Mura CMS Books Available

We're proud to announce that 3 new Mura CMS books are available for immediate purchase. These books are the same ones we use in our official Mura CMS training courses, and will provide readers with great information and insight into Mura CMS. At less than $20 per book, this is a great way to get up to speed on Mura CMS quickly and affordably.

Each book contains an mix of information about Mura CMS features, functionality and tutorials, and there's one book for each of the three main types of Mura CMS users: Admin Users, Front-End Developers, and Back-End Programmers.

Mura CMS Content Manager's Guide

The Mura CMS Content Manager's Guide provides an essential overview of all the core Mura CMS features and functionalities that are used while managing your site. Mura CMS is developed with usability and simplicity in mind, but is very feature-rich, so this book is a great reference point for both CMS Administrators and Developers/Programmers alike.

Mura CMS Front-End Developer's Guide

If you're responsible for theming or designing a Mura CMS site, the Mura CMS Front-End Developer's Guide is the book for you. Mura CMS provides powerful tools for styling and laying out your websites, including both responsive and mobile-specific formatting. This book clearly describes the process of modifying Mura's built-in themes or creating your own from scratch, as well as features and functionalities to customize Mura's default markup and content structures. We also cover developing mobile-specific layouts and pages, as well as using Mura CMS for responsive layouts.

Mura CMS Back-End Developer's Guide

Programmers looking to customize Mura CMS, or to integrate it with external applications or systems will find this book invaluable. The Back-End Developer's Guide includes critical information about how to interact with and customize Mura CMS event-driven workflow, a guide to using the Mura Scope for simple access to Mura functionality, and much, much more.

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We're offering the books via's "print on demand" service - they combine great quality with reasonable pricing and quick turnaround.

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Will the books be also avaiable as eBooks?

March 6, 2013, 7:58 PM
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luca unti

Just ordered, i hope they cover the mura implementation on standing cloud, i'm little worried on the multilanguage capabilities of mura on standing cloud, hope the books will be clear on this :-)

March 6, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Sean Schroeder

Yes, we'll be making eBooks available as soon as we can. Working on that now.

@luca: Sorry, there is nothing covered about MuraCloud as it's simply another hosting environment Mura works the same there as anywhere else.

March 7, 2013, 4:12 AM
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Steve Walker

Definitely need a portable format ( pdf, epub, mobi).

March 8, 2013, 8:59 AM
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David Weeks

I consider myself a novice with cms platforms, I've always custom build. I am a coldfusion developer, I am interested to see what Mura can do.

I found this beginners book on Amazon, "CMS Made Simple 1.6: Beginner's Guide", its v 1.6, will this help me in learning the basics of Mura or can just get "Mura CMS Front-End Developer's Guide" listed above. Will this work for a beginner to Mura or CMS in general like me?

March 8, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Hi David,

The book you found on Amazon is not a Mura CMS book. It's for a CMS called "CMS Made Simple". I'd recommend getting the Mura Content Manager's Guide, not either of the dev guides unless you know what Mura is and what it does very well. Or if you're a Front-End dev, getting both the Front-End Guide and the Content Manger's Guide to cover your bases.

March 8, 2013, 12:34 PM
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The labs in the book require sample files. Where can these be downloaded?

Labs are useless without them.


March 21, 2013, 9:06 PM
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Steve Withington

The companion files for the books are available at:

eBooks are being worked on and we'll make an announcement when they're available.

March 22, 2013, 5:26 AM
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I got the books (all 3) a few weeks ago and htey have been a big help in getting started with mura.

They are clear and well written - the only thing I would like to see a bit more in future revisions is to go over more functionality and maybe have a library of code samples (for common integration tasks such as importing users)

March 26, 2013, 7:10 AM
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Jonas Eriksson

@Steve Withington/Mura Team: having received all three books two days ago (it took about a week to get them to Sweden btw), I want to congratulate you and the Mura team on these and give some first feedback which I hope is of use to those developers considering buying the books:

Initially I was going to wait for the electronic version, thinking the printed books might become outdated too quickly.

Having them in hand and spending some time looking through them, I realize I will use them a lot for quick reference (the electronic version will be useful to load onto the iPad for traveling obviously), and that the information is so core to the Mura CMS system that it will still be valid a year from now - I have no problem buying updated versions of these books again when Mura 7 comes out, either.

The Content Manager's Guide I mainly ordered to see if I would want to give this to clients as a summary of how to do basic things (which it is perfect for!), but I did not expect to "want/need" it myself. However, even that book has given me new ideas on how to accomplish things in a different way - and obviously it is an easy way to get less experienced Mura users in the team up to speed quickly. More experienced Mura developers may not find many "new tricks" in that book of course, but seeing the big picture in logical chapters really helps solidify the understanding about how things work together in my opinion.

The other two books, Front- & Back-End Developer's Guide, may only only have half the physical weight of the Content Manager's Guide, but pack a tremendous amount of information which I am excited about putting to use, and which will undoubtedly improve my programming. So, once again, many thanks for these, I can recommend all three of them. Best regards from Sweden!

March 27, 2013, 12:52 AM
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Phil Duba

The books are great. I went through the Content Managers and I definitely have a better understanding of how things work. Now moving into the Back-End guide, however, I can't seem to find the "labs" that is mentioned in the zip and site bundle. Am I missing something either in the book or the purpose of the labs?

April 2, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Brian McCairn

Just a heads up for anyone also working their way through the lab exercises of the front end developer's guide.

There's a typo in the code on p89:

<script type=‚ÄĚtext/javascript>

should be:

<script type="text/javascript">

missing double quote, and the first double quote is also not right if you're copy and pasting from the e-book.

Also watch out for line breaks if you're copy and pasting from the e-book.

May 24, 2013, 4:03 AM
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Steve Withington


Yes, they do. We're in the process of launching our new site and will be including updated documentation as well.

Thank you.

September 25, 2013, 6:18 AM
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Do these books specifically cover Mura 6? I just installed Mura 6 and discovered that the online documentation, quick tutorials, etc. seem to be all based on Mura 5, which looks a lot different when you get into the details.

September 25, 2013, 10:53 AM
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