The brand new CiviCRM 4.5 is now ready for beta testing, and it's packed with improvements your organization will love.
Take the Pledge
If you have a little time to spare beta-testing 4.5, show your support by adding your name to the list of people who say "I pledge to test CiviCRM 4.5 before it's released." If you wrote or maintain a CiviCRM extension, please add that as well.
Check out the list of beta-testers and extensions who have already pledged to support 4.5.
What's New in 4.5
Many people from the CiviCRM community have come together to make this new version faster, easier to use, nicer looking, more efficient, and with some great new features as well. Check out:
A slideshow of new features in 4.5
A peek under-the-hood for developers
View the full list of improvements for 4.5
How to Test It
Ready to try out CiviCRM 4.5? There are several ways to do it:
The best and most thorough way to try out the new version is to take a copy of your organization's site and upgrade it to 4.5. Then try out all the usual things you do with CiviCRM - editing contacts, creating events, memberships, contributions, etc.
If you find a bug or have a question, let us know on the forum.