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May 5, 2015
Leaflet Maps in Mura CMS 6.2

Another useful addition to the Mura CMS 6.2 feature set is the robust and elegant Leaflet Maps plugin for CKeditor. Replacing the GMap plugin in the Mura 6.2 content editor toolbar, Leaflet creates a customizable map display with an array of visual backgrounds, on any Mura page.

By Michael Evangelista
April 30, 2015
Envato's Most Wanted - Mura CMS Themes

Looking to create some new themes for Mura CMS? Envato has just launched a new campaign with a whopping $10,000 bounty for new Mura CMS themes on Theme Forest. 

By Ronnie Duke
April 28, 2015
Fast and Easy Form Security with Google ReCaptcha

With Google reCAPTCHA on board, Mura CMS adds yet another simple and powerful security feature. Forms in Mura 6.2 are instantly protected from automated submissions and other suspicious activity without being unfriendly to real users.

By Michael Evangelista
April 23, 2015
Exporting and Importing Class Extensions and Extended Attributes [Video]

One of the more robust back-end enhancements in Mura CMS version 6.2 is the Export and Import Class Extensions feature set, which has automated the process of transferring Class Extensions and Extended Attributes from one Mura site to another. In this video demonstration, we take a look at the overall Class Extension management system in Mura, with a few basic examples of these features put to use.

By Michael Evangelista
April 23, 2015
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 2 - Plugin Interaction and Configuration

In Day One of this series, we took a look at the basics of a Mura CMS Plugin. In Day Two, we are going to see what's involved in getting our plugin to interact with Mura itself. This will cover the concepts of display objects, events, and custom class extensions.

By Grant Shepert
April 21, 2015
Exporting and Importing Content with Mura CMS [Video]

In this 10 minute video demonstration, we explore one of the most versatile new features in Mura CMS 6.2, transferring content from one Mura site to another using the new new Export Content and Import Content options in the Mura CMS site manager.

By Michael Evangelista
April 16, 2015
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 1 - Plugin Basics

Mura Plugins are one of the most convenient, effective ways of building custom functionality into Mura CMS. Plugins can range from the small and innocuous, such as something that creates a Bundle on a daily basis, to large applications that add complex new sets of custom functionality such as eCommerce, forums and the like.

This series will start by examining the most basic forms of plugins and build progressively towards the complex, eventually including topics like MuraORM, the remote API, Bundling, security and versioning.

By Grant Shepert
April 14, 2015
Mura ORM Boot Camp: Day One

Mura ORM is an Object Relational Mapping tool that allows developers to quickly develop Mura-aware components (or objects, in developer-speak). In this multi-day bootcamp, we are going to examine what Mura ORM is, what you can accomplish with it, and some practical ways you can use it to speed your Mura plugin and extension development.

By Grant Shepert
April 9, 2015
Importing and Using Custom Class Extensions and Extended Attributes

With the addition of the new export and import features for extended attributes and custom class extensions in Mura 6.2, recreating or editing custom content data structures is easier than ever. Exported subtype and attribute definitions are easily imported into any other Mura site, or edited and reimported to extend existing functionality. 

By Michael Evangelista
April 7, 2015
Creating and Exporting Custom Class Extensions

Mura 6.2 introduces new export and import features for class extensions and extended attributes, automating the process of duplicating and reusing custom content subtype and attribute definitions. Updates to the Class Extension interface include automated XML generation and options for downloading and uploading dynamically-generated .xml files to export and import custom content subtypes and attribute definitions.

By Michael Evangelista