Author Archives: Bob Ray

Bob Ray

About Bob Ray

I am the author of MODX: The Official Guide and over 30 MODX add-on components. I host Bob's Guides, a source of valuable information for MODX users, and I've been very active in the MODX Forums with over 14,000 posts.

Understanding addPackage(), loadClass(), and getService() in MODX

I have never completely understood the differences between getService(), addPackage(), and loadClass(), and I find most descriptions of them somewhat thin and misleading (including the ones in my book). I …

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Dynamic Drop-Down Lists in the Front End Using a TV with MODX

You can use a drop-down list to show Manager Users options for a TV value, but what if you want to show those options in a form in the front …

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Debugging MODX CMPs – A Horror Story

I just spent more hours than I care to admit debugging a MODX CMP. I thought I would share a bit about the process, partly because the problem turned out …

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