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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05 July, 2016
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

The team is super excited to announce that CiviCRM 4.6.19 and 4.7.9 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 July 6th 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.
  • Alan Dixon, Allen Shaw, Eileen McNaughton, Chris Burgess, Johan Vervloet, Jon Goldberg, Joseph Lacey, Niels Heinemann, Samuel Vanhove and members of the core team (Coleman Watts, Jitendra...
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27 June, 2016
By Eileen
Filed under v4.7, Architecture

For many years CiviCRM has had the capability to log all actions that take place in the database but while it mostly works well there have been a few issues. I looked into these recently and came up with some improvements, which shipped in 4.7.7 - but if you want to take advantage of them there are some actions you might need to take. This article is mostly intended for a technical audience.

 

How does CiviCRM logging work?

Turning logging on is as simple as checking the box 'Logging' on the admin page at Administer->System Settings->Misc. Once you do this a 'shadow table' for each table in your database (except for cache tables) is created. For example log_civicm_contact tracks civicrm_contact table. MySQL triggers are created that cause every update, insert or delete action to be logged in these tables. Some of the data in these tables can be viewed through the 'Log' tab on the contact record, although much more is only visible through...

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13 June, 2016
By Eileen
Filed under v4.7

At the beginning of this year I announced the intention of the LTS team to support 4.6 as the next LTS and we are committed to keeping 4.6 secure until one year after we stopped supporting 4.4 - ie. the end of January 2017. As with 4.4 the level of support will tail off as key contributors move off 4.6. At this stage we are still getting a large number of fixes for 4.6 and expect to see monthly point releases continuing for the rest of the year.

 

However, 4.6 might be the last LTS as we know it. Before you get that worried look on your face ... this is a good thing.

 

The LTS came out of a desire to keep providing fixes and security patches to stable sites without introducing poorly tested or large scale changes that might have an impact on core functionality or custom code or extensions. Prior to 4.7 the core release cycle was always focused on major version releases with even minor bug fixes often being delayed to the next major version, a version...

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

The latest release of CiviCRM 4.6 and 4.7 includes security fixes. We recommend upgrading to 4.7.8 or 4.6.17 to ensure the security of your site and data. The latest releases include 2 moderately critical fixes. A number of other non-security issues have also been fixed in the latest releases.

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03 May, 2016

The latest release of CiviCRM 4.6 and 4.7 includes security fixes. We recommend upgrading to 4.7.7 or 4.6.16 to ensure the security of your site and data. The latest releases include 2 moderately critical fixes. A number of other non-security issues have also been fixed in the latest releases.

 

Special Thanks

Community support and engagement is the force that sustains and drives CiviCRM forward. This release would not have been possible without the...

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12 April, 2016
By kurund
Filed under v4.7, Extensions

We at Web Access are happy to announce the release of Simple Donate 1.2 and CiviMobile 2.0. Both the extension are compatible with CiviCRM 4.7.

“Simple Donate” extension allows the administrator to link existing donation pages with our new sleek, user-friendly and responsive donation page.
For more info check: https://civicrm.org/extensions/simple-donate

"CiviMobile" extension provides a user with a mobile friendly interface for CiviCRM to perform specific tasks.
For more info check: https://civicrm.org/extensions/civimobile

You can get the code from our GitHub repos:
https://...

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07 April, 2016
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, v4.4, CiviMail, Extensions

The Mandrill email sending service, which a lot of CiviCRM sites were using as a cheap and reliable way to send emails, recently announced major changes in their operations and pricing structure that will certainly make it a lot less attractive to CiviCRM site owners.

But Sparkpost, another major email sending platform, stepped up to the plate in order to attract Mandrill customers and announced plans that include up to 100,000 free emails per month, which will be in effect for the life of the account. Clearly a very attactive offer, specifically as SparkPost is an email delivery service created by Message Systems, one of the leaders in (MTA) platforms designed for sending and receiving large volumes of...

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06 April, 2016
Filed under v4.7, v4.6, Release

We are excited to announce the stable releases for 4.6.15 and 4.7.6.

(UPDATE, April 7, 2016 -- 4.7.5 was superceded by 4.7.6 due to a small but critical regression.)

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provides CiviCRM site administrators a single place to check configuration issues including cron status, permissions, optimal system settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimizes duplicate contact identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporates the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allowing easy...
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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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