Twilio for MODX

Mar 21, 2019

What is it?

The Twilio MODX Extra is an integration between MODX CMS and the Twilio API.


Capture a phone number on a form, and send an SMS message to the form submitter with an optional callback link. The callback can perform additional functions like create a MODX User record with the verified phone number.

You can also call the Snippets from Admin-only pages to give certain users the ability to send SMS messages programmatically. Requires a Twilio account and API credentials.

Usage Examples

Form to capture phone number

    &twilio.callbackFields=`number, country`
<form method="POST">
    <label for="name">Name</label>
    <input type="text" name="name" id="name" value="">
    <label for="number">Number</label>
    <input type="text" name="number" id="number" value="">
    <label for="country">Country</label>
    <select name="country" id="country">
        <option value="US" selected>United States</option>
        <option value="UK">United Kingdom</option>
        <option value="CA">Canada</option>

With the properties above you could render the my_callback_tpl Chunk by calling the Snippet [[!twilio.getCallback]] on Resource ID 2. Your Chunk might have something like:

Welcome [[+name]],

You've signed up to receive SMS messages at the number: [[+number]]. 

To cancel, reply to any message with "STOP".

Twilio supports opt-out keywords out-of-the-box, unless you have a custom short-code configured in your Twilio account.

Happy MODX-ing :)