- API changes
- New features
- Fixes to bugs
WHAT'S NEW IN CIVICRM 5.7:
Core CiviCRM updates:
Better title for note field.
Updates the title of the note field from "note(s)" to "note" because you can only import one note at a time. More details available here.
This adds a helper method for accessing the SettingsBag of the contact corresponding to the logged-in user. More details available here.
Cleanup contact summary tabs code
A largely non-functional change, this makes it possible for extensions to modify the order of tabs on a contact record. More details here.
Use cached function for financialAccount retrieval
This is a performance improvement which reduces repetitive queries when creating contributions. Details can be seen here.
Convert membership date fields to datepicker & form to entity form
Updates the membership date fields to datepicker rather than jCalendar. This also uses the new entityFormTrait methods to add the fields in a more systematic way. More details on this change here
This release also includes a number of bug fixes and other improvements, so please check the complete list of changes by following this link.