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Unleashing the CiviCRM Entity Module in Drupal 8

We are excited to announce a new blog and webinar series on the CiviCRM Entity module, demonstrating practical applications of CiviCRM integration with Drupal. Proudly presented and hosted by Skvare, we will cover an initial 8 topics - highlighting key features and use cases of this powerful tool. We’ve included the first five topics below, and will update with additional topics soon: (May 25) - CiviCRM Contacts in Drupal 8 (June 1) - Interactive Maps with CiviCRM Addresses (June 8) - Contributions and Reports within Views (June 15) - Customizing ...
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CiviCRM How To: Importing Contacts, Part 2

Do you have a set of contact data that is outside your CiviCRM database, which you need to get into your CiviCRM database? In this how-to guide, we'll go through the process of importing a set of contacts into CiviCRM. You can use CiviCRM's import functionality to add new contacts to your system, add or update details on contacts that you already have in your CiviCRM database, or do both at the same time! Click here for the official CiviCRM documentation on contact imports. In addition to the contact import ...
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CiviCRM How To: Importing Contacts, Part 1

Do you have a set of contact data that is outside your CiviCRM database, which you need to get into your CiviCRM database? In this how-to guide, we'll go through the process of importing a set of contacts into CiviCRM. You can use CiviCRM's import functionality to add new contacts to your system, add or update details on contacts that you already have in your CiviCRM database, or do both at the same time! Click here for the official CiviCRM documentation on contact imports. In addition to the contact import ...
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Finding CiviCRM Menu Items Has Never Been Easier With This Extension

CiviCRM is a great open-source customer relationship management (CRM) system that integrates with your Drupal, Wordpress, or Joomla content management system (CMS). CiviCRM has a number of diverse features ranging from contact management, membership management, event registration, and bulk emails. The only problem is that it can be somewhat difficult to remember where to find the settings that you are looking for. Behold the Quick Search CiviCRM Menu extension. If you are a CiviCRM admin, then you know that there are several nested menu items in the Administer parent menu ...
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3rd party single sign-on suite integrated with Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

Skvare developed a single sign-on suite for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 that integrates the Nimble Association Management System, which is built on top of Salesforce. Features include a single sign-on for both D7 and D8 sites, as well as syncing data from the 3rd party system. Custom module configuration pages allow the administrators to map fields, map Drupal user roles, control access to the Drupal user profile fields, and calculate the number of continual education credits that are awarded to their members.
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Setup unified session reports for Google Analytics in Drupal

Google Analytics (GA) is the 800-pound gorilla of digital analytics software. Once you add the code to your website it can track metrics related to your website traffic such as the number of visitors, what part of the world the users are located, what devices are used to visit your site, the most popular pages visited, and much much more. It's also absolutely FREE! It's no wonder why GA is the most popular analytics tool. However, there is one aspect of the tool that can skew your tracking metrics. When ...
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CiviCRM 101 Webinar

Does your organization need a CRM system? Are you wondering if CiviCRM is a good fit for your organization? In the video below, Bryan Daniels takes you through these basic questions, and more. In this session we cover: What is a CRM? Does my organization need a CRM? What are the basic components and features of CiviCRM? What should I consider if planning to implement CiviCRM for my organization? Answer your miscellaneous questions about CiviCRM Helpful Resources Demo CiviCRM (link is external) CiviCRM Documentation (link is external) CiviCRM Extensions Directory ...
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Why CiviCRM Long Term Support (LTS) is important

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS. The CiviCRM Core Team and several partners and contributors maintained version 4.4 and 4.6 until 2017, when Skvare and Compucorp officially took responsibility for the maintenance of ...
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Creating Learning Management Systems with Drupal

Online learning is a burgeoning sector of the web development space. There are two factors driving this trend are the need for organizations. First the need to teach specific information that isn’t taught in or pertinent to formal education. Secondly, the dropping barrier to entry cost of creating digital learning content and online learning management systems has made it affordable for organizations of any size to implement. Almost every organization can benefit from an online learning system. Examples include: Training employees or volunteers with specialized information Legally verify communication of ...
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Drupal/CiviCRM Integration

Example Use Case This example is a one event page that has tabs of many types of content and views attached, and it allows an anonymous user to view the info, see registered participants, register for the event via one webform. This also automatically creates a contact, membership, active drupal user, and participant event registration to the event, logs in the user, and sets his user entered password via text field on the webform. Using this method, you can create easily customizable membership joins and event registration pages, which leverages ...
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