04 January, 2017
Filed under Release
First CiviCRM release this year has happened: CiviCRM v. 4.7.15 and 4.6.25 are now released. 


Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.15 can be accessed  here


Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here.


  •  Core CiviCRM updates:
New API  for creating, modifying, and deleting states/provinces. More details. 
The list of dedupe...
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07 December, 2016
By Eileen
Filed under Release, Security Releases

All sites are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest secure versions of CiviCRM: v4.7.14 and v4.6.24.


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02 November, 2016
By totten
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

We're pleased to announce availability of CiviCRM v4.7.13 and v4.6.23.

This release was heavily influenced by the contributors from the sprints in Maryland and Edale and benefited from an extended release-candidate period. Combining the efforts of on-site and face-to-face contributions, this release addressed over 100+ JIRA issues and 170+ pull-requests.

Given the breadth of work, it is difficult to summarize this release, but you can find more information in the JIRA issue tracker  and the Github patch tracker:

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14 October, 2016
By totten
Filed under Release

Good evening. (Or, for folks in America… good afternoon. For folks in Oceania, good morning.) I'm writing from the CiviCRM sprint in Edale (UK), and it’s the height of apple season. In an ordinary year, the local folks here would be shaking the apple trees, getting a bit tipsy on cider, and discovering gravity. But this year, an influx of visitors from around the UK and Europe (and the broader CiviSphere) have come to make this pastoral setting even more beautiful: it’s the land of PR-review and testing.

But that’s not all! We recently had a great sprint/ho-down in Middletown, Maryland, and the two events have produced a huge amount of work. We’re pleased to publish the release candidate for 4.7.13:


This release closes 100+ issues and merges 170+ pull-requests:

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04 October, 2016
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is excited to announce release of CiviCRM 4.6.22 and 4.7.12.

Important Release Notes

The October 5th release for 4.7 includes a few changes :

Special Thanks

Community support and engagement is the force that sustains and drives CiviCRM forward. This release would not have been possible without the incredible contributions of many people. For the October 5th release, special thanks go to:

  • To all the developers who wrote or reviewed other improvements to this revision, including: Allen Shaw, Alia Hameed, Andrew Cormick Dockery,...
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21 September, 2016
By totten
Filed under v4.7, Architecture, Release

CiviCRM 4.7.x has made significant progress towards supporting PHP 7, MySQL 5.7, and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm pleased to announce the availability of the release-candidate for v4.7.12.

These improvements were made possible with the collaborative efforts of several people and organizations, including Mark Burdett (EFF), Mattias Michaux, Seamus Lee (Australian Greens), the New York State Senate, and the CiviCRM core team (Jitendra Purohit and me).


The release-candidate may be downloaded from the civicrm.org nightly build system:


Please note that release-candidates are intended for use on test/staging servers - they are not intended for installation on live/production servers. If you install an RC...

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07 September, 2016
By totten
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

December 2016: Looking for the 4.7.14 / 4.6.24 release annoucement? Here it is!

The latest release of CiviCRM 4.6 and 4.7 includes security fixes. We recommend upgrading to 4.7.11 or 4.6.21 to ensure the security of your site and data. The latest releases include 9 security fixes and improvements. A number of other non-security issues have also been fixed in the latest releases.

To determine the impact of security fixes and improvements on your system, please review these advisories:

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16 August, 2016
By ypranay

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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.  


This blog marks the end of my Google Summer of Code 2016 journey. I would like to start off by first thanking Google for organizing a yet another successful edition of the Google Summer of Code and changing the face of ...

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01 August, 2016
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

The team is super excited to announce that CiviCRM 4.6.20 and 4.7.10 is now available for downloading


Special Thanks

Community support and engagement is the force that sustains and drives CiviCRM forward. This release would not have been possible without the incredible contributions of many people. For the August 3rd release, special thanks go to:

  • Big thanks to Joe Murray who spearheaded the release as Release Manager and recruited folks to participate in the review process, and to Eileen McNaughton who stewarded the review of many code contributions as well as contributing many herself.
  • An especially big thanks and congratulations to first time code contributors: Philippe Sampont, Bob Silvern.
  • Stan Dragnev, Jon Goldberg, ...
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19 July, 2016
By totten
Filed under Architecture, Release, Tips

To ensure that CiviCRM continues to work with standard, contemporary PHP hosting platforms, a future version may make a subtle change in hosting requirements. We expect this to be mostly seamless; however, we're looking for administrators responsible for sites running a recent CiviCRM (e.g. v4.7+) to spend a few minutes to help ensure a smooth transition.

Q: I'm not too fluent in geek-speak. What should I do?

Forward this to whoever manages your server. If you work with a CiviCRM partner, they may be thinking of you already.

Q: I am fluent in geek-speak. What should I do?

Determine if your web server has the PHP extension mysqli installed. Any of these will tell you:

  • Use the server's command-line:
    • Run "php -r 'echo extension_loaded("mysqli") ? "loaded\n" : "missing\n";'".
    • It should display "loaded".
  • ...
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