Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:18
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CiviCRM August release is here: CiviCRM v. 4.7.23 is released!


Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.23 can be accessed  here
Please note this version includes:
  1. Changes to database schema 
  2. API changes 
  3. Configuration changes 
  4. Fixes for installation/upgrade process to a previous version 
  5. New features 
  6. Bug fixes


Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here.



  •  Core CiviCRM updates:
  1. Improve handling of overdue activities More details. 
  2. Enable Farsi (fa_IR), Serbian (sr_RS), Ukrainian (uk_UA) in the languages option group so that we can install in those languages More details.
  3. Import, add 'Primary' as an address location More details
  4. Add filter - activity date and status on search criteria of activity listing More details. 
  •  CiviCase
  1. Allowed statuses per case-type More details. 
  2. Case multi/single client settings More details.
  • CiviContribute 
  1. Use civicontribute permission for contribution recur.cancel More details. 
  2. Include human readable contribution's custom field label in token widget for Thankyou letter More details.
  3. Add in password type field availability and apply to payment processor fields More details. 


  • CiviMember

Add submit credit card membership link on membership form More details.


  • Drupal integration 

Support Drupal aliases for event links in Views More details. 


In addition to this list, this release includes over 50 bug fixes and improvements. 


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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