I am using CiviCRM on Joomla. I wanted to know if there is a way to customize how I view the contributions on the admin side (in the back-end). I honestly have no need to see time of donation or premiums (we don't use any right now). Are there any ways to hide these fields to clean up the view?

  • Do you mean the front-end form the end-user sees or the back-end admin screen(s)? Jan 27, 2016 at 0:07
  • I mean from the back-end, sorry
    – Mary
    Jan 27, 2016 at 17:06
  • Roger that, I've edited the question to clarify. Jan 27, 2016 at 17:13
  • Thank you! I thought admin side was clear enough. Looking back though I see why there was confusion.
    – Mary
    Jan 27, 2016 at 17:38

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What you're asking for isn't possible without coding, unfortunately. It's a major focus of CiviCRM 5.0 to be able to have user-definable forms in this way.

If you're a coder, or you can hire/borrow one, you can use hook_civicrm_searchColumns to change which fields show on the Contributions tab. There's an example in this blog post. Finally, I just uploaded an extension I wrote to Github, which replaces the Premium column on the contributions tab with info on soft credits: https://github.com/PalanteJon/coop.palantetech.showsoftcreditsinsummary


If you are talking about setting up contribution pages for end-users of your website, you can do quite a bit to customize your contribution pages, both in initial setup and in the profiles used in conjunction with them. A good place to start is Set-up | Contributions and Profiles here, profiles there, profiles everywhere! (video of CiviCon Denver session)

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