Interface and design

Towards a more gender-sensitive German localisation of CiviCRM

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2022-05-20 13:53
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Something that many of us love and appreciate about CiviCRM is that diversity and inclusion has a very high value for us as a community. That's why from time to time we deliberate how the language in and around CiviCRM can be made more inclusive and gender-sensitive. And sometimes there are very practical results, too – such as the gender self-identify extension, for example.

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Prepare for CiviCRM 5.31 now - changes could affect customisations

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2020-10-12 18:12
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Prepare for CiviCRM 5.31 now - changes could affect customisations

CiviCRM 5.31 has a change in it that is higher risk for those using extensions and other customisations on their sites than normal releases. The change alters the html we use to render buttons and potentially sites that have used CSS to alter button appearance or use javascript to interject when a button is clicked could be impacted (depending on how the code is done). 

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IPN Notification URLs are hard; make them easy

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2020-07-28 08:10
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The CiviCRM Easy IPN URL extension is pretty simple. It just adds a new link in CiviCRM's Payment Processor listing that displays the proper notification URL, with a single click. This way you don’t have to piece together a URL on your own or instruct clients on how to formulate such a URL themselves.

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Third Release of CiviMobile – More Features, More Freedom

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2019-04-22 04:45
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Agiliway continues actively working on CiviMobile - a mobile app that allows leveraging all the benefits of CiviCRM anywhere and anytime. The major change introduced in the second release was the ability to update CiviCRM data via mobile app. Current third release of CiviMobile has a set of new important changes complementing the mobile application with additional value.

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Give your users customised automated tours of civicrm

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2018-10-02 16:57
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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.

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Understanding CiviCRM Form Builder for the layman

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2018-09-30 16:46
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The recent DevCamp in New Jersey presented several sessions on new developments in CiviCRM land as well as showcased several of its inner workings. One session presented by Core Team member Tim Otten stood out for me: Form Builder. If you’re like me, you listen to folks like Tim with a great deal of respect and appreciation for what they say (and do).

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CiviCRM - Android mobile App - Smartcivi

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2018-09-16 17:22
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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.

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Using CiviCRM form processor extension to handle form submissions from an external website

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2018-08-08 06:03
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In this blog post I want to show how you could use the new form processor extension to handle form submissions from an external website.

My (imaginary) organisation provides buddies for young people and the form on our website is submitted when somebody is interested in becoming a buddy for a teenager. We ask for the name, address, e-mail, telephone number, birth date and gender.

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Going Shoreditch! CiviCRM's new UX design comes to life! (pt 1 of 2)

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2018-03-23 13:09
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A little while ago the team here at Compucorp wrote about Shoreditch, the first CiviCRM “theme’ extension. Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work on a series of updates and changes ready for the theme’s release in a few weeks time! With much of the work on this first stage now completed we’re pulling back the curtain to give a peek at what’s in store.

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My experencies at the Sprint: Form Processor and Action Provider extension

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2018-02-12 05:03
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Last week we had a Sprint in the wonderful city of Brussels. This blog post is a recap of what I have been up to.

Form Processor

I started the sprint to work on a new extension the form processor.  This idea came to my mind as I had a few clients at which I had to develop a custom api for data coming from their website (in those cases CiviCRM was separated from the website). And my idea was that I wanted to give system administrator and implementers a tool in which they could create those kind of API by themselves. So the form processor was born.

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CiviCRM Pivot Report

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2018-02-09 09:56
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Aloha, everyone! As you all know, CiviCRM is shipped with a lot of useful report templates for each CiviCRM entities. You can use these templates to create difference report instances to interrogate your data.

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Hiding sensitive contributions from some staff

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2016-11-08 11:59
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Some contributions to your organization might be sensitive if widely known. For example, a planned bequest might need to be kept quite confidential since the donor wants to keep its existence private from other possible inheritors or to remain anonymous about their large donation. Or you might want to restrict viewing of membership contributions to the Membership staff, and events registration contributions to your Events organizer.

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Email Template Builder: Mosaico Phase 2 Plans

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2016-10-10 16:03
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Mosaico Phase II - CiviMail workflow integration

There has been a lot of enthusiasm about the initial release of the “Mosaico” mailing builder. For those who may have missed the news (see previous blog post here!), the Mosaico extension provides “Mailchimp like” drag and drop functionality for composing emails in CiviMail. See a quick gif below:

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Responsive design improvements

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2016-09-28 13:39
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One of the top goals for the CiviCRM roadmap is to improve the theming to look good on more websites and devices. That's a big task and it won't happen overnight, but I want to stop and appreciate the progress we've already made plus other improvements in the works:

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Introducing CiviREBUX: Native Report Building Extension for CiviCRM

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2016-08-16 02:20
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***************************************************************** INTRODUCTION ****************************************************************************

My name is Pranay and I study Computer Science at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. I am a student developer working for CiviCRM as a part of the Google Summer of Code 2016 program.  

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Why updating the CiviCRM website is Critical

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2016-07-26 09:25
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Who is the most important person navigating the CiviCRM website?  Without a doubt, it is the person looking to explore CiviCRM as a possibility for their organization. Making a good impression when this “uninformed user” first navigates to the website is critical.
 
Until recently it was difficult for the uninformed user to navigate the CiviCRM website. The website simply had too many options and it was unclear how best to proceed.   Too often this meant people getting lost in the site and not navigating to helpful pages.
 
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CiviCRM: Going Mobile

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2016-05-27 12:20
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Anyone who has tried to login to their CiviCRM database via their phone knows the feeling: utter helplessness. You would even be forgiven for thinking CiviCRM is actively hostile to the small screen.

This initial experience of the un-initiated CiviCRM user on the phone will probably remain until the eventual adoption of the Bootstrap framework (a CSS framework with built-in mobile/responsive elements).

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Create "Member Only" Premiums with Early Bird Extension

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2016-05-20 10:39
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About a year ago, IMBA's membership team noticed many of our members were renewing after their expiry date, and often after the "Lapsed" or grace period of two months we have in place. To help accelerate these renewals, our membership team decided to offer a "members only special"—a t-shirt normally reserved for $100 and up memberships for a lower membership fee of $50—if the member renewed as an "Early Bird" i.e. before their expiry date.

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More control for "current employer" fields in public forms

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2016-04-04 12:34
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CiviCRM provides a "current employer" field for all individual contacts, and that field does some cool stuff. Problem is, when this field isn't an autocomplete (as in public-facing profiles), you're leaving the door open for typos and abbreviations, which will lead to duplicate records being created for an employer. Wouldn't it be cool to prevent that? Here's an extension that does that and more.

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CiviCRM Entity - Working with CiviCRM Contacts on Drupal Node Edit Forms Using Inline Entity Form

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2016-03-18 08:40
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It's becoming a common request from our clients to find user-friendly ways to integrate CiviCRM data with the rest of their Drupal website functionality. Oftentimes content creators without direct user access to CiviCRM need to do simple things, such as create, update, and delete contacts in simple, specific ways. 

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Getting started with CiviCRM

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2015-10-14 10:56
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For a lot of new users, CiviCRM can be confusing and intimidating: there are many menu options, the software can do so much, they simply don't know where to start, where to get help, how to ... Get Started with CiviCRM!

Cividesk decided to tackle this challenge and has created a new dashlet that will be displayed on each user's home screen. This dashlet does provide an 'orientation' screen with pointers to documentation, helpful resources as well as links to the community. Here is what is currently looks like:

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