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17 September, 2018
By guyiac
Filed under CiviCamp, Training

CiviCamp Hartford 2018 is coming this coming Monday, 9/24, and for only $30 will feature:

  • an amazing 15 sessions
  • lightening talks
  • a community bar (to get help with your CiviCRM issues)
  • a keynote address by Project Manager Joshua Gowans
  • lunch
  • two coffee breaks
  • an on-site end-of-day reception with a complimentary drink ticket.

The iconic Connecticut Science Center is...

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16 September, 2018
By ramesh

 

I had always been thinking of developing a mobile app for CiviCRM and in the process of achieving the same, I have released an initial version of my mobile app just for Android named as SMARTCIVI.

What is Smartcivi?

Smartcivi is an Android mobile application for CiviCRM which is used for displaying CiviCRM content in Mobile Application – For now smartcivi is just a read only application.

In this version of SmartCivi you will have the following option listing a basic information of CiviCRM Data in the...

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12 September, 2018
Filed under Release
This latest CiviCRM 5.5 release is now ready to download. 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.5 can be accessed here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Complete list of 5.5 contributors (it's...
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11 September, 2018
Filed under Extensions

It's here! Thanks to over $16,000 contributed by 24 individuals and organizations, we are pleased to announce the official release of the Contact Layout Editor. The success of this Make-It-Happen campaign is a tribute to the power of the CiviCRM user community coming together to create something that benefits everyone. Originally seed funded by the Wikimedia Foundation (BIG thanks to WMF for this!), the Contact Layout Editor MIH went on to raise funds from these incredible...

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29 August, 2018
Filed under Training

This two hour training session taught by Cividesk is a great introduction to CiviContribute and will help you optimize this module to record and track contributions to your non-profit and improve your interaction with your donors.

Click here to learn more about the topics covered in the Fundamentals of Contribution Management and to register for this class held on Wednesday, September 5th at 9 am MT/11 am ET.  

If you have any...

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28 August, 2018
By Eileen
Filed under Architecture
This blog serves as advance notice of our intention to stop supporting php versions 5.5, 5.6 and our ongoing evaluation of 7.0.
 
For php 5.5 we intend to end support in January 2019.
This is already unsupported by php and we strongly recommend you upgrade off it as soon as possible. The release in February 2019 will be the first release that does not support php 5.5
 
For php 5.6 our TARGET is to end support in September 2019 (Oct release would support php 7.0+).
Php 5.6 and...
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15 August, 2018
Filed under Training

Adding custom fields in CiviCRM and understanding how to edit profiles allow you to customize your database to collect and store the data relevant to your non-profit.

Learn best practices for creating custom fields so your data is stored in the most logical place in CiviCRM and how to create online forms and registration pages by adding those custom fields to a profile. Find out more about different uses of profiles in CiviCRM and how you can maximize this powerful feature!

Join Cividesk training manager Susan Engeman in this informative two hour online training session, "...

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11 August, 2018
Filed under Extensions

Do you need to collect a "real" signature from your contacts and store it on their contact record?

If you use Drupal Webform you can embed an electronic signature directly using the new webform_civicrm_esign module developed by MJW Consulting and Northbridge Digital.

The signature is saved to a "file" type custom field on...

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09 August, 2018
Filed under Extensions

One of the most requested features in CiviCRM over the years has been to tweak the Contact Summary page. That's the main Contact view, the "heart" of CiviCRM. And now, thanks to 12 donors contributing a total of $12,860.00 in the past month, we've almost reached our goal. Extension development is underway and beta testers have been wowed with the power and ease of designing their own Contact Summary layout with only a few clicks. Some key features of the extension:

  • Drag-n-drop blocks around to configure...
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08 August, 2018

In this blog post I want to show how you could use the new form processor extension to handle form submissions from an external website.

My (imaginary) organisation provides buddies for young people and the form on our website is submitted when somebody is interested in becoming a buddy for a teenager. We ask for the name, address, e-mail, telephone number, birth date and gender.

After the person has submitted the form one of our employees should make an intake phone call with the person and this should happen within...

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