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Leveraging Drupal to Help Clients of Every Size Stay Current

Bookbinding is an ancient practice used for centuries to combine and order written pages and is just one of the crafts practiced by the members of the Guild of Book Workers since 1906. But today, even an organization based on age-old practices needs a modern way of communicating with members and the public. Since 2013, Skvare has partnered with the non-profit organization to host and support the Guild of Book Workers’ website, which offers news, resources, nationwide chapter information, and benefits for members. To help keep their website up-to-date with ...
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Get Drush command line support for CiviCRM

Using Drush with Drupal is standard practice for most developers, but since CiviCRM support was removed, many find themselves having to switch between separate command-line tools for each environment. Seeing a need for continued Drush support in CiviCRM, Skvare’s developers released the CiviCRM Drush module for Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. Just as with Drupal, this module allows developers to support CiviCRM through a single command-line tool and continue previously established workflows. Once installed and configured, the CiviCRM Drush module supports many commonly used commands: civicrm:api (cvapi) CLI access to ...
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Register for events, buy products in combined cart through Drupal Commerce

Skvare’s team of expert developers not only embraces the open source communities of Drupal and CiviCRM but also strives to give back through contributions whenever possible. They don’t just use the tools; they make the tools better. An example of making tools better is the Commerce CiviCRM Event Registration module. Combining the power of Drupal Commerce with the flexibility of CiviEvent, Commerce CiviCRM Event Registration lets website managers build a storefront that includes both events and merchandise. In the example above, a website offers classes and books through its commerce ...
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Use Drupal webforms to create new users with the CMS User extension

People are at the heart of any organization, whether it’s volunteers, students, or clients, and getting the most out of your technology can help organize them to better accomplish your goals. Drupal websites have leveraged the power of webforms through the CiviCRM Webform module to gather user information, for scheduling and other automated jobs. The one thing missing — user account creating. Seeing this, Skvare developers created a new CiviCRM extension that allows new users to create a Drupal user account through a CiviCRM Webform, automatically assign Drupal user roles ...
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Using Drupal Commerce for CiviCRM event registration

Pushing the envelope of Drupal 9 and CiviCRM integration is an integral part of the team at Skvare and a key component in problem-solving for clients. With an opportunity to find a way to register multiple people to multiple events at the same time, with shopping cart functionality, our experts published the Commerce CiviCRM Event Registration Drupal 9 module combining a host of new integrations with CiviCRM. Drupal Commerce is a versatile suite of modules that is very configurable and offers a high-quality user experience. CiviCRM Entity provides deep integration ...
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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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Set Memberships to Auto-Renew in Webform CiviCRM

CiviCRM is more than just a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) tool. It also allows non-profit organizations to take donations, sell memberships, and sell event registrations. Multiple membership types can be created so organizations can offer different tiers of memberships. Each membership type can also have its own set of options. For example, you can set memberships to expire after a defined period or auto-renew memberships*. Auto-renew itself also has its own options. “Give option, but not required” allows the user to decide if they want the membership to auto-renew. “Auto-renew ...
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Automatically Create a Drupal User After a CiviCRM Contact is Created

One feature that has been lacking in CiviCRM is the ability to create a Drupal user when a contact is NOT created via the new Drupal user form or a CiviCRM profile form. Luckily Skvare has developed a custom extension to solve this problem. CiviCRM administrators will often create contacts manually in CiviCRM or import new contacts that will need to log into the site. To do this now, administrators will need to go to each contact and choose “Create CMS User” from the contact’s actions menu. After the contact ...
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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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