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Interactive Maps with CiviCRM Addresses

Showing locations on maps is an important feature for many modern websites. At Skvare, we specialize in building websites using open source Drupal and CiviCRM systems. So naturally, being able to use CiviCRM addresses within Drupal pages is a feature we are often asked to develop. Enter the CiviCRM Entity Leaflet submodule. This new addition allows users to access and display their contacts’ address locations, geocoded using the geocoder extension, in fully customizable and easy to use Leaflet-based maps. Neat! How do I configure my contacts? To demonstrate, we’re going ...
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CiviCRM Contacts in Drupal 8

Today we are going to explore a common use case for how CiviCRM contacts can integrate with Drupal users using the CiviCRM Entity module. Managing contacts can be a daunting task for organizations, including many of our clients here at Skvare. With needs that include membership subscriptions, group emails, accepting donations, relationships to other contacts and organizations, and more - thankfully, CiviCRM answers each of these in a straightforward and user-friendly way. And by pairing with Drupal we enable custom user profiles, and any combination of contact-content referencing, while making ...
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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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Using the CiviCRM Entity Module

What is the CiviCRM Entity Module?

Integrating the world’s largest open-source Client Relationship Management tool, dedicated to supporting membership associations and non-profit organizations (CiviCRM), with the latest versions of the popular Drupal Content Management System (Drupal 8 and Drupal 9) - the CiviCRM Enitity module allows for incredible expanded functionality by exposing CiviCRM API entities as true Drupal entity types.

This allows users to:

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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Drupal 8 Entity Series- Part One - Introduction to Entities

This series of blog articles will describe Drupal 8 Entities, what they are, how to create them, an explanation of the class structure necessary to integrate with Drupal 8, how to manipulate entities with the Drupal 8 Entity API, and later, how to customize entity types in a variety of ways. Part one of this series, Introduction to Entities will describe what a Entity is, its origination in Drupal 7, and the differences and feature enhancements that Entities have in Drupal 8. What are Drupal Entities? With the release of ...
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Drupal 8 Entity Series - Part Two -- Creating Entity Boilerplate Code

In part one of the Drupal 8 Entity series, I described the origins and definition of the Entity concept, as well as many of the differences between entities in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. In this article I will describe how to create a content entity type and some of the basic features that you get from a relatively simple initial process. Creating Custom Entity Types in Drupal 8 As you know if you've developed custom entities for Drupal 7, it required a lot of research, poking around for documentation ...
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