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In Flow: The Mura Blog

Tips and tricks to help create Flow in your workday, whether you're a Developer, Marketer or Content Manager. 

Docker First at MuraCon 2018 with Captain Bret Fisher

MuraCon 2018 is shaping up to be the best one yet. This year's conference, April 5-6 in Sacramento, will offer up another jam-packed roster of presenters and topics on two tracks, with a featured presentation by leading Docker authority Bret Fisher!

By Michael Evangelista
[Video] Infinite Scrolling with Mura 7 - MuraCon 2017

In the age of asynchronous single-page applications and seemingly endless content bingeing, a seamless experience is increasingly crucial when attempting to keep an audience engaged. Whether perusing headlines, researching rock bands or scrolling social feeds, every click of a link or press of a button is an added point of friction in the user’s experience. Omitting these small actions helps eliminate distraction, creating Flow in the experience. In this video, South of Shasta’s Nolan Erck provides a step-by-step walk through a fully-functional starting point for any “scroll-to-load” need in Mura.

Google Sitemaps Revisited

Of all the plugins in all the Mura instances, the Google Sitemaps plugin reigns supreme. The plugin has been around a long time, ever since Mura 5.2, and had changed little since then. Time, it seems, for a reboot.

By Grant Shepert
Mura Demystified: The JSON API, Getting Friendly with Feeds

Mura's JSON API provides a robust yet elegantly simple means for collecting, filtering and sorting content - complete with Mura's built-in permissions, pagination, and other familiar options - directly from the source, completely outside of the admin interface or other Mura UI. Grant provides some simple examples and useful resources for exploring and interacting with content feeds via the JSON API.

By Grant Shepert
What's Up, Docs? Exploring Mura 7 Documentation

Mura CMS is currently at version 7.0, with a 7.1 release on the horizon. A lot has changed since the creation of the Version 6 documentation site, and the content at docs.getmura.com has been completely revamped to reflect those changes.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura Demystified: The JSON API, Your Next Favorite Thing

The web is evolving fast towards a headless all-the-time-and-everywhere state of being, where content needs to be distributed easily and reliably to any number of known (and more often unknown) interfaces like web browsers, tablets, phones, shared-content peers and distribution networks, in a secure and easily digested format, rendered and.or unrendered. That's where we come in, via the JSON API. It's serious business.

By Grant Shepert
Introducing the Immutable Mura 7.1

Mura has been moving towards a common goal since the beginning of the 6.0 branch: Immutable Infrastructure. It's a big technical concept, and a bit intimidating when looked at from on high. The fact is, you can finally achieve it without having to greatly adapt your current routines. Mura 7.1 the kind of application that will fit in with the modern infrastructure, and reduce the barriers between where you are and what you want to achieve.

By Grant Shepert
MuraCon 2018: Save the Date!

Save the date for MuraCon 2018 — the only conference focused on helping you get the most out of the Mura Platform — April 5-6, 2018 in Sacramento, California, preceded by a one-day training course - Mura for Content Administrators - on Wednesday, April 4.

Mura Demystified: Mastering Flow in Your Work

Every task follows a path from initiation through to completion. The speed, ease, and enjoyability we experience in completing a task are often dependent upon the challenges we face along the way. Every task is different, so even the subtlest of differences can require unique solutions.

By Grant Shepert
Critical Security Update for Mura CMS: Version 6.1 and Earlier

An independent researcher has found a significant security vulnerability in Mura CMS that affects all instances currently on or upgraded from core versions 6.1 and earlier.

Mura ORM and Many-to-Many Relationships

While Mura ORM does not natively support many-to-many object relationships, it can be easily simulated using a third "binding" object, and a few specific Mura "getter" functions. The concise explanations and examples in this article reveal an easy path to creating complex relationships in Mura ORM, when the built-in options for one-to-many relationships don't quite meet the need.

By Grant Shepert
[Video] Intro to Mura 7 Display Objects - MuraCon 2017

In this fast-paced MuraCon presentation, Steve Withington takes developers of all levels on a tour of Mura’s display object functionality, with a focus on new advances in version 7.  Starting with a “super-duper simple” example and advancing to a fun “emoji rain” experiment, Steve demonstrates a few easy ways to add dynamic and configurable display objects to any part of your Mura site.

By Michael Evangelista
[Video] The Wisdom Worker in the Digital Experience (Robert Rose) - MuraCon 2017

In this MuraCon 2017 Keynote by Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute, Robert shares how we can transcend "knowledge worker" status to become an infinitely more valuable "wisdom worker" by "inventing shipwrecks."

Will You Be Automated or Will You Invent Shipwrecks?

With the advent and popularity of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and solutions based on it, there’s been a lot of discussion about which jobs will be replaced by increasingly intelligent technology. Previous jobs were eaten by the information age and gave birth to the Knowledge Worker. So what comes next? The Wisdom Worker.

[Video] Mura FormBuilder: Onward and Upward - MuraCon 2017

Recent advancements in Mura’s FormBuilder interface have added a new layer of convenience and automation when creating web forms. With the advent of Mura ORM and Mura JS, form building in Mura is poised to make yet another leap. Veteran Mura developer Grant Shepert explores the existing functionality as well as some experimental options being developed as part of his custom SurveyBuilder module.

By Michael Evangelista
10-ish Secrets for Successful Mura Development

Veteran Mura developer Grant Shepert identifies a list of top tips to keep in mind when planning your Mura projects. 
This brief tutorial covers topics such as working with class extensions, automatic configuration with config.xml.cfm, managing Mura ORM, when not to use Formbuilder, and when to stick with building your custom app as a plugin, instead of creating custom display object functionality.

By Grant Shepert
[Video] Mura Insights & Vision - MuraCon 2017

Experience the Mura roadmap with this overview of the updated UI, advanced editing and layout options, and other new developments in Mura 7. Blue River's Director of Education & Events Steve Withington and CTO Matt Levine introduce and explain the latest innovations and enhancements to the Mura platform and provide a view of cutting-edge advancements yet to come.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura ORM Boot Camp: Instantiation & Relationships

Learn how to instantiate Mura ORM objects to get them running and accessible within your code, and use relationships to connect them not only to each other, but to the Mura CMS object model as well, including common variations and options, best practices, naming conventions, plugin strategies and working code samples to jumpstart your Mura ORM development.

By Grant Shepert
Populating Form Builder Dropdowns via Remote Objects

Creating forms can be tedious. Mura's Form Builder eases that burden, allowing you to drag and drop new fields and fill in the blanks, but the task of populating dropdown lists can still be time consuming. A few advanced options make things easier.

By Grant Shepert
MuraCon 2017 Conference in Review

MuraCon is the only technical conference dedicated to Mura CMS. The 2017 event was held February 9 and 10 in Sacramento, California, setting new records for attendance and providing exceptional experiences for presenters and conference goers alike.

By Michael Evangelista