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 v4.7, v4.6, CiviContribute

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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08 November, 2016

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.

The fewer people who have access to confidential information the better. Staff turnover in memberships, event organizing, or even volunteer access to some contribution information to help with receipts or fulfillment might endanger the needed confidentiality for sensitive bequests.

A little known feature was added to CiviCRM back in April to support hiding some contributions from some staff.

If you are a permissioned administrator you can navigate to Administer > CiviContribute > CiviContribute Component Settings, and enable ...

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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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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...
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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).

Download

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

http://dist.civicrm.org/by-date/latest/4.7.12-rc/

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

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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.  

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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,...
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