GoodNews is an extra by gadgetto, first released on 2018-02-16.

Package Description

Feature Highlights

  • Easy mailing and newsletter creation: newsletter HTML body based on single MODX templates or plain-text.
  • Automatic Bounce Handling: GoodNews can automatically handle bouncing emails and disable or remove inactive subscribers.
  • Scheduled sending: send newsletters at a scheduled time.
  • Flexible groups and categories: manage your subscribers in highly flexible groups and/or categories of interests.
  • MODX context support: support of multiple MODX contexts and mailing containers within each context.
  • Ultrafast sending engine: ultrafast sending based on parallel sending processes (multi threaded!).
  • Multi language interface: GoodNews currently comes with this languages: English, German, French.
  • Preinstalled front-end resources: ready to use: 2-factor subscriptions based on interests, 1-click unsusbcription, editing of subscription profiles.
  • Content Collections: automatically insert pre-formatted lists of Resource documents into your mail body (e.g. list of news or products).
  • Mailings based on subscribers interests: send mailings based on group and/or categories selection.
  • Mailings to internal MODX User groups: Send mailings to internal MODX User groups.
  • Import of subscribers: CSV Import of subscribers and automatic groups/categories assignments.
  • Simultaneous sending: simultaneous sending of multiple mailing campaigns.
  • Unattended sending: start your sending jobs, close the browser window and let GoodNews do the rest.

Usage/Installation Instructions


  • GoodNews requires MODX 2.2.1 or later
  • PHP 5.3 (or later)
  • MODX running on MySQL database, MSSQL is currently not supported
  • PHP exec enabled on server for multi-threaded sending (optional but strongly recommended!)
  • PHP IMAP extension for automatic bounce handling (optional)
  • pThumb extension for automatic image resizing (optional)
  • A time-based job scheduler like CRON.

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First seen
Supported databases
Minimum MODX Requirement

GoodNews Releases

Signature Released on  
1.4.8-pl 2018-02-16 (5 months ago)
1.4.7-pl2 2017-12-13 (7 months ago)
1.4.7-pl 2017-12-12 (7 months ago)
1.4.6-pl 2017-07-25 (11 months ago)

We've also seen 13 unverified versions of GoodNews in use on client sites, but have not been able of verifying those versions or finding out when they were released. We don't currently show these because do not yet have a way to automatically import a full historic record from a trusted source.