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What is the price of CiviCRM?

CiviCRM is open source, so the software itself is free to download. So depending on your skills and availability of hosting it could be free. In practice, hosting costs (a bit of) money. It will ...
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What is the installation canary?

What is the installation canary? The civicrm_install_canary is fundamentally a test to see how well we control/understand the installation process. It's part of a bigger topic, so bear with me in ...
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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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Can not enable Contact Distance Search under CiviCRM modules

CiviCRM Contact Distance Search requires views module and since your system is missing required modules you won't be able to enable it. Once you install Views module you will need to configure it with ...
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Database Trigger error message

The problem is that the database user doesn't have some higher level privileges required for CiviCRM. Ask your ISP support or database administrator to run the following commands for you as the root ...
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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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Error during Drupal installation: MySQL support not included in PHP

Recommend setting MAMP to use PHP5.6 if you have that option. The screenshots show MAMP is set to use PHP7, but CiviCRM isn't ready for PHP7 yet. (PHP7 removes ext/mysql in favour of ext/mysqli and ...
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What is the price of CiviCRM?

CiviCRM licence: $0 For the rest: how long is a piece of string? How much it cost depends a lot of the specifics of your organisation, if you have the time to install and configure, if you need ...
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Separate sites for CiviCRM and public site?

I have a number of clients who use CiviCRM on a subdomain separately from their main content site. It has both pros and cons. Pros: 1. Security. The main issue addresssed here is the risk of ...
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Database Trigger error message

If you're using binary logging, you may need to add a line to your MySQL or MariaDB configuration (/etc/mysql/my.cnf) to proceed with the installation. log_bin_trust_function_creators = 1
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CiviCRM (on WordPress) runs too slow to be useful

The problem isn't WordPress, but Hostmonster. Shared hosting makes its money on sites that don't need any CPU or memory - simple WordPress sites, for instance. CiviCRM is a much more resource-...
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Getting permission error when installing CiviCRM under Drupal

The error is due to an incorrect base url of your Drupal installation. Go to site/default and edit the file settings.php Search for $base_url, and set it to the correct url of your site. e.g. http:/...
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Installing CiviCRM - best security practices

Generally when evaluating security, you need to balance likelihood and severity of threats against the resources available to counter them. A human rights organization that was a client of mine had ...
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Is CiviCRM for us?

first of all: I think you would be able to run CiviCRM without too much IT expertise or huge (subjective term though) consultancy costs. I would recommend you to contact a local CiviCRM partner and ...
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Is there any benefit to running CiviCRM on a non-profts website server rather than its own server?

I have worked with many clients that maintain their website (usually Drupal, but WordPress and Joomla as well) and CiviCRM running on the same server, usually in the same domain instance. I seldom ...
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Word Press Install Missing civicrm.settings.php; dashboard unavailable; no menus

I dug further into the changes that WPE does to the file structure. It looks like the new magic method of determining the file location using [civicrm.files] is failing. See https://github.com/...
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Cannot separate CiviCRM database tables from Wordpress tables on installation

OK. I was able to fix it by Directly editing wp-content/uploads/civicrm/civicrm.settings.php to point to the new clean civicrm-only DB. Exporting the civicrm tables only from my original wordpress ...
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Do I need to know Linux to administer CiviCRM?

The question is tricky because it's a bit imprecise -- different people may interpret "know Linux" and "administer CiviCRM" a bit differently. It might be clearer to rephrase the issue this way: To ...
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How do I get started using CiviCRM?

Welcome to CiviCRM. There are a lot of online resources which hopefully you have already discovered eg the User Guide and there is also a Dashlet that gives you helpful links There are also training ...
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Is there Support?

civicrm has a community of professionals who provide commercial support. We - Fuzion - are one such company. Others are listed at https://civicrm.org/partners-contributors The Core Team also do paid ...
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Split Data from Wordpress Database

That's really two operations: splitting the combined db to separate WP and Civi ones, and migrating. For the migration part see the manual. To split the db, you could make a duplicate of the ...
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system wordpress/drupal confusion

I haven't experienced this myself, but -- skimming the code in index.php -- it appears to track a variable called civicrm_install_type. The variable defaults to drupal but can be set to wordpress by ...
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Where can I download the latest version of CiviCRM?

You can always find the latest version on the CiviCRM website, or on Sourceforge. If using the Sourceforge link, there is a direct link to the latest version (Drupal) (others who may be interested in ...
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Blank Admin Screen WordPress Install

This WordPress site was created using a Microsoft Azure webapp. I imagine that it was a compatibility issue. After creating a designated IIS server with MySql the problem resolved itself.
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INSTALLER fails. Database can't "SELECT GET_LOCK" at civicrm/install/index.php(271)

Here's a patch that seems to address the issue, although there could still be compatibility issues in the PEAR mysql and mysqli library versions used by CiviCRM. This patch is for CiviCRM 4.7.4: ...
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How do I set up CiviCRM?

I'm pleased to hear that you like CiviCRM. It is a good piece of software that has been used by many non-profits across the world. However, I think you need to be realistic about the cost of ...
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How long does sourceforge keep older versions / Where can I download an old version?

EDIT: as Coleman pointed out on the forum, SourceForge downloads seem to work sometimes. I just retried 4.1.6 and it worked. In theory, the upgrade documentation says that we can upgrade from CiviCRM ...
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Getting civicrm in Israel and in Hebrew and English

The program is Open Source, so it is available everywhere. When you download CiviCRM at https://civicrm.org/download/list you can also download the Localization files. The Hebrew language is ...
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Is it possible to install CiviCRM offline using WAMP?

So no problem installing it on a WAMP, especially if you "only" want it as an "internal address book". You have quite a lot of fields by default, and if you need more, you can create custom ones ...
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Environment Settings, mismatch timezone

In testing i determined that all of the UTC offset TZ WordPress offers are invalid from a php perspective. Set the timezone to the proper php TZ (Europe/Zurich for example) and that error will go ...
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