I just want to put up a roadsign here, pointing to something called Romanesco. I think a lot of long time MODX-ers will have created some sort of preconfigured base installation for themselves, to quickly start new projects. Well, Romanesco is mine.
I’ve been working on it for a while already (initial commit: Sun Jan 10 2016), starting in my spare time as you can see. Over the years, it has matured into something stable and helpful, and it’s being used in a dozen or so production sites. It’s even been on Github for most of that time, but lack of an automated installer and promotion meant it never really got much attention.
So to break free from perpetual obscurity, I decided to publish a command line installer, together with some information and instructions on how to get started. You can find it at https://romanesco.info (which is, obviously, also built with Romanesco).
The main Github repository is here:
The installer is basically a shell script that runs a bunch of commands for you on server level. It uses Gitify for all the interactions with MODX and can be found here:
One final note: this platform also relies on ContentBlocks and Redactor, which don’t need any introduction here I think… But that means you’ll need a license for these extras if you ever want to use Romanesco for a live project.
Have fun exploring / disecting / borrowing ideas from, and feel free to post any questions or feedback here or on Slack!