New MODx CMS release available

A new point release of MODx evolution has made an appearance on the MODx website.

This is, according to the blog post announcing the release, a pretty substantial update. Here are some of the feature highlights for MODx Evolution 1.0.1:

Multiple areas have been improved to help protect against unlikely but possible CSRF attacks in the Manager. In addition, Ajax Search has been updated to version 1.8.4 which prevents content injection when JS is off in the browser and the Manager password reminder has been updated to prevent forged logins under different usernames.

Manager Manager is now a part of the core distribution. This Plugin leverages jQuery to allow developers to completely customize the Manager experience for end users. Some useful input widgets are included by default (tagging, color picker, image TV preview) and new widgets can be developed to streamline your daily content management. ManagerManager gives you the benefits of a fully bespoke/custom CMS, coupled with the support of large Open Source Community and maintaining an upgrade path for future releases.

Transalias plugin
Welcome to multilingual SEO: Our transalias plugin further enhances MODx's robust capabilities as a SEO site platform, our URL transliteration plugin automatically creates human-readable URLs from the page titles of each Resource in the MODx Site Tree. additionally, Transalias can be configured to handle your exact rules for characters allowed in URLs. With MODx it's easy to mix Russian Cyrillic, Japanese Kanji and typical English URLs all in one site. This is a dream for Site Owner that
operate multi-language websites and are working on optimizing Search Engine results for each translation.

The new MODx installer adds the time- and task-saving ability for developers to install MODx with their favorite and customizations of the Add-ons it handles.. Simply drop your snippets, chunks, plugins and modules into the relevant directories as .tpl files, add a phpDocs formatted header, and the installer automatically presents the choices for you to install the Elements directly into the MODx database.

The MODx installer supports multiple languages including RTL languages, while installing the main application in the same or an alternate language. (The default language can be overridden a per-user basis in the Manager.)

QM+ brings additional improvements have made this elegant front-end content editor even better for daily use.

Upgrading from Evolution 1.0 or earlier releases should be fast, simple and straightforward, and is highly recommended. We look forward to your feedback and continuing to improve MODx.

You can download this release from the MODx website or read more about it here.