Andie Hunt
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**Network Error - Unable to reach the server
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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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Cron sending reports weekly
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You can set up cron jobs besides the main one driving all the scheduled jobs on the Scheduled Jobs page. The way to do it is explained at http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Managing+...

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How can I mass edit country or city values of many contacts?
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Profiles are used for so many unrelated things that it's kind of ridiculous. Here is the minimum needed to bulk edit country for a bunch of contacts. Create a new profile. Don't worry about any of ...

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Customize a User's Signature
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You can only edit the email signature when you open the full edit screen for your contact, not when you do an inline edit for email addresses. Go open the contact whose signature you want to set ...

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Get or generate a contact checksum via API?
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I'm pretty certain you can't get a checksum from the standard API. However, you should write (or commission) an extension to provide a checksum API. The API would basically be a wrapper around the ...

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Can the External ID have multiple values
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The External ID field isn't just a regular field--it allows matching by ID alone. It would be a waste to have External ID be concatenated fields, for a couple of reasons: You can't search easily. ...

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How can we avoid staff users overwriting emails of utility WordPress accounts when testing CiviContribute pages?
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You should also consider giving your staff their own personal user accounts for a number of reasons. It will be clear that they're acting as themselves rather than as a generic staff person You can ...

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What low-cost third-party mailing platforms work well with CiviMail?
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I was asked to post a roundup of a variety of alternatives--the writeup is here: https://civicrm.org/blog/andrewhunt/alternatives-to-mandrill Tommy also suggested I build a calculator to compare ...

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SOLVED - Cron setting for CiviCRM 4.x.x on Drupal 7.x via cPanel Cron admin panel
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The cron job you have there looks like a Drupal cron job. You should look at the scheduled jobs wiki page for full details, but in the case of a Drupal site using wget (since that is the direction ...

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How to change Notes editor to HTML
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This might be a nice feature to add, but it is not something you can configure without rewriting code. It would actually take more than just setting the editor: notes display plain text, so if you ...

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Simple, consistent N. Am. phone validation/reformatting everywhere?
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There's an extension that does precisely this: https://github.com/cividesk/com.cividesk.normalize It used to be in the extensions directory, but it's gone now for some reason. It uses libphonenumber,...

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I Need more contact base types
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You might consider not making those into contacts. Instead, set up a set of custom fields on an individual (parent) or household that allows for multiple entries (in a tab). You can then record the ...

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What is the difference between Tracked Opens and Confirmed Opens
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The Mail Summary Report shows each time the mailing is opened, rather than the number of contacts who have been tracked as opening it (whether once or ten times). Current versions of CiviCRM show the ...

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How to sell membership on event page and apply the membership discount? (Autodiscount)
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The Event Membership Signup extension is designed for this purpose--to give a discounted price for the membership/event combo--but it won't help in certain complex scenarios. If your event fee is $...

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Up to what version of CiviCRM is secure to upgrade on a Drupal 6 site?
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Pete is right that even recent versions of CiviCRM (certainly in the 4.6.x series) work with Drupal 6 sites. The "no longer officially supports" issue is that the core team won't go out of their way ...

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Recommended process for credit card additions/'edits' to event registrations?
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You're not the only one looking for this solution, but it has been unfunded so far because it would be so complex. As an alternative, you might consider separate events, either using the Event ...

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Why do field labels in Event Registration forms not display correctly
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This is specifically a problem with Bootstrap. In its infinite wisdom, it has laid claim to the class "label" to display an element like it's a tag or label. Unfortunately, you just have to add the ...

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CiviCRM and Apache Solr Search
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Considering that you foresee this as a significant challenge for you, I'd like to suggest that it may not be worth the trouble. CiviCRM is unlike within content management systems, where searches are ...

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Using contacts as event locations
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It would require a change to the core function CRM_Event_BAO_Event::getLocationEvent(). Right now, it only pulls addresses that are tied to existing events. Theoretically, the schema supports ...

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Adding a dynamic “cover processing fees” checkbox to CiviCRM contribution form
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Price set options that change are doable, but in order to make the totaling work, you've got to rewrite that bit of code, because it adds and subtracts the single item amount you check or uncheck. ...

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Inserting images in mailing
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There are two issues going on here. First, you have images that you attempt to resize, but they are appearing wrong for many recipients. Second, you can't fix the images. I can't answer the second ...

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How to go about making a Core Tab on the Contact Summary screen view Inline instead?
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Rather than smarty, JavaScript will do the trick. Those tabs are all separate pages, and you can load any CiviCRM page/form as a snippet instead. First, in your extension, use a hook to include the ...

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How do I hire a good CiviCRM user?
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Even as CiviCRM is a key tool for many roles at an organization, it's often an afterthought in choosing the best person for the job. Selecting someone who knows CiviCRM will certainly help, but it's ...

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User account picking up incorrect user name
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JoAnne's answer is excellent. There's a third scenario I should add, however. Sometimes, staff will try to register someone else for an event from the frontend without logging out. (Profiles in edit ...

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How do I hide wordpress and get pretty urls
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If you don't want or need a CMS, Drupal works a little better than WordPress for this. WordPress wants to make it as easy as possible to run a blog, so it makes decisions for you that can work ...

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Change Wordpress Title
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CiviCRM content displays in WordPress in two separate ways. The first is through shortcodes: when you insert a CiviCRM shortcode in a page, CiviCRM renders the corresponding form. CiviCRM still ...

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What should be best practice when creating custom fields?
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If you find yourself wanting to give really long custom field names, think about whether you really should have a fairly short label and then provide help text that goes along with the field. ...

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MySql vs MariaDB
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Don't overthink it, and don't go out on a limb without a worthwhile reason. So long as MariaDB is truly a drop-in replacement for MySQL, you're fine with that. If somehow MariaDB ceases to be ...

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Why are contacts not receiving emails when do not email not checked?
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You may have zombies. I use this term not because it's almost Halloween, but because imports can leave you with undead contacts, and this may be a variation of that. Boolean (yes/no) fields in ...

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CiviMail - SMTP error when sending test email
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This is a problem not with your SMTP but with your Mail Accounts settings in CiviCRM. When using CiviMail (as opposed to other emails from CiviCRM), the headers are altered so that the message comes ...

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