Blog posts by colemanw

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March 6, 2016
By colemanw Filed under API

Mark your calendars, the api team will be doing a webinar introducing api version 4 on Thurs March 24 12:15pm EST.

For anyone that's developed an extension or other integration with CiviCRM, you know how important a good api is. CiviCRM's api version 3 is incredibly useful - it's mature, stable, tested, robust, and even has a handy gui explorer that writes code for you!

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January 4, 2016
By colemanw Filed under CiviCRM

The Core Team is very happy to announce that CiviCRM version 4.7 will be released on January 27th. Packed with both fixes and new improvements, 4.7 is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication from the community. If you’ve not demo’d it yet, check it out. If you’re planning to upgrade to 4.7 out of the gate, we encourage you to test a beta on a copy of your organization’s data and ensure that it’s bug-free for you.

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December 18, 2015
By colemanw Filed under Sprints

Want to help CiviCRM integrate with Drupal8 (or Backdrop or WordPress)? Want a winter getaway and a chance to go skiing? Hey, you can have both!

Come join us for the CMS-Integration Sprint in Vail, CO Jan 30 to Feb 4 2016.

Big thanks for Nicolas Ganivet at CiviDesk for sponsoring this event and generously donating the venue!

We'll be working on:

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August 25, 2015
By colemanw Filed under v4.6, Release, Security Releases

If you are currently using 4.6.7 and your site uses ACLs to segment access to contacts you are strongly encouraged to upgrade. The 4.6.7 release included a regression in the ACL system which caused certain contact access permissions to behave improperly. The 4.4 LTS branch was unaffected.

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August 19, 2015
By colemanw Filed under v4.6, v4.4, Release, Security Releases

The latest releases of CiviCRM 4.6 and 4.4 LTS include 2 moderately critical security fixes. While these issues are unlikely to affect the average CiviCRM site, it is recommended to upgrade to the latest version to keep your site as secure as possible.

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July 11, 2015
By colemanw Filed under Extensions, Interface and design

At the code sprint after CiviCon Denver, Tyrell Cook and I tackled some much-needed updates to Civi's wysiwyg system. A wysiwyg editor (what you see is what you get) is the mini word processor you use to compose emails, activities, notes, and other rich-text in CiviCRM forms.

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June 17, 2015
By colemanw Filed under v4.6, Release

The team is super excited to announce that CiviCRM 4.6.4 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.6 demo site.

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May 27, 2015
By colemanw Filed under Documentation

Q: Want to help the new CiviCRM StackExchange site succeed, but don't have spare time/brainpower for answering difficult questions?

A: That's okay! It turns out that the one thing this fledgling site needs the most is also the easiest thing you can do. Voting!

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March 4, 2015
By colemanw Filed under Release, Security Releases

An important security update is being released for both the latest version of CiviCRM and the long-term-support version. We recommend you upgrade immediately to maintain the security of your site.

For more information on the security issues see:

CIVI-SA-2015-001 - Arbitrary file read

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February 25, 2015
By colemanw Filed under API, Documentation, Tips

Whether you're just getting started with customizing CiviCRM or you already think you know everything about it, I invite you to spend a few minutes playing with the new API Explorer in 4.6. You'll be glad you did.

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