Coleman
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How can I disable households?
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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 to change CiviCRM Home to a different page (not Dashboard)?
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Since this path is hard-coded into CiviCRM, the best way to override it is probably a redirect. You could achieve this: Using the either the redirect or path redirect module for drupal. Using a ...

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What is the join logic when using API chaining with action = get?
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Chaining will attempt to "guess" at the id of the chained entity. In your first example, the fetched participant record has an "event_id" and the api chaining controller passes that into the chained ...

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How do I override the default CKEditor configuration?
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To answer your question about how to modify CKEditor's config.js: In 4.6 You need to "hack" the config.js file within CiviCRM itself (packages/ckeditor/config.js). Editing this file will modify all ...

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Will CiviCRM work with Backdrop?
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CiviCRM is very flexible. The current (4.6) core integrates simultaneously with Drupal 6 & 7, Wordpress 4.x, and Joomla 2.5x & 3.x. With a few tweaks it can even work as a standalone app ...

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Way to automatically install extensions?
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The cv cli tool provides the following commands for working with extensions: ext:disable Disable an extension ext:download Download and enable an extension ext:enable ...

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How do I apply a patch supplied in the issue queue via Git?
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Applying a patch to a standard install doesn't require you to switch it over to Git. You can just apply the patch from a given PR (let's say it is PR #12345) like so from the command line: cd path/to/...

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Can Drupal Webform Integration update matching contacts
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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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Number of contacts vs. hosting space required
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To speak to your question about whether 10k or 25k might be too big for CiviCRM, I think everyone has a different personal take on what constitutes a "big" database, and use-cases do vary a lot, but ...

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How do I make the menubar a different color on my dev/staging sites
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As of CiviCRM v5.12.1 the menubar color is a configurable setting. On your main site you can change the color via the UI by visiting Administer -> Customize Data & Screens -> Display Preferences. ...

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What is the recommended upgrade increments to CiviCRM 5.7 from CiviCRM 5.0?
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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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How should I configure CiviMember so both individuals and organizations can hold memberships?
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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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Is there a way to enable or install the full version of CKEditor in CiviCRM 4.6.x?
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That's a good question. In the current version of Civi there is no UI for adding buttons to the CKEditor toolbar. However I think it would be relatively easy, especially since we now have a pluggable ...

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How to show civicrm toolbar in drupal also?
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To answer your question, I wrote a module: https://www.drupal.org/project/civimenu The code snippet I posted below probably wouldn't work because of timing issues (by the time the block was being ...

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Get current contact id?
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If you are on the contact summary screen, then the contact id is always $_GET['cid']. To give yourself peace-of-mind about using raw input, cast it to an integer. $contactId = (int) $_GET['cid'];

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Adding An Extra Tab When Configuring/Creating An Event
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I see now that you are working on core code. But just for the record, if you were doing this in an extension you would proceed by implementing hook_civicrm_tabset.

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How to find contacts with no group?
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The best solution would be to use search builder like so: However as Laryn noted there was a bug preventing this from working. I've filed an issue for this, and worked up a fix that hopefully will ...

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Does CiviCRM fulfil our charity's requirements?
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Yes. Specifically: CiviCRM is a web-app and therefore works equally well on OS X and Windows. CiviCRM has a case-management feature which incidentally was originally designed for homelessness ...

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What is the correct way to work with custom data in the API?
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As of CiviCRM 4.6, the api explorer is like 1-stop-shopping for browsing, building and testing api calls. You can start on the "Examples" tab to see how custom values are generally done: If you want ...

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ContactLayout extension not working with civicrm 5.10
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Short answer: you need to update your extensions. Visit your extension admin page and apply all updates. Longer answer: There are incompatibilities between older and newer versions of the ...

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Is CiviCRM going to ever change to be more like CiviCRM Webform?
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The short answer is "yes." If you look at civicrm.org/roadmap you'll see 3 goals for the next evolution of CiviCRM, the first being: GOAL 1: A POWERFUL FORM DESIGNER Today our users, and those ...

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Can numeric version naming conventions for CiviCRM extensions use the Drupal module naming conventions?
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It's hard to apply the Drupal model to CiviCRM because the release cycles are so very different. Drupal releases a complete overhaul every 3-5 years, with nothing but bugfixes in-between. Civi's ...

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How do I add a new settings page for my extension?
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You'll want to start with the civix generate:form command. Alter the generated code to have your form class extend CRM_Admin_Form_Setting instead of CRM_Core_Form and then follow the example of other ...

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Can I add phone number as a searchable field on Advanced search Page?
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Sure thing. Just upgrade to version 4.4 or later and it will be there :)

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How do i list upcoming events publicly using CiviCRM in Wordpress
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I suggest you install the CiviEvent Widget.

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How to add/remove search fields from the search box dropdown in the navbar?
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The quick answer is "no." For some back-story, that feature was contributed (circa 4.3) by a volunteer from the community who was enough of a coder to be able to get it to work, but not really a ...

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How to allow parents to register children but still record their own info
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Contributing or sponsoring upgrades to the youth-registration extension seems like a good option for you. The extension has already been written and seems to need minimal maintenance to get it working ...

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Recording Separate Contributions in a Membership Webform
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Webform-CiviCRM integration was designed to be able to sign up multiple members plus collect a contribution. It will save a single contribution record containing a separate line-item for each (2 ...

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How much time it will take to build CiviCRM from scratch by single person?
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All of it? Probably 10 years. (that's a serious answer - I know, as a member of the core team, I built a lot of it myself)

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Are there up-to-date CiviCRM coding standards available?
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Using the Drupal standards in your IDE ought to get you most of the way. For fine-tuning you can see https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/PHP+Code+and+Inline+Documentation and also try ...

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