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!
WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 4.7.16
Added colours for tags and activity statuses. More details here
Favourite activities. More details here
Improvements to activity search filters. More details here
Case types can now be configured to restrict the available case statuses. More details.
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.
The field for re-using the location of another event now uses a select2 widget. See more here
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:
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.
UPGRADING TO 4.7
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.