Creating “In the News” Content

“In the News” content can be found under Resource ID 11086 and should be contained within the year of posting. The simplest way to create an “In the News” item is to duplicate an existing resource from an existing faculty. Once you make a duplication, uncheck the published radio button to prevent the resource from … Continue reading “Creating “In the News” Content”

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”

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”

Add Breaking News on The Mason Law’s Homepage

To post one announcement on the Mason Law homepage, use this example: ANNOUNCEMENTS: <a href="">Information on Spring 2015 Laptop Exams</a> To post multiple news, use this example: <div class="announcements">Announcements:</div> <ul> <li><a href="[~15~]">Spring 2013 Class Schedule and Registration Information</a></li> <li><a href="[~8476~]">Information on Fall 2012 Laptop Exam Software</a></li> </ul>

MODX: Designing a Web Site

Contents Templates Template Variables Snippets Snippet: “Wayfinder” — Creating Navigation Menus Snippet: “Ditto” — Using Data from other Pages Snippet: “Breadcrumbs” Snippet: “eForm” Chunks Plugins Plugin: “PHx” — Extensible Placeholders Plugin: “Page TOC Generator” Templates In the MODx manager interface, go to Resources > Manage Resources > Templates to create or modify templates. Every page … Continue reading “MODX: Designing a Web Site”

MODX: Getting Started

Overview of the Interface Editing Pages Creating New Pages Other Features The George Mason University School of Law uses a web content management system called MODX. MODX allows for template-driven web sites with a great deal of flexibility, and easy editing from anywhere using a web browser. There is no need to install HTML editing … Continue reading “MODX: Getting Started”