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Initializes MODX engine into a Context.

This includes preparing the session, pre-loading some common classes and objects, the current site and context settings, extension packages used to override session handling, error handling, or other initialization classes.


API Doc: modX::initialize()

void initialize ([string $contextKey = 'web'], [$options = null])
  • $contextKey (string) Indicates the context to initialize
  • $options (string) An array of options for the initialization.


Initialize the 'sports' Context.


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