Oh man, has it been over a month already? Please allow me to finally introduce to you modmore - More for MODX.
modmore is what I've been working on since resigning from my job at MODX. It launched for the general public on June 16th. My goal with modmore is to build a brand (which is bigger than just me) that makes working with MODX easier, better or just plain awesomer. Right now there's some really cool premium extras that provide designers and developers better tools for their clients, but in the future there will be other things, too, that I'm not yet going to talk about, hehe.
10% of all revenue of modmore is directly donated to MODX, too, which is just one of the ways I try to contribute to the future of the MODX core.
Thanks to modmore, I also get the chance to revamp some of the open source extras I've developed in the past, something I've only had limited time for in the past year. I just updated HandyMan to 1.0.0-pl for example (basically it works again after being broken for.. I don't know how long), I've started working on an all-new ImportX 2.0 that will blow your socks off and VersionX is next on the list with some nice new features to keep your content secured.
So.. what can you get at modmore? Besides €15 free credit for your first purchase when you sign up now, I mean.
At time of writing, three premium add-ons are available.
Currently the #1 selling add-on, Redactor is a really sweet rich text editor. It is based on years of work from Imperavi, and JP DeVries and myself have been spending a lot of time on making a really smooth integration. Since the first few beta releases I've been using it to write a lot of content myself and I really love the clean editing experience. Oh, but don't take my word for it - check out what others said about Redactor.
Redactor is available for €25 (that's give or take USD 33 / GBP 21,50 at current exchange rates) and you can read more and purchase it here.
If you're working with a larger client that wants to optimise conversions, SimpleAB is for you. It's a tool that lets you natively do A/B aka Split testing within MODX. Because it's all native, there's no performance hit from talking to external services and the user has no way of knowing if they're seeing a certain variation of your design or content. SimpleAB is available for € 49 (~ USD 65 / GBP 42) with everything you need to know here.
The latest addition to modmore is still in beta, but it already is catching up with Redactor in terms of sales! It's almost like people were waiting for a super user friendly, fast and flexible Gallery add-on that puts their galleries in the resources tree. Cause that's what MoreGallery is! Of course with drag and drop uploads and sorting of images and pretty much infinite possibility for front-end theming. Sign up for the beta.
All in all, modmore is just getting started and the first month definitely shows the potential premium extras have in the MODX world. I can't wait to bring you more great stuff and you can count on exactly that to happen.
Read the blog post at modmore introducing the concept in a bit more detail.