Extended Security Release
CiviCRM version 5.27.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release. It is also a new CiviCRM Extended Security Releases (ESR), which will have support for security updates for the next six months.
Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience: https://civicrm.org/download
Important announcements and reminders:
If you’re not already aware, CiviCRM version 5.13 shipped this past Wednesday. In addition to this being the normal monthly release of the latest stable version of CiviCRM, it will also serve as the next version of CiviCRM ESR, officially in August. Finally, CiviCRM version 5.13 will be the last version of CiviCRM to support PHP 5.6.
There’s a lot here to digest, so let’s break it down with a few questions.
CiviCRM Users by Version
The first Wednesday of the month is an important day for the CiviCRM community. It’s the day where a new, scheduled monthly release drops. These normally include bug fixes, minor features changes and improvements. Nothing earth shattering (hopefully). Upgrades are typically routine and easy. For many, this is a fairly painless process to manage, especially as the ease of upgrade and release reliability have improved over the years.