Blog posts by colemanw

Keep up-to-date with blogs from the core team, working groups, developers, users and champions worldwide. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular updates by email. We also have an RSS feed.
January 9, 2020
By colemanw Filed under Form Builder

The Core Team has been hard at work on the new Form Builder for CiviCRM. Code-named "Afform" (the Affable Administrative Angular Form Framework) - the project is growing into a robust app for composing forms for all different purposes.

After months of development we're happy to announce the first public Alpha release, which you can download and try for yourself at https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/afform/-/tags

Read more
May 7, 2019
By colemanw Filed under Form Builder, Architecture, Extensions

With generous support from the community funding our first Form Builder Make-it-happen campaign, Tim Otten & Coleman Watts have begun regular code sprints for phase 1 of the Form Builder project. The extension is evolving rapidly, but I wanted to take a break from development for a few minutes to update you on what we've accomplished so far and where we go from here.

Read more
December 6, 2018
By colemanw Filed under Extensions

It's a nice day to... LEEEEExIIIIIIIM!

Read more
September 11, 2018
By colemanw 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.

Read more
August 9, 2018
By colemanw 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.

Read more
July 20, 2018
By colemanw Filed under Extensions

Configurable contact summary layouts are coming soon. Help make it happen!

Read more
December 22, 2017
By colemanw Filed under CiviCRM

Welcome to the December core team update - special holiday edition. There's lots of goodies under the tree and we can't wait for you to open them.

What we've been working on:

The core team is transitioning to a monthly task cycle where we'll publicly set a goal for the month, work on it and report back to the community afterwards. To bring you up to speed on our goals and accomplishments over the past few months:

Read more
April 17, 2017
By colemanw Filed under API, Make it happen
Read more
March 31, 2017
By colemanw Filed under Release

Firefox is at version 52, Chrome is at 55, where does the number inflation game end?

Let the countdown begin! This April, the CiviCRM core team proudly announces we're going negative! It works for politicians, why not your favorite CRM for the Civic sector?

“When they go high, we'll go low.”

Read more