29 March, 2016

There are two powerful modules used in the Drupal world for creating fast custom searches. Search API is a framework which provides an interface for site builders to create custom searches on any entity known to Drupal. It supports several search backends, including Apache Solr and native database search. It has a flexible API so developers can easily extend, customize, and alter aspects of the search process. Many additional contrib modules are available. Using these techniques, searching millions of records becomes fast and efficient.

The Facet API module allows site builders to easily create and manage faceted search interfaces. In addition to the UI components that standard, themers and module developers can build their own widgets, or alter the...

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18 March, 2016

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. 

Example Use Case

A hypothetical organization advertises various community service projects that they organize and coordinate. Each service project can have it's own page, created by adding a Project content type to display a description, images, videos, slideshows or other information for each project. You'll probably use a View to show multiple Project listings on a page. All that is standard Drupal site building content and functionality. No problem.

But what if the organization wants to display to the user the Project Coordinator(s), which they also want to store in...

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10 March, 2016

CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which greatly enhances CiviCRM integration with Drupal. This module exposes many CiviCRM entities as true Drupal entities. That means that almost any module can use Drupal entities. As a result, these modules can access and manipulate CiviCRM data directly from within Drupal via Drupal’s Entity API. This includes many commonly used modules such as Views, Rules, Search API, Entityqueue, Entity Reference, and many more.

CiviCRM Entity was originally developed by Eileen McNaughton from Fuzion....

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13 January, 2016
Filed under v4.6, v4.5, Extensions

Imagine that you’ve created your event in CiviCRM and have built an exceptionally brilliant price set. Your participants have all the choices they need, special timed options manage themselves, and the registrations are rolling in. Now it comes time to see what everyone’s choices are. How do you do that? What report can I use to see a list of participants and all their choices together?

We initially answered this question for one of our clients by building a custom report. It laid out each participant with the important identifying info, price set choices in their own columns. With customized field labels, the report had exactly the information they were looking for. The problem was that their price set needed to change every year for this event, which meant manually tweaking the report each time. While the report provided the full list of participants and choices, it didn’t provide the option to see a subset of the participants or choices.

Enter the Line Item Report...

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24 September, 2015
Filed under CiviCase, v4.6, v4.5, CiviCRM

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We are happy to announce that we have introduced CiviCase functionality in Outlook For CiviCRM, wherein a user would be able to file an email as case activity against CiviCase.

 

Features:

  1. New OutlookForCiviCRM setting added “prompt for case”. When enabled, civicase functionality becomes accessible to user.
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05 March, 2015
By totten
Filed under v4.5, Release

CiviCRM v4.5.7 was released on March 3, 2014. The release was generally valid and safe, but some fixes were incorrectly omitted from v4.5.7. We're releasing a correction, v4.5.8.

To download the latest version, see https://civicrm.org/download

04 March, 2015
By Dahndy

First blog post here. I am hoping to at least shed some light on an issue I had when setting up CivicCRM. Its not a comprehensive solution to the problem; I hope to follow up soon with full source code.

Drip campaigns are a series of contacts triggered by certain event. There are many reasons to this. It is an effective way to keep in contact with a supporter over a period of time.

For example, when a user opts into an email list, you may want to send them welcome emails. These would be automated to send after 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month to remind them about your organization. For nonprofits, these emails are an effective tool to turn new prospects into donors or soliciting donors during a fund-raising campaign.

Looking through CiviCRM, this type of marketing (at least as of v4.5.5) was not explicitly supported out of the box. All necessary components were there though. There was mass mailing with granular control of recipients and scheduled reminders has a...

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04 February, 2015
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is pleased to announce the sixth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. 

» Issues fixed in 4.5.6

The LTS team is concurrently releasing 4.4.12 with several bug fixes.

» Issues fixed in 4.4.12

Both 4.5.6 and 4.4.12 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

What's New In CiviCRM 4.5

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19 November, 2014
By Eileen
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is excited to announce the fifth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.4

We are also releasing 4.4.10 today which is a 4.4 LTS release and contains a fix for a 4.4.9 regression - https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-15581 as well as some other minor fixes

» Issues fixed in 4.4.10

Both 4.5.4 and 4.4.10 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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05 November, 2014
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is excited to announce the fourth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.3

We are also releasing 4.4.9 today which is the first full 4.4 LTS release and has a number of fixes as well as the security fixes.

» Issues fixed in 4.4.9

Both 4.5.3 and 4.4.9 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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