Security release: CiviCRM 4.7.26 and 4.6.33. Monthly release 4.7.27 Blog Feed - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 18:34
CiviCRM 4.7.26, 4.6.33 and 4.7.27  

Please note that 4.6.33, 4.7.26, and 4.7.27 are security releases. All releases include the latest security fixes, and 4.7.27 includes additional bug fixes and enhancements (as a typical monthly release).

Please see below links to the security advisories:

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Fundamentals of Membership Management Online Training, November 3rd Blog Feed - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 02:59

This two hour on-line training on Friday, November 3rd (8 am PT/9 am MT/11 am ET) is perfect for new users of CiviCRM who would like to learn all the basics of CiviMember.  

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Tiny extension to prevent REST API request being processed when your site is in maintenance mode. Blog Feed - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:39

I just published a small extension (funded by Amnesty International Vlaanderen) to prevent the REST API requests still coming through when the site is in maintenance mode.

The extension is CiviCRM native and the structure is based on the CiviCRM User Framework. However, as I have little to no experience with a CMS other than Drupal, I have only implemented the Drupal module. Would be really great if others could add the same trick for the other CMS's!


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CiviCRM Comes to Serbia Blog Feed - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 07:29

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.

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CiviCon Canberra 2017 - Developer Day 2017 Blog Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:19

In conjunction with the first ever CiviCon happening in Canberra on Monday 23rd October. There will be a developer day on the Sunday prior to that day. There will also be an opportunity for international developers to join in through a Go To Meeting hangout. The developer day will be held at the Agileware office. 4/55-57 Lathlain Street, Belconnen, ACT 2617. The Day will start at 9am. Anyone interested should get in touch with Justin Freeman from Agileware.

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Seeing a way forward for visually impaired users Blog Feed - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:28
Having made amazing strides over the last year in terms of the user interface, some of the folk attending this years UK CiviSprint took a look at what improvements could be made in terms of accessibility.   Issues have been raised in recent years by screen reader users and people who are not comfortable using a mouse or trackpad.  After testing the new bootstrap-based Shoreditch theme, with a variety of assistive technology, several issues were identified and put to the team of developers.   
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2017 Dev Training and Sprint Blog Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:50

Writing on the train back to London from the CivicCRM Sprint at Duvale Priory in mid-Devon, I can see why some people are willing to travel from across the world for the Sprint: it is a great way to spend a week. I went for the Developer Training, delivered by Parvez and Raj of Veda Consulting. The training was held for two days alongside a week's sprint (5 days + 2 travel days). I stayed for the rest of the Sprint.

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My experience of the UK CiviCRM 2017 Sprint Blog Feed - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:30
Following CiviCon London many of us made our way to Devon for the CiviSprint.    A group of around 40+ developers, installers and users gathered together for 6 days to work jointly on CiviCRM projects. By coming together in one place, we were able to move projects forward in a way that is challenging when everyone is scattered around the world and involved in their own work and family commitments. The overall aim being to take CiviCRM forward by sharing knowledge.  
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Integrating Email Client Into CiviCRM Blog Feed - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:13

One of the main reasons our partners choose to set up a CiviCRM application is its extended functionality developed specifically for managing all contacts, communications, records and activities of an organization in one place.

Yet one of our clients put a broader meaning into the concept single CiviCRM-based solution and requested new functionality that would allow users to manage their emails (check and read incoming emails, compose new messages, etc.) from the CRM instead of shifting between different applications.

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When is a conference better than a conference? When it's a CiviCon! Blog Feed - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:25

London 2017 was my first time at a CiviCon event so not sure what to expect, but I have been to many business conferences over the years.  So, what was so different about this one?  Essentially, nothing; held in a major city i.e. London, in a conference centre, a welcome desk with a goody bag and a programme, introduction, sessions – you get the picture!

It’s hard to put your finger on why it was different - better - but I am sure it has to do with the ethos of CiviCRM and why the organisers and attendees were there; a shared vision and a unified purpose.

What exactly was different? Well, as soon as I walked into the main conference room, I felt I was amongst friends, like-minded people.

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Announcing a new GDPR extension Blog Feed - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:34

Our new extension aims to enable charities/organisations to manage their supporters in a GDPR compliant manner. GDPR in itself does not introduce many new directives however it does make organisation appointed officials directly responsible for any breach in directive and therefore has a degree of responsibility which had been missing from previous iterations.

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Did that Scheduled Reminders get delivered or did it bounce? And what was in those Receipts and Invoices? Blog Feed - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 22:30

Have you ever wondered whether those Event or Membership Reminders actually get delivered?

And what about those automatic Receipts that go out? Ever wished you could see what the heck was actually being sent?

Well now you can thanks to Fuzion's new extension for transactional mail.

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CiviCRM 4.7.25 and 4.6.32 release Blog Feed - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:15
CiviCRM v. 4.7.25 and 4.6.32 are now released and ready for download!     RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 4.7.25 can be accessed  here.   SPECIAL THANKS:  
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CiviCon Canberra is rolling our way - sessions announced Blog Feed - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:46

Countdown to CiviCon Canberra, the first CiviCon in the southern hemisphere, is ticking along nicely. Less that 20 sleeps to go.

Very excited to get the sessions nailed down. You can view the list of topics and speakers here.

Keynote speaker will be Caroline Le Couteur, MLA, ACT Greens Member for Murrumbidgee (which means she is an MP for those who don't speak 'strine').

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