07 January, 2020
By Stoob
Filed under Extensions

Let's ring in the New Year by spinning some new hits and timeless classics for the dancefloor at this CiviCRM extension party. 

//record scratching sound//  Wait, what's an extension, you ask?

It's an add-on so your Civi can do more things in better ways. 

The extension framework was created for CiviCRM several years ago and is analogous to a plugin for WordPress or module for Drupal.  There's an online directory of Civi extensions and an item under Administer in your Civi menu.  Those who extend their CiviCRM are encouraged to publish their work for all to share.  That's the open source community at work!  So without further adieu let's get this party started by sharing my selected playlist...

New Hits

Fresh out of the production studio, these gems are gonna rock your world.

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12 December, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

CiviCRM role-based security solution gets a fundamental boost as Agiliway releases an extension to streamline permission management within multi-unit hierarchically structured nonprofit organizations.

Who will benefit?

Suppose your organization is multidivisional with the structure that is defined by its head and subordinate entities; divisions that are spread across a country, and management tiers that are multilayered with only few overlapping responsibilities. The picture presents a sample of such organization. In this case the core CiviCRM access control functionality may not be your best fit.

By default, permissions in CiviCRM can be configured to assign the roles, set access rights to certain areas of CiviCRM and restrict or grant access to such operations as view, edit,...

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25 November, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

Right on cue CiviMobile app scales up to offer nonprofit organization’s constituents the best experience of CiviCRM functionality on their smartphones. From the outset CiviMobile offered its users fast and responsive performance of a native mobile app. Following few releases, it has accumulated wide user capabilities for CRM data management, which continue to expand.

What Is New

Groups

For nonprofits achieving social impact means raising support which usually includes growing a network of contacts, preparing presentations, organizing fundraising events, sending a significant number of emails and making numerous calls. CiviMobile has long as opened the possibility for organizations to create profiles, edit contact details, check the contact’s calendar, etc. in an instant from any place outside the office. But for all that, as the organization...

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18 November, 2019

In 1992, there was a little known new thing called the world wide web. By 1995, it was a "thing". Now, what exactly do those quotes do to the word "thing"? And what does this have to do with "entities"?  Cue my favorite programming joke.

Q: What are the two hardest problems in computer programming?

A: Naming things, garbage collection, and off-by-one calculations.

All of that joke is true, but it's the first problem that is the point of this blog post. Because "entity" is just a fancy word for "thing", i.e. coders have the same problem naming some "things" as everyone else does.

What is an Entity?

Just as in our vernacular usage, an "entity" is a "thing with something extra", and it's the "extra" that makes it an entity. To make it more concrete: lots of things can be entities, and in CiviCRM, all contacts, contributions, and events are entities. It's not to hard to think of a contact as a "thing", but in fact, a lot more things in CiviCRM are...

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14 November, 2019
Filed under Partners, CiviCRM, Extensions

Following our recent communications to the CiviCRM community regarding our enhanced iATS 1st Pay extension, we are excited to announce the formal release date will be Nov 18th .

With that in mind, we wanted to give you a quick heads up in case you  have questions.

When will the extension be launched?

Monday, November 18th 2019

What is it?

An enhanced CiviCRM Payments extension that not only delivers all of the features and functionality of the existing extension, but also allows users to take advantage of a host of additional benefits available through our  iATS 1st Pay platform. In our on-going efforts to keep things easy, it will continue to ship with Core just like our original extension. This allows users to get up and running in no time without any additional development costs.

What users can expect:

  • All the benefits...
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23 October, 2019

Building a WordPress website with integrated CiviCRM is now even easier and more awesome. Add a new plugin to your toolkit with the Content Views CiviCRM plugin, https://github.com/agileware/content-views-civicrm

The Content Views CiviCRM plugin integrates the fabulous Content Views plugin, https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-views-query-and-display-post-page/ with CiviCRM, utilising the new Data Processor extension, https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/dataprocessor

The Data Processor extension makes it incredibly easy and flexible to create new data sources for Content Views, which can then be used to design the layout and presentation of CiviCRM data on your website.

Content Views CiviCRM also supports features included with Content Views Pro...

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13 September, 2019
Filed under Extensions

We are pleased to release the new stripe extension version 6.0 just in time for the implementation of the new European PSD2 payments directive that enters into force on the 14th September.

The new release uses the Stripe Elements library which simplifies PCI compliance and allows SAQ-A certification for most sites. The extension now supports 3d secure and other client-side authentication/validation methods.

This release was funded through a Make it Happen campaign and we are still expecting to add a few more features using that funding - see https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/stripe/issues?label_name%5B%5D=MakeItHappen for a list of things we'...

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13 September, 2019

Thank you again to all who participated in our Summer Survey. We are currently reviewing the results and already have some exciting ideas that we hope to present to the community soon, so watch this space!

 

 We have a Winner

 

We would like to congratulate Larry Kuttner, IT Manager at Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, who is our lucky winner of a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of his choice.

If you would like to know more about the wonderful work NESEA does, you can check them out here: http://nesea.org/about

 

Announcement New Payments Extension

 

Last but not least, in iATS continued commitment to support the CiviCRM community, we are excited to announce the Beta release of our new iATS CiviCRM payment extension. We are committed to providing the most advanced, secure & fully integrated payments platform to meet the...

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11 September, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

As the CiviMobile version numbers continue to increment, the user experience of the mobile application improves with exponential growth. Members of NGOs and nonprofits are no longer office bound by a desktop CiviCRM application. What they have instead is a core CiviCRM functionality at their fingertips every time and everywhere. Our new release of CiviMobile 4.1 further refines the app introducing custom field functionality, among other updates.

What Is New

Custom Fields

Developed with focus on varying user needs, CiviMobile will now grant organizations a unique possibility to track relevant information about their constituents beyond standard fields CiviCRM enables by default. Now that CiviMobile supports custom fields, users will view relevant data which are related to the organization’s specific area of interest. Be it someone's language level, awards or high school graduation date,...

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29 August, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

What’s the Purpose?

CiviCRM has been used within NGO’s and non-profits for organizing its internal processes and policies. Sometimes it might be difficult to access CiviCRM and use all its benefits. Thus, Agiliway has released the native mobile application known as CiviMobile for more convenient use. It integrates the databases within CiviCRM giving opportunity to organize a working day on the go. In this way, when an employee is using the transport, having a lunch break, or waiting in the line, one can quickly handle all tasks and subtasks by means of the graphical calendar. Using CiviMobile on hand boosts productivity and saves a significant amount of time.

How to Use?

The graphical calendar is one of the most useful features in the app used for planning activities and cases. This means that employees can better plan their short-term and long-term activities with the opportunity to filter the data...

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