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How is CiviCRM different in Drupal, Joomla, Backdrop, and WordPress?

Availablity of extensions The biggest difference is the availability of extensions/add-ons/extra-integrations -- there are more addons for Civi+Drupal, but the differences are shrinking over time. ...
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How would you anonymise (or redact) private data for developer stage?

Some thoughts Anonymizing data is hard work. Eg: Would it be OK if your developer could de-anonymize your contacts by identifying from geolocated data? What about identifying by "metadata", if ...
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Does CiviCRM work with Drupal 8 and how can I help?

UPDATE: Please head to this Q+A for documentation information / links or head direct to the installation documentation There is a channel on Chat here
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Is it easy to upgrade CiviCRM using drush?

To answer my own question, it is possible to update CiviCRM with drush but this isn't completely straightforward either. For the benefit of others I post the steps I took below. These steps must be ...
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How can Members download their own Membership Certificate/Card in Drupal 7?

No custom code required! If you're on Drupal Views integration, which ships with CiviCRM - all that's required here are Drupal modules Views, Views PDF and installation of two libraries for the PDF ...
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How is CiviCRM different in Drupal, Joomla, Backdrop, and WordPress?

Besides what Tim wrote, it is currently still important to note that most people use it with Drupal. This means Drupal integration has the least amount of bugs and more active maintenance, which is ...
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Does CiviCRM work with Drupal 8 and how can I help?

Active Development has restarted on the Drupal 8 version. It is possible to get it installed now, although it takes a slight different process than with Drupal 7. Assuming you have Drupal 8.2.5 ...
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"Cannot redeclare class CRM_Core_ClassLoader" in backup site

It sounds as though there is either a cached path to ClassLoader.php somewhere or there are two copies of the CiviCRM code under your modules directories. Various scenarios and solutions are discussed ...
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Start new CiviCRM site in Drupal 7 or wait for Drupal 8?

The short answer is easy, which you can take away from Does CiviCRM work with Drupal 8 and how can I help? — CiviCRM is not yet fully functional with Drupal 8. You can see issues tagged for Drupal 8 ...
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How can I create a user automatically when someone submits a CiviCRM-Webform?

Backdrop The simplest way would be to use the Webform Registration module, which has been tested to ensure it works with CiviCRM email fields. Drupal This conversation came up on the CiviCRM chat. I ...
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Best platform for a new website with CiviCRM: WordPress or Drupal?

I'd originally started my Civi 'journey' by bolting it onto our existing Wordpress site, and that was fine for holding contact details and sending out bulk emails/SMS. As we started to use Civi more ...
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How do I use Views with CiviCRM?

It is the regular Drupal Views module, but if you have Drupal and CiviCRM in separate databases, you have to edit your settings file to let Views know where to find the CiviCRM data. (Coleman notes in ...
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Outgoing Mail Settings, CiviSMTP & PHP 5.6.x Problem

The recommended and least invasive fix is to resolve the underlying SSL issues. It was intentional that PHP5.6 tightened security here. If your hosting environment doesn't validate the SSL ...
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Getting permission error when installing CiviCRM under Drupal

I faced this problem too and tried a lot of things to make it works, but failed. Finally, I opened the file "index.php" in "http://(mysite)/sites/all/modules/civicrm/install/index.php". I put the ...
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How is CiviCRM different in Drupal, Joomla, Backdrop, and WordPress?

I think the big differences relate to architectural differences between the three, and of course all come about as you increasingly seek to integrate between the CMS side and the CRM side. If you just ...
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Can Drupal Webform Integration update matching contacts

By default the Webform-CiviCRM module uses the default "Unsupervised" rule from CiviCRM to determine if an unknown contact is already in your database. If this is not happening for you, check your ...
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Moving from Drupal to Wordpress

Migrating from Drupal/Civi to Wordpress/Civi is relatively painless. You'll need to truncate your civicrm_uf_match database table, which links Civi records to CMS users, and repopulate it - ...
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How to create a Drupal View with multiple CiviCRM relationships?

You can use the relationship section of a view for this. A relationship in a view is a relationship between entities don't confuse it with the relationship you have between contacts. So you could set ...
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Does CiviCRM work with Drupal 8 and how can I help?

See answer from @jackrabbithanna for current status. tl;dr : It's not yet production ready, and the list of things you can help on is in JIRA at https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-17652?...
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Is it easy to upgrade CiviCRM using drush?

You can get a list of Civi-related Drush commands simply by typing drush on the command line. Excerpt: All commands in civicrm: (civicrm) civicrm-api (cvapi) CLI access to CiviCRM APIs. It ...
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How do I set up CiviCRM?

CiviCRM needs to be hosted on a webserver that meets the proper hosting specs. See http://book.civicrm.org/user/getting-prepared/hosting/ Technically you could host it on your own computer, this ...
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How to put your CiviCRM Contacts on a Leafleft Map in 5min?

Leaftlet is an open-source JavaScript Library for interactive mobile friendly maps. It only takes a few minutes to put your CiviCRM Contacts on a Leaflet Map if you're using Drupal. Here are some of ...
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What is the recommended upgrade increments to CiviCRM 5.7 from CiviCRM 5.0?

The 5.x series has a new point release every month, with a focus on stability (generally, large new features go into extensions). So upgrading 5.0 -> 5.7 is the equivalent of upgrading 4.7.20 -> 4.7....
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Is CiviEngage a core part of CiviCRM now?

CiviEngage, at the moment, is a Drupal module that currently ships with the official CiviCRM Drupal release (see https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-drupal/tree/7.x-master/modules/civicrm_engage, which ...
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Allowing a contact to update their related contacts via Webform-CiviCRM

If you have the Spouse and the Child set up with Relationships - and you configure the webform to have 3 contacts, and you set the contact 2 "Existing contact" webform component to have a 'default ...
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How can I allow opt-in subscription to specific groups with Webform CiviCRM?

Once you have selected 'user select' for the groups in the CiviCRM section of the webform admin section, save and return to the 'components' tab (where all the webform fields are listed). Find your ...
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Why do some From addresses work and others get rejected

In general: you should NOT use a from address of a domain you do not control. the smtp protocol does not care and you can send an email pretending to be whomever sender you want, but given how it has ...
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How to update Drupal for CiviCRM?

It depends on the upgrade i.e from 6.x to 7.x to 8.x. If its a simple and internal version i.e 7.12 to 7.29 than you can perform update directly and you won't have problem in CiviCRM but if its from 6 ...
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What to do with "mcrypt" message after upgrading to PHP 7.2

As the author of that message, let me try and clarify ... The mcrypt extension is (only) used to encrypt selected passwords, and "selected" as far as I know usually only includes the smtp password, (...
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Is it OK to switch to PHP 7.2 now that Drupal 7.6.1 supports it?

The latest versions of CiviCRM run fine with PHP 7.2. However, a) this has only been true a few months, b) Drupal 7 has only very recently become 7.2-compatible, c) most major Linux distributions don'...
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