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Fred only loads on Pages which use MODX Templates that are assigned to a Fred Theme. These are identified in the Manager by visiting the Extras menu > Fred > Themes top tab > Themed Templates sidebar. Any pages that use a Template listed in this table will block access to the content area in the Manager and will load Fred on the front-end when logged in for editing.


Most templates will have a content Dropzone. Fred also supports multiple Dropzones for things like sidebars, headers, footers, or any other purpose you may need. Dropzones are where you drag-and-drop Elements and Blueprints from the Fred sidebar.

Creating Fred Templates

To learn more about creating Template for Fred, see the themers documentation.

Support the team building MODX with a monthly donation.

The budget raised through OpenCollective is transparent, including payouts, and any contributor can apply to be paid for their work on MODX.


  • modmore
  • Jens Wittmann – Gestaltung & Entwicklung
  • Fabian Christen
  • Dannevang Digital
  • Digital Penguin
  • Sepia River Studios
  • CrewMark
  • Chris Fickling
  • deJaya
  • Following Sea
  • Anton Tarasov
  • eydolan
  • Raffy
  • Lefthandmedia
  • Murray Wood
  • Nick Clark
  • Snow Creative
  • Helen
  • JT Skaggs
  • krisznet
  • YJ
  • Yanni
  • Richard


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