How do I disable or deactivate a contact or an expired member? The only options I could find are to delete a contact or expired member.

  • To understand your needs you should explain your reason. Deleting is moving to trash in CiviCRM by default - maybe that fits your needs. But you may also configure a custom field "disabled" or set a relationship or membership to be expired. Contacts are the base entities in CiviCRM but as in rela life they can't be disabled. Their properties and relationships are the place to describe what you want to achieve.
    – nielo
    Commented Aug 7, 2021 at 20:57

1 Answer 1


There are several answers here

of those the one using Constituents Only is the only 'technical' option, the others are mostly work arounds

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.