When thinking about maintaining you're CiviCRM, it's important to think through how your organization wants to manage security updates. Not just for now. Consideration for the long-term is the key. Maintaining technology does not have to be costly or time consuming. You already know how imperative it is to address security risks, which is why updates are commonly released. It’s important to plan for these regular updates.
Back in May at CiviCRM North East, we looked at an example of using Form Builder to create a volunteer application form. This is a slightly delayed (sorry!) write up of that talk.
CiviCRM version 5.53.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release. Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:
After a long hiatus, CiviCRM Developer Training is back! If you're looking to sharpen your skills or become actively engaged in CiviCRM development for the first time then you won't want to miss the developer training in Manchester, UK on 6 & 7 October.
Come join CiviCRM core team members Coleman, Eileen, Josh, Mathieu and Tim for our "sprint" event for contributors based in the centre of Manchester, UK.
In case you have been living under a rock, the CiviCRM development environment has dramatically changed over the last 5 years. Recently I've had the opportunity to upgrade my 10 year old CiviCRM development chops by learning some of the new tools and I thought I would share my experiences.
In 2016 Tim Otten wrote a manifesto of sorts which outlined a practical and effective way to modernize CiviCRM. It boiled down to 5 letters: LExIM. 5 years on, CiviCRM is indeed in better shape than it was then, thanks to a tenacious community of developers following this path. So what is LExIM, why has it gotten us where we are today, and where are we headed?
Form Builder is a promising new cross-platform tool for making forms that sync with CiviCRM data. It's more powerful flexible than Profiles, and more compatible than proprietary plugins like Caldera. The only downside is that it's not finished. It is currently included with CiviCRM as a beta extension, but we can change that.
CiviCRM version 5.52.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release. Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:
There are a few reporting extensions available for CiviCRM that add reporting template options, particularly for contribution reporting. In particular, ReportPlus stands out from the rest of the crowd as an interesting option to explore.