Kaplan Digital is a proud supporter of MODx CMS, an open source project, run by a talented group of people adamant about not creating YAPS (Yet Another Portal System). It empowers developers and advanced users to give as much control as desired to whomever they desire for day-to-day website content maintenance chores.

Mark Kaplan, Kaplan Digital’s Founder, is a core team member who writes Ditto: the nimbler, faster, better-named and even more flexible offspring of NewsListing.

The fact is, Newslisting is useful for much more than summarizing and building archives of news articles. Coupled with the fact that a cornerstone MODx philosophy focuses on flexibility, and “News” seemed to syntactically restrictive. And boring.

Blogs… PodCasts… Press Release archives… File Download repositories… FAQs… Executive Bio listings…

Ditto now takes advantage of an external class, language files to work with multi-language installs, and uses templates extensively for the ultimate in output formatting flexibility and control. And while it has more than 40 configurable parameters in it’s current implementation, you only need [[Ditto]] for great results (although telling it explicitly where to start probably wouldn’t hurt).