Modx v/s WordPress CMS
MODX also relies on plugins and add-ons developed by its community like wordpress, and adept programmers can add new plugins to the MODX library as they are developed. Their work are almost the same but since WordPress is a leading free and open-source content management and blogging system, It has a huge community of developers who have filled the WordPress plugin repository with plugins to fit almost any possible need compared to Modx.
In fact, in WordPress there are multiple plugins for almost any need. And it’s up to developers to decide which to use in which cases. The underlying PHP framework of WordPress is highly complex and easy to break. While MODX is design from the ground up with a full-featured template system and powerful add-on architecture that makes creating new features much easier than in WordPress. It can do a lot of stuff, but you have to roll it yourself 90% of the time.
The other area that is a blessing and a curse is that MODx does have a mature architecture. But often that means that the developer can’t figure out how to use it! WP is so trivial and simple, you may have to do all the heavy lifting yourself. But you can see pretty quickly which functions you’re dealing with. It can be a lot of heavy lifting though. WordPress is definitely more lightweight and streamlined and it’s a great choice as a first CMS.
When it comes to security, I often find almost half of the internet criticizing WordPress. WordPress websites get hack a lot. But that is, in my opinion, because WP is more popular than any other CMS. Since WordPress websites are easier to come across, they become handy targets for malicious minds. Poorly coded plugins and themes don’t prove much useful either. However, even if it isn’t WP’s fault per site. It all boils down to the practical fact: WordPress-powered websites are often target by hackers and crackers alike.
On the contrary, MODX projects itself as super-secure. It probably is, but there is a double-edge sword attach: considering the fact that it gives the customization ability to the user, the user himself needs to be proactive. If your coding skills are limited, your MODX website will suffer.