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January 10, 2017
Mura UI Markup Conventions

Blue River has published a new appendix to the Mura 7 documentation, titled “Mura UI Markup Conventions”. This in-depth guide explores each of the common interface elements used in Plugin UI such as tabs, tables, forms, alerts and icons, along with some general information about page layout and the new responsive grid system used in the admin. Patterns for creating Custom Display Object Configurators are also covered, complete with working examples and links to additional references.

December 13, 2016
Super Fast Application Development with Mura 7

Get up to speed on Mura 7 quickly, building an app in about an hour in this webinar with Steve Withington.

October 10, 2016
Mura CMS 7 is officially released

We're excited to announce the release of Mura 7 for production use today. Mura 7 includes huge improvements to the editing experience - including a brand new layout manager which allows for drag/drop page development and configuration - and extensive new programming capabilities, including the powerful Mura ORM and Mura.js frameworks for rapid customization and application building. 

By Malcolm O'Keeffe
May 3, 2016
Mura CMS 7: New Display Object Conventions

Display objects have been modified heavily in Mura CMS 7.0. They're easier to manage, and more powerful and extensible than before. Here's a quick guide to what's new (look for full documenation on this coming soon). 

May 3, 2016
Mura CMS 7: A Quick Guide to Changes in This Version

Mura CMS version 7 includes new front-end options along with a full redesign of the admin screens, and many items have been moved and/or renamed. Here's a quick guide to help you get reoriented. 

May 3, 2016
Mura CMS v7 Release Candidate Now Available

Mura CMS v7 Release Candidate is now available for download and testing. This release includes many new features, an all-new Administration UI, and some powerful new "under the hood" improvements and enhancements. 

By Malcolm O'Keeffe
October 27, 2015
Mura Basics: Debugging and Reporting Errors

In any development cycle there is a certain amount of trial and error. Even the most experienced developers make incorrect assumptions, forget crucial elements, or type too quickly. Anyone doing web development or editing code is bound to run into obstacles sooner than later, with error messages that may be both frequent and somewhat cryptic. Understanding and becoming familiar with the contents of these on-screen errors is one of the best ways to boost confidence and limit frustration.

By Michael Evangelista
October 8, 2015
Three Words for Peace of Mind: Backup, Backup, Backup

Utilizing a reliable system and getting to know Mura’s built in features will provide a stable cornerstone of operations for any creative team. Time spent explaining to clients, looking for past copies of files or data and scrambling for solutions can sap the life out of a development cycle and cause unacceptable down time in a live environment. A solid foundation and workflow are well worth having from day one.

By Michael Evangelista
September 25, 2015
Mura CMS Training: Meet the Trainer

Blue River will be hosting a complete series of Mura CMS Training sessions during the first week of November, 2015 in Sacramento, California. In this article we ask our lead trainer, Steve Withington, about his experience and insight as a Mura training provider.

September 22, 2015
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 6 - Frameworks

In my previous blog posts on plugin development, I've reviewed the basic building blocks of a Mura CMS plugin. While this model is fine for building smaller plugins, there may come a time when you want to build something more substantial. In those cases, you would be well advised to look at using a development framework.

By Grant Shepert