While working on MODX3, we asked if we could fundamentally improve how MODX users work with websites—to make creating more efficient, powerful, and fun.
After more than 700 hours we are happy to privately announce Fred, the friendly editor. Fred is a free open source MODX Extra that works with version 2.6 and above. Fred’s user interface is based on the outstanding work of the MODX3.org project and surpasses the capabilities of any visual content builder on any platform.
Fred will completely change how you build a website with MODX, making it simpler, faster, and virtually error-proof for end users. Layouts that previously took dozens of TVs or lots of form fields, and many trips to the front-end to see if it looks right can be accomplished with ease. If you’re a devotee of Atomic Design, Fred has you covered, and then some.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with Fred.
Front-end drag-and-drop content creation has never been more fun. Build visually rich pages like this one, quickly, without TVs.
The building blocks of Fred—as simple as a one-liner or as comprehensive as you can imagine. The only limit is your creativity.
Take an existing Fred page, and save it as a Blueprint to speed up creating your next landing page or feature article.
While this demo site is built with Bootstrap 4, Fred is happy to play catch with anything you want to throw his way.
Create Elements which include Snippets and watch the page update in real-time as you adjust settings. You’ll smile, guaranteed. ;)
The Font Awesome 5 icon picker and TinyMCE RTE are the first two examples. More coming including premium plugins.
Built in mobile responsive previews to check how your site will look on phones and tablets even before you save.
Vanilla JS means there is no legacy baggage to bog down the creativity and speed with which improvments to Fred can occur.
We’ve barely scratched the surface of Fred, and yet it already far surpasses what we hoped it would become.
You can see Fred in action by grabbing the Public Snapshot in your MODX Cloud account. Or, you can start from scratch by installing it for free with the MODX Package Manager.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with Fred. #CreateWithFred