1. Getting Started
      1. Basic Installation
      2. What is MODx
    2. Content Editing
      1. Editing Documents
      2. MODx Tags
        1. Document Variables
      3. Terminology
      4. The Manager
      5. Who Should Read This
    3. Designing
      1. Adding Chunks
      2. Adding MODx Tags
        1. Resource Fields
      3. Adding Snippets
      4. Document Caching
      5. Template Basics
    4. Administration
      1. Friendly URL Solutions
      2. Manager Users
        1. Manager Roles And Groups
        2. Reset your Password - Unblock your User
        3. Why Manager Users, Roles and Groups
      3. Moving Site
      4. Taking sites down for maintenance
      5. Upgrading
      6. Web Users
        1. Creating a Web User
        2. Web User Groups and Document Groups
        3. Why Web Users and Groups
    5. Developer's Guide
      1. API Reference
        1. DBAPI
          1. delete
          2. escape
          3. getInsertId
          4. query
          5. select
          6. update
        2. Document Object
        3. DocumentParser Object
          1. addEventListener
          2. changeWebUserPassword
          3. documentContent
          4. documentGenerated
          5. documentIdentifier
          6. documentListing
          7. documentMethod
          8. documentObject
          9. getAllChildren
          10. getCachePath
          11. getChildIds
          12. getDocumentChildren
          13. getDocumentChildrenTVarOutput
          14. getDocumentChildrenTVars
          15. getLoginUserID
          16. getLoginUserName
          17. getLoginUserType
          18. getManagerPath
          19. getParent
          20. getParentIds
          21. getUserData
          22. hasPermission
          23. isBackend
          24. isFrontend
          25. logEvent
          26. maxParserPasses
          27. minParserPasses
          28. regClientCSS
          29. runSnippet
          30. table_prefix
          31. tstart
          32. webAlert
      2. Chunks
      3. Modules
        1. How to create and run a module from within the Content Manager
        2. Managing module dependencies
        3. Setting up configuration parameters
        4. Writing the module code
      4. Plugins
      5. Snippets
      6. Template Variables
        1. (at) Binding
          1. (at)CHUNK
          2. (at)DIRECTORY
          3. (at)DOCUMENT
          4. (at)EVAL
          5. (at)FILE
          6. (at)INHERIT
          7. (at)SELECT
          8. What are (at) Bindings
        2. Creating a Template Variable
        3. What are Template Variables
        4. Widgets
          1. Misc. Widget
          2. DataGrid Widget
          3. Floater Widget
          4. Hyperlink Widget
          5. Marquee Widget
          6. RichTextBox Widget
          7. Ticker Widget
          8. Viewport Widget
          9. What are Widgets

Snippets

Snippets are useful for adding logic to websites. They can be used to create menus, determine who is logged in, or any other thing possible with the API.

Usage

Cached:

[[snippetName]]

Uncached

[!snippetName!]

Accessing Snippets via the MODx API 

Snippets can also be run inside of other snippets by using the MODx API:

Usage

$modx->runSnippet('snippetName' [, $params]);

You can optionally pass parameters to your snippet

$params => array('dog' => 'Max');
$modx->runSnippet('mySnippet', $params);

Then inside your Snippet ("mySnippet"), you will have access to the corresponding variables via PHP's extract function, or you can access all parameters inside of the $modx object:

// inside "mySnippet"
print $dog; // prints 'Max'
print_r( $modx->event->params ); // prints array('dog' => 'Max');

See also

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