Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:03
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First CiviCRM release this year has happened: CiviCRM v. 4.7.16 and 4.6.26 are now released. 


First of all, Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.16 can be accessed  here


Complete list of 4.7 team can be found here. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!


  •  Core CiviCRM updates:
Added colours for tags and activity statuses. More details here and here.
Favourite activities. More details here.
Improvements to activity search filters. More details here.
  • CiviCase
Case types can now be configured to restrict the available case statuses. More details.
  • CiviContribute
You can now insert tokens for contribution custom fields. More details here.
A "Record Payment" button is now available on contributions. Read more about this feature.
  • CiviEvent
The field for re-using the location of another event now uses a select2 widget. See more here.
  • CiviMail

Extensions can now specify mailing template types with template options. See more details here

  • Drupal Integration Modules

Several small improvements were made, making it easier to install CiviCRM on Drupal 8 using Buildkit. More details.

Apart from this list there were also numerous bug fixes and updates included in this release. 


If you are installing CiviCRM 4.7 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions: users:: Prior to 4.7, CiviCRM forced to send out receipt emails regardless of configuration. From 4.7 onwards this will not happen and you should log into your interface and configure whether you want 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.



If your site is highly customized with special code or theming for CiviCRM you will want to upgrade a test copy first and test your customizations. For everyone else, follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running with 4.7.
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Thanks a lot for putting together the list of new features - I am sure many people appreciate this!