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Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 4 - Security

So far in this series, we've taken a look at the basics in Mura CMS plugin development. Before we move on, we should take a moment to talk about a very important aspect of developing your plugin: security.

By Grant Shepert
Advanced Inline Image Options in Mura 6.2

Mura CMS provides a number of solutions for handling and displaying photos on any page. In addition to robust cropping and resizing options for associated images and dynamic photo galleries, version 6.2 provides an enhanced set of tools for images placed directly in the primary page content using CKeditor.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 3 - Display Objects

The easiest way for plugins to display content in a Mura CMS site is by using display objects, widgets you can place on a page, even multiple times. What's even better is that you can configure each instance through what we call configurators.

By Grant Shepert
Enhanced SSL Support in Mura CMS 6.2

In addition to new features aimed at streamlining the development workflow and simplifying content management in Mura CMS, version 6.2 adds a few key security enhancements including simplified configuration of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) coverage.

By Michael Evangelista
Videos and More with New CKEditor Embedded Content Plugin

Further enhancing the content management experience in Mura 6.2, the rich text editor in Mura CMS is now equipped with the versatile oEmbed plugin for CKeditor. Allowing for automatic insertion and format-specific display of videos, images or other third party media, oEmbed provides a fast and reliable option for embedding content from a long list of supported sites into any Mura CMS page.

By Michael Evangelista
Leaflet Maps in Mura CMS 6.2

Another useful addition to the Mura CMS 6.2 feature set is the robust and elegant Leaflet Maps plugin for CKeditor. Replacing the GMap plugin in the Mura 6.2 content editor toolbar, Leaflet creates a customizable map display with an array of visual backgrounds, on any Mura page.

By Michael Evangelista
Envato's Most Wanted - Mura CMS Themes

Looking to create some new themes for Mura CMS? Envato has just launched a new campaign with a whopping $10,000 bounty for new Mura CMS themes on Theme Forest. 

By Ronnie Duke
Fast and Easy Form Security with Google ReCaptcha

With Google reCAPTCHA on board, Mura CMS adds yet another simple and powerful security feature. Forms in Mura 6.2 are instantly protected from automated submissions and other suspicious activity without being unfriendly to real users.

By Michael Evangelista
Exporting and Importing Class Extensions and Extended Attributes [Video]

One of the more robust back-end enhancements in Mura CMS version 6.2 is the Export and Import Class Extensions feature set, which has automated the process of transferring Class Extensions and Extended Attributes from one Mura site to another. In this video demonstration, we take a look at the overall Class Extension management system in Mura, with a few basic examples of these features put to use.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 2 - Plugin Interaction and Configuration

In Day One of this series, we took a look at the basics of a Mura CMS Plugin. In Day Two, we are going to see what's involved in getting our plugin to interact with Mura itself. This will cover the concepts of display objects, events, and custom class extensions.

By Grant Shepert
Exporting and Importing Content with Mura CMS [Video]

In this 10 minute video demonstration, we explore one of the most versatile new features in Mura CMS 6.2, transferring content from one Mura site to another using the new new Export Content and Import Content options in the Mura CMS site manager.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura Plugins Boot Camp: Day 1 - Plugin Basics

Mura Plugins are one of the most convenient, effective ways of building custom functionality into Mura CMS. Plugins can range from the small and innocuous, such as something that creates a Bundle on a daily basis, to large applications that add complex new sets of custom functionality such as eCommerce, forums and the like.

This series will start by examining the most basic forms of plugins and build progressively towards the complex, eventually including topics like MuraORM, the remote API, Bundling, security and versioning.

By Grant Shepert
Mura ORM Boot Camp: Part 1

Mura ORM is an Object Relational Mapping tool that allows developers to quickly develop Mura-aware components (or objects, in developer-speak). In this multi-day bootcamp, we are going to examine what Mura ORM is, what you can accomplish with it, and some practical ways you can use it to speed your Mura plugin and extension development.

By Grant Shepert
Importing and Using Custom Class Extensions and Extended Attributes

With the addition of the new export and import features for extended attributes and custom class extensions in Mura 6.2, recreating or editing custom content data structures is easier than ever. Exported subtype and attribute definitions are easily imported into any other Mura site, or edited and reimported to extend existing functionality. 

By Michael Evangelista
Creating and Exporting Custom Class Extensions

Mura 6.2 introduces new export and import features for class extensions and extended attributes, automating the process of duplicating and reusing custom content subtype and attribute definitions. Updates to the Class Extension interface include automated XML generation and options for downloading and uploading dynamically-generated .xml files to export and import custom content subtypes and attribute definitions.

By Michael Evangelista
Importing Content in Mura 6.2

With the addition of the new Export Content and Import Content features, copying content from one Mura site to another, even a site in a separate Mura instance altogether, requires only a few quick operations inside the familiar Site Manager interface. Exported content can be imported as the child elements of any content item, allowing for versatile duplication options even within the same Mura site.

By Michael Evangelista
New Export Content feature in Mura 6.2

Among the most anticipated features in Mura CMS 6.2 are the new Export Content and Import Content options, allowing for rapid automated transfer of any Mura content from one site to another, even across separate Mura installations. 

By Michael Evangelista
Announcing release of Mura CMS 6.2

We're happy to announce the immediate availability of Mura CMS version 6.2 for download and upgrade. Mura CMS 6.2 has some great new features including tons of improvements, key security enhancements and bugfixes. All Mura CMS users are encouraged to upgrade soon. 

By Malcolm O'Keeffe
Help Get Mura CMS Packaged by Bitnami

Bitnami radically simplifies the installation and deployment of open source web applications to make them more accessible. With Mura CMS on Bitnami, installation and deployment of Mura CMS will be easier than ever.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura CMS v6.2 preview release now available

Mura CMS 6.2 is ready to download and test - there a lots of great new features, and some significant improvements to existing features and processes.

Some highlights of 6.2 include new import/export features for content sections, new calendar UI, security improvements, and much (much!) more.

By Malcolm O'Keeffe