12 January, 2016
Filed under Extensions

I have just published an extension we (CiviCooP) developed for PUM Senior Experts. They wanted to make sure that contacts could only be added/removed to/from some groups by specific users. So we have created an extension for them, adding a permission and setting the group behaviour. For more details and download, check https://civicrm.org/extensions/group-protect

Thanks to PUM Senior Experts for the funding! The extension has been developed for Drupal (permissions) and will be tested by PUM Senior Experts in the coming months. Thought I'd share already anyway :-)

11 January, 2016
Filed under Extensions

Just added the ContactSegment extension to the extensions directory. It has been created for a specific problem but we tried to keep the base generic. The development was done by CiviCooP and funded by PUM Senior Experts for CiviCRM 4.4.

The extension adds a segmentation to the contact summary and allows flexible set up so you can have your own labels for the parent and child segment. Check the extension page for more details: https://civicrm.org/extensions/contact-segment

04 January, 2016

Last week was a busy one for the CiviEvent Widget plugin for WordPress.  Not only did it cross the 2,000 download threshold, but new features were added to help you display upcoming events in a flexible way.

First, an overview of the plugin.  I wrote CiviEvent Widget in response to the fact that CiviCRM sites on WordPress need an easy-to-use way to show their upcoming events.  Prior to CiviCRM 4.6, CiviCRM wouldn't render more than one instance of itself per page, including widgets; for example, you couldn't have CiviCRM list upcoming events in the sidebar alongside an individual event page....

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16 December, 2015
Filed under Extensions

Ginkgo Street Labs is excited to announce that the second beta release of CiviVolunteer 2.0 is now available for test-driving as well as for downloading!

What’s New

  • Public list of volunteer opportunities - Now volunteers can find all of your organization’s volunteer opportunities in one place, and they can sign up for multiple opportunities at once.
  • A top level menu item - All of the volunteer configurations and screens are centralized under one neat menu.
  • Standalone volunteer projects - Volunteer projects have a new home. There is no longer a need to create fake events to serve as “containers” for your volunteer projects, greatly improving the workflow for volunteer coordinators.
  • Better support for multi-tenant systems - If your organization has chapters or affiliates which rely on you for volunteer management...
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20 November, 2015
Filed under Extensions

Ginkgo Street Labs is excited to announce that the first beta release of CiviVolunteer 2.0 is now available for test-driving as well as for downloading!

What’s New

  • Public list of volunteer opportunities - Now volunteers can find all of your organization’s volunteer opportunities in one place, and they can sign up for multiple opportunities at once.
  • A top level menu item - All of the volunteer configurations and screens are centralized under one neat menu.
  • Standalone volunteer projects - Volunteer projects have a new home. There is no longer a need to create fake events to serve as “containers” for your volunteer projects, greatly improving the workflow for volunteer coordinators.
  • Better support for multi-tenant systems - If your organization has chapters or affiliates which rely on you for volunteer management...
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18 November, 2015
By ramesh
Filed under v4.6, CiviCRM, Drupal, Extensions

We in NFPservies have some client using secure.worldpay as their payment processor and it was always an issue in making it work and now worldpay has introduced online.worldpay gateway with API reference which are easy and quicker than before

Earlier in secure.worldpay gateway we used to redirect from CiviCRM to secure.worldpay website and process all the card details and then it will be passed over to CiviCRM website and we process the details. But, in online.worldpay we are using API for creating Tokens and Card Authorize. so no more redirection. Also the processes is straight forward and quicker

REQUIREMENT

This Extension is based on online.worldpay.com - https://online.worldpay.com/

Please make sure you have an account with https://online.worldpay.com/

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

To install the uk.co.nfpservice.module...

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31 October, 2015
Filed under v4.7, CiviCRM, Extensions, Tips

Your CiviCRM installation may have undead contacts.  Contacts are marked as deceased in CiviCRM by setting the is_deceased column to 1; living contacts are marked with 0.  However, it's possible for import mistakes to cause contacts to have a value of null for is_deceased.  The result is that the contacts don't appear as dead when you view them, but they're excluded from mailings and other features that filter on is_deceased = 0.  The same goes for Do not mail, Do not email, and so forth.

A recent question on StackExchange, along with the Halloween holiday, prompted me to write an extension that checks your system for zombies.  It uses the new Status Messages page to display a notice with the fields with an inappropriate null value:

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15 October, 2015
By johnff
Filed under Extensions

The story so far...

Future First is an ambitious young charity that works with state-funded schools to use their old students to motivate their current students in the same way that privately funded schools do. Way back in 2012, they approached Michael McAndrew, then of Third Sector Design, to produce a system to help them to stay in touch with students who might have changed their email addresses since leaving school. The SMS Survey technology would send messages back and forth to students and then interpret the results into data that could be merged into the profile. Since then their internal software development team - lead by myself - added an interface for easier conversion of responses into data, more robust response detection, and an interface to clean up invalid responses.

FF commissioned me to add some key features to it and, most importantly, put it and our subsequent additions into a releasable state. The work was to be done during the UK 2015...

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14 October, 2015
Filed under CiviMember, CiviCRM, Extensions

The last year I have been working with the Socialistic Party to implement CiviCRM for their membership administration. Whilst doing that we developed some small extensions which makes life easier for them with their membership administration. In this blog post I want to give an overview of the extensions we have developed and what they do.

We have developed more extension for the Socialistic Party so please take a look around at https://github.com/SPnl.

Link membership to contributions

Extension: org.civicoop.membershippayment
Url: https://github.com/CiviCooP/org.civicoop.membershippayment

This extension adds a drop down to the contribution edit form to add a contribution to a membership. Or unlink a...

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14 September, 2015
Filed under Extensions

In my last blog post I promised I'd share more about CiviVolunteer 2.0's new features as they come together. We've finished our first round of development on what I've been calling the volunteer opportunity shopping cart, and I'm excited to share it with you.

While the 1.x branch of CiviVolunteer focused primarily on administrative tools for managing volunteers, with 2.0 we've brought our focus to improving the volunteer experience. We've built a new interface which helps potential volunteers find opportunities in your organization and makes it easy for them to sign up for multiple opportunities in one go. Organizations brokering volunteers to chapters or to partner organizations will find the beneficiary and proximity search functionality particularly interesting.

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