I have a potential client who owns three very old Modx Evolution websites:
I think it is version 1.0.10, php 5.7, website is not even secure… frankly, it’s a miracle that the websites were not hacked…
Anyway… I have never used Modx Evolution before, how long do you think it will take me to convert the websites to version revo 2.8.3 ?
I have also stumbled upon this plugin Bob's Guides | Why Choose GoRevo? , maybe @bobray could help ?
Thank a lot.
I’ve used GoRevo on 6 or 7 old EVO sites to great effect. There’s always some tidying up to be done after the event but it does the bulk of the work very well indeed.
thanks for your reply, based on your experience, how long do you think it will take me to convert the website to revolution using GoRevo ?
From what I understood: you first run the script on evolution, then import it into revo, then install all the appropriate plug-ins and that’s it ?
Hey @carlo_13 …
It really depends on how complicated your sites are.
For instance, GoRevo converts any ditto calls to getResources or pdoResources but these normally need a little attention to get them running properly again.
If you have custom snippets, they’ll get copied over but again they may need some attention.
Similarly, if you have resource groups / security groups set up for front-end content, GoRevo will do the bulk of the work for you but you’ll need to ensure all’s as it should be.
You could potentially end up with a few hours’ tidying up of these things if the site is complex.
Most of the sites I converted were relatively straightforward. An hour or so per site I think.
There’s little risk involved since you’re not overwriting the existing site - so, for the price, I’d recommend giving it a go.
@bobray instructions are really good. I’ve always followed them and I’ve always got to where I needed to be.
I hope that helps.