Blog posts by jchester

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June 24, 2015
By jchester Filed under v4.6, Documentation

Find out how to use all the new 4.6 features and read the re-vamped Events chapter at

First the formalities...

Thank you to the people who contributed to this update including Joanne Chester, Maya Gibb, Roshani Kothari, Michael McAndrew, Joe Murray, Kate Sneed, Galata Tona and any others I have forgotten to mention.

Now for an explanation...

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December 2, 2014
By jchester Filed under Documentation

Having gone on long car journeys with young children before the ACPED (Age of Cheap Personal Electronic Devices), I am very familiar with “Are we there yet?”  Now I usually only hear it in my head as I try to make light of the longer than 12-hour flights I have to endure as an Australian who likes to attend CiviCon. Lately, however, it is there whenever I visit the CiviCRM Area 51 site on Stack Exchange.

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August 25, 2014
By jchester Filed under Case studies and user stories

The 4.5 Documentation Dash,held on Sunday, July  27th and Monday July 28th, was a remote sprint designed to finish documenting all the new features coming up in CiviCRM 4.5 and finalise the restructured Membership section.  With typical CiviCRM flexibility people worked on issues before, during and after the designated Dash days.

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July 18, 2014
By jchester Filed under Documentation

"...not on those days." 

"...I am very new to CiviCRM."

"...I don't understand what I need to do."

Read more for answers to you concerns.


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July 18, 2014
By jchester Filed under v4.5, Documentation, Sprints

Join us during our Documentation Dash (remote sprint) on Sunday 27th July and Monday 28th July to help get the new edition of the User and Administrator Guide ready for release at the same time as the stable version of 4.5.

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November 8, 2013
By jchester Filed under v4.4, Documentation

At the recent Dalesbridge sprint, members of the documentation team updated the user and administration book.

We included new features for 4.4, expanded on some previously under-documented areas and re-organised some content to make things easier to find.

The new version of the book has now been published at

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October 7, 2013
By jchester Filed under Sprints

As the first full day of the Dalesbridge sprint ends, I have no regrets about taking leave from work and flying halfway round the world to participate in my first CiviCRM sprint.

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