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Integrating an Application without a Front-End Controller into Mura CMS

In the past, integrating third-party or existing applications into Mura has always been possible, but only if your application had a front end controller (e.g. written in FuseBox/Model Glue/Mach II/etc). Due to recent changes, it's it is now possible to integrate an existing ColdFusion/CFML application without a front-end controller into Mura CMS.

By Matt Levine
Mura Show - - Part 8

This week we'll pick up where we left off on integrating Charlie's UGTV application into Mura CMS, except this week, we'll turn it into plugin!

By Sean Schroeder
New "Powered by Mura" Badges

We've posted  a couple different "Powered by Mura" images and code snippets for those who want to fly their Mura CMS flag on their site. There are two variations, each with a light and dark background option. Enjoy!

By Sean Schroeder
Mura Show - - Part 7

This week we take a look at integrating an existing UGTV application in Charlie's site. There are a few ways to do this in Mura CMS, we'll decide which will be the best fit and see what we can do to bring into Charlie's new Mura site.

By Sean Schroeder
Mura Show - - Part 6

This week we finally begin making Charlie's site, look like Charlie's site and begin integrating his current templates and CSS into his new Mura site.

By Sean Schroeder
Mura Show - - Part 5

This week, we pick up with our conversion of by taking on Charlie's CF411 section of his site ( Because of the comprehensiveness of this collection of ColdFusion and CFML resources, this should prove to be an interesting topic.

By Sean Schroeder
Current Event Hooks

Someone recently asked for a complete list of available events in Mura. We're currently trying to find time to write more detailed documentation that gives specific information about each event. However, until then I thought that I would at least post this list of currently available events to let explore.

By Matt Levine
CFObjective 2010 Pre-Conference Training

Entitled "A Programmers Guide to Mura CMS", this is a one day training covering several different aspects of working with Mura CMS as a CFML developer.

Mura Show - Episode 8

This week we'll be discussing Mura v5.2, digging into some of the new features and showing examples of what you can do. We'll pick up where we left off on converting to Mura CMS next week.

By Sean Schroeder
Introducing the Mura Scope

A simple and fast syntax for accessing Mura CMS data and objects

By The Mura Team
Mura 5.2 is live

For all those waiting for Mura v5.2 to arrive, wait no more! We are pleased to announce that Mura v5.2 is now available for download and for automatic updates.

By Mura Team
Today's Mura Show - Part 4

Today we begin Part 4 of converting Charlie Arehart's to Mura CMS. We'll begin breaking the Articles, Presentations and CF411 sections into a more structured architecture, allowing increased usability and functionality.

By Sean Schroeder
The Coldspring Plugin and what it can do for you!

For a while now we have been keeping a nifty little plugin in plain site, yet hidden away. This is our Coldspring plugin. It's been living the lonely life within our Plugins & Events page just waiting for the day to get out and show the world what it can do. Well in this blog post we are going to give that opportunity.

By Pat Santora
New Plugin: Google Analytics

Just this last weekend I was working on a Mura project and needed to hook into Google Analytics to get some metrics. So l did what any normal red blooded developer would do. Create a new account with Google Analytics, copy the Analytics js code that Google provides you and paste it into my Mura template right above the </body> tag. Very simple.

By Pat Santora
How to use Extended Attributes/SubType
By Pat Santora
Mura Show - - Part 3

Last week, we didn't get as far along as we had hoped but we did cover a ton of information on deploying a new site. We did, however, begin the site build-out process, laying the groundwork for this week's episode.

By Sean Schroeder
getBean() Part 1: Mura Simplicity

If you have been following our blog you know that we have been working rigorously on Mura 5.2. Very exciting stuff - we're introducing lots of new features and capabilities.

By Pat Santora
Mura Show - - Part 2

Last week, we began our series converting Charlie Arehart's, to a Mura CMS-based site, covering the installation process. This week, we'll begin building out Charlie's site, discussing the finer points of content creation and site architecture.

By Sean Schroeder
How to dynamically create Extended Attributes/SubTypes

Over the last six months, I've been working on numerous projects that require me to work with extended attributes in Mura CMS. While it's easy to create them manually, creating them programatically provides even more functionality and flexibility.

By Pat Santora
Mura Show - Converting to Mura CMS

This week's episode is going to be the first in a series in which we convert ColdFusion Community Leader, Charlie Arehart's site ( to Mura CMS. Charlie will be joining us, peppering us with questions as we tackle this soup-to-nuts conversion.

By Sean Schroeder