2004 - Raymond Irving and Ryan Thrash started the MODX CMS project as a mashup of DocVars for Etomite and Raymond’s web user add-on.
March 2005 - MODX became a fork of Etomite
May 2005 - Jason Coward joined the project leadership team
2007 - Raymond Irving left the project
2008 - Shaun McCormick joined the project leadership team
2010 - The first version of MODX was released: MODX Evolution. This was a complete rewrite of the CMS.
May 2010 - MODX LLC was founded, this is the company behind MODX
May 2010 - The first official MODX conference was held: MODXpo Dallas.
July 2012 - ClipperCMS, an independent fork of MODX Evolution (MODX 1) was launched.
October 2012 - MODX LLC launched MODX Cloud, a cloud-based hosting service for MODX sites.
March 2013 - MODX LLC split MODX Cloud into another company, SiphonLabs. This separation was short-lived, and MODX Cloud was re-integrated into the parent company in July 2013.
June 2013 - Mark Hamstra - a well-known developer in the MODX community - launched modmore. Modmore was the first major source of premium add-ons for MODX.
November 2013 - The second official MODXpo was held in Cologne, Germany.
January 2014 - MODX was added to the BitNami installer library. John Peca joined the core development team, replacing Shaun McCornick.
July 2014 - MODX 2.3 was released to the public, featuring an updated manager interface and various minor feature enhancements.
September 2014 - Modmore hosted the first MODX Weekend in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
August 2015 - MODX 2.4 was released to the public. This version introduced package dependencies for MODX extras and numerous security, stability, and performance improvements.
November 2015 - The MODXpo Conference was hosted by Kochan & Partner in Munich, Germany, with speakers from across Europe and the United States engaging in a 3-day exposition of MODX and the future of the platform.
February 2016 - MODX 2.5 was released to the public.
November 2017 - MODX 2.6 was released to the public.
February 2018 - The MODX3 project started, lead by Gauke Pieter Sietzema, chairman of the MODX advisory board and CTO at Sterc.
July 2018 - The alpha version of MODX 3 was released by Sterc and handed over to the MODX community, MODX LLC and the integrator team. At the same time MODX LLC introduced a new MODX extra called FRED for visual drag-and-drop content editing and creation - for versions 2.6 and 3 of MODX.
November 2018 - MODX 2.7 was released to the public.
December 2018 - The MODX3S version was released by MODX agencies Sterc and Heibel. They started using this advanced MODX3 version to create digital platforms for their customers.
October 2020 - MODX 2.8 was released to the public.
March 2021 - The first big online MODX event with over 180 participants was organized by Sterc, SEDA.digital, and Pixmill.
April 2022 - MODX 3.0 was released to the public.