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Package Manager is not maintained anymore. It maybe does not work in Evolution 1.1 anymore. Please fork it and bring it back to life, if you need it.

Package Manager

Easy install extra packages for the MODX Evolution content management framework


With this Module you could easy install extra packages in MODX Evolution. Just download the extra package zip file (see note 1), upload it (see note 2) in the Package Manager Module and install it. You could also direct upload a MODX Evolution Package from a remote url. All Snippets, Plugins and Modules are created with no hazzle.


  1. Upload the folder assets/modules/packagemanager to the corresponding folder in your installation
  2. Create a new Module called Package Manager and fill the Module code with include_once(MODX_BASE_PATH . 'assets/modules/packagemanager/packagemanager.module.php');
  3. Create the folder assets/packages and make it writable for PHP.
  4. Reload the Manager (or just the top frame of the Manager) and open the Package Manager Module.

Example Images

Install/Upload packages:

Eventlist example

Manage packages:

Images example

MODX Evolution Packages

The format requirements for these files are quite simple (since they do not provide any uninstall features like Revolution Transport Packages);

  • They could contain an assets folder that contents will be copied to the MODX assets folder. If you use the backup option, the old files are saved in a .old folder.
  • They should contain an install folder with type based subfolders (templates, tvs, chunks, modules, snippets, plugins). In those subfolders a .tpl file has to be created for each installed template, template variable, chunk, module, snippet and plugin. This file starts with a DocBlock (templates, template variables and chunks too) and the code.

The DocBlock starts with the name of the installed extra. The extra description starts after an empty line. The relevant installation informations should be inserted as DocBlock tag. The following tags are recognized by Package Manager:

Tag Description
@version Version
@author Author
@internal @modx_category Category
@internal @caption Caption (for Template Variables)
@internal @input_type Input Type (for Template Variables)
@internal @input_options Input Option Values (for Template Variables)
@internal @input_default Default Value (for Template Variables)
@internal @output_widget Widget (for Template Variables)
@internal @output_widget_params Widget Properties (for Template Variables)
@internal @guid GUID (for Modules with enabled parameter sharing)
@internal @enable_sharedparams Enable parameter sharing (for Modules)
@internal @properties Module/Plugin configuration (for Plugins and Modules)
@internal @disabled Plugin Disabled (for Plugins)
@internal @installset Install Set (for the MODX Evolution installer)

As an example follows the Package Manager Module .tpl DocBlock:

 * Package Manager
 * Easy install extra packages
 * @category 	module
 * @version 	1.0
 * @license GNU Public License (GPL)
 * @author      Jako
 * @internal	@modx_category Manager and Admin
 * @internal    @installset base, sample


  1. The extra packages have to use the MODX Evolution Package format.
  2. If you want, you could upload multiple MODX Evolution Package files directly in the assets/packages folder. These are recognized by the Package Manager.