CiviCRM 5.70 Release

2024-02-16 06:00
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dev-team - official CiviCRM announcement

CiviCRM version 5.70.0 is now ready to download. This is a regular monthly release. Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:

Users of the CiviCRM Extended Security Releases (ESR) do not need to upgrade. The current version of ESR is CiviCRM 5.69.x.

We are committed to keeping CiviCRM free and open, forever. We depend on your support to help make that happen. We thank all our partners, members and ESR subscribers, who are regular financial contributors. If you can, please donate.

What's new in CiviCRM 5.70

Display images in SearchKit
Build member directories and other listings that display headshots, logos, and more.

FormBuilder date improvements
FormBuilder can now set default dates. Great for adding a hidden "submitted on" date set to today.

UI Overhaul
More screens have the new user interface, making them faster and easier to customize: Relationships tab, Notes tab, CiviCampaign dashboard.

Slow smart group detector
If you have slow smart groups, they will be detected and logged so you can review them later.

Big thanks to Andie Hunt and Alice Frumin for putting up together release notes. If you are upgrading from a very old version of CiviCRM, see the version-specific upgrade tasks.

This release was developed by the following code authors:

19ATF72; AGH Strategies - Andie Hunt; Artful Robot - Rich Lott; Benjamin W; BrightMinded Ltd - Bradley Taylor; Business & Code - Alain Benbassat; Christian Wach; Circle Interactive - Pradeep Nayak; CiviCoop - Jaap Jansma; CiviCRM - Coleman Watts, Tim Otten; Compuco - Olayiwola Odunsi; Coop SymbioTIC - Mathieu Lutfy; Dave D; European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) - Benjamin Bock; Fuzion - Jitendra Purohit; Humanists UK - Andrew West;; JMA Consulting - Seamus Lee; Joinery - Allen Shaw; Lemniscus - Noah Miller; Makoa - Usha F. Matisson; Megaphone Technology Consulting - Jon Goldberg; mflandorfer; MJW Consulting - Matthew Wire; Nicol Wistreich; patricklam; Squiffle Consulting - Aidan Saunders; Stephen Palmstrom; Third Sector Design - Michael McAndrew, William Mortada; Wikimedia Foundation - Eileen McNaughton, Elliott Eggleston.

Most authors also reviewed code for this release; in addition, the following reviewers contributed their comments:

Agileware - Justin Freeman; Australian Greens - John Twyman; chumkui; CiviCoop - Jaap Jansma; civicrm-builder; CiviDesk - Yashodha Chaku; Francesc Bassas i Bullich; JMA Consulting - Monish Deb; John Kingsnorth; Skvare - Mark Hanna; Tadpole Collective - Kevin Cristiano; Wildsight - Lars Sander-Green.

New Extensions

  • Control Profile Visiblity - Control the accessibility of your profile based on your role, even if you give permissions to the CMS like profile create, 'profile listings', etc.
  • Committee Structures Synchronisation - Facilitates the initial import and continuous update of third-party data.
  • CiviRemote Event - Provides additional features to CiviCRM's events. In particular, you will be able to configure events in CiviCRM, display/use that information in other remote systems and submit registrations for those events back to CiviCRM.
  • CiviRemote Event Form Editor - Build event registration forms with an editor. Those forms can be used in the Remote Events extension.
  • Twingle API - Integrates Twingle donation and membership forms with CiviCRM.
  • Project60 Membership Extension - aims to provide tools for a "European" interpretation of the "membership" concept.
  • Store Contribution Page on the Recurring Contribution - When a new contribution recur is created by a contribution page store the contribution page ID also on the contribution recur entity.
  • DocBot - Provides a dashboard widget with a chatbot trained on the CiviCRM documentation.
  • Front-end minimal theme - front-end theme that stops Bootstrap3 from loading, removes most of CiviCRM's CSS and uses CSS variables to style the most important elements, with goal of making it quick to style CiviCRM elements (buttons, input boxes, tables, etc) to match your front-end theme.

View all latest extensions

What else?

Join us for CiviCamp Montreal! It's a great opportunity to meet other CiviCRM users, CiviCRM developers and members of the CiviCRM core team. CiviCamp Montreal is on February 28, with pre-camp trainings and a code/documentation sprint afterwards. Early-bird registrations are now open!

Support CiviCRM

We are committed to keeping CiviCRM free and open, forever. We depend on your support to help make that happen.

CiviCRM is community driven and is sustained through contributions, fantastic ideas, solidarity, food and drinks at code sprints, and financial support from its community. Help CiviCRM do a world of good.

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