This MODX quick tip is about the xPDO schema viewer I created some time ago. Using this simple tool you can among other things easily check relationships between your objects, which is a lot easier then checking them in the XML source.
In this video we finally start with the video recording process. For this I use Camtasia Recorder.
I will show you all the steps necessary for the way I do screen recording; starting at selecting the recording area all the way to saving the recorded file. I will also explain why I set options in a certain way and show you how to record system audio if you want to.
In this CMS battle we will compare MODX Revolution and Craft CMS. MODX Revolution is the CMS I have used for quite some time now. Recently I heard a lot of good things about Craft as well. So, time to check them both out on the following 8 areas!
Round 1: Pricing / Licensing Our first round is usually also the first thing people tend to check; what is this CMS gonna cost me? Let's find out!
Round 2: Learning the CMS When you are new to any CMS, it helps a lot when you can find the info you're looking for easily. Let's see how that works.
Round 3: Templating One of the first things you usually encounter when learning a new CMS, is templating. Let's check it out!
Round 4: Template fields With templating out of the way, it's now time to see how we can add fields to use in those templates.
Round 5: Assets management Maintaining a site, usually also means you'll have to manage at least some files. Let's see how the 2 compare in this area.
Round 6: Multi-site handling I don't know about you, but most of my current projects involve at least a second language. One of my last projects even had 5 languages, each having 2 sites.
Round 7: Users and permissions Your client does not get the same access level as you do of course. They should only get what they need to maintain the site, without any option to mess things up. Let's see if we can find a winner in this area.
Round 8: Adding features & Updating the CMS It rarely happens that just the basic CMS installation is all you need. If it ever happens at all. So let's check how easy it is to add new features and how we are supposed to update our CMS.
Conclusion: Some final words, because numbers don't tell you the full story.
If you are like most developers, then you probably use some kind of IDE like PhpStorm to write your code. And you probably also use those files as static elements inside MODX. Since MODX 2.2.14 you can do this process a lot faster.
In this video tutorial I will first explain the 'classic' way of adding static elements. After we have noticed how much time this takes it is time to show you the magic way using the OnElementNotFound system event using a little MODX plugin.
In this video tutorial I will introduce the first software tool I use: Camtasia. While you can use free tools like Jing and Windows Movie Maker, Camtasia can do both video recording (Camtasia Recorder) and video editing (Camtasia Studio) which has been a huge time saver to me.