Fred is maintained at Github, and is an MIT-licensed Open Source project. Issues and Pull Requests to enhance its functionality and to fix bugs are welcome.
Developers can also extend Fred by creating Plugins to enhance its functionality. A list of currently know Fred plugins follows:
- Fred Ace Integration – Type-ahead code hints for the Fred Manager for Theme developers
- TinyMCE for Fred – use TinyMCE to edit rich text in Fred, with per-element editor configurations
- Font Awesome 5 icon picker – choose icons found in content using a Font Awesome 5 based icon picker
The MODX Events allow Fred to interact with and trigger other actions using Fred plugins. Plugins are registered to one or more Events, depending on the functional requirements.
You can register additional functionalty for Elements, such as a Google Map Marker picker, with Toolbar Plugins.
You can create additional Sidebar functionality, such as a media manager or gallery tool, with Sidebar Plugins.