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July 20, 2017
[Video] Intro to Mura 7 Display Objects - MuraCon 2017

In this fast-paced MuraCon presentation, Steve Withington takes developers of all levels on a tour of Mura’s display object functionality, with a focus on new advances in version 7.  Starting with a “super-duper simple” example and advancing to a fun “emoji rain” experiment, Steve demonstrates a few easy ways to add dynamic and configurable display objects to any part of your Mura site.

By Michael Evangelista
June 27, 2017
[Video] The Wisdom Worker in the Digital Experience (Robert Rose) - MuraCon 2017

In this MuraCon 2017 Keynote by Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute, Robert shares how we can transcend "knowledge worker" status to become an infinitely more valuable "wisdom worker" by "inventing shipwrecks."

June 27, 2017
Will You Be Automated or Will You Invent Shipwrecks?

With the advent and popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and solutions based on it, there’s been a lot of discussion about which jobs will be replaced by increasingly intelligent technology. Previous jobs were eaten by the information age and gave birth to the Knowledge Worker. So what comes next? The Wisdom Worker.

May 25, 2017
[Video] Mura FormBuilder: Onward and Upward - MuraCon 2017

Recent advancements in Mura’s FormBuilder interface have added a new layer of convenience and automation when creating web forms. With the advent of Mura ORM and Mura JS, form building in Mura is poised to make yet another leap. Veteran Mura developer Grant Shepert explores the existing functionality as well as some experimental options being developed as part of his custom SurveyBuilder module.

By Michael Evangelista
May 16, 2017
10-ish Secrets for Successful Mura CMS Development

Veteran Mura developer Grant Shepert identifies a list of top tips to keep in mind when planning your Mura projects. 
This brief tutorial covers topics such as working with class extensions, automatic configuration with config.xml.cfm, managing Mura ORM, when not to use Formbuilder, and when to stick with building your custom app as a plugin, instead of creating custom display object functionality.

By Grant Shepert
May 10, 2017
[Video] Mura Insights & Vision - MuraCon 2017

Experience the Mura roadmap with this overview of the updated UI, advanced editing and layout options, and other new developments in Mura 7. Blue River's Director of Education & Events Steve Withington and CTO Matt Levine introduce and explain the latest innovations and enhancements to the Mura platform and provide a view of cutting-edge advancements yet to come.

By Michael Evangelista
April 14, 2017
Mura ORM Boot Camp: Instantiation & Relationships

Learn how to instantiate Mura ORM objects to get them running and accessible within your code, and use relationships to connect them not only to each other, but to the Mura CMS object model as well, including common variations and options, best practices, naming conventions, plugin strategies and working code samples to jumpstart your Mura ORM development.

By Grant Shepert
April 5, 2017
Mura Training June 2017 in Sacramento

The next round of Mura training courses in the US will be presented Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, 2017, in Sacramento, California. This year’s program has been redesigned from the ground up, including updated Content Manager, Theme Developer and Mura Developer guides and modernized subject material covering the options and features in version 7.

By Michael Evangelista
March 21, 2017
Populating Form Builder Dropdowns via Remote Objects

Creating forms can be tedious. Mura's Form Builder eases that burden, allowing you to drag and drop new fields and fill in the blanks, but the task of populating dropdown lists can still be time consuming. A few advanced options make things easier.

By Grant Shepert
March 13, 2017
Mura CMS News, Updates and Tech Talk: Staying in the Loop

This is a great time to be a Mura CMS user. Version 7 is rapidly gaining adoption, development and documentation are being expanded daily, and the Mura CMS team is focused on growing and engaging with the Mura community more than ever before.

By Michael Evangelista