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03 May, 2019
By josh

If you’re not already aware, CiviCRM version 5.13 shipped this past Wednesday. In addition to this being the normal monthly release of the latest stable version of CiviCRM, it will also serve as the next version of CiviCRM ESR, officially in August. Finally, CiviCRM version 5.13 will be the last version of CiviCRM to support PHP 5.6.

There’s a lot here to digest, so let’s break it down with a few questions.

Will the current version of ESR be supported until August?


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02 May, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release
CiviCRM version 5.13.0 is now out and ready to download. Please note that the next CiviCRM security release is expected on 15th May. It is going to be a point release of 5.13. 
One of big improvements in 5.13.0 is being able to use mysql lock handling for 5.7 MySQL sites - see this PR for more details.


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01 May, 2019
By MickC
Filed under Meetups

Time to relaunch the Sydney CiviCRM meetup - let's get together for an informal meet and greet, open workshop to discuss challenges, learnings and best practices with CiviCRM, and how we can make this meetup work for us in 2019.

A meetup was active in Sydney from 2012 but hasn't met in a while, however there's many users in the Civi community who can benefit from getting together to exchange experiences, not only about CiviCRM but also about what we do in our respective organisations to engage audiences,...

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26 April, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering the online training session, "Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign" on Wednesday May 1st from 9 to 11 am MT/ 11 to 1 pm ET. 

This course is  designed for current users of CiviCRM and is recommended for those who have taken the Fundamentals of Membership Management taught by Cividesk or want to learn more about automating membership renewal in CiviCRM. 


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26 April, 2019

Have you ever wished you could configure the actions you can perform after a search in CiviCRM?

It is now possible to do this with the Search Action Designer extension.

An example use case

Your organisation works with activities and one activity is send a renewal reminder by postal mail 6 weeks before the end of the membership. The activity is scheduled with CiviRules when a new membership is...

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22 April, 2019
By jamie
Filed under Drupal, Extensions

Long, long ago, before we had indoor plumbing, penicillin or `civix generate:module`, a humble drupal module was born.

It tried its best to be helpful by employing an (at the time) cutting edge technique known as CRM_Utils_Migrate_Import to dump a motley collection of custom fields, profiles and options into your CiviCRM database.

Along with other cutting edge techniques (such as lobotomies), the process of automatically adding custom fields, profiles and options has been improved and now can be done with managed entities and our lovely api.


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22 April, 2019

Agiliway continues actively working on CiviMobile - a mobile app that allows leveraging all the benefits of CiviCRM anywhere and anytime. The major change introduced in the second release was the ability to update CiviCRM data via mobile app. Current third release of CiviMobile has a set of...

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18 April, 2019
Filed under Training

Register to participate in the upcoming training session, "Customize your Database with Custom Fields and Profiles" offered by Cividesk on Thursday, April 25th at 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET.

Learn how to create custom fields according to best practices and the many uses of profiles to gather and display specific information about your contacts.  This online training is designed for...

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17 April, 2019
Filed under WordPress

Have you ever wondered, how can I give a group of contacts specific capabilities? We have too. And now you can! Introducing the CiviCRM Groups Sync Plugin (CGS). This plugin provides a new way for access control to be managed that associates a group of users in WordPress to a group of contacts in CiviCRM. Taking away the need to create a new WordPress user role anytime someone needs a slightly different kind of access to CiviCRM.

The CGS plugin is an add-on plugin to...

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15 April, 2019
Filed under CiviCamp, Community

We are in the final countdown to the UK CiviCamp in Leeds, on the 3rd May 2019. Lots of the sessions are now finalised and there will be a good range of topics and opportunities to find out more:

  • Introduction to CiviCRM
  • Organising Data effictively in CiviCRM
  • Managing Events using CiviCRM
  • Memberships, plus a run through the new developments recently posted in a blog online
  • Cases in CiviCRM, including...
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