MODx comments

MODx comments will not appear when viewing the source code of a page. This is especially useful when trying to keep old banners on the homepage while having it out of sight. To use MODx comments, use the following syntax: [[- ]]

Course Schedule Conversion for MODX

This tutorial walks through the steps to convert course schedule from Excel file into MODX. Open up the original Excel file (provided by Deborah), merge multiple faculty into one row, then delete all the empty rows. Open up the Course Schedule Sample Excel file Copy and paste each column such as Course Title, Credit, and … Continue reading “Course Schedule Conversion for MODX”

Setting up an RSS Feed Parser in MODX

MODX uses an add-on called getFeed to parse RSS content. In order to use it, place this code on your page template (example uses the Faculty News Feed): [[!getFeed? &url=`https://sls.gmu.edu/faculty-news/feed/` &tpl=`RSSFeedParser` &limit=`1` ]] The code pulls the RSSFeedParser, a custom chunk we made that pulls the most recent article title and link. Titles are pulled … Continue reading “Setting up an RSS Feed Parser in MODX”

Full-Time Faculty Table

The Full Time Faculty Table implements one ditto that calls two separate chunks. The chunks are: ditto.people_finder.odd.tr.2018 and ditto.people_finder.even.tr.2018 The structure of both dittos are the same, with only the row background color being different using the existing even and odd classes within the main style sheet. When calling the ditto, filter the results using: … Continue reading “Full-Time Faculty Table”

Main Site Top Navigation Bar

Assigning new pages to different sections of the site are done within the resource itself under Template Variables. However, adding sections to the Top Navigation Bar requires manually editing a Chunks within MODX. To add a new Admissions Program to the Admissions section, for example, Navigate to Elements, select Chunks, then Navigation, and select the … Continue reading “Main Site Top Navigation Bar”

PowerShell Script For Semester Batches

This is a script I’ve developed after relying on CMD for so long and needing to use PowerShell to quickly export file names in large .ZIP files. Be sure to run as Administrator and make sure your execution policy is not restricted. You can call the function whatever you like. Export-Csv converts objects into a … Continue reading “PowerShell Script For Semester Batches”

Trouble Viewing Published Material on MODx?

If you’re making an edit to an existing page that has been unpublished in the past, be sure to take an extra look at the “Hide Template Variables on Output” field. The field is located under most page templates under Template Variables -> Templates – Default TVs: It varies, but the field in most page … Continue reading “Trouble Viewing Published Material on MODx?”