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Do you want to use Civi in multiple languages? This new feature adds more options to enable users to access CiviCRM in their language of choice.
This feature allows admins to configure a list of languages for users to select from and set the language of the CiviCRM interface for their own use. This translates the CiviCRM interface but does not translate content. For example, the menus are translated but content and option values (eg Mr/Mrs) are not translated.
It’s been a long time coming, but we finally managed to post the Core Team’s financials online in a format that not only shows where we’re at but also breaks down our income and expenses over the past 12 months. We’ve maintained project stats online for some time at https://stats.civicrm.org so it made sense to just add a new tab there. Check it out here. The financials are currently updated each month, and we’ll continue to expand on them as we have capacity.
One of the questions we occasionally get from our clients concerns how users can search for non-primary emails, addresses, and phone numbers in CiviCRM. Because so many constituents use different emails for different purposes - one for billing, one for bulk emails, and so forth - it can become a challenge to locate people in your data. However, we have a couple of suggestions for how you can search across all emails, phone numbers, and addresses.
Option 1: Add Them to Your Search Results
CiviCRM core now offers a Continuous Integration service to partner & member organisations on their extensions. The service will run the unit tests associated with an extension whenever a PR is submitted to that extension. This is similar to the process that runs on core and is driven by jenkins and runs on the same test infrastructure. There are free services that do this (e.g Travis) on github in general but they don’t provide the CiviCRM setup and database environment that is needed to run tests on CiviCRM.
If you are new to CiviCRM or would like more formal training in the basics of contact management, the Fundamentals of Contact Management offered by Cividesk is the perfect online training session for you.
Late last year CiviCRM won some seed funding from Mozilla’s MOSS fund to support the core team, and also research our community priorities. We're focussing on two questions connected to CiviCRM’s future growth and sustainability:
Attendees represented developers, new and potential CiviCRM users, a good mix of experience. Topics covered included webforms, focussing on conditional fields. We also looked at webform layout, which allows the placing of webform fields inside boxes. The fields can then be arranged into rows and columns.
We then looked at the contact summary, showing how all contact involvement can be accessed from this one screen. This led on to a discussion about how CiviCRM, as an Open Source system evolves and grows.
Nearly every client with whom we’ve worked over the years has wrestled with how to manage duplicate contacts in their Civi. Although it’s impossible to eliminate duplicates completely, we do have some tried-and-true suggestions for minimizing them with as little risk as possible.
Creating effective duplicate rules is often more art than science. You want to hit the sweet spot between removing the possibility that contacts are overwritten incorrectly, and setting the rule so restrictively that contacts are more frequently duplicated than not.
It's time to take your CiviCRM skills to the next level! Join us for two days of intensive hands-on learning, individual attention from CiviCRM experts and networking with nonprofit peers.
Dig into all the major components of CiviCRM with the guidance of experienced trainers.
Learn and practice on an actual database: we give each trainee their own CiviCRM site to work on.
Ask questions: you'll have plenty of opportunities.
Get an early-bird discount if you register by March 12.
Are you looking to get started using CiviMember to mange your non-profit's membership?
This 2-hour online course brought by Cividesk is designed to teach the basics of using the membership module. We start by configuring membership types and discussing the rules that CiviCRM uses to manage membership status. We'll also cover adding new memberships, searching and reporting on memberships, the basics of setting up an online membership sign-up page and how to send out automated membership renewal emails.
Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her experiences of using CiviCRM.
First meetup of 2019, a workshop style session discussing challenges submitted by attendees in advance.
This session will focus on 'Membership' - we invite participants to 'lead' on a topic, and share your experiences with the group. Suggested topics from the following items across the event lifecycle:
There has been a security release for CiviCRM. We recommend you immediately upgrade to one of the following versions:
- CiviCRM v5.10.3
- CiviCRM v5.7.4 ESR
In addition to the security fixes, this release includes two regression fixes.
Below are the security advisories details: