Blog posts by bgm

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June 15, 2020
By bgm Filed under Tools, Community, Marketing and Promotion

As part of the ongoing website upgrade, the CiviCRM extension directory has received a few upgrades. More precisely, we changed a few configurations and workflows on the page listing CiviCRM extensions and how new releases (extension updates) are regularly added to that directory.

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May 6, 2020
By bgm Filed under Drupal

As of CiviCRM 5.25, the minimum required PHP version is version 7.1, with PHP 7.3 being the recommended version. Since Drupal 6 does not support PHP 7.1 (except LTS vendors, such as myDropWizard), and since there are very few active CiviCRM sites on Drupal 6, we have decided to officially stop supporting Drupal 6.

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April 5, 2020
By bgm Filed under Tools, Community, Internationalization and Localization, Marketing and Promotion

Back in September 2019, we had announced a plan to upgrade the content management system (CMS) running the civicrm.org website, as well as plans to make civicrm.org available in many languages. Today I'm happy to announce that we have reached a major milestone: most of the static content, user logins, blogs and many CiviCRM forms are now being served from Drupal8.

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September 5, 2019
By bgm Filed under Tools, Community, Internationalization and Localization, Marketing and Promotion

As many of you know, the civicrm.org is both the main site for promoting CiviCRM, and also where we blog, list extensions, promote partners and contributors, list the events organized by the community, showcase case studies, jobs offers, and provide many more feature

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April 15, 2017
By bgm Filed under CiviCamp

CiviCamp Montreal is a one-day event to discover CiviCRM, learn new tricks and share your experiences. The event will feature two tracks of sessions with a wide array of topics, from beginner to power-user, including a special focus on requirements for organisations North of the border, such as Canadian payment processors, event/membership taxes, tax receipts and translation.

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February 15, 2016
By bgm Filed under CiviMail, Tips

On 9 February 2016, Gmail announced it would warn users when they receive e-mail that was not encrypted by the sender. After all, e-mail often includes personnal information, but has historically never been encrypted. A webmail might use https, an IMAP account is usually using encryption as well, but users do not have an easy way to know if the communication between two e-mail servers is encrypted.

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June 5, 2015
By bgm Filed under Community, Drupal

For those of you in the New York City area, 16-19 July 2015 is NYC Drupal Camp (pronounced "nice camp"), an annual grassroots non-profit conference run by volunteers. The event covers a broad range of topics related to Drupal. As part of the camp, the developers of the Aegir hosting system have organised the first Aegir Summit, 16-17 July.

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November 14, 2014
By bgm Filed under Meetups

The CiviCRM Montreal meetups are back, don't miss the next meetup, on Wednesday November 19th! This time we are also hosting a community "clinic" from 5pm to 6pm. Evaluating CiviCRM for your organisation? Questions on day to day usage, administration or development? We will do our best to answer. First come, first served! Please register as soon as possible, so that we may plan the event accordingly.

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January 13, 2014
By bgm Filed under Community, Internationalization and Localization

My first project with CiviCRM goes back to 2006, when I had to deploy a solution to track and report the activities of 25 volunteer activity centers. It ran a beta version of CiviCRM 1.7. It was rather basic, the implementation had a lot of custom code, but it worked. There were a few issues, however, and one of them was that the French translation was incomplete.

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December 6, 2012
By bgm Filed under CiviContribute, Extensions

An organisation I work with wishes to extend the Personal Campaign Page (PCP) to allow teams to raise money either using their group PCP page, or individual PCP pages of each team member. In other words, the team organiser creates a PCP page and sets a team objective. The organiser then invites members to join its group. By doing so, the team member creates its own PCP page with a personnal objective.

In terms of functionality:

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