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Mura review by <span>Scott W.</span>
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Powerful and Flexible CMS

What do you like best?

Mura is an extremely flexible CMS and easy to customize to individual client business requirements. Mura comes with at least 90% of what I need for most of the B2B websites I create for clients. Mura provides its tool set and gets out of the way allowing the developer to be creative in the way they solve client challenges.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't much to dislike, the documentation is solid and has been a focus for the Blue River team with recent releases. Occasionally there is something that seems to be missing or needs clarification and that is where the community comes in. The Blue River team, especially Matt, Steve W. and Michael E., are regularly seen jumping in to quickly help users when there are questions regarding implementation of the latest features or those on the bleeding edge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Install, read and refer to the documentation and ask questions on the Slack channel or Google Group.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Mura on a daily basis for all websites I create and maintain unless the client specifically dictates another platform. Mura allows me to quickly develop and deploy new or redesigned websites for clients and give them a way to manage their content in an intuitive way using the backend content management tools or the frontend layout manager & editor. I have used Mura for simple brochure-like websites, complex user/community-based review sites with thousands of products and tens of thousands of users as well as large business to business multi-lingual websites.

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Mura review by <span>Damien B.</span>
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The best CMS I have ever used

What do you like best?

Mura is very simple to use yet super powerful. The fact that we can use an unlimited number of sites with a single Mura installation is a must that allows us to host many language versions of the same site very easily.

What I like the most in Mura is the comprehensiveness of the feature set. It means that we need very few plugins (if any at all) to run exactly the site we need, which makes updating the system a breeze.

The front-end editing capabilities are of great help to author our pages and blog post directly in the context into which they will be viewed.

The content staging feature allows us to work on a set of pages and to test them out extensively before going live.

What do you dislike?

Mura is written in CFML, which is both its strength and its weakness. CFML is one of the best language for developing a dynamic website, but the CFML community is quite small and the language adoption is far from doing justice to the awesomeness of the language.

Few hosting companies proposes ColdFusion hosting, and, for those that do, it is often a little bit more expensive than "regular" web hosting.

Hopefully the Mura community is very active and friendly, which compensates for its small size.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be afraid by the fact it is written in CFML. The learning curve is very soft and the reward is worth 10 times the training investment... Don't hesitate at all.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Mura CMS to power our website in 2 languages (En and Fr). We have also developed a custom Mura Theme, so the site looks just the way we want.

We have used the amazing Display Objects to develop our own training video hosting application on top of Mura, and we have more developments in mind.

Mura is our single stop shop for all our entreprise web communication needs and it has never let us down!

What Web Content Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Mura review by <span>Ben S.</span>
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The answer for all CMS solutions

What do you like best?

The extensibility and flexibility of the software offers a variety of solutions to solve common application build problems you would run into with other software CMS. Mura really does allow the capabilities to build anything ranging from headless applications to large api integrations.

Whether your a content editor or developer you'll find Mura easy to use and will have a arsenal of tools at your finger tips. I could list all the great features (Form builder, Content Collections, mura.js, front-end editing, multiple template structures, admin ux, event scope, etc.) of Mura but really the best way to find out is to check it our for yourself.

What do you dislike?

The lack of bulk editing. Coming from building Wordpress sites, not having a bulk editor took some time to get used too. There are copy and paste tools that help with this missing component so it is not a complete hinderance but a few bulk editing options would be a plus. Aside from that the software is great and has exceeded my expectations and I would never go back to building with Wordpress.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building sites that are extensible. We want to be able to grow with our clients as they do. Having the ability to easily create new layouts, add admin functionality or add integrations has been a huge win. We can literally tell our clients, most anything is possible, staying in the realm of web technologies.

Mura review by Administrator
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A CMS with a content platform and framework

What do you like best?

Mura is great out of the box but it is also easily extendable. Even without code you can do a lot. With coding you do almost anything building off easy to use content management tool for even the most technically illiterate. You can even build an application in and language and call content through it's API. There has been nothing I couldn't make it do. It's even Docker/container ready.

What do you dislike?

Restricting content and managing users can be a little cumbersome, but it is a minor annoyance. However easily fixed by integrating with AD or Saml pretty easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All my company's public web properties use Mura so the business can maintain content without the need for technical support. We build to enforce the brand so they don't have to worry about it. For our Java applications they can pull content from Mura remotely without needing to build content management into their application at all.

We even have aMura application to setup redirects like bit.ly and manage maintenance/outage pages. This reduced thousands of network redirects that were difficult and costly to manage in the routers.

When someone here needs something quick Mura is normally where they go first.

Mura review by <span>Wesley M.</span>
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Mura as a Daily Driver

What do you like best?

Ease of use, open source, great documentation, top of the notch onsite and remote training, "Beans" (java term) as an organized structure of useful methods, Javascript framework

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve, update structure, table structure

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read hevily into the documentation. Use steve withingtons gist for code examples. Attend the mura training (its worth every penny).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build sites for clients who need a fully tailored solution to their needs. We utilize the power to build just about anything in mura and make it scalable. Currently, our team is looking into making it fully headless and using mura solely as a backend solution and cannot wait to see the end results. They constantly update mura to keep up with times and create new frontend frameworks to make a developers life a little easier.

Mura review by <span>Joshua J.</span>
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Useful interface; easy enough to understand; customizeable.

What do you like best?

I like that I am able to delegate a lot of my web development roles to those who are less technical by giving them access to portions of code that make sense to them through Mura's interface.

What do you dislike?

I am still unable to create custom error pages using Mura 7 after having reported the bug a few months ago.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you require custom error pages, for now, you will need to purchase a contract with Mura to get them implemented.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to modify content created through Mura with its own style sheet while simultaneously using an 'm' tag to call content with nested styles. It's great to be able to edit this content with CKEditor through the Mura interface. It saves me time and categorizes more simply.

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