William Mortada
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Is it easy to upgrade CiviCRM using drush?
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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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URGENT HELP Account Suspended This Account has been suspended
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This sounds like an issue with your hosting provider rather than a problem with CiviCRM. I would suggest that you get in touch with your hosting provider as the error message says. If you don't know ...

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How do I update CiviCRM following a security update?
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First of all, I should say that this is a job for someone who is reasonably technically minded and comfortable with using the command line. If this doesn't sound like you, then I would suggest that ...

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Where can I find information about CiviCRM?
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Thanks for your interest in CiviCRM. As Peter says, a good place to start is to read the documentation. I would also suggest that you look at the CiviCRM website if you haven't already done so. To ...

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The Cost of Civi
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Thanks for your question and welcome to CiviCRM! CiviCRM is open source software. This means that you don't have to pay a license fee to use it. So in theory you can use it for free. However, ...

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Drupal block not appearing on CiviMail page
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I think this may have something to do with the fragment identifier (#). This is typically used to link to a particular point within a page (an anchor). However, in this case I think it is being used ...

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How can you edit the end date for an auto-renew membership?
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I've raised this as issue #1126 in GitLab. From the discussion, it appears that this was implemented as a 'feature' in the past but it is unclear why this was necessary. Hopefully this issue will be ...

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Suitable for online social group?
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Yes, CiviCRM can do all of these things. It is also a very flexible system with a number of extensions that provide additional functionality that you may need in future. To get a better idea of what ...

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How do I set up CiviCRM?
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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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Drupal 8.0.1 compatibility with CiviCRM
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I'm afraid CiviCRM doesn't support Drupal 8 yet. You will need to install Drupal 7. You can find more details here: Installation and Upgrades See also this question: Does CiviCRM work with Drupal 8 ...

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Unsubscribe group in scheduled mailings
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The unsubscribe group provides a way for recipients to opt out of future mailings. It isn't possible to send a mailing without this. Please read the documentation for more information about how this ...

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Change CiviCRM Event notification emails
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In the event settings under 'Online Registration' you will see a section for 'Confirmation Email'. If you select this CiviCRM will send a confirmation email to the participant. You can also send a ...

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How do I add Financial Type
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To create a new financial type navigate to Administer > CiviContribute > Financial Types, and click on Add Financial Type. See the manual for more details: Key concepts and configuration

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Reality check: Can CiviCRM be implemented by a nondeveloper with limited time?
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Thanks for your interest in CiviCRM! CiviCRM is a fantastic system for managing membership. However, it requires a reasonable degree of technical ability to install and maintain. It is much more ...

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Is CiviCRM for us?
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Thanks for your interest in CiviCRM. Without knowing more about your specific circumstances it is difficult to say whether CiviCRM is a good fit in your particular case. As Erik suggests, I would ...

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'View in browser' link on mailing gives 'Access denied' error
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You need to change the permissions to allow the public to view the mailing. This permission is called: 'CiviMail: view public CiviMail content'. This should be assigned to the anonymous role (or all ...

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Is membership by relationship charged for?
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As far as I'm aware only the organisation is charged but the employees are able to receive the benefits of membership. The employees don't get charged separately for that membership. You can find ...

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What does Group Type = Mailing List do?
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I think I have discovered the answer to this. If the 'Mailing List' box is ticked and the visibility is set to public the group is listed on a page (yourdomain.org/civicrm/mailing/subscribe) that ...

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Civirules send email action creates activity in UTC time
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This sounds like it might be a bug in CiviRules. I suggest that you raise an issue. Looking at the issues, #127 might be related.

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What is the best option to merge duplicated membership?
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I would suggest you start by reading the section in the User Guide on Deduping and merging contacts if you haven't done so already. As to identifying the contacts that need to be merged, this really ...

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Can I status override an auto renewing membership?
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This appears to have been implemented as a deliberate 'feature' to prevent users from making changes to memberships linked to recurring payments. See this related question for details: How can you ...

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Bootstrap for Native Civicrm Mobile Use
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Yes, there is the Shoreditch extension which replaces the user interface with a more modern theme based on Bootstrap.

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Help validating our proposed WordPress/CiviCRM solution!
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In general I would say that this sounds feasible. Your requirements sound similar to how many other charities are using CiviCRM. However, you have asked several detailed questions and I think you ...

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Are extensions that work with CiviCRM 4.7 also compatible with 5.x?
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It is difficult to answer your question without detailed knowledge of your system and the extensions that you have installed. The best way to find out if there are any issues is to take a copy of ...

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Getting permission error when installing CiviCRM under Drupal
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I think this message is displayed because of some code that I added during the UK CiviCRM Sprint. This code automatically fills in the database details in the installer. As this is disclosing ...

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I am trying to set up easycron
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The username and password are for a WordPress user. I would recommend setting up a user specifically for this purpose and don't use it for anything else. You will need to give the user the correct ...

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Custom fields of type select not displaying in Activity Report
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This appears to be a regression in CiviCRM 4.6.32. (It doesn't appear to affect CiviCRM 4.7.28.) I have recreated this on the sandbox site. I have raised this as a bug in the CiviCRM issue queue: ...

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Addition of custom-fields
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Thank you for your interest in CiviCRM. Broadly, the answer to your question is 'YES'. Since CiviCRM is open source software it is possible to customise anything and everything. However, some things ...

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Southern California Civi CRM Expert Wanted
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Thanks for your interest in CiviCRM. This question is likely to be closed as it doesn't really fit into the StackExchange format. Instead, I would suggest that you look at the list of partners and ...

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Connect Gmail to CiviMail?
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I'm not clear exactly what you are trying to achieve here, but there are a number of extensions that link CiviCRM to Gmail. Have you looked at the following any of the following? CiviGmail ...

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