19 July, 2018

The latest release of CiviCRM 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 includes security fixes. This is a critical security release, we recommend upgrading to 5.3.1 and 4.6.38 to ensure the security of your site and data as soon as possible.

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26 April, 2018
Filed under v4.6, CiviCRM, Security

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS. The CiviCRM Core Team and several partners and contributors maintained version 4.4 and 4.6 until 2017, when Skvare and Compucorp officially took responsibility for the maintenance of CiviCRM 4.6 LTS.

Why have a Long Term Support release?

CiviCRM is open source software with a vibrant and active community of developers and contributors....

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08 February, 2018
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release
Greetings, CiviCRM community!
 
First CiviCRM release this year is now ready to download. 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.30 can be accessed  here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here. Thanks to everyone involved!
 
 
 
This version includes:
 
  1. API changes
  2. Configuration changes
  3. Fixes for installation and upgrade issues
  4. New features 
  5. Bug fixes
 

WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 4.7.30:

 ...

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21 December, 2017
Filed under v4.6, Release

SYNOPSIS:

Does this version...?

 

Fix security vulnerabilities?

no

Change the database schema?

no

Alter the API?

no

Require attention to configuration options?

no

Fix problems installing or upgrading to a previous version?

no

Introduce features?

no

Fix bugs?

yes

ISSUES RESOLVED:

This version reverses an update made in the 4.6.33 release adding pre and post...

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05 October, 2017
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release
CiviCRM v. 4.7.25 and 4.6.32 are now released and ready for download!
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.25 can be accessed  here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 
Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here.
 
This version includes:
 
  1. Changes to database schema
  2. API changes
  3. New features 
  4. Bug fixes
 

WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 4.7.25

  •  Core CiviCRM updates:
 
Make the CiviCRM logo spin while...
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06 July, 2017
CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 
 

Please note that release 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 are security releases. Please see below links to the security advisories:

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05 May, 2017
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release
Another month, another version release of CiviCRM! Let’s take a look at the latest improvements.
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies, we have release notes all put together in one place for you here
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 
Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!
 

WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 4.7.19

 

  •  Core CiviCRM updates:

A new option allows for generated PDFs and other document files to be automatically attached to their corresponding activities, saving you a few clicks.

 
  •  CiviCase...
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09 February, 2017
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release
First CiviCRM release this year has happened: CiviCRM v. 4.7.16 and 4.6.26 are now released. 
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

 
First of all, Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.16 can be accessed  here
 
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 
Complete list of 4.7 team can be found here. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!
 
 

WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 4.7.16 

 
  •  Core CiviCRM updates:
Added colours for tags and activity statuses. More details here...
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30 January, 2017
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Tools, Extensions, Tips

My clients regularly need to import data from sources such as Just Giving, CAF, and various other sources like Mailchimp downloads. The problem they had was that the data was a mix of contact and contributions, and some of the rows belonged to new contacts, others belonged to existing contacts. Sometimes they had a scrappy list of names and emails where the name was all in one field instead of split out. You know the sort of thing.

At the time (a few years ago) I knocked together a Drupal module to help pre-process this data so that it could be used efficiently with CiviCRM's built in import functions. I made it in Drupal because that was quickest for me to develop a solution and they used Drupal, but I've now re-written it as a native CiviCRM extension that should work for Drupal users, and the ever proud and cheerful (but wrong) Wordpress fans alike. Maybe even Joomla. ;-)

How does it help me?

It takes your spreadsheet (...

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21 December, 2016
Filed under CiviContribute, v4.7, v4.6

It's a time of year when machines and people get stressed, particularly in countries where tax laws and custom favour end-of-year donations. And if you've ever managed a CiviCRM installation, the last thing you probably want is to interrupt your end-of-year festivities with an issue of someone being unable to make a donation.

But of course, it's inevitable - there are no fool-proof systems. There's always someone trying to make a last minute donation with an old Internet Explorer 6 for example. And chances are, you got a call with something like 'your website is down' - no name, no time, no url, etc.

If you're using iATS Payments for your CiviCRM payment processing, then there's a useful diagnostic tool that I'd like to share here.

In case you're not already convinced - diagnosing the real issue is the most important first step. If you're able to trace the interaction of the donor with the server via web logs, then that's often extremely useful (e.g. it'll...

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