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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
March 2, 2017
MuraCon 2017 Conference in Review

MuraCon is the only technical conference dedicated to Mura CMS. The 2017 event was held February 9 and 10 in Sacramento, California, setting new records for attendance and providing exceptional experiences for presenters and conference goers alike.

By Michael Evangelista
February 9, 2017
MuraCon 2017 Speaker Highlight: Nolan Erck

Nolan Erck of South of Shasta Productions will lead two power-packed presentations at MuraCon 2017 in Sacramento. On Thursday, February 9, Mura ORM + Feed API = Awesomeness will demonstrate the addition of real-world functionality to an existing web application using these built-in features in Mura CMS. On Friday, February 10, Nolan will cap of day two of MuraCon with the session Infinite Scrolling with Mura 7. In this informative and functionality-focused presentation, he will explain and explore the fundamental steps to replacing old-school paginated html output with a modern day scroll-to-load interface, using a minimalist approach based on the new display object paradigm. Join Nolan and a host of other experts in the field on February 9th and 10th in Sacramento, for the best and biggest MuraCon conference yet!

February 3, 2017
MuraCon 2017 Speaker Highlight: Emily Drumm

Emily Drumm from GlobalCloud will present an experience-based session entitled UX & Mura CMS: Designing Great Experiences For Content Managers & Front-End Users at MuraCon 2017 in Sacramento on Friday, February 10. Since beginning to work with Mura CMS in 2012 as part of an active design and development team, she has cultivated an array of useful tips and sometimes life-saving techniques. This one-hour session will provide an overview of the general development approach used by the Global Cloud team, along with some specific principles and best practices implemented along the way. Join Emily and a host of other experts in the field on February 9th and 10th in Sacramento, for the best and biggest MuraCon conference yet!