This is a first blog post about how we build the team portal for Roparun.
But first what is Roparun? The Roparun is a relay race of over 500 kilometres from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, where people in teams, take part in an athletic event to raise money for people with cancer. It’s also called an adventure for life. This is also clear from the motto, which for years has been: ‘Adding life to days, when days often can’t be added to life’.
So each year Roparun organizes this race and around 400 teams participate in the event. The first part of the project was to setup donation functionality and that is working right now.
The next part of the project is to create a new portal for team captains where they can manage their team data, (e.g. name of the team, start location and the individual team members). We...Read more
We had a scenario where client runs a cluster of events, and folk sign up for these, and usually the registrants signs up for all events, but then they might invite mum to the Dinner, and brother John to the Talk, etc etc.
We wanted to achieve this on a single form with a single payment. We explored both CiviCart and Drupal Commerce but in the end concluded we could achieve this in a much lighter way with good old webforms.
The outcome is that up to 6 people can be registered for any combination of events, eg
- c1 registers for Events A, B, C, D, E and F
- c2 registers for B, C and D
- c3 registers for A and B
- c4 registers for A and F
To see the full gory details of the conditionals approach we took, please read the full blog on Fuzion's site.Read more
Today, Skvare has released a new version of CiviCRM Entity, 2.0-beta11. This release contains a new feature, an admin configuration page which allows site administrators to disable exposure of entity types to Drupal.
CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which exposed CiviCRM API entity types as native Drupal entity types, providing Views, Rules, Entity Reference field integration, and Drupal native pages and forms for each. It supports both CiviCRM 4.6 LTS and CiviCRM 4.7.
Previous versions of CiviCRM Entity allowed developers to control access to Drupal based pages and forms for entity types, but there was no way for administrators to control what entity types were available in Views, Rules, or Entity Reference fields. As CiviCRM Entity has evolved over the past 2 years, over 45 entity types have been supported, including all the major financial record types. There are cases where many of these entity...Read more
With the funding environment for nonprofits in Serbia becoming increasingly more fragmented and the choice of technology tools to aid fundraising and advocacy becoming more diverse, Catalyst Balkans saw an opportunity to fill an open niche for a localized CRM targeted to the nonprofit sector in the Western Balkans. With Catalyst Balkans already having used CiviCRM for several years for its own communication and contact management needs, the localization of CiviCRM was a natural choice.
With virtually zero strings translated into Serbian on Transifex and a very limited budget, Catalyst used a combination of existing staff resources and volunteers to plug away at the translation effort over a period of months. The final 1500 strings were done with the help of a translation professional who also went through and polished the entire translation file.
Many coffees were spent...Read more
A big thank you to all our CiviCON UK Sponsors. Here's a special post from Gold Sponsor Yoti:
Doing things differently: Registrations in seconds, logins without passwords and minimising data.
Over the last 15 years I’ve probably been responsible for around 50 or so websites or microsites that in some way or another have tried to gather people’s data. Either to enter into an event, join a forum or buy something. And like most other marketeers I’ve been obsessed by two things. Funnels and Data. i.e how easily are people signing up and how much do I now know about my customers. I’ve always known that by asking people for more information there was a danger people would drop out of my acquisition funnel but we marketeers are hungry for data. We want it all and we want it now.
I’ve now come to realise that less is more. I still want the customers, and loads of them, but I want them to join me on their terms. If I ask people less about themselves I’m more...Read more
CiviCooP and Systopia and Palasthotel have been working together on CiviProxy and CiviProxy. This blog is a round up of what we have achieved in the last couple of days. The first thing we have achieved is that we had fun and a very good work atmosphere. We made long days and made lots of progress.
What are CiviProxy and CiviMcRestFace?
CiviProxy is a script to act as an application firewall for CiviCRM. It could be used to put your civicrm in secure network. CiviProxy is the gatekeeper to which external systems, such as your website, connect (this is for example when a user signs a petition on your website and the website submits this data to your CiviCRM). CiviProxy will make sure the call is from the right place (ip-adress) and is only doing what allowed to do.
CiviMcRestFace (CiviMRF) is a framework to be used in other systems (such as your external website) to connect to CiviCRM. The framework itself is...Read more
If you are a Drupal developer coming new to CiviCRM, it can be a bit of a "culture shock" to realize that CiviCRM is not your typical Drupal module.
CiviCRM has a separate and independent evolution and ecosystem, and its standard practices and APIs reflect that. From installation of the module itself, to creating customizations and modifications of its standard behavior, you are entering into a different "world" when you implement and develop client solutions with CiviCRM.
CiviCRM Entity can help a Drupal developer make the transistion by enabling them to use some of the standard Drupal API features they have grown accustommed to, while still providing insight into the data structures and interconnections of CiviCRM.
For people who spend the majority of their time developing in CiviCRM, it can feel the same way, in reverse. For all-day CiviCRM developers, CiviCRM Entity can be an...Read more
CiviCRM Entity Reference Field is a submodule of the CiviCRM Entity project. One of the many advantages of installing the CiviCRM Entity module is the ability to use Drupal’s Entity Reference module to reference CiviCRM data from nodes, terms, or other entity types. Many people are using the Inline Entity Form module, which provides field widgets that allow you to create, edit, or delete a referenced entity from the parent form.
If you reference CiviCRM contacts via an Entity Reference field and use Inline Entity Form, you’ll often want to include the ability for the user to create or edit subsidiary CiviCRM entity types, such as the email, phone, and address entities. This can get tricky with CiviCRM integration. A regular entity reference field stores a target entity id in a Drupal field table of the Drupal database. CiviCRM Addresses are stored in the CiviCRM database, and can be created by different types of users and in many different ways. In addition, Drupal and...Read more
As of CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta4 the sub module called CiviCRM Entity Price Set Field provides a Drupal field type for the Event entity type. In this article we’ll review the features of this submodule and discuss how to configure and customize it to fit your needs.
Event Registration on the Event view page
When configured to display on the Event view pages, this field generates a registration form that supports:
- Registering multiple Participants
- Uses the event’s price set and all price fields of any type
- Pay later or credit card transactions utilizing CiviCRM’s payment processing
- Default values for the profile fields corresponding to the logged in user’s contact information ...
CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta7 has been released.
Pick it up now at the Drupal.org Project Page
Changes since beta6:
Add Rules action Assign Contact to Group
Add Rules action Remove Contact from Group
Add Integration for IM entity
Add Integration for Website entity
Add integration for Contribution Recur
Add Rules event for CiviCRM Price Set Field 'After Successful CC Transaction'
CiviCRM Price Set Field , improved support for price fields with multiple checkboxes
Fix issues with CiviCRM Core Contribution Recur Views integration
Enable CiviCRM Entity Reference field on parent entity 'add', Inline Entity Form Single widget, for Contacts...