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Training: CiviCRM Entity Rules

Mark Hanna, Skvare's Chief Technology Officer, recently hosted a webinar about using CiviCRM Entity and Drupal Rules. View Mark's presentation slides. CiviCRM Entity provides Rules integration for CiviCRM related entity types. Rules allows Drupal admins to configure actions when events happen under certain conditions, such as when contacts are updated, or when memberships are updated. This webinar shows how to create Rules with CiviCRM Entity types, and describes and provides code examples for developing custom Rules events, conditions, and actions. During the webinar, Mark reviewed some of the primary uses ...
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Training: Developer Intro to CiviCRM Entity

Mark Hanna, Skvare's Chief Technology Officer, recently hosted a Developer Intro webinar to CiviCRM Entity. View Mark's presentation slides. CiviCRM Entity is a powerful module that seamlessly integrates CiviCRM with Drupal. During the webinar, Mark reviewed some of the primary uses of the CiviCRM Entity Drupal module: Views Integration Entity Reference fields Drupal Rules Drupal based CRUD forms Leveraging a variety of existing Drupal modules Drupal custom module development Helpful Resources Install CiviCRM Entity module for Drupal CiviCRM Entity module documentation CiviCRM Entity issue queue GitHub: Primary development on CiviCRM ...
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Training: Maximizing CiviCRM Potential with CiviCRM Entity and Drupal

We recently held an exciting webinar, "Maximizing CiviCRM's Potential with CiviCRM Entity and Drupal," where we explored the capabilities and potential of CiviCRM Entity. For those who missed the live session or want to revisit the valuable information shared, this blog article provides a recap of the webinar, covering key highlights and insights. In this introductory webinar, we looked at CiviCRM Entity, a powerful module that seamlessly integrates CiviCRM with Drupal. We reviewed the fundamental concepts and functionalities that make CiviCRM Entity a game-changer for organizations seeking to leverage the ...
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Training Video: Doing More with Views, Calendars & Maps

Watch Part 3 of our CiviCRM Entity training series. CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module that provides enhanced integration with Drupal, allowing developers, site builders, and content creators to utilize powerful Drupal modules including Views, Layout Builder, Media, and Rules. Drupal fields can be added to CiviCRM entity types. It provides Drupal pages and edit forms for all CiviCRM data such as contacts, allowing usage of familiar Drupal content creation tools and workflows. During this training we cover: CiviCRM Entity Leaflet Address module Views Proximity Filter Map markers and Marker ...
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Training Video: Blending CiviCRM Data with Drupal Content

Watch Part 2 of our CiviCRM Entity 3.0 training series. CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module that provides enhanced integration with Drupal, allowing developers, site builders, and content creators to utilize powerful Drupal modules including Views, Layout Builder, Media, and Rules. Drupal fields can be added to CiviCRM entity types. It provides Drupal pages and edit forms for all CiviCRM data such as contacts, allowing usage of familiar Drupal content creation tools and workflows. During this training we cover: Entity view modes Using Drupal fields and form displays Drupal-based view ...
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Training Video: Getting Started with CiviCRM Entity 3.0

Watch Part 1 of our CiviCRM Entity 3.0 training series. CiviCRM Entity is the module that provides enhanced integration with Drupal, allowing developers, site builders, and content creators to utilize powerful Drupal modules including Views, Layout Builder, Media, and Rules. Drupal fields can be added to CiviCRM entity types. It provides Drupal pages and edit forms for all CiviCRM data such as contacts, allowing usage of familiar Drupal content creation tools and workflows. During this training we cover: What is a Drupal entity CE = CiviCRM + Entity How to ...
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Getting the most out of CiviCRM Entity 3.0

Ready to take your Drupal 8 (or Drupal 9!) website to the next level with CiviCRM? Then you need the CiviCRM Entity Drupal module. We're pleased to have released version 3.0 earlier this year. Now, it's time for you to learn everything that it can do. Join us for part or all of our upcoming "Using CiviCRM Entity" training series. Part 1: The Basics Wednesday, March 24th, 12-1pm CDT / 5-6pm GMT What is a Drupal entity CE = CiviCRM + Entity How to install CiviCRM Entity THe why and ...
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CiviCRM Entity 8.x-3.0-beta2 released

Skvare is pleased to announce a beta2 release of CiviCRM Entity 3.0. New in this release is support for Drupal 9! If you are considering a new website or upgrading your Drupal 7 site, the time is right to build with Drupal 9. We are building websites with CiviCRM, CiviCRM Entity and Drupal 9 now. Contact Skvare to get consultation, creative Drupal integration and development for your CiviCRM installation, and additional features for CiviCRM Entity. CiviCRM Entity is the module which provides enhanced integration with Drupal, allowing developers, site builders ...
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Using Layout Builder to Construct Awesome Event Pages

In our last blog in this series we will be taking the various features and pieces we’ve worked on using the CiviCRM Entity module, and assemble them using the Drupal 8 core theme module, the Layout Builder. Our goal will be to create an attractive event information page (a useful feature for our clients here at Skvare) featuring: Our CiviCRM Support Your JLA event and Slick image slideshow from our previous blog A map to show the event location A list of registered participants Several useful graphs for our event ...
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Customizing Event Pages with Media

Drupal 8 brings several major upgrades to the popular CMS, including the new core media module. The media library allows you to upload, manage, and reuse media (images, audio, video, and files) throughout your site, using a modern, user-friendly interface. As a core module, it also completely integrates with: Image styles Responsive image styles As of version 8.8, the CKEditor! And a host of popular contributed modules such as focal point, retina images, and photoswipe How can I use these with my CiviCRM entities, such as events? These rich media ...
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