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Down in the Country will provide you with the talent and resources necessary to build your very own Web site, with your content, your photographs, basically anything you need for an exciting Web presence. We will provide you with a Domain Name (the part of the Web address that identifies YOU). We will set you up with an e-mail address (or a hundred) so those who visit your Web site can communicate with you directly. How about a Blog? Yup, that, too.
Building your website is done through a combination of Templates, Template Variables, Chunks, Snippets and Plugins. Collectively these are known as Elements, and can also be found in the left-hand side of the manager, in the Elements tab.
Templates contain the outer markup of any page. Each resource can only be assigned to a single template at a time. By adding Template Variables to a template, you can add custom fields for any resource using that particular template.
With Chunks you can share parts of the markup, such as a header, across different templates. Snippets are pieces of PHP that return dynamic content, such as summaries of other resources or the current date. With snippets, you will often use Chunks to mark up the pieces of content it returns, instead of mixing the PHP and HTML.
Finally, Plugins enable more advanced features by hooking into the extensive events system provided by MODX.
To learn more about MODX, be sure to check out the Getting Started section in the official documentation.