Howdy! Welcome to my humble web presence. I'm Mark Hamstra, the CEA at my latest venture modmore, where I spend most of my time developing and providing support for awesome tools and extras for MODX Revolution.

This website is where I share my thoughts, cool projects and other oddities related to MODX, xPDO and ExtJS. Sometimes I post three blogs in a day, sometimes there's no update in a year. Read a random article.

Setting a favicon for the Manager

Ever find yourself having so many tabs open in your browser, that you can't see what is what anymore? I just had that and ended up going into the wrong MODX manager tab to make changes. Argh!

Luckily there's a simple way to give the MODX Manager a distinct favicon if you want to, and if you find yourself in some sort of tab-ception and can't find the right tab, I encourage you to do the same.

Simply open your (Revolution 2.1 or up) manager, and head over to System > System Settings.

In the search field in the grid toolbar, type "favicon" and hit enter. You should find the manager_favicon_url setting.

Double click in the value column to open the editor, and then add either the full URL to your favicon, or an URL relative to the manager directory. In the screenshot below you'll see I referenced an icon for the modmore site - this shows me that I'm in the live site and not my local install I was working on..

Other urls that may be a nice fit for your manager (all of these ship with Revolution):

  • templates/default/images/modx-theme/grid/group-by.gif
  • templates/default/images/modx-theme/grid/hmenu-lock.gif
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/context.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/computer.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/database.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/disk.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/layout_edit.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/plugin.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/resources.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/template.png
  • templates/default/images/restyle/icons/user.png

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A Change of Scenery

As of today, I've stepped down as full time Developer for MODX. It's been a helluva ride over the past year, and I don't regret taking the opportunity to work with this team at all. In the past months, a huge amount of attention has been shifting to MODX Cloud and while Cloud is a pretty cool platform, I'm more of an open source guy. The closed nature of Cloud has been quite frustrating at times.

To ensure support continuity, I'll continue to hang out with the MODX Cloud team for some time to provide support in European timezones, leaving plenty of time for cool initiatives and learning new stuff as part of my own business. I've got some exciting things planned for the future which I can't wait to share with all of you (no teasers yet tho, sorry!) and I'm looking forward to spending more of my time with the MODX community. I'm also launching a new iteration of this site with a cleaner design and more focus on the content soon!

I'm sure some of you will be disappointed hearing this, but I am not planning on going back to a lot of freelancing, like I did before I joined MODX. I feel that I've neglected or postponed a lot of personal projects for far too long, and this is a great opportunity to revive and maybe even finish some projects for a change! ;) I will consider super awesome projects of course (especially if they are directly related to personal projects), so feel free to shoot me a message if you have a great idea.

As I realize this is quite a short blog post, here's one of my all-time favorite videos for your watching pleasure.

(A sequel to my jQuery Manager post is coming really soon, I promise!)


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