Greetings, CiviCRM community!
The May release of CiviCRM is now ready to download.
Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.
The release notes for 5.1.0 can be accessed here
Complete list of 5.1.0 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here
. Thanks to everyone involved!
This version includes:
Fixes for installation and upgrade issues
WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 5.1.0:
The focus for this month's release has been on bug fixes but there are a few improvements notably
Reports that don't have detailed information about contacts now no longer join to the address, phone, and email tables. More details here
Expose description field for option values in UI.
Custom field options have a description field; now it can be set from the user interface and viewed when managing option values. More details here
View custom data for recurring contributions.
This resolves a problem where custom data could be set for recurring contributions but could not be viewed outside of the API. More details available here
Add activities to recent items on view and edit.
A recently viewed or edited activity will now appear on the list of recent items in Backdrop, Drupal, and Joomla. More details available here
Replace payment details block with editable payment list on 'Edit Contribution' form.
The backend contribution edit form is now based on the same payment editing interface as events with multiple payments. More details available here
Tweak layout on contribution view screen to make payments clearer.
When viewing a contribution on the back end, a table of payments now displays immediately below the total amount. More details available here
Show warning on system status page if reply_id for mailing is not set to any default.
This warns users if no auto-reply message is selected as default, as this will prevent CiviMail messages from being submitted. More details available here
Add activity created_date, modified_date and original_id fields to views. More details available here
If you are installing CiviCRM 5.0 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:
Authorize.net users:: Prior to 4.7, CiviCRM forced Authorize.net to send out receipt emails regardless of Authorize.net configuration. From 4.7 onwards this will not happen and you should log into your Authorize.net interface and configure whether you want Authorize.net to send out receipts (in addition to those sent by CiviCRM).
Lybunt report users:: Some fields that were previously mandatory on Lybunt are now optional. On new reports they are on by default but you might need to check the fields you want are selected for existing reports.