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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. 

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
Mura CMS Theme Development: Display Objects

Customize the output of Mura's built in display objects including Galleries, Calendars, Login Forms and Navigation components with specific configuration variables and file naming conventions for altering and overriding default output.

By Ronnie Duke
Mura CMS Theme Development: Template Variables

Learn to display dynamic content within the markup of your themed pages, using Mura's $.content and $.siteConfig methods to output almost anything at any point in the template workflow.

By Ronnie Duke
Mura CMS Theme Development: Display Regions

Take advantage of Mura's built in display regions structure to insert editable content at any place in the markup or layout of your templates.

By Ronnie Duke
Mura CMS Theme Development: Layout Templates

Learn how to create Mura CMS layout templates and utilize them in your custom themes in this simple tutorial.  

By Ronnie Duke
Mura Site Bundles Part 2: Deploy a Bundle

When starting a new Mura project, or getting started with Mura in general, deploying a site bundle is a great first step. A Mura CMS site bundle can be created from any existing site (see Part 1: Create a Bundle), and contains all of the files and data needed to completely replicate the source site, including all of the pages, plugins, site members, theme files, images and other assets.

By Michael Evangelista
Mura Site Bundles Part 1: Create a Bundle

One of Mura's most robust features is the automated "Site Bundle" system. A Mura site bundle is a specially-formatted .zip file with a collection of content and file assets used to duplicate an entire Mura CMS site. A site created from a site bundle includes all of the content and design aspects of the original, including all pages, theme files and other assets, with settings to control what actually gets imported when the bundle is deployed.

By Michael Evangelista
Steps for a Safe Update to Mura 6.2

Since the advent of Mura CMS as an open source project in 2008, the development team and user community have continued to improve and update every aspect of the system's functionality. While it is quite possible to maintain a site built on any version of Mura, it is highly recommended to keep the "Core" updated as bug fixes, enhancements, and security updates are released.

By Steve Withington & Michael Evangelista
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