25 October, 2018

If you've heard of stripe you'll know it's a great platform for accepting credit card payments.  If you haven't heard of it and are reading this then you should try it out: https://stripe.com

If you already use Stripe please read to the end and upgrade to 5.0 as soon as possible.

Stripe logoFrom the Stripe website: "Stripe is the best way to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business."

 

 

There are three reasons I recommend it to my clients:

  1. You don't need to know about PCI compliance - credit card details NEVER get sent to your CiviCRM server (they are submitted via Javascript directly to Stripe instead).
  2. Sign-up is REALLY easy and...
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25 October, 2018

CiviMobile - a native mobile app for CiviCRM

As we have notified earlier, Agiliway has released a native CiviMobile application to address the users’ need to use CiviCRM system on the go. The mobile application for CiviCRM built on React Native technology provides secure connection to CiviCRM platform and enhances user experience with the system due to unique smartphones’ features, such as being readily available, working offline, allowing to dial...

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24 October, 2018
By jamie
Filed under Extensions

Powerbase (the Progressive Technology Project's hosted CiviCRM program) provides a Drupal site for your CiviCRM database, but, even though it's in Drupal, you can't use it for your web site. Your web site must be hosted elsewhere. This approach is becoming increasingly popular as organizations move from Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla to new web site platforms, or simply don't want their web site vulnerabilities to lead to a compromise of their database. Keeping your web site and database at arms length gives you both this flexibility and security.

However, there's a problem: How do you give users a nice seamless transition from your web site to a CiviCRM contribution form?

Up to now, you have to create a theme on the CiviCRM site that mimics the theme of your web site. Sadly, this is labor intensive, imperfect, and always at risk of becoming dated.

To address this problem, we are...

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10 October, 2018

Caldera Forms CiviCRM (CFC) for Donations and Membership

Tadpole has been working with Andrei Mondoc, the developer of CFC, to extend the availability of processors to support memberships. Since memberships typically use Price Sets, this work also allows for Donations that use Price Sets and Line Items within a contribution page. This work was supported by the Seismological Society of America, whose membership structure includes special subscriptions options and access to gated content based on their Membership Type. (For a more detailed description of the SSA project, see this case study).

The following processors were required to accomplish the goal: Membership, Line Item, and Order. These new processors allow us to (1) create a form for each Member Type (e.g., Regular, Student, Life), (2...

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05 October, 2018
By Anil
Filed under v5.x, CiviEvent, Extensions
  • Do you want to restrict registration to certain events to logged in members only but still have other events open to the public? If the answer to the above question is yes, then this extension is for you. This extension allows you to set a flag to any event so registration is restricted to those that have a current membership.
     

  • A custom data set called “Member only event?” Is created once this extension has been installed. The custom data has been set to be used for Events and the option “Is this Custom Data Set public?” is unchecked so that this information is not visible on the event info page. Some default Pre-form Help text has also been set which can be amended as required.


     

  • The extension also comes with a UI to set membership statuses for members that should be eligible to register for member only...

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02 October, 2018
By petednz

The Civi Summit was a great event - full of lots of nice surprises. One that stands out for me was that what started out as some wishful thinking - namely having the ability to provide on-page tours/tutorials - ended up with us being able to beta test a 'proof of concept' before we left.

While some amongst us (ahem) were sampling the whiskey and fine IPAs late in the evening along to the strumming of the musically-able folk, others remained focussed on their laptops - and in Coleman's case this meant getting us a working prototype of a tour/tutorial system for civi pages.

This will give us all the ability to create user guidance on the screen, with settings to determine which Group members get which tutorials, whether they can skip/defer and come back to them later, multi-language/translation options and lots more.

You will even be able to daisy-chain your tutorials together so a new user can take themselves on a very quick but comprehensive tour of the many...

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16 September, 2018
By ramesh

 

I had always been thinking of developing a mobile app for CiviCRM and in the process of achieving the same, I have released an initial version of my mobile app just for Android named as SMARTCIVI.

What is Smartcivi?

Smartcivi is an Android mobile application for CiviCRM which is used for displaying CiviCRM content in Mobile Application – For now smartcivi is just a read only application.

In this version of SmartCivi you will have the following option listing a basic information of CiviCRM Data in the following.

  1. Login Page
  2. Dashboard
  3. Profile
  4. Contribution
  5. Membership

             

Login Page: Allows you to get connected with your CiviCRM website using the below details

  • Site URL: Absolute path of your CiviCRM location.
  • Site Key:...
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11 September, 2018
Filed under Extensions

It's here! Thanks to over $16,000 contributed by 24 individuals and organizations, we are pleased to announce the official release of the Contact Layout Editor. The success of this Make-It-Happen campaign is a tribute to the power of the CiviCRM user community coming together to create something that benefits everyone. Originally seed funded by the Wikimedia Foundation (BIG thanks to WMF for this!), the Contact Layout Editor MIH went on to raise funds from these incredible community members:

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11 August, 2018
Filed under Extensions

Do you need to collect a "real" signature from your contacts and store it on their contact record?

If you use Drupal Webform you can embed an electronic signature directly using the new webform_civicrm_esign module developed by MJW Consulting and Northbridge Digital.

The signature is saved to a "file" type custom field on a contact or case activity.  It uses the signature_pad library.  Setup instructions can be found in the README for the module on github.

09 August, 2018
Filed under Extensions

One of the most requested features in CiviCRM over the years has been to tweak the Contact Summary page. That's the main Contact view, the "heart" of CiviCRM. And now, thanks to 12 donors contributing a total of $12,860.00 in the past month, we've almost reached our goal. Extension development is underway and beta testers have been wowed with the power and ease of designing their own Contact Summary layout with only a few clicks. Some key features of the extension:

  • Drag-n-drop blocks around to configure your layout.
  • Set each block as collapible, collapsed by default, or always open.
  • Create new blocks from scratch with any combination of core and custom fields.
  • Create multiple layouts, and select the layout to be shown on a per-contact or per-user basis.

Can't wait to try it yourself?...

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