The first release of the Yootheme CiviCRM Bridge enabled users to display contacts on their WordPress or Joomla website, but did not allow users to drill down and view a single record.
With a bridge between Yootheme Pro and CiviCRM, publishing CiviCRM content on the front end of your Joomla! or WordPress website just got a lot easier!
CiviCRM 5.26 and WordPress - Major Changes
There was recently changes to WordPress that is changing the way redirect_canonical works. You can view the details in our GitLab issue #49 , If you want further details you can see all of the WordPress issues related to how redirects are done. These changes are designed to better handle
rel="canonical" in WP.
Introducing WordPress Content Views for CiviCRM which uses the new Data Processor extension for CiviCRM to provide easy to design and beautiful layouts and listings of CiviCRM information on your WordPress website.
Have you ever wondered, how can I give a group of contacts specific capabilities? We have too. And now you can! Introducing the CiviCRM Groups Sync Plugin (CGS). This plugin provides a new way for access control to be managed that associates a group of users in WordPress to a group of contacts in CiviCRM.
In the past few weeks we have been looking at how a more uniform user experience could be provided between CiviCRM and WordPress dashboards. We looked at potentially leveraging Shoreditch, but quickly realized that it's dependent on a Drupal theme and the readme clearly stated that is was only for Drupal. So we stepped back and looked at how we could do this with CSS changes that apply to the admin only, since this is not affected by the theme at all.
civicrm-setup library aims to replace the CiviCRM installer. Following the December/January iteration, it's available for use as a CLI installer and as a web-based WordPress installer.
The first time a WordPress version of CiviCRM was available it was version 4.1 back in February 2012. It has now been more than 5 years, and I thought it would be nice to outline what has happened since WordPress became available as a CMS option for CiviCRM.
When email was first designed, security was not considered important and up until fairly recently it was still possible to send an email from any address and get away with it.
JMA Consulting is pleased to welcome Jon Goldberg as our new Director of Operations effective today.
After a brief stint as a political organizer, Jon spent 13 years working in various capacities at a non-profit legal organization, primarily in IT. In 2010 he co-founded Palante Technology Cooperative and started their CiviCRM department, where he worked for 7 years. Outside of work, Jon can be found engaging in queer community organizing, (dis-)assembling electronics, and training parrots.
Are you a CiviCRM and WordPress administrator?
Our customer Werk met Zin (Network of job coaches in Flanders) has a Wordpress site and uses CiviCRM to manage their relations and cases. On their Wordpress site they allow users to register for some events, which they solve with the civicrm event info and registration pages.
I was introduced to CiviCRM back in 2012 by Dana Skallman. To this day two of her comments stick with me:
- "It's Awesome"
- "It's brand new for WordPress and maybe a bit rough around the edges."
Since that time I've been immersed in the CiviCRM world and am very happy to be here.
Our customer Werk Met Zin (platform of independent 'job' coaches and trainers in Flanders) use a Wordpress site as a front end and CiviCRM as their back end. There is now one specific instance where an individual can apply for a series of coaching sessions on the website. This has to be passed to CiviCRM and rather than updating the website to Drupal we are passing the data from the Wordpress site to CiviCRM.
Last week was a busy one for the CiviEvent Widget plugin for WordPress. Not only did it cross the 2,000 download threshold, but new features were added to help you display upcoming events in a flexible way.
Read more for a summary of what's been added.
Over the past year there've been a few conversations in the community about the availability of a WooCommerce CiviCRM extension. A couple of attempts are out there but accessing the codebase hadn't beared any fruit for us!
Thanks to funding from Cool Earth, we're pleased to share alpha versions of our WooCommerce integration Extensions.
At the moment they carry out a simple integration whereby WooCommerce orders are placed against contacts in CiviCRM as a single contribution entry. There's also the ability to see the orders from the contact within CiviCRM.
When preparing an email newsletter, one part of it that is time consuming is gathering together all the content that is needed. In my experience, virtually all the content already exists elsewhere, such as in the local CMS, in CiviCRM, or on a blog, or some other online source. So I was thinking how can I make this process easier. What I did: I created mail merge tokens for CiviCRM that autofill a list of recent blog posts, stories, or any other type or category of CMS content.
Would a Civi integration with WordPress Multisite be useful to you? We're trying to find partners to help us fund a full integration.
I’ve been spending a lot of time the past few weeks working with alpha versions of our upcoming 4.6 release, and I’m excited to share some of the cool new features and improvements. This release includes contributions of vision and code from a wide variety of end-users and implementers. The fact that our entire community reaps the benefits reminds me once again of the awesome power of open source collaboration.
The release of CiviCRM 4.6 marks a watershed moment for integration with WordPress. Read on for a guide to what's new and what you can do with these cool new features.
CiviCRM 4.6 opens a world of new possibilities for developers and administrators of WordPress-based systems. CiviCRM administrators will be happy to hear that they can now reliably use shortcodes in both static pages and chronological posts. CiviCRM content inserted via a shortcode can even appear in blog archives now. For developers, the big news is that for the first time, multiple plugins can receive callbacks from CiviCRM's hook system. What this means is that WordPress developers can now begin building an ecosystem of plugins to rival the ecosystem of Drupal modules.
When preparing an email newsletter, one part of it that is time consuming is gathering together all the content that is needed. In my experience, virtually all the content already exists elsewhere, such as in the local CMS, in CiviCRM, or on a blog, or some other online source. So I was thinking how can I make this process easier. What I did: I created mail merge tokens for CiviCRM that autofill a list of recent blog posts, stories, or any other type of CMS content.
When I started using CiviCRM almost 5 years ago, I was amazed at how many things it could bring to a website right out of the box. The more I used it, the more I wanted to, and saw potential beyond simply keeping contact information, collecting donations, or managing events. CiviCRM is a game-changer. It was shortly after getting into a couple of large projects that the shine started to wear off just a little. Things started getting complicated and working with a CMS whose name is a Swahili word meaning, "all together" or "as a whole.", this was anything but.
I just returned from my first CiviCRM sprint. It was called the DC Sprint, but as Jeremy has already posted, we were actually in Maryland.
As a first time attendee of a CiviCRM conference and sprint, I really did not know what to expect. I was very pleased that both WordPress and Joomla! received some real attention at the sprint and I hope we are heading to a place where CiviCRM can be truly CMS agnostic.
We're approaching the middle of the third day of the 2014 East Coast code sprint, situated in a bucolic farmhouse just outside of Frederick, Maryland. The location has made this sprint a little different, with some people being able to commute back and forth. In total, 14 or so sprinters have been working on webtests, improvements to CiviVolunteer, and improvements to buildkit for all platforms, which some renewed focus on Joomla and Wordpress.
I am developing a CiviCRM installation for a client. The charity uses a colour-coding system to note their service users’ medical conditions. The client was keen to carry this colour coding over into the database. The trick was getting the CRM to use the correct colour code depending on what condition has been selected.
I had fallen into technology almost by accident. As someone who enjoys delivering solutions I often find myself in conversations with people who are trying to build software infrastructures. It spawned a curiosity of technology puzzles. This brought me to Open Source software and I was soon building and configuring WordPress websites, and creating a workspace that allowed me to collaborate with the larger software communities. I have benefited from using open source software and I want to give back.
One of our clients was wrestling with getting WordPress events to display within their event calendar, and I finally had enough. We really just needed a simple WordPress widget that displays upcoming CiviCRM events.