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How can I disable households?

Households can be disabled globally by disabling that contact type. This is not exposed to the UI but is still pretty easy to do: From the api explorer (Support -> Developer -> Api Explorer) make the ...
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How do I send to Multiple Email Addresses for a contact in CiviMail?

Yes! Go to /civicrm/admin/setting/preferences/mailing and check "Enable multiple bulk email addresses for a contact". Then check the boxes for all of a contact's addresses that should be included in a ...
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**Network Error - Unable to reach the server

If you're not having this trouble but your colleague is, a very common issue is sessions on www/no-www or HTTP/HTTPS URLs. CiviCRM's base URL is hard-coded in the settings file, and while you can ...
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Reproduce CiviCRM configuration: best practice

That's a good question that should have a canonical answer but doesn't. Here's a recent similar question and answer: method for versioning configuration of civicrm? I suspect there are other good ...
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How can I disable households?

To remove households from the interface completely: Delete any households that may have been created and any relationships involving households (shared addresses, Household members, etc). Update the ...
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Is there an easy way to add YTD giving to receipts?

Install Jamie McClelland's Summary Fields extension - see here - and insert Total Contributions this Year as a token.
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How should I configure CiviMember so both individuals and organizations can hold memberships?

I think the missing piece of your puzzle is to enable CiviCRM's inherited membership functionality. Create a membership type that will be inherited from your organization members. Set the ...
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How do I configure SMTP with STARTTLS?

For performance, avoid remote SMTP entirely. Using SMTP directly to hosted mail products will be tangibly slower while the SMTP transaction blocks the PHP request; having a "real" local MTA which ...
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Pointing to /civicrm breaks Wordpress site, 404 HTTP response

Can we verify a few things? What are your WordPress permalinks set to? They should be Post Name (%postname%) That setting is here: example.com/wp-admin/options-permalink.php This will add to ...
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CiviCRM does not have permission to write temp files

There's no single perfect solution to this, but there are several adequate solutions. To highlight some trade-offs among the approaches raised so far: For each security principal, use separate data-...
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Additional Fonts CKEditor

We had some more luck with the integrated UI configuration of CKeditor, and after some trial and error we came up with the following solution: In the following documentation I will assume that the ...
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**Network Error - Unable to reach the server

There are a number of reasons they could be getting this error and you're not. Here are the tests to try: There could be something on your colleague's computer (e.g. a browser plugin) that's ...
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Monitor ConfigAndLog .log file in real time

tail -f /your/log/file will show you lines as they are added to the file.
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CiviCRM running very slow on local network

And once again I had found out the answer on my own, took a lot of time though... it is in components and administrator's civicrm.setting.php (both php file!) just simply change both localhost (see ...
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Reproduce CiviCRM configuration: best practice

Usually I copy the site that is the best way to ensure all things are correct. But I can imagine that is sometimes cumbersome. I have therefor used an extension org.civicoop.configitems (https://...
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When adding an activity, a new contact can be created, but it only asks for name and email. How to configure (add fields)?

Steve welcome to CiviCRM stack exchange. Yes you can add more fields to the form. They are rendered from profile. Navigate to CiviCRM >> Administer >> Customize Data and Screens >> Profiles Click on ...
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How can CiviCRM manage and deploy configuration?

I have not tried this but https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/configitems says The extension can import the following types of items: ContactTypes MembershipTypes RelationshipTypes OptionGroups with ...
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How can CiviCRM manage and deploy configuration?

When I posted this question in 2015, we were looking at implementing something. The result, which is not a complete solution as of March 2017, was this extension. Ultimately, we ended up doing ...
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CiviCRM does not have permission to write temp files

Setting directories group-setuid might get you part of the way (with chmod g+ws templates_c), but maybe we should consider something like this in the CiviCRM drush module?: $config = CRM_Core_Config::...
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How do I configure SMTP with STARTTLS?

CiviCRM supports TLS connections - and IIRC you just preface with ssl:// (even though it's TLS, not SSL) and select the appropriate port. However, TLS is currently broken if authentication is ...
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In Wordpress, I want to convert my installation from an external database to use the default database

It's actually quite simple to combine your databases. Do a database export of your WP database: mysqldump -u [username] -p [wp database name] > wp-original.sql It'll ask for your password and ...
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Using Paypal with Authorize.net?

I had recently looked into this for our website, so I think I can answer this question. First, it is important to understand what this is. It is not accepting PayPal through Authorize.net, which is ...
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Hosting provider claims normal use of CiviCRM is "brute force attack"

Sounds a bit like a problem with mod_security, see also https://forum.civicrm.org/index.php?topic=36028.0 I have also asked a hoster once of one of my clients to switch it off for that site. But ...
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Are there potential problems with per-subdomain installs?

I have done 1 CiviCRM per subdomain in a big project. About 20 separate subdomains with their own CiviCRM. If settings are all correct then there is no side effect. They all just work. With copying a ...
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Where is customPHPPathDir set in 4.7.0?

I would suggest you to not use that folder anymore (Allen is detailing where you can set it), but to write extensions. What is usually done is to copy paste an existing php file from the core and ...
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Problem with free memberships on contribution page (Resolved)

As posted under Jenni's comment. This problem was due to some customization in the contribution form. Once we put in a test for a zero balance and a conditional response everything is working again.
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What are the pros and cons of using external xml files for CiviCase configuration?

I decided not to submit this as an official documentation update because here it can be a bit looser with the language and this also allows tweaking it a bit first. CONS: If you hate xml you might ...
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How can I disable households?

You can disable contact-types directly in the db or with the api, but a word of caution: I've seen older sites where people have messed with the basic contact types, and they've had real problems. ...
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How should I configure CiviMember so both individuals and organizations can hold memberships?

One adjustment to bullet number 2 in Coleman's response, in case someone gets stuck. I found that it had to be a relationship of Employer of instead of Employee of. That got it working for me.
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How do I set up CiviMail on Wordpress CiviCRM plugin?

I would recommend testing if you have sendmail configured properly on your server by trying to send from the commandline (http://tecadmin.net/ways-to-send-email-from-linux-command-line/). Follow ...
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