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21 August, 2017

Developer training

Join us for a two day CiviCRM developer training on the 9th and 10th October (straight after CiviCON UK). The course covers everything you need to know to get up and running as a CiviCRM developer, and more. The training is delivered by CiviCRM experts from the UK, Europe, and further afield. At its core is a set of sessions that cover everything you need to get your development environment up and running, and to start writing extensions and improving core. As well as this, we're running a set of master classes on the latest techniques and technologies by...

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16 August, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, CiviCRM, Extensions


mosaico native email builder for civicrm compucorp and veda consulting

At Wanna Pixel, Inc., we have been excited about Mosaico, a drag-n-drop email builder native to CiviCRM, for quite awhile. Most designers and nonprofit staff alike have struggled to use the CiviCRM mailing feature to create responsive email campaigns. Three years ago, I wrote an article about the...

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14 August, 2017
By totten
Filed under Architecture, Release, Tips

Compatibility with PHP 5.3 will end in December 2017, and compatibility with PHP 5.4 will end in March 2018. These changes follow a number of discussions and a multi-year deprecation process. The current recommended version is PHP 5.6.

Discussion

According to php.net, PHP v5.5.x became "end of life" in July 2016. This means that the official publishers of PHP no longer support v5.5.x -- if there are security issues in the PHP runtime, the PHP...

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08 August, 2017
By totten
Filed under Architecture, Release

The 4.7.24 release is scheduled for the first Wednesday of September. Ordinarily, there would be an announcement about the release-candidate (RC) in mid-August, but we're doing something a bit different this time around -- extending the RC to a full month, which mean the RC is available now at http://download.civicrm.org/latest. Testing out the RC is a great way to ensure that your systems will continue to work in the next release. Let me talk about how this change helps.

The Background

Quality-control for a new release is...

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03 August, 2017
Filed under v4.7, Release
CiviCRM August release is here: CiviCRM v. 4.7.23 is released!
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.23 can be accessed  here
 
Please note this version includes:
 
  1. Changes to database schema 
  2. API changes 
  3. ...
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02 August, 2017
By jwelp
Filed under CiviCon

...are growing!

At CiviCon Cologne in June we had this mysterious wooden cubes as little give-aways. Every participant took one home and now we want to see the plants!

Please comment this post and publish a photo of your magic cube.

At CiviCon UK in October we will nominate the greenest fingers…

We are curious about it!

SYSTOPIA

01 August, 2017
By guyiac
Filed under CiviCamp, CiviCon

CiviCamp Is coming to Hartford! This inaugural event is taking place on Monday, October 2nd at the beautiful and iconic Connecticut Science Center on the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT. 

Presented by Greenleaf Advancement, Kilakwa AssociatesEveryday Democracy, and Tadpole Collective, this low-cost, one day event will be targeted to existing CiviCRM users as well as nonprofit professionals interested in exploring Civi...

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01 August, 2017
Filed under CiviCon

Ends Friday 4th August

BOOK NOW HERE

We have worked hard to lower costs to make this one-day event accessible for everyone - tickets are £75 but if you book by 4th August you will only pay £50!

CiviCON UK - Friday 6th October - NW1 London

We will be announcing topics throughout the run-up - and are excited to share the first confirmed sessions:

  • Introduction to CiviCRM
  • CiviCRM events - how to create and manage your events and conferences with online...
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01 August, 2017

I'm please to announce the release of a new Smart Debit extension for CiviCRM 4.7.

The new extension is based on the vedaconsulting (https://vedaconsulting.co.uk) extensions for previous releases of CiviCRM but is rewritten and includes a number of new features and enhancements.  Development and Testing has been funded by Circle Interactive (https://circle-interactive.co.uk) and implemented by MJW Consulting (https://www.mjwconsult.co.uk).

...

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21 July, 2017

CiviCooP and Systopia and Palasthotel have been working together on CiviProxy and CiviProxy. This blog is a round up of what we have achieved in the last couple of days. The first thing we have achieved is that we had fun and a very good work atmosphere. We made long days and made lots of progress.

What are CiviProxy and CiviMcRestFace?

CiviProxy is a script to act as an application firewall for CiviCRM. It could be used to put your civicrm in secure network. CiviProxy is the gatekeeper to which external systems, such as your website,...

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