Bethel Webmaster Publishes Book

Bethel College webmaster and adjunct faculty member Joshua Gulledge (‘02) recently published Building a Modern & Complex Website, The Easy Way, with MODX Revolution.” It’s a practical guide to explain how to use MODX and understand its strategies while getting the most out of your website with the least amount of work.

When Gulledge first introduced MODX to his class, he saw that for beginners it was difficult to understand why and how to use the program.

“There were several tutorials that I pointed them to that showed how to do certain aspects of MODX, but I realized that without understanding the bigger picture first, it really made little sense to many of them,” says Gulledge.

This book is intended for those who have at least a basic understanding of HTML/CSS and are beginners to MODX and/or to a CMS product. This book would also be beneficial to those that have done some work with MODX, but don't feel they have it mastered completely. This is not an exhaustive book explaining MODX or comparing other CMS products, but rather a thorough introduction into many of the features, concepts and benefits of MODX. The approach taken was not to just sell you on MODX, but to show you, step by step, what it can do. By the time the reader finishes this book he/she should be able to build a website from start to finish and be able to maintain it.

You can purchase, “Building a Modern & Complex Website, The Easy Way, with MODX Revolution,” at Amazon for less than $10. Check out Gulledge’s blog at

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.