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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. 

MuraCon 2017 Speaker Highlight: Nolan Erck

Nolan Erck of South of Shasta Productions will lead two power-packed presentations at MuraCon 2017 in Sacramento. On Thursday, February 9, Mura ORM + Feed API = Awesomeness will demonstrate the addition of real-world functionality to an existing web application using these built-in features in Mura CMS. On Friday, February 10, Nolan will cap of day two of MuraCon with the session Infinite Scrolling with Mura 7. In this informative and functionality-focused presentation, he will explain and explore the fundamental steps to replacing old-school paginated html output with a modern day scroll-to-load interface, using a minimalist approach based on the new display object paradigm. Join Nolan and a host of other experts in the field on February 9th and 10th in Sacramento, for the best and biggest MuraCon conference yet!

MuraCon 2017 Speaker Highlight: Emily Drumm

Emily Drumm from GlobalCloud will present an experience-based session entitled UX & Mura CMS: Designing Great Experiences For Content Managers & Front-End Users at MuraCon 2017 in Sacramento on Friday, February 10. Since beginning to work with Mura CMS in 2012 as part of an active design and development team, she has cultivated an array of useful tips and sometimes life-saving techniques. This one-hour session will provide an overview of the general development approach used by the Global Cloud team, along with some specific principles and best practices implemented along the way. Join Emily and a host of other experts in the field on February 9th and 10th in Sacramento, for the best and biggest MuraCon conference yet!

MuraCon 2017 Speaker Highlight: Ryan Watts

The schedule for MuraCon 2017 includes two exceptional presentations by veteran Mura user and innovator Ryan Watts. His first session, Web Components & How To Use Them in a Mura Application, will be presented on Thursday, February 9 at 3:00 pm. Ryan's second talk at MuraCon 2017, Using Mura CMS as a Headless CMS with Polymer Web Components, will be presented Friday, February 10 at 2:00 pm. Join Ryan and a host of other experts in the field on February 9th and 10th in Sacramento, for the best and biggest MuraCon conference yet!

MuraCon 2017 Speaker Highlight: Greg Moser

Greg Moser of ten24 Digital Solutions will present two informative sessions at this year's MuraCon conference. On Thursday, Slatwall Unleashed will explore ecommerce solutions in various configurations using Slatwall as a Mura plugin. On Friday, Docker & Git Workflow for Mura Projects will explore options for creating a consistent, reliable workflow using these modern technologies. Join Greg and a host of other experts in the field on February 9th and 10th in Sacramento, for the best and biggest MuraCon conference yet!

Automated Mura Deployment with Docker Swarm

Like any development shop that works on the web, we've faced common challenges when it comes to creating and maintaining a consistent working environment throughout the development process.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura UI Markup Conventions

Blue River has published a new appendix to the Mura 7 documentation, titled “Mura UI Markup Conventions”. This in-depth guide explores each of the common interface elements used in Plugin UI such as tabs, tables, forms, alerts and icons, along with some general information about page layout and the new responsive grid system used in the admin. Patterns for creating Custom Display Object Configurators are also covered, complete with working examples and links to additional references.

Critical Security Update For Mura CMS - all versions prior to 7.0.6852

Two security flaws have been discovered for all versions of Mura CMS older than version 7.0.6852.  We strongly encourage all Mura CMS administrators to update their Mura CMS core to the latest version, or to replace the two files that contain the vulnerabilities.  

By Malcolm O'Keeffe
Super Fast Application Development with Mura 7

Get up to speed on Mura 7 quickly, building an app in about an hour in this webinar with Steve Withington.

Join Us for MuraCon 2017

The theme of MuraCon 2017 is “experiences”, and the schedule features a power-packed roster of experienced presenters, sure to elevate your skills and enlighten your business workflow. From marketing and strategy to programming and application architecture, there will be something for everyone!

Mura CMS 7 is officially released

We're excited to announce the release of Mura 7 for production use today. Mura 7 includes huge improvements to the editing experience - including a brand new layout manager which allows for drag/drop page development and configuration - and extensive new programming capabilities, including the powerful Mura ORM and Mura.js frameworks for rapid customization and application building. 

By Malcolm O'Keeffe
Mura CMS v7 Release Candidate Now Available

Mura CMS v7 Release Candidate is now available for download and testing. This release includes many new features, an all-new Administration UI, and some powerful new "under the hood" improvements and enhancements. 

By Malcolm O'Keeffe
Mura CMS 7: New Display Object Conventions

Display objects have been modified heavily in Mura CMS 7.0. They're easier to manage, and more powerful and extensible than before. Here's a quick guide to what's new (look for full documenation on this coming soon). 

Mura CMS 7: A Quick Guide to Changes in This Version

Mura CMS version 7 includes new front-end options along with a full redesign of the admin screens, and many items have been moved and/or renamed. Here's a quick guide to help you get reoriented. 

Mura Basics: Debugging and Reporting Errors

In any development cycle there is a certain amount of trial and error. Even the most experienced developers make incorrect assumptions, forget crucial elements, or type too quickly. Anyone doing web development or editing code is bound to run into obstacles sooner than later, with error messages that may be both frequent and somewhat cryptic. Understanding and becoming familiar with the contents of these on-screen errors is one of the best ways to boost confidence and limit frustration.

By Michael Evangelista
Three Words for Peace of Mind: Backup, Backup, Backup

Utilizing a reliable system and getting to know Mura’s built in features will provide a stable cornerstone of operations for any creative team. Time spent explaining to clients, looking for past copies of files or data and scrambling for solutions can sap the life out of a development cycle and cause unacceptable down time in a live environment. A solid foundation and workflow are well worth having from day one.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura CMS Training: Meet the Trainer

Blue River will be hosting a complete series of Mura CMS Training sessions during the first week of November, 2015 in Sacramento, California. In this article we ask our lead trainer, Steve Withington, about his experience and insight as a Mura training provider.

Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 6 - Frameworks

In my previous blog posts on plugin development, I've reviewed the basic building blocks of a Mura CMS plugin. While this model is fine for building smaller plugins, there may come a time when you want to build something more substantial. In those cases, you would be well advised to look at using a development framework.

By Grant Shepert
Mura Basics: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Protection

One of the most common vulnerabilities in any web application is found in its html forms. Mura CMS provides a strong layer of cross-site-scripting protection for all form elements, leveraging the tag filtering methods found in Portcullis.cfc to remove any apparent HTML or other scripted code within the values submitted in a form.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura CMS Training November 2 - 6 in Sacramento

Blue River will be hosting a complete series of Mura CMS Training sessions during the first week of November, 2015 near their headquarters in Sacramento, California. Whether seeking to enhance your existing knowledge of the Mura framework, or looking for a solid start with the platform in general, there’s no better way to increase your understanding and confidence when working with Mura CMS

By Michael Evangelista
Mura CMS Takes the Lead in Monthly Bitnami Contest

Mura has taken the lead in the monthly Bitnami contest, racing to number the number one position on a surge of early September voting. With Mura CMS on Bitnami, installation and deployment of Mura CMS will be easier than ever. We need your help to secure the top spot for September! 

By Michael Evangelista