We are excited to announce that our 1.9 Beta release is now available for download
, AND to try out on our demo
This release is focused on CiviMail
- and unlike previous public demos, you can use the CiviMail menus and features. However, no actual mail will be sent from the site. You can view Release Highlights here
. The resolved issues list
sports the implementation details and lists fixed bugs.
Check Out these New Features
- Create and Send Mailings - Check out the changes in the CiviMail "Send Mailing" wizard, including an integrated WYSIWYG rich-text editor. You can also try out the new Mailing search feature.
- Easy-to-use Mailing List Subscription Form - You can now direct constituents to a built-in "sign-up" form for ALL public mailing lists, OR for a specific list.
- Groups - You can now search for Groups from Manage Groups. Also, click Settings for a group to see the new Group Type feature, and assign your group to be used as a Mailing List and/or and Access Control group.
You can download CiviCRM 1.9 Beta at our download page
. Select from the civicrm-latest
section. The filenames include the 1.9 Beta label:
. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal or Joomla). As announced previously, 1.9 and all subsequent versions of CiviCRM require PHP 5. PHP 4 is no longer supported.
If you are installing CiviCRM 1.9 Beta from scratch, you can use the manual installation instructions linked below (these are for CiviCRM 1.8, but shouldn’t change):
Upgrading from 1.8
If you are upgrading an existing 1.8 site (working with a copy of the site, of course), we have provided a database upgrade script. Instructions for upgrading are here:
Reporting Issues and Bugs
We look forward to getting your feedback on the release in the coming days. Bugs should be reported via our issue tracking system
. Please select 1.9 in the ‘Affects Version’ dropdown. You will need to register as a user – this ensures that we can follow-up with you on your bug reports if necessary. Please ensure that the bug you’ve found is not reported already; also, there still are some issues
open against CiviCRM 1.9.