Enterprise Hosting for CiviCRM

Way back when, in the early days of CiviCRM, there were two CMS’s supported, Drupal and Joomla, and CiviCRM’s codebase was complicated, but ran reasonably well. After a few years, the code was greatly improved but also significantly expanded to include a tremendous amount of additional functionality, and thus CiviCRM became a serious server resource hog. Finding hosting that could run it at all was sometimes a challenge and finding a host that could run it well was difficult.

How to Customize CiviCRM Pages with jQuery

There are three ways one can customize the look of CiviCRM pages:
  1. Customizing CiviCRM templates
  2. Custom CSS in a Joomla! template or Drupal theme
  3. Custom jQuery code
In this post we will review them and provide a few examples of the most complicated method, jQuery manipulation. Customizing CiviCRM templates This method is described in depth on our wiki under Theming CiviCRM and the subpages therein.

CiviCRM for Ticketing and Attendance

Overview

This is a brief introduction to how CiviCRM can be used for ticketing and attendance purposes, via custom Drupal modules. The concept is to provide printable tickets for event registrants, and to put a unique UPC code on each ticket; then at the event itself, to provide a way for the event management staff to scan the UPC codes and easily take attendance using those codes. Such a system is in place on one site and has been used successfully.

Code