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Mura review by Scott W.
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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 Damien B.
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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 Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Mura review by Ben S.
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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 Wesley M.
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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 Joshua J.
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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.

Mura review by Aurélien D.
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"Enterprise Class CMS... for humans"

What do you like best?

Mura team succeeded to bring a very powerful CMS, very extendable like eZ Publish does, but with a simplicity and an efficient I've never met at this level of maturity in other CMS. The way of creating plugins that allows 3rd party integrator to bring new features directly integrated into the Mura user experience. The version 7 is a big push in the right direction, the "in context" web site edition is a killer feature like the form designer.

What do you dislike?

Available templates are limited even if like a dozen has been released last year, otherwise almost all you need is available out-of-the-box.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be afraid by CFML, this is a very powerful language that will cut your dev cost by 5 to 10 compared to Java.

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

We use Mura CMS to build from simple website to complex e-commerce platform and high class intranet. The users find their way very easily.

Mura review by User in Real Estate
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"CMS Made Eady"

What do you like best?

Mura has core features that other CMS systems require extensive plugin installation to compare with, it's completely free, and also offers robust end-user training for those of us that are not technically savvy.

What do you dislike?

Difficulty in finding pre-constructed themes like other CMS systems which requires extensive internal development of themes and customizations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure you have adequate internal resources to install ColdFusion which is an older technology from Adobe that many developers and web hosts no longer support

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

Mura doesn't look or feel like a standard CMS for our clients, they feel as though they are using a customized website that is purpose-built for their needs.

Mura review by Mike C.
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"Robust, Stable, Extensible And More Than Capable"

What do you like best?

Mura is very easy to set up , configure and deploy. Compared to Wordpress and Drupal, making edits and adding new pages is very easy for the end user with little CMS experience. When it comes to extending/creating content types and integrating custom code nothing comes close to being as easy. We've worked with a dozen CMS packages over the past decade and Mura is our "go to " when client ask.

Support from Mura and their Google group is second to none. We've had issues with making something work and the Mura techs have replied with code solving out problem!

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately the community is small compared to the more popular CMS systems. This is not a fault of Mura but rather CF.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Absolutely give it a try if you are considering a CMS deployment.

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

Deploying multi language sites or having clients that have a need to have multiple public facing or private sites yet want to share content across each. Was very simple to set up and maintain.

Mura review by Mike P.
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"Open-Access Publishing with Mura CMS"

What do you like best?

I'm an experienced ColdFusion developer who was looking for a CMS that would support a fairly large site with a number of editors. I've been impressed with the ease of designing and developing the site, the tools for creating users and groups and assigning permissions, and the ease of integrating files into the overall site. We're developing a new site for the WAC Clearinghouse (https://wac.colostate.edu), which provides open-access publications such as books and scholarly journals. We have a few thousand PDF files. I was able to link to these files easily using some virtual directories.

What do you dislike?

Not much. It can be difficult to move from relying fully on CFML and scripting, but that's to be expected with a CMS. One great thing: I'm able to make calls to our databases (we use both MySQL and SQLServer) using display objects, which can be integrated easily into a page.

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

I wanted to be able to shift the workload to a larger group of editors and reviewers. This is working extremely well.

Mura review by Les T.
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"Mura handles our needs very well..."

What do you like best?

Mura has the flexibility to create highly customized sites, then hand off the day management of information to multiple people in your organization (having little to no web design experience).

What do you dislike?

Documentation tends to lag behind production, but most of what you need can be found online with a little digging.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We ran Mura for a couple years, just trying to figure it out as we went. We eventually ran into things we knew it could do, but didn't know how. I would HIGHLY recommend investing in the training sessions to help bridge the learning curve.

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

We do a lot of information management using Mura. Everything from registration for our training events to tracking location information being reported by amateur radio weather spotters.

Mura review by Rey M.
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"Excellent CMS for novice to pro"

What do you like best?

Mura has a number of powerful features built in that are easy for novices to grasp, so content managers can focus on managing their content, not mastering technical complexities. At the same time, it is a very extensible platform that allows significant customization so power users can get exactly what they want. It's also designed to ensure that most customizations can be made without touching the core files, so upgrading the core to the latest version is straightforward.

What do you dislike?

Because it's a free tool, and we don't pay for support, it sometimes takes a little while to get answers to questions. That said, it's only been an issue when I'm deep in the guts of the site trying to extend some functionality - for the vast majority of users, all of their questions will be addressed through the extensive documentation and online forums.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out - you will be satisfied.

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

We are supporting multiple client sites with users who are technically competent but not interested in becoming technology experts - they just want to be able to deliver their content effectively. Mura lets them do what they do best, and makes it easy for them to manage their web presence.

Mura review by Barbara R.
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"Excellent CMS for everyone!"

What do you like best?

Works on both Lucee and Adobe platforms. Very extensible once you understand the underlying concept. It is a true CMS not just for blogging although you can do that too. Version 7 has so many improvements, especially with the way to manage content objects. The more I use it the more I love it.

What do you dislike?

Things have actually gotten better since my first review. They have so much improved things. However, this is what I still do not like. Still difficult to figure out how to customize various aspects of the process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a great CMS this is the one to go for. Works on Lucee and Adobe versions of ColdFusion. It is easy to implement and well put together. MURA has great extensible and flexible features for both a seasoned developer and a novice.

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

We use MURA extensively for all of our web clients. So far we have built over 50 sites using the MURA platform. From simple sites to e-commerce sites. Training clients on the use of the admin is pretty simple and you can lock clients down to varying levels to prevent them from doing anything that could potentially harm their own site.

Mura review by Guust N.
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"A great CMS with a lot of functionality out-of-the-box!"

What do you like best?

The usability and easiness of using Mura CMS, as well as all the functionality that comes out-of-the-box. All of my clients that use Mura CMS to maintain their website have no issue getting used to the administrator interface and I therefor have very little work supporting them.

What do you dislike?

There is only a limited amount of themes and plugins available on the market. But since it's so easy to create your own or to convert an Bootstrap theme, you can get around this very easily. The same counts for the plugins. Nearly everything you might need is already available out-of-the-box and if not, Mura CMS is easily extendable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mura CMS is a great CMS to use for custom site development.

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

I've bootstrapped a lot of websites very quickly with Mura CMS. And the great thing is that, once the sites get bigger, Mura CMS keeps a perfect solution to work with.

Mura review by Christian R.
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"An enterprise-level CMS for everyone"

What do you like best?

Mura occupies a unique niche in the CMS space as general purpose Enterprise CMS that doesn't try to be all things to all people. As a result, it becomes extremely easy to setup and configure without all of the cruft of features that will never need to be used for most purposes. Its API leaves plenty of ways to implement custom plugins and capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the only thing I disliked at first was the difficulty I had assigning new themes to it. This was before Mura adopted its own theming standards. While I understood their intention at the time, it ended up making theming projects much more difficult for developers. Since then, Mura has adopted its own theming standards which make it far easier to develop and customize.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mura doesn't try to be all things to all use cases. Rather, it's optimized for the Enterprise and public-facing sites. While you could use it for a blog, I'd recommend WordPress for example. At the same time, a large institution might benefit from a Drupal-based implementation. If the scope is well defined to include content management across an enterprise or public-facing website, Mura is the best combination of power and ease of setup/use for the job.

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

Small to Medium-sized businesses with needs for intranets, public facing site, and e-Commerce (with Slatwall)

Mura review by Daniel L.
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"Great, extendable CMS platform"

What do you like best?

Very powerful CMS functionality.

Plugin architecture allows for extensive customisation and integration.

Good admin UI which is relatively easy to train non technical users to use.

What do you dislike?

While decent documentation exists for how to use and extend the product, core functionality (i.e. the guts of how the system works) is not. This means that when something is not working as intended (esp. when extending and overriding core functionality) it can sometimes be hard to work out why.

While Mura does contain a reasonable roles and permissions system, the permissions themselves are fixed - i.e. you can only set ~4 different levels of access to a section of content for a user role - which makes complete sense with respect to pages etc. but doesn't allow custom permissions to be set and used when extending using plugins - such as giving a particular role permission to undertake a custom action. This can be worked round by effectively hard coding a role within a plugin to have access to particular functionality - i.e. using the role as a permission - but does not allow the flexibility a true m:n:m user : roles : permissions hierarchy to be configured.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great CMS platform, offers great combination of extendability and core functionality at an unbeatable price.

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

We use Mura as the core platform for content managed sites and applications.

We develop the majority of the custom functionality our client's require for these systems as plugins within Mura, allowing us to integrate with numerous third party systems with minimal overhead.

Mura review by Erin C. K.
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"Mura is awesome!"

What do you like best?

Awesome out of the box, yet easy to customize. Themes and plug-ins are easy to implement. Customers are not intimidated by the interface and can update content easily. The Blue River team is great to work with if you need help and their conferences are always very informative. I always come away with a renewed energy to get more clients using Mura - I have three additional clients using it since the last MuraCon (Feb 2016). Yay! Hosting providers (especially Hostek) are very easy to work with - I'm not a system administrator by trade, but their interface is easy to navigate and the support is outstanding.

What do you dislike?

Not much, except sometimes you have to dig a little when customizing. Would be nice if eliminating index.cfm from the URLs and Data Collection object 'date entered' field were OTB options, similar to how you can implement SSL with just a radio box check.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just get it!

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

Ease of updating content for customers, quick turn around for new features, quick time to market.

Mura review by Andrew P.
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"Mura CMS in the government, non-profit, and corporate spheres"

What do you like best?

From a content manager's perspective, Mura is very simple to use, and yet has everything needed to build and maintain more intricate content, such as forms, galleries, calendars, right out of the box. As a designer, I like that Mura is integrated with Bootstrap, jQuery, LESS. As a developer, I like that Mura is open source and built in the powerful CFML language. As a manager, I like that Mura is free, as is the database (MySQL) and engine (Lucee) I run it on. The community is great also

What do you dislike?

I'd prefer if more people used Mura. The sad fact is that it is not always the best program that is the most popular. I'd like if if I didn't have to explain what Lucee is, or correct all the misconceptions about CFML. I'd also like to see more comments in the open source code. That would help in understanding what is going on under the hood.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you know CFML, this is arguably your best choice. If you don't, using an open source software is a great way to learn a language. As a manager, this option is a no brainer.

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

I am running Mura on government websites, non profit websites, and small business websites. We are using plugins, integrating existing applications, serving up data, promoting projects and programs - all packaged in modern themes.

Mura review by Michael D.
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"Enterprise Intranet"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, the ability to customize anything, the plugin architecture, and the fact that I've been running it for seven years and it's been stable and crash free the whole time.

What do you dislike?

My main dislike was addressed in later builds of version 6 with the JSON API. One thing I would like to see added is the ability to generate static pages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To fully customize Mura, you need to know some CFML. However, once you get a plugin template set up (there are templates on Github), you can go pure javacript and even use your js framework of choice (we've got Knockout, Angular and React plugins up and running).

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

The main problem we initially had to solve was the classic intranet issue of managing and delivering content that is authored by many different entities. We have currently have about 4,000 pages and documents that are handled by around 100 authors. Mura does that out of the box. The problems we solve now are more complex. We use the plugin architecture to add javascript applications such as a facilities work order system, financial calculators, dynamic forms and financial decisioning tools. The plugin system makes it simple to incorporate the apps into the intranet (important to maintain branding and let users know that they are on the internal secure network) and take advantage of the user data that Mura tracks (and can be extended). Mura is acting as an app hub that handles users, security, styling and general framework responsibilities.

Mura review by Susan L.
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"We use MURA for all of our websites and have been very pleased with it."

What do you like best?

MURA is extremely flexible, allows for extensive customization and is easy for less technical savvy users to use. With many of our pages data driven, we have leveraged MURA's ability to customize pages to streamline data display for hundreds of pages, each set with unique requirements. We have not yet found something a user requested that we were unable to do. With the ability to customize the administration screens for the user we have created functionality such as cloning pages that make the end users job faster and simpler.

What do you dislike?

There really is not much I don't like. We are extremely happy with this product. It is a learning curve to first learn it, but once you figure it out is is easy to use.. I do wish there was more extensive documentation on how to do things, but I believe they are working on this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this product

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

With 60 - 80 programs per term and 3 terms per year, we have hundreds of unique, but often similar, program pages. Each set of program pages might have slightly different content and slightly different data , we were able to build a cloning functionality to build out new terms, allow editing of content on one page to be cloned to other pages as selected. Additionally, any of our other pages are data driven search's and it was quite easy to set these up in MURA. The amount of work it takes to maintain all of these pages has been significantly reduced.

Mura review by Tom S.
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"Powerfull CMS for large, medium or even small websites"

What do you like best?

I liked the fact that Mura can be used as a full-blown enterprise CMS as well as a CMS for small websites.

You can disable or hide some features for your users or content managers that you don't need, this way you can create a 'light' admin UI for users that doesn't need all bells and whistles. In addition to many features that Mura already offers, I like the "one-click" update button to stay up-to-date with the latest version.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the fact that there aren't a lot of plugins available can be a disadvantage for decision makers but Mura has a lot of functionality built-in compared to some other content management systems that require a lot of plugins to get the same functionality that Mura offers out of the box. Maybe one plugin that I'm missing is an easy-to-use 'light' eCommerce solution.

A lot of plugins can also have a drawback if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest version of your CMS. A bunch of plugins can be deprecated or aren't compatible with the latest version of your CMS so you have to stick with the current version of your CMS or search for alternative plugins.

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

As a senior CFML developer I was looking for a CFML based open source CMS for a large university college website and intranet website.

Mura fits in for all kinds of websites, I have used Mura for small 'one-page' websites as well as large multilingual websites (which requires the free multilingual plugin).

Mura review by Jim H.
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" 6-Year Mura User"

What do you like best?

Mura is amazing at creating modern digital websites quickly. I have created specific-purpose websites in a matter of hours using responsive themes. On the other end of the spectrum, Mura is highly customizable. The class extension manager allows you to create forms with any feature you can imagine. You can then power those features further by adding CFML. I am not a programmer and can extend Mura's powerful out-of-the-box features quite easily. Beyond web sites, Mura is what I use as the CMS under my modern web app development. I like to combine MEAN stack-style functionality to Mura CMS. As a 30-year veteran of the tech game, I find the fact that Mura is offered for free to be quite mind-boggling. I would have killed for this amazing mix of features, extensibility and reliability decades ago.

What do you dislike?

As a non-programmer, setting up Mura is difficult for me. I tend to rely on Mura webhosts to get all the settings correct. I find setting up a local dev box time consuming. I'm also disappointed the Mura community has not grown faster over the last 6 years. It deserves a wider audience. I think that if Angular or ReactJS replaced jQuery as the base JS library/framework, it might get more attention.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend this software if you need to build websites quickly. You do not need to know programming. If you are a novice, have a webhost set up a site instance for you. I recommend Go West Hosting.

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

I use Mura for websites that serve up training professional development. I have added custom training widgets to the Mura framework in order to use it as a learning content management system (LCMS).

Mura review by Steven H.
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"Mura CMS-flexible, adaptable right out of box"

What do you like best?

From a support point of view, we have almost no calls from our end-users. Their ability to pick up the product immediately was a huge plus. The development team helped us roll out integration with LDAP and we were good to go from there.

What do you dislike?

Even though I'm an avid ColdFuser, there are some limits to the amount of plug-ins available when compared with some other packages or languages. I had a harder learning curve initially when writing customizations, but once the initial curve was done I haven't had any issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend it. The development staff has been great to work with whenever we've had a need to write a custom or required any style of support.

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

We have our intranet based exclusively on Mura and have been using one version or another for several years. Good feedback from all involved. Have different sites broken out for various user groups and have had no problem with maintenance.

Mura review by Marc F.
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"Mura - so you don't have to reinvent the wheel"

What do you like best?

ColdFusion developers are used to solving business problems. But the mundane basics - page creation, user management, plugin/modular approach, end up being slighly skewed with every project, and a new idea in one project ends up difficult to implement in a project you worked on a year or two ago.

Enter Mura - a great starting point for EVERY project. With a wide variety of visual templates in both Bootstrap and Foundation to start with, your project starts out looking good. With a wide variety of time-tested features already in place, you can get to work on the customization, since you already have the basics available. And retrofit your new customizations back into prior projects through the plugin architecture... offer old clients new features without having to deal with the specifics of their project from "way back when." Get more done with less code.

What do you dislike?

Mura 7 is the latest version as of this review, and since we're on the bleeding edge using the Release Candidate, the documentation is still being updated, and bugs are being found and fixed at a rapid pace. The documentation for older versions is laid out in a way that is non-intuitive (is what i'm looking for going to be found in the "for back end developers" or "front end developers" or "content managers" section?) but this is made up for with the community support via the Google Groups. There's a learning curve, no doubt, but if you already know ColdFusion, you'll be just fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your homework, start with a small project, and learn what Bootstrap and/or Foundation front end frameworks offer.

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

A wide variety of business problems, from basic websites through to fully realized custom internet and extranet projects. Main benefits are the continued use of a RAD language that I already know, combined with having a very mature and stable starting point for every new project... and getting more done in less time.

Mura review by John S.
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"Full featured and easy to customize"

What do you like best?

Mura CMS has a great feature set and is very easy to customize to meet site requirements. It has a long history and is about to release version 7. The development team behind the product is fantastic and eager to help potential developers and users of the platform.

What do you dislike?

As it is CFML-based, it does not have the adoption rate of some other CMS's available. This limits the plugins that exist in the wild when compared to other platforms such as Wordpress and Drupal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to use either Adobe Coldfusion or Lucee, Mura CMS is one of the best options for a CMS framework. It is used by many and has strong user support and also has a strong development track record.

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

I use Mura CMS to run a large non-profit website that features many different types of content, forms and e-commerce capabilities. Mura has added features over time and allowed us to provide more functionality for our staff and end users. We have also worked with the developers, Blue River Interactive, on a responsive theme for our site and they were a pleasure to work with.

Mura review by Syed W. G.
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"Very stable enterprise CMS system"

What do you like best?

Im involved in the healthcare software systems for more than 15 years and was looking for a CMS system for my organization which I can easily modify according to our needs. Well Mura fitted all my needs as it's open sourced and free. You can basically contribute to its development.

Very professional and polite training staff.

It's ideal for a healthcare based system.

What do you dislike?

If you compare with other CMS systems it has not as many widgets and plugins but you can create them as it's open sourced.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this to various healthcare environments especially who uses Coldfusion and/or Lucee. But if you even don't use CF, it's an ideal system for an enterprise level environment.

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

As there are many enterprise level applications in our healthcare environment, Mura helps us in tackling them in parallel. It's ideal for both Intranet and Internet systems.

Mura review by User
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"Useful for educators"

What do you like best?

It works really well for me as a teacher to manage the classroom site in this technology age! In particular it is great how the website can be modified to display in different languages which is particularly useful for those EAL students and parents.

What do you dislike?

It can be challenging at first to use for the technology novice amongst us. I had to have lots of help from the IT guys at school to get it to do what I wanted. Though once it is on, it is a really smooth process!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is useful for educators everywhere who are wanting to become involved in the classroom with technology in mind. Just can be time consumning at first to get used to it, so set aside plenty of time.

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

Managing to display classroom information in multiple languages, use of the event registration sign up for parents' evening and trips, text message notification as reminders for parents with outstanding requests.

Mura review by User
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"MURA Review"

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.

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

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 review by Nolan E.
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"My preferred CMS platform"

What do you like best?

Super easy to customize and very responsive support when I post in the forum. As a consultant I try to be objective and pick the right tool for the job. When clients need a CMS I recommend Mura more often than any other CMS solution.

What do you dislike?

The number of plugins is currently lower than other platforms but that is growing. The methodology for building plugins is extremely flexible (I can pick any MVC framework I want, or go without one entirely) making the learning curve very low.

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

I'm porting my older client websites that are "legacy codebases" over to Mura CMS, so everything is standardized. This increases my pool of subcontractors, and makes my team more efficient overall. We're able to share code among projects much more easily and can complete projects more quickly.

Mura review by Andrew B.
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"A CMS that could be more"

What do you like best?

Mura is very user-friendly, and features an easy-to-learn UI that allows flexibility and robust web editing features.

What do you dislike?

Mura's user-friendliness makes it less adaptable for the more technically-savvy user. The interface seems a bit clunky when compared to other CMS's I have used (ie. CQ) and the biggest drawback is the editing structure (ie. draft content vs. versioning, etc)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you do a thorough needs assessment and take Mura up on their trial offer. Make sure it is the platform that's right for your organization.

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

Mura provides a good platform for a wide range of users who manage the content on our site. We have been able to involve many teams in the process of publishing web documents, whereas more complicated CMS's have been used primarily in the past by only a select few who understand it.

Mura review by Graham P.
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"Mura Review from an Educators Point of View"

What do you like best?

Love the ease of use to manage a site. When a teacher can update their classroom page with ease this is a win for educators. Love how the developers are open and provide insight to the reasoning on why and how they created mura in the way they have.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve to know how to modify functionality to enhance to our specific needs. When code if found then enhancements are made.

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

I am solving all business problems with Mura. Event Registration Signup, Text Message Notification to Parents, Teacher Class Websites

Mura review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"I have used Mura for all of my freelance CMS projects and the client is always happy"

What do you like best?

I like that Mura is so stable and easy to deploy sites on. Having used WordPress for work, it always seems like un-secure patchwork that breaks along with the plug-ins with each update. Mura always feels secure, professional, and rock solid. Finally, the user interface is so easy to use and for non-technical users to mange their site content with. I also like that it is backed and developed by Blue River which gives peace of mind for more advanced projects.

What do you dislike?

I wish more professional website themes were available and it feels like the Mura community is small but proud and dedicated to our CMS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mura is a professional grade CMS at an affordable price. You get an enterprise CMS that can support many content writers and admins. I have deployed over 10 websites on Mura and they always stay stable and fast.

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

I am solving memberships promotion and sign-ups for the Woman's Club of Wisconsin (http://www.wc-wi.org), magazine subscriptions and articles for the Vine and the Branches (http://www.thevineandbranches.org), and truck promotions and servicing for truck drivers on the road who use the website extensively through their mobile phones for Lakeside International Trucks (http://www.lakesidetrucks.com).

Mura review by Agency in Computer Software
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"New to Mura"

What do you like best?

I am very new to Mura and have only been using it for the past few months. I still have a lot to learn, but so far I like that this CMS is a true CMS and not just a blogging platform. There are a lot of powerful personalization capabilities and it doesn't seem to be difficult for non-tech users to navigate.

What do you dislike?

The Mura community is a bit small and it would be nice if the the online documentation was more detailed (granted there is already a lot of Mura docs available, but it is still very difficult to find what I need and often the docs don't have the answer) . As a brand new user, I've been relying on the online documentation and community google forums in order to learn, and I often end up having trouble finding exactly what I need.

The admin interface also feels outdated, and there is a shortage of well designed templates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a CFML based CMS then Mura would be a good option.

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

I use Mura to build and design custom websites for both for-profit and non-profit clients. I am still unsure of the benefits Mura has compared to other CMS.

Mura review by Juan A.
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"Versatile Platform for Many Levels of Web Development"

What do you like best?

The Mura CMS has out of the box functionality that makes it easy to start with content management. I have used it for traditional content sites and as the backbone of more complex products, too. I like that it is so versatile.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is good but could be better. Learning to implement some functionality often requires combing through Google Groups.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Deployment is easy. Customization takes more work. I would recommend a sample deployment first to gain comfort and familiarity with the product.

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

I have deployed Mura to support multiple web sites, a complex e-commerce site, and a Human Resources application. It has been very fast and stable. The plug in architecture has allowed me to easily add features.

Mura review by Dan B.
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"Flexible CMS with frequent updates"

What do you like best?

Really easy to build plugins when needed and theming makes customizations easy. Also site bundles and site-copying makes it easy to setup template websites to use as boiler plates for new customer sites..

Also multi-site tenancy in one instance is really great.

What do you dislike?

The API could use a little more online documentation, but I've found you can often just look at the source code to solve most questions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look around for bundles that people have made available which allow you deploy a site which is preconfigured.

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

One customer I have is an international fanclub stie, with many child / chapter sites. Mura makes it super easy to spin up chapter sites as those chapters come online.

Mura review by Boris S.
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"Easy to start with but very deep when mastering"

What do you like best?

Using content beans and iterators makes Mura CMS a very comfortable tool to work with. I can set up a custom website within a day and quickly react on our client's requirements. Once finished, I can return to our bigger intranet projects where I'm using the whole set of Mura's functionalities.

What do you dislike?

Despite some older features that most likely will be revamped in the near future, I'm very happy with the way Mura CMS is and where it's going to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the docs. Get started.

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

We're using Mura CMS to set up websites quickly but also to realize bigger web-based projects such as intranets.

Mura review by Stephen Stick H.
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"Mura for Government for nearly 10 years"

What do you like best?

Everything is included. Many comparable CMSs require plugins and/or customizations to match the functionality of Mura. Our county reviewed 8+ CMSs ranging from open source to $20,000 a year contracts and Mura beat out the competition hands down.

What do you dislike?

For Government it does everything we need it to do and more. On a personal level I would like to have closer integrations with social networks, instead of relying on the widgets of the social networks. The other "nice" functionality would be document management with full file search and in browser rendering of files. This partly can be completed with custom code, but it being integrated would help us eliminate the use of Alfresco.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The initial reservation I run into; "it is written on ColdFusion, we don't know ColdFusion." Being written with ColdFusion it is generally the first hurdle. Most IT shops are asp or .net based. Though I am no advanced ColdFusion developer I have managed to take our country's websites from a handful to 100+ and I have done this pretty much alaone. It took 2-3 asp/net programmers to manage a handful of sites. Anyone that knows that this is largely b/c ColdFusion is so much faster to develop on... But when it comes to Mura... It is just so easy to manage multiple installs and sites on installs. I tell people to just try it, give it a shot, you won't regret it.

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

It helps up provide 100+ websites (external and internal). It allows departments to provide online forms and up-to-date information. With custom coding we have have been able to quickly deploy tax bill lookups, animal adoptions, and tracking systems.

Mura review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"A feature rich CFML CMS backed by a great team"

What do you like best?

Mura is a full featured CMS, which is to say, it can handle the complexity of enterprise level websites. From user permissions to a custom page types, contact forms, multiple site administration, etc. It's modern, extendable, and has a really responsive team behind it.

It's CFML based, which might be a negative for PHP developers, but is a fantastic for CFML teams, because you can customize and extend it as needed.

I also like that it is a mature product that is still under active development.

What do you dislike?

Disclaimer; Users of the CMS would likely not experience these as issues; this is more from a developer perspective.

While reviewing the code, to see if we would be utilizing it internally, there were some design decisions, both on the front and back end, that we found questionable.

Additionally, like a lot of older, full-featured content management systems that were designed to handle a wide-range of use cases, the code felt bloated in places.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you have experienced CFML developers on your team, make sure that you work with the BlueRiver team. They can provide excellent support and guidance. It's a great product; superior in many ways to Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, and Wordpress. More features out of the box, nicer interface, great team behind it.

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

We were looking for a full featured, customizable, CFML based content management system (CMS). The end goal was building and supporting a fast, modern website, and making it easy for our content/non-tech team to manage the site.

While we ended up going in a different direction (custom, in-house CMS), Mura certainly does fit that description. It's a fantastic product.

Mura review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"MURA Content Management System"

What do you like best?

I like the way Mura is easy customizable and the capability to add your own custom application. I have been training our employees to update the website content. These employees are not web savvy and have had numerous comments about how mura is easy to use. Adding users and maintaining permissions is a breeze! I love the ability to add global components.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the hover over zoom option always popping up and staying on the screen. It interferes with navigating the system. I also wish there was a way to delete multiple objects with a checkbox select option. I wish we had more options in adding navigation. Right now we have a persistent plugin for navigation and I am having problems ordering that persistent navigation, it only orders in the way that you add it into the system. I also wish they had more supporting documentation. I wish there was a way to manage the search as an admin. I have pages showing up even tho I have indicated them not to display in the search. I wish I could rank the results as an admin to show either highlighted content or more relevant content. I wish I could see more recent content that was update other than just the 5 items that appear on the sidebar on the dashboard.

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

We have a decent size site for a community college and my time was taken up by updating and maintaining web content. Now that we have a true content management system my time has been freeing up to working on developing and enhancing features on our site.

Mura review by Matthew F.
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"The very best"

What do you like best?

Easily allows for custom design and provides so much functionality built in where other CMSs need to install modules and plug-ins.

What do you dislike?

Hard to find Mura developers, even though ColdFusionML is a great language and Lucee is super, fast most people are not willing to learn ColdFusion.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it

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

I have not found a problem that Mura and a little custom code can't solve

Mura review by Administrator in Philanthropy
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"Great experience"

What do you like best?

Mura is easy to use and flexible. I enjoy working with it a ton. Honestly, though, what I like best about Mura is knowing there's an awesome team of people behind it, who are always quick to answer my questions.

What do you dislike?

The Mura support community is strong, and answers to my basic questions about the platform are always available, but it isn't as big as some other options.

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

Mura makes it easy for us to tell our story dynamically. Also, we have migrated much of our content from external sites (Flipbook, Eventbrite, and so on) seamlessly into our website, making our website's visitors' experiences more coherent.

Mura review by User in Outsourcing/Offshoring
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"Excellent CMS tool for all"

What do you like best?

Mura is simple and easy to use for all content editing and developing needs. You will have all of the tools that you might need in order to make the best out of the websites that you need to create for each client. Front-end editing and templates make it easier to get what you need from Mura. You can even get great results without necessarily being code-savvy.

What do you dislike?

There’s not really much to dislike. If you come across any issues, the documentation and Support are always on hand to assist.

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

Mura allowed me to quickly design and develop websites and content for clients and give them a way to manage their sites in an easy and simple way with the front and back end management tools.

Mura review by Sam S.
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"My Top Tool for Web Development"

What do you like best?

Mura provides me a platform where 90% of my work is already done before I ever get started!

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike. Sure, not everyone codes in CFML, but what little coding I actually have to do is front end related and it is easy to pickup.

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

I provide websites (45) for a large college at a major SEC university. Mura makes my work easy and saves so much time. The better I know my tool, the better I can do my work. Content is available across all sites. Changes to look and feel are easily propagated across all sites.

Mura review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Simple and easy, yet powerful."

What do you like best?

It's very easy to edit the front end. You can use as many sites as you like too. The ability to work on a range of pages before pushing anything live. You can customise everything as you like, which is good. This is extremely stable too, never crashed.

What do you dislike?

I have to echo the CFML issue here. Just a personal frustration above anything else, if you like it, it's not a issue for you, but a flag nonetheless. I used a plug in template from GitHub, so do this to make things easy for you. We need to see the ability to generate static pages too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use a plug in for CFML.

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

Using it run multiple pages in different languages, extremely helpful.

Mura review by John S.
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"Mura Review"

What do you like best?

The ease of the programme that allows us to map our customer journeys through each service. Also the alert service that tells us when our performance isnt as it should be.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as yet, keep up the good work...

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a very good piece of kit that will improve the way your business runs massively. Will continue to use and will let people know about it.

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

Time saved using the diagnostic capabilities to identify root-cause down to the individual line of code

Mura review by Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Mura Basics Training"

What do you like best?

I really liked that our training was based in a test site. I could test creating what the instructor was teaching. I could also play around with the settings I learned. Gives you great ideas for your own site.

What do you dislike?

It would be helpful if Mura offered a brief training video on the general overview of a content manager. Login, basic edit option and quick description of the CK editor.

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

Easy to use content management system. Which is helpful when I am supporting different customers. It has the basic content management needs for creating a website.

Mura review by Bill D.
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"Built several sites with Mura CMS"

What do you like best?

I enjoyed the easy-to-use interface and the ease of creating components. I found it easy to customize my pages and pull from my database using the interface.

What do you dislike?

There wasn't anything in particular that stood out as a dislike.

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

We were able to build websites for different branches of our company that had managers with no web developer experience. Those managers were then able to make updates to key pages of their site without our further intervention.

Mura review by Seth J.
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"Installed many instances of Mura and developed plugins for Mura using ColdFusion"

What do you like best?

It's very easy to install and get up and running, especially if your hosting company offers a one-click install option.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when upgrading from one version to another there are glitches. As with any CMS, you should backup the site files and database prior to performing an upgrade.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, you'll like it. It's super easy to install and has alot of feature built-in.

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

We use Mura and Mura plugins to run online conference attendee and vendor registration.

Mura review by User in Outsourcing/Offshoring
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"Happy with this"

What do you like best?

Mura is so simple, yet super powerful. The fact that theres no cap to the number of sites with a single Mura

license is a must that allows us to host many language versions of the same site very easily.

What do you dislike?

The logos a bit basic? Honestly don't really have much to criticise! It works for me and if it doesn't I know who to talk to get it fixed

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

We've started branching out in more adventurous ways. For example we've begun a company blog and The front-end editing capabilities are massively helpful when authoring our pages and blog posting directly in the context into which they will be viewed.

Mura review by Dave H.
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"Robust, Powerful, Customizable "

What do you like best?

Mura allows us to have a standard framework to prop up a site easily, and between themes, templates, and components, make a site to the exact customer specifications.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes our users get themselves into trouble with so many customizable options laying around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if your specs are cms & coldfusion, it's the best out there.

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

Have a generic, updatable codebase to initialize a site with cms capabilities.

Mura review by Administrator in Management Consulting
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"Mura - Feature Rich Mature CMS"

What do you like best?

Community - both Blue River and the developer community are great at responding with complete answers.

Documentation - Breadth of documentation

Simplicity - to get it spun up is easy and adding content is even easier.

What do you dislike?

Documentation - System is documented well, although to a degree you must know what your looking for most cases which is not always the case. E.G. How do insert something in what would be normally associated with onRequestStarart(). You need understand the evenhandler and the possible methods that can be added. So figuring it in the docs is a little difficult without the first piece.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Without a doubt the easiest way to spin up a out of the box feature rich mature CMS that can implement the simplest to the most complex web application features.

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

Wanted to tak developers out of the process when adding "static content", there by saving their cycles for bigger and better tasks

Mura review by Daniel B.
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"Excellent extensibility built into Mura 7 that I have taken advantage of time and time again."

What do you like best?

The plugins and easy extensibility of the built in Mura objects.

What do you dislike?

Documentation could use to be improved so that it is categorized what is applicable to which version of Mura and there needs to be more documentation in many instances.

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

We had an aging CMS with no community behind it, so switching to Mura 7 got us into a product that is updated regularly and has a community of users and programmers behind it.

Mura review by Kyle S.
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"Mura is a powerful, intuitive, and extensible CMS worthy of use in projects small to large."

What do you like best?

The customizability of Mura is great for digging deep on complication implementations.

What do you dislike?

The are where Mura is lacking is in availability of templates in comparison to other, more well-known systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mura is excellent - you won't regret choosing it for your next CMS implementation!

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

Mura has provided me with a great set of tools to set up and manage my own company's marketing sites as well as sites for my clients.

Mura review by Alvina O.
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"MURA is the best!"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to use and change data, files, photos, layout on our home page! Very easy to use and manage. I really like that every year MURA has a conference and offer small group trainings on all the new items that MURA has to offer.

What do you dislike?

I liked everything about MURA, I have not had any issues that can't be resolved.

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

It take less time to manage the homepage so that means more time for other activities.

Mura review by Sean W.
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"The right solution for our needs."

What do you like best?

The administrative user interface and the flexibility of template design. The user of Bootstrap for its theme and administration interface although you are not required to use bootstrap for your templates

What do you dislike?

We would like to have the option to publish a static version of our website or at least a hybrid version of it,.

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

Content providers have a relative easy way to keep their content updated with involving IT.

Mura review by Clinton H.
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"Excellent and Robust Content Management System"

What do you like best?

It's very easy to use and very easy to develop for should you feel the need.

What do you dislike?

The number of redundant files that are created every time you create a new site.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it! Its a great platform with a great community behind it.

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

We use it to host websites for many of our clients. It provides a very good interface for a multi-tenant CMS.

Mura review by Vincent C.
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"Amazing Mura CMS"

What do you like best?

The easiest way I have ever see to edit and manage content. Every customer who uses other cms products are always amazed at how easy and powerful Mura enables them to be.

What do you dislike?

Not much... Can't really think of anything that is really a problem...

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

Completely integrated a suite of nice crm / event / other application features seamlessly with Mura CMS...customers are loving the product offerings...

Mura review by Carl H.
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"Mura review"

What do you like best?

It's very easy and intuitive to use and build sites with

What do you dislike?

Nothing at the moment as it's early days

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this platform

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

N/A

Mura review by Andrew B.
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"Enterprise Open Source CMS"

What do you like best?

Mura is a flexible open source CMS that I use to develop my clients websites. The platform is easy-to-use for both developers and content contributors and has built-in content management features that allow users to easily develop and stage content and create granular content approval workflows. Mura makes great use of reusable components and has a very easy to use form builder. Businesses looking for a flexible framework that can grow with their business, Mura CMS is an great choice.

What do you dislike?

As the Mura community is still growing the availability of plugins and themes is not as robust as some other platforms but this is quickly changing as Mura adoption increases.

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

From an consultancy viewpoint, Mura CMS has made it easy for me to adopt as my default platform because it makes it easy to manage many client sites and it is a great tool that my clients can manage on their own after a site is developed if they so choose.

Mura review by Ron R.
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"Best Coldfusion CMS on the market."

What do you like best?

I like the rich feature set included right 'out of the box'. You really can start right away without much customization.

But I also really appreciate how extendable it is for developers to mold to customers business needs.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike about Mura, except the don't ship In-N-out from their HQ in Sacramento.

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

Corporate websites, corporate intranets.

Quick spin up time after initial setup. Very extendable for my clients custom requests to meet their business requirements.

Mura review by User
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"Makes web admin easy"

What do you like best?

The fact that it is easy to use between multiple sites and the ability to share data between these.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if it were easier to create customisable views.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is definitely better for experienced developers, it's nice and easy to pick up versus other similar software.

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

It's great that this is code driven, it means that there is a lot more flexibility but is also still very easy to use and streamline your workflow.

Mura review by Appiah K.
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"Great!"

What do you like best?

It helps me a lot with marketing products

What do you dislike?

More in-depth options in terms of ways to market a product would help a lot

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

Trying to find the right market that will fit with what's being released!

Mura review by User in Management Consulting
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"Using Mura as a non-coder"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and the ability to manipulate the tables easily

What do you dislike?

The handling of photos can be problematic. It's sometimes difficult to get the right padding and spacing in the wysiwyg

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

I build most of our webpages on several sites. I do product development. Mura has made it possible for me to work faster because I don't have to wait for a coder to get things done.

Mura review by Administrator in Legal Services
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"The Mura platform has made maintaining my website easy to do, though it has it's limitations."

What do you like best?

Making changes to the website is simple and easy.

What do you dislike?

Limitations include, font styles, sizes, color etc. It can be difficult to customize a change unless it is done on the back end.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes!

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

The mura platform has certainly transformed our site drastically making it more modern and usable to the consumer.

Mura review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"A good cms for marketing manager"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of building a mura page or forms or some other content with drag and drop UI make life a lot easier.

What do you dislike?

The documentation is confusing and should be better organized.

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

I'm managing a network of 10 sites with less efforts then before. I really love the multisite option in Mura that let me manage every single site form one backend, I can share object between sites and Ii have less passwsord to remember. Also I need to manage one single database.

Mura review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"A top notch CMS"

What do you like best?

Quick and easy to install and set up. Familiar web interface to people used to Wordpress

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike about a free, open source CMS of this standard, apart from a slight lack of pre-packaged hosting options

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

Allowing non technical users to manage not just content, but approval and change sets

Mura review by Administrator in Publishing
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"very front end user friendly"

What do you like best?

having editors login and add or change content.

What do you dislike?

documentation is lacking and problem solving is sometimes a challenge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

very stable and great to use as long as you have a host that is familiar with the product.

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

great CMS for our magazine, I am finding was to use features every month.

Mura review by User in Computer Software
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"Powerful and feature rich but could use some more templates"

What do you like best?

If power appeals to you, then you are in the right spot. It is extremely powerful and provides a ton of customizations options for a CMS.

What do you dislike?

Not the most visually appealing templates available. Most have to be hand generated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Worth a shot for flexibility

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

Used as a backup CMS

Mura review by User
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"Mura review"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and set up. Great user interface. I like mura as it allows me to customize according to my requirements which really makes it a powerful tool.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike. I have not faced any issues with Mura. It works perfectly!

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

Use it to develop website and pages for the client.

Mura review by Agency in Computer Software
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"Mura is great. A robust CMS that allows for custom solutions with an easy to manage admin."

What do you like best?

I like the admin the best. Our clients love how easy it is to manage their websites!

What do you dislike?

It's not a very well known CMS so there is always an education with clients on what it is and why it's as great as wordpress.

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

We are trying to offer custom website solutions on an easy to use, intuitive CMS.

Mura review by Consultant
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"Awesome"

What do you like best?

I've using it to my other coldfusion project I also like how its handle the content, by the use of editor

What do you dislike?

Learning curve if your new to Coldfusion settings (but it will be straight forward if your experienced)

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

Business applications and some are clients website that need personalize management on there content

Mura review by Internal Consultant
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"New User"

What do you like best?

The technical support and creative thinking to achieve the goal.

What do you dislike?

It can be challenging using some of the older versions to easily create features that are pretty standard today.

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

Event details and easy for the user to find and utilize.

Mura review by User in Outsourcing/Offshoring
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to tailor services to individual client needs.

What do you dislike?

Certain features are not explained clearly when first implemented, which would be beneficial.

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

Allows us to quickly implement changes on websites when required.

Mura review by Internal Consultant
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"excellent to use Mura"

What do you like best?

Easily and effectively design web pages, no need to write lengthy code for that.

What do you dislike?

Thought it has mobile friendly layouts, I felt bit challenging to use it.

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

I used it for web development.

Mura review by Administrator in Education Management
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"Highly customizable CMS"

What do you like best?

MURA is highly customizable CMS, although a strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, and ColdFusion is beneficial.

What do you dislike?

Lack of quality plugins can be frustrating.

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

We replaced our entire website with MURA.

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