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03 January, 2019
By BjoernE
Happy New Year, CiviCRM community! I bring exciting news to all of those,  who have to deal with localisation (l10n) and internationalisation (i18n) - in short:  everyone who is occasionally unhappy with the texts in the user interface or public forms. And yes, that might include English forms as well.
 
The origin of this post goes back to some inspiring discussions I had with Tim Otten and Aidan Saunders at the Bamford sprint in autumn 2018. We were aiming for nothing short of the revolution of CiviCRM's translation system. Soon you will be able to adjust...
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03 January, 2019

CiviMobile Store

CiviMobile Store

We are glad to announce...

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03 January, 2019
Filed under Release
CiviCRM version 5.9.0 is now ready to download. 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.9.0 can be accessed here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

The...
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17 December, 2018
By Detlev
Filed under CiviCamp

CiviCamps are casual, locally-organized one day events bringing together CiviCRM users, experts and those who want to discover what CiviCRM is and what it can do. This year, Software für Engagierte e.V., an association of CiviCRM users, came up with the plan to organize annual CiviCamps in Germany. 43 users, experts and interested organizations attended the first camp that took place November 15th in Halle (...

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17 December, 2018
By Eileen
Filed under Release

This is just a quick reminder that as announced in August the CiviCRM release on 2 Jan 2019 will be the last release supporting PHP 5.5. 

Upstream php.net support for PHP versions 5.6 and 7.0 also ends at the end of this month; if you are on these versions, we recommend that you consider your upgrading. Our goal is that CiviCRM will support PHP 5.6 and 7.0 through to September and December 2019 respectively. We will re-evaluate that goal in March per the previous...

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17 December, 2018

An interview with Mary Ann Bopp, Development Director of Pets Alive

Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue organization with the mission to improve the lives of companion animals through rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. Animals at Pets Alive range from dogs and cats to farm animals. Many of the animals at Pets Alive are older, have special needs or require specific care. Pets Alive is recognized within the local community and nationwide as a leader in developing...
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13 December, 2018
Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

CiviCalendar Dashlet

CiviCalendar is one of the first extensions Agiliway has developed for CiviCRM. The last version of the CiviCalendar extension has already had a lot of beneficial features facilitating work in the system. In...

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11 December, 2018
Filed under Sustainability

Last month I attended Sustain Summit 2018: an inspiring 'one-day event for open source sustainers' organised by Open Collective. It was great to spend a day with people who are working hard to tackle the sustainability problem. Some focused on their own projects, others looking more broadly across the open source ecosystem. The sustainability conversation has moved on significantly since the last time I looked, in about 2013, and there are lots of new ideas and projects with the potential to impact how we work.

In this post, I want to try and do two things: give a comprehensive...

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07 December, 2018
Filed under Training

Take your event management to the next level with this Cividesk on-line training session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Tuesday, December 11th  at 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

We use several concrete event examples to discuss some of the more complex features in CiviCRM for customizing your event registration. We'll go in depth with price sets, profiles and different registration options so you will leave the class feeling confident...

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06 December, 2018
Filed under Extensions

It's a nice day to... LEEEEExIIIIIIIM!

Billy Idol gets it, now you can too. The CiviCRM menubar is getting a major revamp, LExIM style* - the new menubar extension is now ready for beta testing, and once that's complete, it will be ported into the next release of CiviCRM. But why wait, you can get all the new goodies right now by installing the beta extension (requires CiviCRM v5.8+). It gives...

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