New Plugin for Mura CMS: MuraMetaGenerator

In honor of Mura's new and improved App Store, I've release another plugin for Mura CMS into the wild called MuraMetaGenerator™. In a nutshell, this allows Mura CMS to auto-generate meta keywords and descriptions for your pages.

Why Should I Use This?

There could be a number of reasons why someone would want to use MuraMetaGenerator™. One of the best reasons is that most Authors and Editors either don't have the time and/or the knowledge of what information to put in these fields to begin with.

Also, since search engines change their algorithms daily and actually rely less and less on meta keywords and meta descriptions, why not spend your time going through the actual content of your pages and making sure your content contains the information you want indexed by search engines? After all, MuraMetaGenerator™ derives its information based on the actual page content which means you'll be following 'White Hat' Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques so your search engines rankings will most likely grow organically over time.

So go ahead and let MuraMetaGenerator™ do it for you! You can grab it from http://www.getmura.com/index.cfm/app-store/apps/murametagenerator/

Blog Humor

I couldn't resist re-posting this witty comic from the folks over at xkcd. Enjoy.

How to Remove WWW from the URL in Mura CMS with ColdFusion

Recently, a Mura CMS user asked how to remove the 'www' from the URL. So I thought I would whip up a quick post on how to do it.

  1. Login to the Admin and go to your 'Site Settings' (top-right on yellow toolbar).
  2. Select the site you wish to enforce this rule on.
  3. On the 'Basic' tab, make sure you have 'yourdomain.com' in the 'Domain' field.
  4. Also, make sure you list 'www.yourdomain.com' in the 'Domain Alias List' text area.
  5. Click 'Update'
  6. Now we'll edit a file that would probably be included on each page in your site such as \{siteid}\includes\themes\merced\templates\inc\html_head.cfm
  7. Copy and paste the code below into the top of the file that is located on each page:


<cfscript>
    myDomain = "yourPreferredDomain.com";
    domainIsCorrect = true;
    if ( getPageContext().getRequest().getServerName() neq myDomain ) {
        domainIsCorrect = false;
        urlstr = "http://" & myDomain & getPageContext().getRequest().getRequestURI();
        if ( len(trim(getPageContext().getRequest().getQueryString())) ) {
            urlstr = urlstr & "
?" & getPageContext().getRequest().getQueryString();
        };
    };
</cfscript>
<cfif not domainIsCorrect><cflocation url="
#urlstr#" addtoken="false" statuscode="301" /></cfif>

That's it! Enjoy.

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