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End-Of-Zombies: PHP 5.3 and 5.4 - 二, 08/15/2017 - 14:58

Compatibility with PHP 5.3 will end in December 2017, and compatibility with PHP 5.4 will end in March 2018. These changes follow a number of discussions and a multi-year deprecation process. The current recommended version is PHP 5.6.

The Month-Long Freeze and Giving Some Love to the RC's - 三, 08/09/2017 - 00:37

The 4.7.24 release is scheduled for the first Wednesday of September. Ordinarily, there would be an announcement about the release-candidate (RC) in mid-August, but we're doing something a bit different this time around -- extending the RC to a full month, which mean the RC is available now at Testing out the RC is a great way to ensure that your systems will continue to work in the next release. Let me talk about how this change helps.

CiviCRM 4.7.23 release - 五, 08/04/2017 - 01:18
CiviCRM August release is here: CiviCRM v. 4.7.23 is released!     RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 4.7.23 can be accessed  here   Please note this version includes:  
  1. Changes to database schema 
  2. API changes 

The magic cubes… - 三, 08/02/2017 - 21:16

...are growing!

At CiviCon Cologne in June we had this mysterious wooden cubes as little give-aways. Every participant took one home and now we want to see the plants!

Please comment this post and publish a photo of your magic cube.

At CiviCon UK in October we will nominate the greenest fingers…

We are curious about it!


The magic cubes… - 三, 08/02/2017 - 20:00

...are growing!

At CiviCon Cologne in June we had this mysterious wooden cubes as little give-aways. Every participant took one home and now we want to see the plants!

Please comment this post and publish a photo of your magic cube.

At CiviCon UK in October we will nominate the greenest fingers…

We are curious about it!


CiviCamp is Coming to Hartford CT - 三, 08/02/2017 - 02:14

CiviCamp Is coming to Hartford! This inaugural event is taking place on Monday, October 2nd at the beautiful and iconic Connecticut Science Center on the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT. 

CiviCon UK - only 48 hours left to buy your Early bird tickets! - 二, 08/01/2017 - 17:48
Ends Friday 4th August BOOK NOW HERE

We have worked hard to lower costs to make this one-day event accessible for everyone - tickets are £75 but if you book by 4th August you will only pay £50!

CiviCON UK - Friday 6th October - NW1 London

We will be announcing topics throughout the run-up - and are excited to share the first confirmed sessions:

Smartdebit for CiviCRM 4.7 (Direct Debit Payments) - 二, 08/01/2017 - 16:53

I'm please to announce the release of a new Smart Debit extension for CiviCRM 4.7.

The new extension is based on the vedaconsulting ( extensions for previous releases of CiviCRM but is rewritten and includes a number of new features and enhancements.  Development and Testing has been funded by Circle Interactive ( and implemented by MJW Consulting (

CiviProxy and CiviMcRestFace sprint in Bonn - 五, 07/21/2017 - 16:40

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?

Sprinting in Bonn doing some secure CiviCRM stuff - 二, 07/18/2017 - 23:06

This morning Jaap and I (both from CiviCooP) took a train to Bonn and walked from the HauptBahnhof to the Systopia offices. Quite a nice sunny morning, met Beethoven on our way!

CiviCon UK - Early bird tickets are available till 4 August - don't miss out! - 二, 07/18/2017 - 01:22
Book your early bird ticket now!

This year our main event will focus on sessions for users, implementers and advanced users, with developer training taking place during the Sprint.

Developing with CiviCRM Entity and the Drupal API - 一, 07/17/2017 - 23:23

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 4.7.22 release - 四, 07/13/2017 - 19:12

This release has fixes for some issues reported in the previous 4.7.21 release. We recommend upgrading to this latest version. 


Complete list of issues fixed in this release is available from here


Bugs fixed: 

Core CiviCRM

6 Ways to Use CiviCRM - Part 1 - 二, 07/11/2017 - 23:49
CRMs are must-have for any organization, large or small. There is some debate over what the “C” in CRM stands for - client, constituent, customer, etc., but at a very base level it manages information about your contacts. CiviCRM is jam-packed with features that can benefit your organization. In this article series, we will highlight just 6 ways CiviCRM can be used. In part one of this series, we will explore its CRM, email marketing, and access control features.

Security release: CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 - 五, 07/07/2017 - 00:39
CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29   

Please note that release 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 are security releases. Please see below links to the security advisories:

GMCVO Databases CiviMail Masterclass - 二, 07/04/2017 - 17:51

Based on feedback from clients, we're launching a series of Masterclasses this year. They will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and skills in a particular area of CiviCRM. These courses will assume that you have a basic understanding of CiviCRM as a Contact Management System.

Three blogs and pictures of the CiviCRM Sprint in the Eifel - 二, 06/27/2017 - 20:50

This year we had a sprint after CiviCon Cologne. So far I have only been to a sprint in Edale UK. The Germans copied everything from that sprint, remote location with hardly any internet. But with Germans you know it is done well. So the internet was faster (but still slow). The remote location had a bbq place, swimming pool and sauna.

CiviCon Cologne 2017 - just happened... - 一, 06/26/2017 - 16:22


We were so nervous before and now? Just happened! But it was nice.

CiviCRM Core Team Welcomes Mathieu Lutfy - 二, 06/20/2017 - 03:39

Over the past 18 months, the CiviCRM Core Team has focused heavily on project sustainability and on balancing our own internal capacity. During that time, our infrastructure has been consistently (and thankfully) managed by Mathieu Lutfy, a member of the Canada-based partner Coop SymbioTIC.

Adopting Gitlab - An introduction - 四, 06/15/2017 - 10:56

Along with the Core Team, several contributors in the community have been testing Gitlab as an overall project management and communications tools for the CiviCRM community. Though it’s still a work in progress, we’re happy to start pushing it out to the broader community in hopes that it can provide a more cohesive platform for project management and community engagement.

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