Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 22:19
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The team is super excited to announce that the fifth 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.
  • Payment processing improvements - Refactor payment processor and contribution code to better support token-based recurring payments as well as non-credit card payment methods (ACH/EFT …).
  • Improvements to - contribution and activity reports.
  • API enhancement - custom_fields can be used as input filters on the api that didn't previously support that - e.g civicrm_api3(''event', 'get', array('custom_3' => 'Yoga'); - Big thanks to johanv for this!

» View the full list of improvements for 4.7

We Need You to Try it Out!

Excited to try the new features in this release? Please do! Great software requires great testers, and you can help. You don't need to be super technical to participate in this way, but your participation will make a huge difference.

  • Download it and either do a fresh install or (better yet) a test copy of your existing database. Note that this is beta software and should not be used on production servers.
  • Try to break it! Do all the things you normally do with CiviCRM, try out as much as you can think of.
  • If anything doesn't seem right, please let us know on the Release Testing Forum.

CiviCRM is free, open source software made possible through contributions from people like you. If your organization benefits from using CiviCRM and from the great new features in this release, please consider making a recurring contribution to support the project.

New Installations

If you are installing CiviCRM 4.7 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:

Upgrading to 4.7

If your site is highly customized with special code or theming for CiviCRM you will want to upgrade a test copy first and test your customizations. For everyone else, follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running with 4.7.


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 these people and organizations:

AGH Strategies - Andrew Hunt, Tyrell Cook, Nikki Murray; Arete-Imagine - Nathan Porter, Marisa Porter; Backoffice Thinking; Cambridge University; Caroline Badley; Christian Wach; Circle Interactive - Dave Jenkins; CiviDesk - Nicolas Ganivet, Sunil Pawar, Virginie Ganivet; Compucorp - Guanhuan Chen, Jamie Novick; CiviCoop - Jaap Jansma; Coop SymbioTIC - Mathieu Lutfy, Samuel Vanhove; Dave D; Emphanos LLC - Allen Shaw; Freeform Solutions - Lola Slade, Stephanie Gray; Future First - David Knoll, John Prescott; Fuzion NZ - Chris Burgess, Eileen McNaughton, Peter Davis, Torrance Hodgeson; Giant Rabbit - Peter Haight; Ginkgo Street Labs - Frank Gomez, Galata Tona, Michael Daryabeygi, Roshani Kothari, Toby Lounsbury; Joanne Chester; JMA Consulting - Joe Murray, Pradeep Nayak, Edsel Lopez; Johan Vervloet; John Kingsnorth; Greenleaf Advancement - Guy Iaccarino; K Sneed Consulting - Kate Sneed; Ken West; Korlon - Stuart Gaston; Lesley Evensen (zorgalina); Lighthouse Consulting and Design - Brian Shaughnessy; National Urban League - Lisa Taliano; New York City Council; New York State Senate - Ken Zalewski; Northbridge Digital - Oliver Gibson; Palante Technology Cooperative - Jon Goldberg, Joseph Lacey, Paul Campbell; Progressive Tech Project - Alice Aguilar, Jamie McClelland; Saurabh Batra; Seamus Lee; Semper IT - Karin Gerritsen; Skvare - Jeremy Proffitt, Peter Petrik; Smiling Heart Enterprises - Neil Planchon; Squiffle Consulting - Aidan Saunders; Stephen Palmstrom; Systopia - Björn Endres; Tadpole - Kevin Cristiano; Tech to the People - Xavier Dutoit; Tim Mallezie; Torenware Networks - Rob Thorne; Veda Consulting - Parvez Saleh, Deepak Srivastava; Web Access - Sudha Bisht.

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