During the month of November, we made a concerted effort to stabilize the CiviCRM-Mosaico extension -- addressing several bugs, installation issues, missing features, and testing processes. I'm happy to announce a new beta releases of the Mosaico and FlexMailer extensions for CiviCRM. The updates include ~160 commits from ~15 contributors.
v2.0-beta3 has been made possible through the work of over a dozen people. Multiple contributions were provided by the maintainers (Deepak Srivastava of Veda and Tim Otten of CiviCRM) as well as the Compucorp theming team (Maged Adel, Mihael Mladenov, Mukesh Ram), Matthew Wire (MJW), and Samuel Vanhove (SymbioTIC). Additional contributions were provided by Anne Dru, David Snopek, Francesc Bassas, Jitendra Purohit, John Kingsnorth, Matthew Roberts, and Philipp Batroff. And, of course, all of this is built on the great upstream project, Void Labs' Mosaico.
(And I apologize if I've...Read more
With a clear roadmap towards improved CiviCRM experience, Agiliway team keeps aligning CiviCRM software capabilities with an end-user working environment. The newly released CiviCalendar extension is our most recent solution and an absolutely necessary stop. From now on CiviCRM users can easily visualize their daily, weekly and monthly activities within CiviCRM.
CiviCalendar is styled to resemble Microsoft Outlook Calendar. For visual distinction the list view is replaced with graphic calendar squares, while entries are shown in different colors. User-friendly interface and intuitive navigation make it a breeze for users to add items to the CRM calendar or view tasks...Read more
Today, Skvare has released a new version of CiviCRM Entity, 2.0-beta11. This release contains a new feature, an admin configuration page which allows site administrators to disable exposure of entity types to Drupal.
CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which exposed CiviCRM API entity types as native Drupal entity types, providing Views, Rules, Entity Reference field integration, and Drupal native pages and forms for each. It supports both CiviCRM 4.6 LTS and CiviCRM 4.7.
Previous versions of CiviCRM Entity allowed developers to control access to Drupal based pages and forms for entity types, but there was no way for administrators to control what entity types were available in Views, Rules, or Entity Reference fields. As CiviCRM Entity has evolved over the past 2 years, over 45 entity types have been supported, including all the major financial record types. There are cases where many of these entity...Read more
I just published a small extension (funded by Amnesty International Vlaanderen) to prevent the REST API requests still coming through when the site is in maintenance mode.
The extension is CiviCRM native and the structure is based on the CiviCRM User Framework. However, as I have little to no experience with a CMS other than Drupal, I have only implemented the Drupal module. Would be really great if others could add the same trick for the other CMS's!
- check if API request originated from REST (api_key and key in the request)
- if yes, check if CMS is in maintenance mode
- if yes, throw API_Exception with error code maintenance_mode
The extension can be found here.Read more
Our new extension aims to enable charities/organisations to manage their supporters in a GDPR compliant manner. GDPR in itself does not introduce many new directives however it does make organisation appointed officials directly responsible for any breach in directive and therefore has a degree of responsibility which had been missing from previous iterations.
It’s important to understand that simply implementing an opt in process and assuming all contacts are opted out overnight is probably not what is best for your organisation, there are many factors to consider before determining that a formal opt in is required. For example a membership organisation is well within its rights to assume that member communications are assumed opt in unless the member explicitly opts out. Its also a fair assumption where contacts have been imported from third party fundraising systems, where they can represent your charity and they have stated they are happy to be...Read more
Have you ever wondered whether those Event or Membership Reminders actually get delivered?
And what about those automatic Receipts that go out? Ever wished you could see what the heck was actually being sent?
With the help of funding from Agileware (Canberra, Australia), several Fuzion clients, and Fuzion's own contribution, we have put a couple of our extensions in to a single bundle to bring these goodies to a wider audience.
By default CiviCRM only performs bounce handling when sending via CiviMail, but not when sending transactional emails such as scheduled reminders, event registrations, contribution receipts and the like. This extension addresses that limitation.
How is this happening?
This extension creates a pseudo-...Read more
Greetings from Montréal!
We have officially released CDN Tax Receipts extension 1.4.0 for 4.6 / 4.7 : https://civicrm.org/extensions/cdn-tax-receipts
- single, aggregate and annual receipting
- one-off and bulk receipting
- email and print methods
- default layout (logo, watermark, authorized signature) and press-ready PDF template options - detailed reporting (receipts issued; contributions eligible but receipts not yet issued)
- uses non-deductible amount field
- uses financial_type -> is_deductible settings
- works for lineItems
- hooks: hook_cdntaxreceipts_eligible(); hook_cdntaxreceipts_eligibleAmount(); hook_cdntaxreceipts_writeReceipt();
- email tracked opening feature
We have worked with (and continue to work with) a BDO Tax Partner who has strong ties to...Read more
Ginkgo Street Labs is pleased to announce the availability of CiviVolunteer 2.2.2 for CiviCRM 4.7.21 and above. Site administrators maintaining an older version of CiviCRM should upgrade core before upgrading CiviVolunteer.
This release includes five bugfixes. The most substantial of these is VOL-310, which arose from changes introduced to CiviCRM core's Angular integration in version 4.7.21 and which resulted in a more or less complete breakage of the extension. Thanks to Bob Silvern for bug reports and patch testing; Travis Megee and Eric Goldhagen for patch testing; Agileware for patch testing, contributed code, and funding; Eileen McNaughton, Fuzion, and Tadpole Collective for funding; and Tim Otten for providing various technical signposts.
This is important...Read more
At Wanna Pixel, Inc., we have been excited about Mosaico, a drag-n-drop email builder native to CiviCRM, for quite awhile. Most designers and nonprofit staff alike have struggled to use the CiviCRM mailing feature to create responsive email campaigns. Three years ago, I wrote an article about the responsive template I created for CiviCRM users, hoping to help ease this struggle.
Before Mosaico, there were two options for email building when using CiviCRM.
- Use responsive html templates and spend hours editing them whenever you wanted to make a change.
- Integrate with MailChimp and lose some data and token access. ...
I'm please to announce the release of a new Smart Debit extension for CiviCRM 4.7.
The new extension is based on the vedaconsulting (https://vedaconsulting.co.uk) extensions for previous releases of CiviCRM but is rewritten and includes a number of new features and enhancements. Development and Testing has been funded by Circle Interactive (https://circle-interactive.co.uk) and implemented by MJW Consulting (https://www.mjwconsult.co.uk).
The new extension includes the following features and enhancements:
- Integrated reconciliation functionality - useful when smart debit and civicrm are not in sync (for example, you've been using smart debit before you integrated it with CiviCRM).
- Easy to use settings page with context help.
- Automated daily synchronisation with smartdebit for all...