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MODXpo 2013: Load Balancing MODX

As we head into the final talks of MODXpo 2013 here at Cologne, I can categorically say that it's been another awesome conference. There's been great talks, great conversations and new friendships made and as always new knowledge being shared.

Tracking the original Referrer on your site

This is a little snippet/plugin combo I wrote to allow you to track the original referrer on a site. A typical use case for this would be so that you can pass this referrer information via a contact form (where the contact form is perhaps the second or third page a visitor has viewed). Eventually, I'd like to package this up and use property sets but for the project this was created for, this setup worked fine.

Generating a Google Sitemap when you have thousands of resources

So, you have thousands of resources on your site and you need a Google Sitemap generating. With a few hundred resources, you can use some of the available Extras for MODX Revo to alleviate the stress and pain and not have any noticeable performance dips. But what happens if you have 15,500 resources?

How to prevent MODX tags from parsing in MODX Revo

So, you have a shiny new blog rolling in MODX Revolution and you want to post up some code samples about MODX Revo - but, hold on, if MODX tags are posted in the sample code, they get parsed. Oh oh!