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Drupal vs MODX.

drupal vs modx

MODX stands for flexibility, security, scalability, search engine friendly and connectivity. Drupal is very flexible and secure though, still, it’s a little less flexible for designers to get your designs perfectly coded into the CMS. 

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  MODX Drupal
In a nutshell Open-source CMS for all website sizes Open-source CMS for big and complex organizations, trusted by governments
User-Friendliness For both developers and non-developers very flexible Flexible for both developers and non-developers
Adaptability Framework, fully customizable Framework and ready-to-use modules
Themes & Plugins 822 MODX extras 42,900+ modules, 2,700+ themes
Security Very secure, a MODX team checks all the code Very secure, trusted by many governments
Support Several MODX agencies like Sterc, and forums on MODX website Support forums, Drupal documentation, and support chat 
Community Dedicated MODX community, Bug Hunt Days, Meetups, and Hackathons DrupalCo

What are the differences?

MODX and Drupal both are open source Content Management Systems (CMS). Open source means that the source code of the CMS is available for everyone. Still, both CMSs are completely different. Find out more about the differences, so you can choose the CMS best suitable for your online goals.

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Both Drupal and MODX can be called frameworks. You can start of ‘nothing’ and develop everything from scratch, or you can install a theme and make changes with modules and extras. Drupal offers with its modules more ready-to-use designs so that you can launch your website a lot quicker. This can limit you in your creative freedom though.

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Adaptability, themes & Plugins.

MODX: a fully customized website

A MODX website can easily updated. To keep your MODX website up-to-date multiple plugins have been developed that improve the user experience. Sterc has developed several MODX extras too, mainly for improving the SEO.

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The many integrations of Drupal

Drupal offers many themes, plugins, and integrations for back-office, email, marketing automation, and CRM. These ‘modules’ are pretty dependent on each other, so it could be possible that you have to install several modules to let them function the way you want to.

MODX security


Since day one MODX has put security first. A team of the MODX Community checks all the code, detects vulnerabilities and solves these. So you can be sure of a secure MODX website.

Drupal also scores high on security. The attacks that have been there, have been solved by the Drupal Community quickly. This is probably why many governments use Drupal.

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Support & Community.


Users of MODX can get the support of MODX Agency Sterc. Having the most MODX developers in one place is one of Sterc's USPs. Read more about this on our MODX expert page.

Besides this, a worldwide operating MODX Community is continuously improving this prizewinning CMS. They do this by organizing Bug Hunt-Days, Meet Ups and Hackathons.


You can go to the website of Drupal for several forums. Besides that, Drupal offers documentation about Drupal and questions can be asked using the chat.

On top of that, Drupal organizes several events like the DrupalCon.


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