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Mura CMS v6 ready for preview!

After a huge amount of planning, development, testing and debugging (thanks for nothing, IE 7!), we're just about ready to launch Mura v6. Before we do our full release in a couple weeks, we're making it available for beta testing. 

Some of the best new features in Mura v6 include:

  • Brand New UI (based on Twitter Bootstrap)
    • Huge improvements in usability
    • Allows devs to leverage Bootstrap for plugins
    • Streamlined Forms
    • Easier access to global and site-specific functionality
    • Improved tagging
    • Responsive design in Mura CMS Admin (coming very soon)
  • Image Cropping & Custom Image Sizes
  • Multi-file upload (with drag & drop) directly to Site Manager
  • Recurring Events in the Mura CMS Calendar
  • Improved and updated Mura Media Player plugin
  • New export for translation functionality
  • Performance enhancements
  • Theme-based site configuration via XML

Mura v6 is available for download (and has been during the entire development cycle) at GitHub, but if you want to use the Auto-Updater to update an existing Mura CMS install, it's really straightforward. 

To update your Mura install to this preview release, follow these steps:

  1. Edit /config/settings.ini.cfm and set autoupdatemode=preview (you will likely need to add this as a new entry)
  2. Reload Mura CMS (select the "Reload Application" link in the left nav bar of the Admin screens).
  3. Go to Site Settings > Global Settings
  4. Click "Update Core Files to Latest Version"
  5. Wait patiently....there are a LOT of files to update
  6. Reload Mura
  7. Enjoy Mura 6! 

Alternatively, if you'd like to deploy a new instance of Mura v6, you can download it from GitHub.

Important! This preview release should not be used in a mission-critical, production environment. There are known minor issues that could possibly have a major impact on your site - this preview release is for testing purposes only! 

Also, please continue to frequently use the "Update Core Files" function in Mura over the next couple weeks, as we'll be making regular updates each day during this preview release cycle. 

Once Mura 6 is officially released, be sure to remove the "autoupdatemode=preview" setting in your settings.ini.cfm file! 

If you notice any issues, please post them on our GitHub Bug Tracker.

Comments

Ronnie

Great news! Can't wait to test!

Are the known issues mentioned above referenced somewhere so we can be aware of them when testing?

Also- Do you plan on creating a separate milestone for v6 on Git or should issues just be noted with all the others?

Thanks Guys!

November 16, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Malcolm O'Keeffe

Ronnie, we're not going to list any known issues, because the list would be out of date almost as soon as it's published (we're making updates continuously right now).

And good question about Git milestones, but no, we're probably not going to have a separate milestone. We want everyone who can to upgrade to 6 anyhow.

November 16, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Justin Christian

Is there a spot where all changes are listed? Let me know!

November 16, 2012, 1:09 PM
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Tony Garcia

Very nice. I've been playing with the V6 (bootstrap) branch from github the last few weeks and it's been very cool.

November 16, 2012, 1:55 PM
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Jonas Eriksson

Great news! Looking forward to this!

November 19, 2012, 9:46 AM
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Steve Hanzelman

I was able to get the preview working on a local site and it's great!

However, I'm not having luck on our development box. I can't get it past version 5.6.5025. Any ideas how to force it?

November 20, 2012, 1:43 AM
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Jim Hicks

Well done!! I really love: (1) multi-file upload, (2) the Basic tab is much more basic, (3) "portals" are now named "folders," as well as (4) the overall more modern feel of the UI and option placement.

Congrats!

November 20, 2012, 2:50 AM
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Matt Levine

@Steve Hanzelman

You either have:

1. Not set the /config/settings.ini.cfm autoupdatemode=preview and reloaded Mura before updating you core.

2. Have an extra preceeding or trailing space in your autoupdatemode=preview line.

3. You where on a Mura 5.5 which did not send the cf version to the autoupdater. In that case you would have to update twice.

4. If you are on CF8 or OpenBD the autoupdater will not serve you v6.

November 20, 2012, 3:58 AM
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T. Harding

just updated our staging server...

this new update is bad ass!!!

thanks guys!

November 29, 2012, 10:19 AM
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