Newsletters and other mailings are an important way to keep in touch with your supporters and mailing statistics like click and open rates can help you learn what your supporters respond best to. CiviCRM provides these features, similarly to many/all other email marketing solutions. But what do those numbers actually mean?
Is it "Oh-Oth"? "Owth"? "Worcestershire"?
We will be promoting CiviCRM at FOSDEM on 4 and 5 February 2023.
FOSDEM is a non-commercial event centered on free and open-source software development. With over 8000 attendees, it is one of the biggest open source conferences.
There has been a security release for CiviCRM. Upgrades are available for:
Now that PHP 7.4 is "end of life", system administrators are strongly encouraged to adopt PHP 8.0. CiviCRM has supported PHP 8.0 for some time now, but adoption so far has been slow. Here are the stats as of today:
Several of Joinery's clients recently started seeing a dramatic increase in fraudulent card-testing behavior on CiviCRM sites using the Stripe payment processor. We've resolved this problem for them with some great new features in the CiviCRM extension ecosystem, thanks to the contributions from open-source developers and CiviCRM partners.
At our meetup last week, Oliver Gibson spoke about the work Northbridge Digital has been doing to recreate the standard CiviCRM reports using SearchKit.
These reports are available as an extension which is still in development. The aim is to provide a bank of example reports that users can use and adapt. These will be a useful starting point for users to create their own reports.
CiviCRM version 5.56.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release. Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:
A while back I did a lot of cleanup and bug fixing on the Core Import code. This clean-up facilitated some extra features to be added in a core extension - ‘civi-import’ which is in 5.55. In addition Greenpeace Germany sponsored improvements to CiviCRM to support background queuing and in 5.57 ‘civi-import’ can leverage that. I’m going to describe some of the enhancements in civi-import in this blog based on the 5.57 code base (not all are in 5.55).
This month at CiviCRM North East we are looking at how you can generate reports using SearchKit.
Northbridge Digital is working to recreate the reports (and some extended reports), which ship with CiviCRM, as SearchKit reports. This will mean that people new to SearchKit in CiviCRM will have a bank of examples to choose from when SearchKit is installed.