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Modx and Blogging part 7: Creating template chunks


Modx, Templating, Chunk, Articles

In taking this deliberate, but round-about way of developing my blog site we have delved very deeply into one page (the blog summary or main page) and largely ignored the others. We are now at the point where we can start to take what we have learnt and more easily apply it to the other pages. But first, we'll be identifying blocks of template code and be creating numerous chunks for elements that repeat on multiple pages, which will significantly help in streamlining the creation and integration of the remaining blog pages. Read more...

Modx & blogging part 4: Templating basics


Templating, Modx, Articles

If you've been following this series you'll know we now have the technical framework of our blog (mostly) set up. In the next few parts we will look at how to integrate 3rd party templates to style our site - specifically to replace the Articles templates but also looking at the site as a whole. Read more...