CiviCRM 4.3.0 Released, Hundreds of Improvements

It's here! The much anticipated new CiviCRM 4.3 is ready for prime-time. Congratulations to everyone in the CiviCRM community who made this happen.

What's New?

Here are just a few of the exciting improvements in CiviCRM 4.3.

  • CiviDiscount extension
  • Contact edit locking
  • Better notifications
  • Advanced search and quicksearch improvements
  • Multi-record custom data in profiles
  • Enhanced in-place editing
  • Friendly front-end forms
  • Smarter Search Builder
  • New profile form designer
  • Accounting integration
  • WordPress access control permissions
  • Ability to limit inherited memberships
  • Dozens of performance enhancements and UI improvements for a faster, more comfortable ride

For more information about the new features, check out the Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited for CiviCRM 4.3. You can also check out the complete list of new and improved functionality on the issue tracker.

CiviCRM is free, open source software made possible through contributions from people like you. If your organization benefits from using CiviCRM AND from the great new features in this release, please consider making a recurring contribution to support the project.


CiviCRM is more compatible than ever, this version has been tested to run with:

  • Drupal 7
  • Drupal 6 (community supported)
  • Joomla 2.5
  • Wordpress 3.4 and higher

New Installations

If you are installing CiviCRM 4.3 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:

Upgrading to 4.3

If your site is highly customized with special code or theming for CiviCRM you will want to upgrade a test copy first and test your customizations. For everyone else, follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running with 4.3.


Community support and engagement is the force that sustains and drives CiviCRM forward. This release would not have been possible without the incredible contributions of these people and organizations:

AGH Strategies - Andrew Hunt; Backoffice Thinking; Chris Burgess; Circle Interactive - Andrew Walker, Dave Moreton; CiviDesk - Nicolas Ganivet; CiviHosting - Hershel Robinson; Community Builders; Compucorp; Confluence - Frank Gomez; Dave D; EE-atWork - Erik Hommel; Electronic Frontier Foundation - Micah Lee, Kellie Brownell; Emphanos - Allen Shaw; Fuzion NZ - Eileen McNaughton, Peter Davis, Torrance Hodgeson; Jim Meehan; JMA Consulting - Joe Murray; Keith Morgan; Ken West; Korlon - Stuart Gaston; Koumbit - Samuel Vanhove; Lighthouse Consulting and Design - Brian Shaughnessy; Mathieu Lutfy; New York State Senate - Ken Zalewski; NfP Services (MTL Software Group) - Jag Kandasamy, Rajesh Sundararajan; Niro Solutions; Noah Miller; Palante Technology Cooperative - Jon Goldberg; Progressive Tech Project - Alice Aguilar, Jamie McClelland; Paul Delbar; Registered Nurses Association of Ontario; San Francisco Baykeeper - Eliet Henderson; Tech to the People - Xavier Dutoit; Third Sector Design; Veda Consulting - Parvez Saleh; Web Access - Pradeep Nayak; Zing - Simon West, Andrew Tombs.