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July 1, 2022
By michaelmcandrew Filed under Community, Sprints

This July 27th and 28th we are planning a friendly and informal CiviCRM Sprint at Kaleider Studios in Exeter UK.

Sprints are in person events where the main focus is working together to contribute back to CiviCRM. They are often large events, many months in the planning but this one will be a lot smaller and more informal.

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June 30, 2022
By artfulrobot Filed under CiviMail, Tips

If you’re starting to see unexpected content at the top and/or bottom of your mailings, this may be to do with a recent upgrade (to 5.49.0+). For example, you might see text like “default HTML header”, or a footer offering opt-out where there previously was none. You might also see old headers/footers that you used to use.

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June 24, 2022
By kbeireis Filed under Partners, Tips

So you have loads of useful data in your CiviCRM database… but the core CiviCRM reports just aren't cutting it. What to do? A number of our clients have worked around this by utilizing Jasper Reports, an open source tool that allows for building complex and flexible reports using data, read directly from CiviCRM.

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June 17, 2022
By artfulrobot Filed under Community

Update 30 June 2022: The council elections process has been put on hold until further notice because we were unable to attract enough nominations to run an election.

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June 13, 2022
By jaapjansma Filed under Community, WordPress

It is official we now have a community maintained fork of the wordpress Caldera Forms plugin. You can find the fork here: https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/caldera-civicrm

A huge thank you to Kevin Christiano for his hard work on forking this extension whilst keeping in good contact with the original developers of this extension. Thanks Kevin!

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June 1, 2022
By dev-team Filed under Extended Security Release, Release, Security Releases

There has been a security release for CiviCRM. Upgrades are available for:

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May 23, 2022
By Fabian_SYSTOPIA Filed under Community, Sprints

On the third and last day of the Berlin sprint we had a little bit for everyone!

For all Implementers / DevOps / CiviCRM-Nerds, Björn and Thomas introduced and demonstrated an extension that facilitates both the initial import and continous updates of data from external sources e.g. csv-files.

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May 20, 2022
By Andreas Filed under Community, Interface and design

Something that many of us love and appreciate about CiviCRM is that diversity and inclusion has a very high value for us as a community. That's why from time to time we deliberate how the language in and around CiviCRM can be made more inclusive and gender-sensitive. And sometimes there are very practical results, too – such as the gender self-identify extension, for example.

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May 19, 2022
By kbeireis Filed under Tips

We get questions about importing contributions fairly often, so we thought we’d walk you through the steps we typically follow to ensure that the contributions are a) imported correctly and b) attached to the correct contacts. Does it take a bit longer? Perhaps – but we believe accuracy is well worth the few extra steps.

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