In Flow: The Mura Blog

Join the Blueriver team on a journey of streamlining development, starting conversations and evolving application architecture. 

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
Mura Basics: Getting Help

As the Mura CMS community continues to expand and evolve, there are a growing number of ways to find out about Mura, and an increasing number of sources for useful tips, samples, ideas and instructions.For new developers, this can be both encouraging and overwhelming.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura CMS Theme Development: Customizing Folders

Explore the various ways Mura Folders are used to organize, iterate and output pages and other items, including grouping custom content types and adding functionality to specific types or subtypes of content.  

By Ronnie Duke
Mura CMS Theme Development: Mura Iterator

Use Mura's content iterator to output any folder, collection, query or feed in a looping output, while applying custom styling and html markup to the display. Mura iterators make managing content and users simpler by providing direct access to objects and their properties as well as offering a number of "helper" methods

By Ronnie Duke
Mura CMS Theme Development: The Mura Scope

Use Mura's custom variables scope, referenced simply as "$" , to retrieve the values of site settings and content attributes, inspect and react to the current user's browser session, and display Mura's content objects including forms, feeds and more. 

By Ronnie Duke
Mura CMS Theme Development: Custom Methods

Extend Mura's display functionality with custom methods which can be used directly in the admin content editor or wired into the logic of the theme's display templates. 

By Ronnie Duke
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 5 - Permissions

Security is an important part of any application development. In my last post in this series, I looked at application-level security. This time we're going to look at authentication and permissions.

By Grant Shepert
Mura CMS Theme Development: Class Extensions

Attach custom information to any page or Mura CMS content item using "Class Extensions" to create extra editable attributes. Mura's Extended Attributes system allows for virtual database columns to be added and manipulated, without writing any code at all.  

By Ronnie Duke