04 December, 2015
Filed under v4.7, CiviCRM, Release

Finally 4.7.beta1 has been released. Its now your chance to bring out your inner Sherlock and help make the software we all use and love even better.

How to get involved:

What needs testing:

The following new features or improvements are great places to start:

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03 December, 2015
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is super excited to announce that the first beta release of CiviCRM 4.7 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.7 sandbox site!

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provide CiviCRM site administrators with a single place to check for configuration problems including cron status, file per s, MySQL permissions, invalid or sub-optimal PHP settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimize dedupe identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporate the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allow selection of plugins and themes as well and move TinyMCE into an extension....
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31 October, 2015
Filed under v4.7, CiviCRM, Extensions, Tips

Your CiviCRM installation may have undead contacts.  Contacts are marked as deceased in CiviCRM by setting the is_deceased column to 1; living contacts are marked with 0.  However, it's possible for import mistakes to cause contacts to have a value of null for is_deceased.  The result is that the contacts don't appear as dead when you view them, but they're excluded from mailings and other features that filter on is_deceased = 0.  The same goes for Do not mail, Do not email, and so forth.

A recent question on StackExchange, along with the Halloween holiday, prompted me to write an extension that checks your system for zombies.  It uses the new Status Messages page to display a notice with the fields with an inappropriate null value:

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21 October, 2015
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is super excited to announce that the fifth alpha release of CiviCRM 4.7 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.7 sandbox site!

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provide CiviCRM site administrators with a single place to check for configuration problems including cron status, file per s, MySQL permissions, invalid or sub-optimal PHP settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimize dedupe identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporate the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allow selection of plugins and themes as well and move TinyMCE into an extension....
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14 October, 2015

For a lot of new users, CiviCRM can be confusing and intimidating: there are many menu options, the software can do so much, they simply don't know where to start, where to get help, how to ... Get Started with CiviCRM!

Cividesk decided to tackle this challenge and has created a new dashlet that will be displayed on each user's home screen. This dashlet does provide an 'orientation' screen with pointers to documentation, helpful resources as well as links to the community. Here is what is currently looks like:

This new Getting Started dashlet is part of the upcoming 4.7 release (and you can test it on the demo site), but will also be part of the next 4.6 and LTS...

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13 October, 2015
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is super excited to announce that the fourth alpha release of CiviCRM 4.7 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.7 sandbox site!

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provide CiviCRM site administrators with a single place to check for configuration problems including cron status, file per s, MySQL permissions, invalid or sub-optimal PHP settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimize dedupe identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporate the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allow selection of plugins and themes as well and move TinyMCE into an extension....
Read more
06 October, 2015
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is super excited to announce that the third alpha release of CiviCRM 4.7 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.7 sandbox site!

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provide CiviCRM site administrators with a single place to check for configuration problems including cron status, file per s, MySQL permissions, invalid or sub-optimal PHP settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimize dedupe identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporate the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allow selection of plugins and themes as well and move TinyMCE into an extension....
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29 September, 2015
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is super excited to announce that the second alpha release of CiviCRM 4.7 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.7 sandbox site!

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provide CiviCRM site administrators with a single place to check for configuration problems including cron status, file per s, MySQL permissions, invalid or sub-optimal PHP settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimize dedupe identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporate the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allow selection of plugins and themes as well and move TinyMCE into an extension....
Read more
22 September, 2015
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is super excited to announce that the first alpha release of CiviCRM 4.7 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.7 sandbox site!

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provide CiviCRM site administrators with a single place to check for configuration problems including cron status, file per s, MySQL permissions, invalid or sub-optimal PHP settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimize dedupe identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporate the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allow selection of plugins and themes as well and move TinyMCE into an extension....
Read more