MODX 101: Editing Content on Pages

The obvious first step, no matter what you are trying to do, is to login into the MODX Content Manager which is typically found at

Are logged in now? Good, lets keep rolling.

*Note: This guide uses screenshots/examples from MODX Revolution. MODX Evolution is very similar, but it does vary slightly.

Select a Page to Edit

Click on the page you would like to edit in the "website tree" under the Resources tab. This will open up the page editor for that page.

Select A Resource

Using the Page Editor "makes you feel fancy doesn't it?"

Within the page editor you are going to see lots of fields and tabs. Don't panic, it's easier than slicing pie to update your content. Finding the content you want to edit will most likely be located in the "Content" area. However, depending on your website, you may also have additional editable areas located under Categories or a Template Variables tab near the top (generally we move this to the bottom of the screen for ease of use).

Editing A Resource

Go Hog Wild

Just click in the box where the content you want to edit is and start editing! Text can be formatted using the toolbar towards the top of the window. Once you are done editing make sure to click save at the top of the window.

Important Note

If you are cutting and pasting from Microsoft Word or another word processor software you want to make sure to click the "Paste as Plain Text" utton located in the formatting toolbar. This will remove the extra code that the word processor software uses, which doesn't play nice with your website code. 

Paste As Plain Text

Need more help?

As always Three Eyed Bird is here to help. Do you feel like you need a little more one-on-one help in learning how to better manage your web content in MODx Revolution? No problem! We offer hourly tutoring to get you off and editing in no time. Just can't find the time to sit down and do it? Three Eyed Bird also offers maintenance plans that are customized for you and your needs. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you do business better.