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March 24, 2009
By xavierFiled under

A quick braindump:

Profile are a great way of simplifying the interface and provide more focussed forms, but some of the goodies of the normal edit form are gone. For instance, the employer isn't anymore an autocomplete field. luckily, with the REST interface and a jquery autocomplete plugin, that's a few lines to add to make it work:

add on the templates/CRM/Profile/Form/Edit.tpl

{if $session->get('userID') > 0} {literal} jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
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March 19, 2009
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCRM
There are many places in CiviCRM where lists of records are presented... when you search for contacts, you get a list of contact records; when you go to manage events, you get a list of events; etc. Kurund blogged recently about prototypes for improving usability for these record listings (we call them "selectors" internally)... and we got a lot of good feedback from that post. Kurund and Amit on our team have now put up another iteration - which we'd love to have folks look at and comment on: » Contact Listing
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March 16, 2009
By lobo Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla

The past week was quite interesting and generated a fair amount of traffic and news about CiviCRM. It compelled me to summarize and link to the various blog posts :)

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March 13, 2009
By chrisivens Filed under CiviCRM

I think that here in the UK, we're missing out on something. Ideally I would like to have a central place to communicate and support each other with civicrm. Hopefully this will help organise meet ups and other events in the same timezone.

I have set up a provisional group at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/civicrmuk/ if you could join up and start the ball rolling.

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March 13, 2009
By chrisivens Filed under CiviCRM

I'm putting this together to help the next version of civicrm. We needed a waiting list for events once they are full. Our needs will perhaps differ from a generic version but you have to start somewhere.

We started by detecting the state of the event with eventFull(). If it's full and the user is not already a participant OR in the waitinglist table, we give them a simple link which will add them to the waitinglist table.

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March 12, 2009
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCase, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla
After more than 5 months of design, development and QA - the team is thrilled to announce the release of CiviCRM 2.2 Stable. You can download the release AND / OR try it out on our public demo site. 2.2 features a number of exciting new features, including... Personal Campaign Pages - add donors and constituents to your fundraising team Soft Credits for contributions CiviCase - Case management for human service providers (with thanks to Physician Health Program - British Columbia) Simplified configuration option for CiviMail Allow multiple custom field values for a given contact (e.g. "List the schools you attended, degrees earned and graduation dates") Powerful new hooks for integrators and developers who need to extend and customize existing features .... and 400+ additional improvements and bug fixes You can find Release Highlights here. A big round of applause is due to all the folks who downloaded, tested and submitted bug reports during the 2.2 release cycle. The alpha and beta packages were downloaded more than 4,000 times . Several hundred bugs and "improvements" were reported by community members and fixed by the team during the release cycle.
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March 10, 2009
By shot Filed under CiviMail, CiviCRM

The documentation for CiviCRM 2.2 is up and so are the new docs for CiviMail Installation, including a sub-page on CiviMail Processor.

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March 6, 2009
By shot Filed under CiviMail, CiviCRM

Along with the introduction of CiviMail Processor as the new supported return email hander, we’ve made three changes that are relevant for third-party CiviMail developers in CiviCRM 2.2.

Unified email formats

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March 6, 2009
By shot Filed under CiviCRM, Joomla

Thanks to the invitation from Joomla! and their kind sharing of the precious student slots, CiviCRM was able to participate in last year’s Google Summer of Code, with the GSoC project adding multilingual support to CiviCRM.

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March 5, 2009
By michal Filed under CiviCRM

Together with releasing beta 4 of CiviCRM, we introduced first version of new documentation layout. It's been a while since our docs came through major overhaul and it was high time to start doing something about this.

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