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22 March, 2018
Filed under CiviCRM, Extensions

At the end of this February Agiliway released the updated version of our Graphical CRM Calendar. Now CiviCRM extension contains a number of new cool features which make its use much easier and much more comfortable.

First of all, we updated CiviCalendar to support the latest version of CiviCRM.

Also, the functionality of the Calendar was significantly extended comparing to the original version of...

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21 March, 2018
Filed under Meetups
On a sunny Monday  in early March another great meet up, organised by Graham and Marcus was kindly hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support.  You might wonder what a Rotary Club, charities from entirely different fields, and a developer with a host of varying clients have in common apart from the obvious need to manage organisational relationships and data with an excellent open source CRM.  
 
Well, we got the answer, after a bit of groaning  - GDPR - we had a big discussion of the issues faced by our individual organisations and our clients - but to prevent the...
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20 March, 2018
By noah

We are excited to announce that registration is open for CiviCamp SF Bay Area 2018 — the first-ever low-cost daylong meetup in our region specifically designed for current CiviCRM users and non-users who want to explore CiviCRM.

The date is Thursday, May 3, and the venue is beautiful Preservation Park in Oakland. Sessions may include topics like organizing and reporting on your contacts, integrating your CRM seamlessly with your website, using CiviCRM for event registration and management, CiviCRM extensions, and...

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13 March, 2018

During this coming April, you may notice something peculiar on the civicrm.org download page -- instead of 4.7.32, you'll see a jump up to 5.0.0. Does this mean that CiviCRM is finally implementing a personal voice-assistant to take-down Amazon Echo? Nope. Maybe it means open-season on changes, granting a general license to break backward-compatibility? Nope. 5.0 is boring. It's basically the same thing as 4.7. It's just a big number with a little change.

OK... what...

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13 March, 2018
Filed under Tools, API, Architecture, Extensions

I have finished a working prototype of the form-processor and action-provider extension. See my previous blog post for where the idea came from.

Below I will explain what you can do with this extension. Lets assume we have an external website where students can signup to volunteer in a summer program. When a student has signed up we want this data to be present in CiviCRM and the student added to the group student volunteers.

So first we have to install...

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08 March, 2018
Filed under Release
Greetings, CiviCRM community!
 
We are glad to announce the March CiviCRM release 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 4.7.31 can be accessed here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Complete list of 4.7 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found...
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05 March, 2018
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering our new user class on the Fundamentals of Contact Management this Wednesday, March 7th from 1 - 3 pm MT (3 - 5 pm ET).  Click here for more information and to register. Class size is kept small to allow for questions, and classes do fill up, so we recommend registering soon!

This is an excellent introduction to contact management for those who are new to CiviCRM or require more formal instruction.

We will cover creating contacts, linking contact records...

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02 March, 2018
By Anil
Filed under v4.7, CiviCRM, Extensions

On many occasions, clients have mentioned that the contact summary screen loses a lot of prime space to the communication preferences and demographics sections.

“Is there no way to collapse them by default like you can with custom data? They are rarely used but are needed”

They’re aware that demographics and communication preferences can be removed via the UI (/civicrm/admin/setting/preferences/display?reset=1)

This is a simple extension that collapses both the communication preferences and demographics sections by default on the summary page.

We’ve added a few...

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26 February, 2018
Filed under Training

This two hour on-line training on Friday, March 2nd (9 am PT/ 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET) taught by Cividesk is perfect for new users of CiviCRM who would like to learn all the basics of CiviMember.  

It's also ideal for those in charge of configuring the membership module, since the class covers the best way to set up membership types and explores the rules behind how CiviCRM automatically moves a membership from new to expired.  We will walk through configuring an on-line membership page, so your contacts can sign up for membership on-line, and you'll also learn...

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20 February, 2018
Filed under Community, Documentation

The Documentation Working Group is planning a remote sprint to improve content in the User Guide. Everyone is invited to participate! Experience editing our docs will be helpful but not required.

Sign up to join this sprint

Time frame

We've chosen one 72-hour block for the sprint as follows. Mark your calendars, and join us for however much time you like...

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