So a testing version of ModX i have installed on a VPS started to give me a blank manager (but still have the top bar).
My server folks said I should upgrade so I did. No change.
SO I decide to install a fresh modx to see if its even possible.
Hangs on : Connection Information
→ [Test database server connection and view collations.] does nothing.
I get this: Deprecated : Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /setup/includes/parser/modinstallsmarty.class.php on line 75
so I apploed the fix from here PHP code deprecation notice on installation
and it did remove that error but still doesnt help the install problem.