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17 July, 2017
Filed under Tools, Drupal

If you are a Drupal developer coming new to CiviCRM, it can be a bit of a "culture shock" to realize that CiviCRM is not your typical Drupal module.

CiviCRM has a separate and independent evolution and ecosystem, and its standard practices and APIs reflect that. From installation of the module itself, to creating customizations and modifications of its standard behavior, you are entering into a different "world" when you implement and develop client solutions with CiviCRM.

CiviCRM Entity can...

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13 July, 2017
Filed under v4.7, Release

This release has fixes for some issues reported in the previous 4.7.21 release. We recommend upgrading to this latest version. 

 

Complete list of issues fixed in this release is available from here

 

Bugs fixed: 

Core CiviCRM

  • CRM-20561 Load Net_SMTP, Auth_SASL, Net_Socket via Composer (10622)...

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11 July, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Tools, Partners, CiviCRM

CRMs are must-have for any organization, large or small. There is some debate over what the “C” in CRM stands for - client, constituent, customer, etc., but at a very base level it manages information about your contacts. Organizations now understand that communication is not always linear, flowing to one central point. To further complicate things, organizations have a splintering of data from a multitude of tools. For example, maybe you are using Evite for event registrations, Salesforce to manage your customer communication, PayPal to collect donations, and Constant Contact...

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06 July, 2017
CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 
 

Please note that release 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 are security releases. Please see below links to the security advisories:

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04 July, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Partners, Tips, Training

Based on feedback from clients, we're launching a series of Masterclasses this year. They will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and skills in a particular area of CiviCRM. These courses will assume that you have a basic understanding of CiviCRM as a Contact Management System.

We're starting with our CiviMail Masterclass which will be on 8th August at the St Thomas Centre in...

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27 June, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints

This year we had a sprint after CiviCon Cologne. So far I have only been to a sprint in Edale UK. The Germans copied everything from that sprint, remote location with hardly any internet. But with Germans you know it is done well. So the internet was faster (but still slow). The remote location had a bbq place, swimming pool and sauna.
At the sprint we had many new people which I think is good. Read their experiences below. At the start of the sprint I helped some people with installing buildkit. I managed to get it working during the last Edale sprint. So I thought it is my time...

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26 June, 2017
By jwelp
Filed under CiviCon

 

We were so nervous before and now? Just happened! But it was nice.

One day full of interesting, helpful and necessary sessions. Here and there something to smile and thanks to the „Holländer“ also plenty to laugh… Not only the oranje neighbours and Belgian found the way to cologne, also people from Finland and the Ukraine, Austria, Poland and Serbia took the long way and became part of a really successful event. Even the USA, Canada and the UK were represented. Only the guy from India got lost… :( So the CiviCon...

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19 June, 2017
By josh
Filed under CiviCRM

Over the past 18 months, the CiviCRM Core Team has focused heavily on project sustainability and on balancing our own internal capacity. During that time, our infrastructure has been consistently (and thankfully) managed by Mathieu Lutfy, a member of the Canada-based partner Coop SymbioTIC. While we’ve always considered Mathieu quasi-core-team, we’ve recently made it official and are very happy to announce that, in addition to managing the project’s infrastructure, he’ll...

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14 June, 2017
By josh
Filed under Tools, Community

Along with the Core Team, several contributors in the community have been testing Gitlab as an overall project management and communications tools for the CiviCRM community. Though it’s still a work in progress, we’re happy to start pushing it out to the broader community in hopes that it can provide a more cohesive platform for project management and community engagement.

How do we envision it working?

Last year, we introduced teams and working...

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13 June, 2017
Filed under v4.7, Release
CiviCRM 4.7.20
 
This month’s version of CiviCRM comes packed with delicious goo. Speaking generally, everything now works a little bit better. To find out the particulars, read on…
 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 4.7.20 can be accessed  here
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