Requirements

  • GoodNews requires MODX 2.2.1 or later
  • PHP 5.3 (or later)
  • MODX running on MySQL database, MSSQL is currently not supported
  • PHP exec enabled on server for multi-threaded sending (optional but strongly recommended!)
  • PHP IMAP extension for automatic bounce handling (optional)
  • pThumb extension for automatic image resizing (optional)
  • A time-based job scheduler like CRON.

In some hosting plans and server environments, cron jobs are not available, prohibited or limited. But thankfully there are many web-based cron-job providers available with free or payed cron services. Here you can find a collection of web-based cron-job providers www.cronjobservices.com.

Installation

GoodNews is free software and available through the MODX package provider from inside your MODX installation - Menu Extras/Installer.

If you need to manually install/update the download version of the package userimport-[version].transport.zip please follow the instructions below.

Manual Installation in MODX Revolution 2.3+

  1. Open the MODX Extras Installer and click on the small arrow beside the 'Download Extras' button above the package manager grid.
  2. From there, select the 'Upload a package' option.
  3. Upload the GoodNews package with the help of the upload dialog.
  4. After upload has finished, install it as usual, by clicking on the Install button of the package row.

Manual Installation in older MODX Revolution versions

  1. Please copy the installation package into the core/packages directory of your MODX installation (you may need an FTP client).
  2. Open the MODX package manager and click on the small arrow beside the 'Download Extras' button above the package manager grid.
  3. From there, select the 'Search Locally for Packages' option.
  4. The package will now be loaded into the packages list, and you can install it as usual, by clicking on the Install button of the package row.

Updates

Updating GoodNews is as easy as the initial installation.

Manually Updating in MODX Revolution 2.3+

  1. Open the MODX Extras Installer and click on the small arrow beside the 'Download Extras' button above the package manager grid.
  2. From there, select the 'Upload a package' option.
  3. Upload the new version of the GoodNews package with the help of the upload dialog.
  4. After upload has finished, the updated package will be recognized by the package manager and you can update the installation by clicking on the Install button of the package row.

Manually Updating in older MODX Revolution versions

  1. Please copy the new version of the installation package into the core/packages directory of your MODX installation (you may need an FTP client).
  2. Open the MODX package manager and click on the small arrow beside the 'Download Extras' button above the package manager grid.
  3. From there, select the 'Search Locally for Packages' option.
  4. The updated package will now be recognized by the package manager and you can update the installation by clicking on the Install button of the package row.