At CiviCon, Gunner from Aspiration Tech facilitated a session with the entire community soliciting feedback, discussion and comments on the project. It was a good opportunity for everyone to give feedback on the state of the project, things that we are doing a good job with, and things that we can improve. We ended up doing a collaborative grouping of the feedback in various categories and sorting the comments.
Some of the positives that are worth highlighting include:
- Folks loved the responsiveness, culture and support on forums and IRC.
- The Make It Happen feature is a big hit. The ability to read detailed descriptions on a blog post and comment on that is appreciated.
- Progressive Tech Project, PalanteTech and core team got quite a few appreciations.
- Lots of mention of the open welcoming nature and passion of the community.
- Raising and talking about the gender issue was appreciated.
- Lots of...
We had our 4th CiviCon in San Francisco a few days back. It was a very well attended event with very high quality sessions. We hope to have most of the videos online in the next few weeks. I'm quite keen on watching all the sessions that I had to miss. There were lots of highlights for me personally during this event, i'll make an attempt to recreate some of them here:
- The quality of the talks I attended were very high. Most groups are using CiviCRM very creatively and pushing the limits in multiple ways. We need to continue on increasing the extensibility thus giving developers / integrators more choice.
- The quality of the Birds of a Feather session was very high. Unfortunately these were not recorded. Jim's talk on how they use ...
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) require an ICT Officer who can customise and develop open source software (PHP), work with hosting environments (Linux), and install and configure open source databases/websites for external organisations (Drupal/CiviCRM).
For more information about the post and how to apply visit: http://www.gmcvo.org.uk/vacancy-part-time-ict-officer-gmcvo
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Sometimes after launching a new site our clients find that there are fields and features in CiviCRM that they don't use. We are working with a client that wants to remove all fields and features that aren't useful in order to simplify their user interface and make it easier to use. This includes things like SMS features, email signatures, and demographics. There are also several fields that they wanted renamed to be more consistent with the legacy system that they migrated from. To fulfill this requirement I used a combination of template overrides, and CiviCRM's translation system.
First up I should point out that if you do want to go down this path you need to make clear to the client that this will take a fair amount of effort up front (hopefully less...Read more
If you've recently upgraded to CiviCRM 4.1, you'll need to upgrade your webform_civicrm as well. Versions 2.3 and below are not fully compatible with Civi 4.1. Version 2.4 is, and will be released in the next couple of days, especially if I get a few comments on this post from people who have sucessfully tested it! The latest -dev is stable and working, so please feel free to download it and try it out on your 4.1 site!
Note: webform_civicrm 2.4 is not backwards-compatible with older versions of CiviCRM, and should only be used with 4.1.x
New Features In webform_civicrm 2.4
- Adds contact image and language pref fields
- More options for matching/updating existing activities
- Support for new multi-valued contact sub-type
- Improved group and tag fields
- Can include the entire webform submission in the activity details, as well as an edit link
- Can generate a contact checksum for...
The team is excited to announce the first stable release of version 4.1 - with support for Drupal 7, Drupal 6, Joomla 1.7/2.5, and Wordpress 3.3. You can download the release now from Sourceforge.
We strongly recommend that you upgrade a test copy of your site and review your critical workflows before upgrading your production site. You can also test-drive the release on each platform using the public demos:
Please report any bugs or issues on the appropriate forum board (...Read more
There have been several hook() or Drupal module based solutions for "members only" pricing for events or for other 'discounts' related to memberships.
The whole concept of this code is that any 'member only' fee label must contain a specific word or phrase, in my example this word is "Member". Staff must be trained to do this - it is relatively simple to do so.
How it works:
1. Place this code in a block, selecting "full HTML" or "unfiltered" input type, and assign the block to an inconspicuous region in...Read more
So as every consultant, there is a bit of new projects, maintenance, stuff you do for free for the community, new ideas, meetings, pre-sales, funky developments & the dreaded admin part (invoicing/timesheet).
As any consultants, we are trying to get an overview on what are the issues, where we spend the time, who's involved and what has to be invoiced. For what I've seen for the past 20 years, the choice seems to be between separate tools that work well but don't talk to each other and one big ERP that tries to do everything but does it badly and that no one uses without cursing.
As all our contacts are in civi and that it also can track activities, was wondering if some of you are already using it as part of that combination and hopefully not turned it into a clunky 'ERP'?
We have started with Andreas, Tamsin, Julian & Cristel with some civi/drupal tools and Civi, but are in the...Read more
CiviCRM had a very successful year in 2011. The project grew significantly in different areas and we made progress on a few long standing issues. The biggest change in our opinion is the increase in community involvement across all aspects of the project.
- We had 1 major release which supported Drupal 6, Joomla 1.5 (v3.4) and Drupal 7, Joomla 1.6 (v4.0). We also had 13 minor releases in 2011. A chart of the types of organizations using CiviCRM can be found here along with the usage of various components.
- We held the 2nd North America CiviCon in Chicago which was organized by Young-Jin Kim from Emphanos. The...
A couple of weeks back I wrote here some thoughts about letting users manage and modify their own private collection of reports without actually having site-wide "administer reports" privileges. I've since gone ahead and written up the code to make this happen, and I would love to get feedback from the community on its usefulness and ways to improve it.
This code is available as a Drupal module for CiviCRM 3.4.x and 4.0.x, on Drupal.org by the project name CiviCRM Private Report. Following is a quick overview of how it works.
- Each user has a private space for reports visible and editable by that user alone.
- Users can copy any report that they can access into their own private report space.
- CiviCRM's native listings of available...