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Mura 6.1 Available Now

We're proud to announce the immediate availability of Mura CMS 6.1, packed with great new features and improvements - all designed to help you build and maintain web sites and intranets more easily than ever before.

Some of the great new features in Mura CMS 6.1 include a powerful, but easy (drag and drop) workflow engine, a brand new comments manager, mobile/reponsive content previews, and the introduction of new programming concepts, including the new Mura ORM framework and a new dependency injection framework.

Mura CMS 6.1 also includes a new default theme built on Bootstrap 3, a brand new front-end concept that introduces dynamic variables for Mura display objects (this can radically speed up theme development and conversion), new database support (beta support for both PostgreSQL and NuoDB), and much, much more. 

This version of Mura CMS provides enterprise-level features and capabilities, offered at no cost via our open source licensing. Mura CMS includes a great combination of power and usability, and Mura CMS 6.1 represents one of our biggest releases yet! 

Mura 6.1 feature list

  • Bootstrap 3 - The default theme included with Mura CMS is now based on the Bootstrap 3 framework

  • Approval Chains (Workflow) - Provides the ability to create and assign content approval chains to enforce publishing workflow rules. 

  • New Mura ORM - A new rapid development approach for creating additional functionality for your Mura CMS site

  • New Dependency Injection (DI/1) - Switching from ColdSpring to DI/1 for dependency injection

  • Comments Manager - Batch review, approval and deletion of comments (finally!) plus the ability to reply to specific comments and flag a comment as spam

  • Change Set Rollbacks - Provides the ability to rollback batch site updates (when using Change Sets via the built-in Content Staging Manager)

  • Multi-File (Quick) Upload Improvements - Allows for much faster title, description and metadata edits to mutiple-file additions to Mura CMS

  • Enhanced Related Content - Enables the creation of rich related content lists and relationships

  • Version Diffs (Code & Object) - Provides a view of all changes between versions of a Mura CMS content node, including content diffs and all meta data changes

  • Audit Trail - View the complete lineage of any version of any content

  • CMD/CTRL S to Save - Keyboard shortcut to save a draft version in Mura CMS

  • Email Templates - Significant improvement to Mura Email Broadcaster's template capabilities

  • Custom Tag Groups - Allows for the creation of multiple Tag groups (previously was one for entire site)

  • Improved File Management (Multiple Sources, Easier Reuse) - Enables you to provide remote URLs for files, and also reuse files and images cross-site more easily

  • Prettify - Code syntax coloring and other improvements to Mura CMS "Source View" when editing a page.

  • Better Form Validation - Improved form validation, both server and client-side

  • Razuna DAM Integration - Allows Mura CMS to use files and images stored in Razuna Digital Asset Management System. 

  • Multi-Device Preview - When editing content, provides a look at how either responsive or mobile-specific layouts will look in multiple devices (full screen, tablet, mobile)

  • PostgreSQL DB Support - Many thanks to Seb Duggan for adding this capability to Mura CMS! 

  • NuoDB Support - NuoDB is an exciting new database that provides the great performance and cloud-readiness of the "NoSQL" approach, while maintaining the data integrity and ACID compliance of traditional databases. We've added beta support for NuoDB in Mura 6.1 

  • MuraTranslations Plugin Updated - New features and enhancements to Mura CMS's multiple language publishing plugin

  • FuseGuard Integration - Simple integration with FuseGuard server security product (requires purchase of FuseGuard)

  • LESS CSS - The built-in LESS CSS library has been updated to the latest version (1.6)

Mura CMS 6.1 is available now for download and updates via the auto-updater (see below for important instructions for updating). Get started now with the best version of Mura CMS yet! 

  1. If you beta tested 6.1 by setting your autoupdateode=preview (in your /config/settings.ini.cfm file) please remove this setting and click the "Reload Application" link - if not, you can ignore this first step. 
  2. Edit /config/settings.ini.cfm and set defaultfilemode=777 (you may need to add this as a new entry)
  3. Edit /config/settings.ini.cfm and set usefilemode=false (this and step 1 this one time will not be required for future updates).
  4. Click the "Reload Application" link in your Mura CMS admin screens
  5. Go to Settings > Global Settings
  6. Click "Update Core Files to Latest Version" (If you are using Railo, check to make sure that the request timeout value is set to at least 5 minutes, as the default value of 50 seconds may not be long enough)
  7. Wait patiently....there are a LOT of files to update
  8. Reload Mura CMS with a database check - paste in this URL -
  9. Clear your browser cache
  10. Enjoy Mura 6.1!  


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