigation, you can get to the content you want intuitively.
Whilst this isn’t core to MODX, it’s something we add to almost every website we build. Content blocks allow you to build content once and then reuse it numerous times across the website. This means making larger updates are simple and easy to rollout, saving time and stress!
No1 for security
Your website is your shop window to the world. Having it vandalised because of weak security is something no website or business owner wants. With MODX, your security issues are a thing of the past. All code within MODX is managed in one code base and means that any issues of third party addons or plugins are gone. Your code stays safe and so does your reputation.
Complete creative freedom
With MODX, you’re not limited by templates or restrictions around design - design works in the way that you design. Everytime.
With so much competition online, the need to make your website stand out from the crowd is essential and can often be the difference between a sale or not. We’ve designed simple and hugely complicated websites using MODX so whatever your audience or brand, we can make it happen!
Fast code equals fast website
MODX is an open source CMS built from using great code built over decades.
Over the years the code has been worked and reworked across multiple versions to ensure that the code stays secure and fast. When you use MODX on a high performance server, then you are able to reach peak website speeds which leave the competition in the dust. Great for your website visitors and also great for better SEO rankings!
Unlike some other larger CMS’ which carry ongoing costs or one off license purchases, MODX is free to use.
You get a huge amount of functionality out of the box and only need to pay for website hosting to keep your website running, as you would with any website. We’ve got dozens of happy clients using the MODX CMS without paying a penny but have enterprise level features available to power their websites now and for years to come!
The MODX CMS in more detail
Since the first being released in 2004, MODX has been at the forefront of CMS development. It’s won numerous awards during its time for ease of use, speed and security. We often find that in the world of CMS’, it’s never an easy choice for clients and since choosing a CMS is usually a decision to make every 3-5 years, there are a lot of website managers who haven’t heard of MODX which sometimes makes it a less appealing choice.
But look at the facts. The MODX CMS has only had 11 security issues in over 15 years compared to over 1,000 for better known CMS’ like Wordpress or Drupal. We’ve heard too many stories over the years of Wordpress hacks or broken add-ons which have led to websites being hacked and causing huge issues. With MODX, security is at the heart of the CMS as all code is contained in one place and means that malicious code doesn’t ever get a chance to run.
Not only that, thanks to better creative freedom that comes with MODX, websites can be built faster and with more interactivity meaning that SEO and UX improvements can be seen from the start.
We’ve won a few awards and had many more nominations for the websites that we’ve built due to the features that MODX allows us. Not only that our clients have had record breaking profits, sales or leads when we’ve used MODX. These successes are not all down to MODX, but the MODX CMS combined with our web design has helped our clients stay at the forefront in their industries.
What our clients say ...
"The Adido team are very personable. Working with them you get the expertise of a large agency, but benefit from the rapport of a smaller agency"
"Adido were great to work with, from design through to build they were hardworking, supportive and enthusiastic. They delivered both websites on time, within budget and we look forward to working with them on an ongoing basis!"
Your MODX development agency
All of the MODX websites that we build are responsive to work on multiple devices and are customised to meet the needs of different users whether they are on mobile or desktop.
Being recognised as a leading MODX agency in the UK by the MODX community means we can give input into how the MODX CMS evolves and develops over the coming years and feedback our experiences from our clients.
We have also been privileged enough to speak at MODX conferences across the globe and host MODX meet ups here in the UK. When it comes to MODX, there isn’t much we haven’t seen or done!
Like all good CMS’, what you get out of the box often isn’t going to be enough to meet your needs. Whilst MODX allows our developers to build almost any piece of functionality using the MODX framework and bespoke development using PHP, sometimes it’s quicker and easier to use someone else's code.
MODX offers additional features through the MODX Extras store.
MODX Extras gives an website manager the opportunity to add extra functionality by simply installing new blocks into the MODX set up. All of these extras run within the CMS rather than being stuck on the ‘outside’ as happens with say, Wordpress, which means that the code is far more secure and robust.
Due to our commitment to MODX we’ve even built our own extras for MODX in the past which have been used by website owners across the globe from the USA to Russia to the UK and everywhere in between! Our Workflow and Preview extras have been a great success and we hope to add more in due course.