Has anyone worked with the ColdFusion CMS Mura?
I was introduced to this CMS by a designer at my last full-time employment and I did open an account with a hosting company that had ColdFusion servers. If anyone has experience with Mura, Id love to hear their pro and con comments.
For fourteen years, we have been building custom CMS solutions and using all kinds of open source CMS, built primarily in PHP and .NET. The best way to choose a CMS is to look at the Eco-System around, such as
a) clients that are ready to adopt and pay for (most important)
b) availability of reliable ISPs for hosting
c) Plug-ins available (you don't want to build every little thing)
d) communities / forums (great help we all know)
e) developers to maintain (continuity is important)
f) version upgrades frequency (your customers don't want to keep paying for upgrades every now and then)
Hope you have an answer for Mura?
To be blunt I wouldn't go near Coldfusion as a base. If you're looking at a robust CMS, I would go Drupal or Sitecore dependent on your budget or Magento for ECommerce
Most of our clients coming to us running Coldfusion are looking to migrate.
Mura CMs is most beneficial for Coldfusion developers like me. The advantage is having to run it on Railo server which is opensource instead of the expensive adobe coldfusion server. You also need full access to a server. It is one of the most complete CMS out of the box out there. Its like Umbraco CMs which is for .NET developers. Both are enterprise grade but you need developers to be able to benefit from the CMS platform.
I don't have experience with that particular CMS, but I will leave you with a thought, or at least, with the benefit of my experience with obscure CMS's.
For several years, before I settled on using WordPress in 2008, I thought the task was to find the "best" CMS. I ended up implementing some sites that worked fine, but couldn't be supported as the CMS shriveled up and went away.
Finally, I caught on that the real task is to find a good platform that's widely used and supported, and unlikely to go away any time soon. What followed was more clients, more money, and more peace of mind.
So I guess that's a "con" for Mura?