Agileware Blog https://blog.agileware.com.au Australian CiviCRM, WordPress and Drupal developers Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:33:17 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 96064191 Show CiviCRM Content Quickly & Easily in WordPress using Content Views https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/wordpress-content-views-civicrm/ Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:33:16 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1179 Building a WordPress website with integrated CiviCRM is now even easier and more awesome. Add a new plugin to your toolkit with the Content Views CiviCRM plugin, https://github.com/agileware/content-views-civicrm The Content Views CiviCRM plugin integrates the fabulous Content Views plugin, https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-views-query-and-display-post-page/ with CiviCRM, utilising the new Data Processor extension, https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/dataprocessor The Data Processor extension makes it […]

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Building a WordPress website with integrated CiviCRM is now even easier and more awesome. Add a new plugin to your toolkit with the Content Views CiviCRM plugin, https://github.com/agileware/content-views-civicrm

The Content Views CiviCRM plugin integrates the fabulous Content Views plugin, https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-views-query-and-display-post-page/ with CiviCRM, utilising the new Data Processor extension, https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/dataprocessor

The Data Processor extension makes it incredibly easy and flexible to create new data sources for Content Views, which can then be used to design the layout and presentation of CiviCRM data on your website. Find out more about the Data Processor extension, https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/dataprocessor

Content Views CiviCRM also supports features included with Content Views Pro plugin, https://www.contentviewspro.com such as advanced filtering and sorting.

If you want to see the Content Views plugin in action, then watch the video below.

This work was made possible by standing on the shoulders of giants, Jaap Jansma author of the Data Processor extension, https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/dataprocessor and Andrei Mondoc for the proof of concept plugin, https://github.com/mecachisenros/content-views-civicrm

Thanks community!

Special thanks also to Seamus Lee for encouraging Agileware at the October 2019, Asia Pacific meet up to explore using the Data Processor extension as the data source back-end.

How do I get it?

Download, fork and contribute to the Content Views CiviCRM plugin, https://github.com/agileware/content-views-civicrm

Image by VGB.Studios, CC-BY-2.0 https://flic.kr/p/b4Gqgi
Image by VGB.Studios, CC-BY-2.0 https://flic.kr/p/b4Gqgi

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eWay payment processor now supports Drupal Webform integration with CiviCRM https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/eway-payment-processor-now-supports-drupal-webform-integration-with-civicrm/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:00:55 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1159 Agileware has added some new features to the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM. Version 2.2.0 includes the following new features for better Drupal integration: ability to use the eWay payment method using the new eWay Rapid API 3.1 when using CiviCRM and Drupal Webform eWay transaction verification which will poll eWay to confirm if a […]

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Agileware has added some new features to the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM. Version 2.2.0 includes the following new features for better Drupal integration:

  • ability to use the eWay payment method using the new eWay Rapid API 3.1 when using CiviCRM and Drupal Webform
  • eWay transaction verification which will poll eWay to confirm if a pending payment has been processed successfully, and
  • automatic retrying of failed transactions for recurring payments, such as donations and membership renewals – whereas before a single failure would prevent any further attempts

These new features utilise the new eWay Rapid API 3.1 which enable a website to process credit cards securely without storing any credit card details on the processing website or in any database.

Processing credit cards securely when using Drupal and CiviCRM got a whole lot easier

The Agileware latest CiviCRM build for CiviCRM 5.16.3 includes Version 2.2.0 of the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM and all these new features.

So if you are currently using eWay as the payment processor for your CiviCRM and you are a current Agileware CiviCRM Support subscriber, then great news, this feature is available for you now.

For everyone else, Agileware has published the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM extension as open-source software on our Agileware Github account. Download from au.com.agileware.ewayrecurring

Happy CiviCRM’ing!

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CiviCRM back-office stored credit card payments now available for eWay payment processor https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/civicrm-back-office-stored-credit-card-payments-now-available-for-eway-payment-processor/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 03:00:37 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1151 Agileware has added some new features to the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM. Version 2.2.0 includes the following new features: securely store multiple credit cards for each Contact in CiviCRM, and process a back-office payment using a stored credit card Both these methods utilise the new eWay Rapid API 3.1 which enables a website to […]

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Agileware has added some new features to the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM. Version 2.2.0 includes the following new features:

  • securely store multiple credit cards for each Contact in CiviCRM, and
  • process a back-office payment using a stored credit card

Both these methods utilise the new eWay Rapid API 3.1 which enables a website to process credit cards securely without storing any credit card details on the processing website or in any database.

When you select the eWay credit card payment processor for a Contribution, Event Registration or Membership Payment. A new Stored Credit Card select option will be shown along with the Add Credit Card button.

Use the Add Credit Card button to display the eWay transaction page and enter the credit card details securely. A token will then be stored in CiviCRM for the Contact which can then be used to securely process credit card transactions.

The Agileware latest CiviCRM build for CiviCRM 5.16.3 includes Version 2.2.0 of the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM and these new features.

So if you are currently using eWay as the payment processor for your CiviCRM and you are a current Agileware CiviCRM Support subscriber, then great news, this feature is available for you now.

For everyone else, Agileware has published the eWay payment processor for CiviCRM extension as open-source software on our Agileware Github account. Download from au.com.agileware.ewayrecurring

Happy CiviCRM’ing!

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We’ve fixed a serious performance issue caused by large mailouts https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/weve-fixed-a-serious-performance-issue-caused-by-large-mailouts/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:38:33 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1121 This issue occurs when using CiviCRM and the new Mosaico designed newsletters. If you have a mailing list of 1,000 or more subscribers and your content is engaging, chances are pretty high that you have unfortunately experienced this problem: You hit send! Your awesome newsletter goes out and next thing you know, your website starts […]

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This issue occurs when using CiviCRM and the new Mosaico designed newsletters.

If you have a mailing list of 1,000 or more subscribers and your content is engaging, chances are pretty high that you have unfortunately experienced this problem: You hit send! Your awesome newsletter goes out and next thing you know, your website starts to slow down and eventually stops responding. What’s happening? We are often faced with this question in Agileware Support queues.

This is how we all feel when your website slows to a crawl

The culprit for this type of issue has been elusive and we thought, fixed a number of times. Well now, I am proud to announce that we have finally fixed the issue and sending newsletters out to a large audience of subscribers will no longer trigger a site outage.

The problem was primarily due to some poor design decisions when embedding images in a Mosaico designed newsletter. Images are automatically resized, but this resizing is done on-demand and the resized image is not re-used. Consequently, the image is resized for each email delivered. This simply does not scale and can quickly bring the fastest of servers to a grinding halt.

Agileware has incorporated this performance enhancement into our CiviCRM build which is being pushed out with the CiviCRM 5.16.3 update.

If you have been updated to CiviCRM 5.16.3, then your site will benefit from this fix immediately.

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Updated Mosaico template and new Social Media blocks https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/updated-mosaico-template-includes-new-social-blocks/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:30:10 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1117 Agileware has updated the bundled Mosaico template, Versafix to the latest version which includes a bunch of fixes and most notably adds three new Social Blocks to the Block Library. CiviCRM Mosaico also included two demonstration templates which have been a point of confusion for new users, as these templates were never intended to be […]

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Agileware has updated the bundled Mosaico template, Versafix to the latest version which includes a bunch of fixes and most notably adds three new Social Blocks to the Block Library.

CiviCRM Mosaico also included two demonstration templates which have been a point of confusion for new users, as these templates were never intended to be used at all for composing newsletters. Pretty confusing when they are the first two options to select from! Duh! Well, they’re gone now, so no more confusion. One template to choose from and yes, it’s the correct one.

Just in case you didn’t already know this, but Mosaico is the preferred drag’n drop editor used to build CiviCRM newsletters.

Agileware has incorporated these features into our CiviCRM build which is being pushed out with the CiviCRM 5.16.3 update.

If you have been updated to CiviCRM 5.16.3, then you can try it out right now.

Mosaico Editor screenshot
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Updated CiviCRM Mosaico Editor now comes with numbered and bulleted lists https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/civicrm-mosaico-editor-now-comes-with-numbered-and-bulleted-lists/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:20:19 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1113 You asked for it, Agileware has delivered. One of the most requested features in the Agileware Support queue for CiviCRM was to add numbered and bulleted lists to the CiviCRM Mosaico Editor, the new drag and drop interface for building CiviCRM newsletters. Agileware has incorporated these features into our CiviCRM build which is being pushed […]

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You asked for it, Agileware has delivered. One of the most requested features in the Agileware Support queue for CiviCRM was to add numbered and bulleted lists to the CiviCRM Mosaico Editor, the new drag and drop interface for building CiviCRM newsletters.

Agileware has incorporated these features into our CiviCRM build which is being pushed out with the CiviCRM 5.16.3 update.

If you are an active Agileware CiviCRM Support subscriber, then you can try this feature out right now.

CiviCRM Mosaico Editor, now with bullet and numbered lists

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Announcing the new Membership Relationship Type Editor for CiviCRM https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/announcing-the-new-membership-relationship-type-editor-for-civicrm/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:04:44 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1104 Ever been stuck wanting to change the relationships for a membership type? Have we got a solution for you! In CiviCRM currently, if a Membership Type has Membership records in CiviCRM there is no way in the CiviCRM administration interface to change the Relationship Types that will be used to inherit this membership. This is problematic […]

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Ever been stuck wanting to change the relationships for a membership type? Have we got a solution for you!

In CiviCRM currently, if a Membership Type has Membership records in CiviCRM there is no way in the CiviCRM administration interface to change the Relationship Types that will be used to inherit this membership. This is problematic when your membership structure changes and you need to add or change the Relationship Types used for membership inheritance. This type of change can be implemented using direct database queries or API calls, however, this is time-consuming, costly and potentially problematic to implement correctly. This issue has been raised and discussed on the CiviCRM Stack Exchange see https://civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/14497/need-to-change-membership-inheritance

Membership Type page, available Relationship Types can now be edited

Introducing the new CiviCRM extension, Membership Relationship Type Editor for CiviCRM.

This CiviCRM extension enables the inherited Relationship Types for an existing Membership Type to be changed and update all existing Memberships affected by this change so that their inherited membership is correct according to the new inherited Relationship Types.

Prompt shown after editing the inherited Relationship Types

Great news, Agileware bundles this CiviCRM extension with our CiviCRM build available to all Agileware CiviCRM Support subscribers. You can quickly enable this extension in the Administer, System Settings, Extensions menu, look for the Membership Relationship Type Editor item and click Install.

For everyone else, Agileware has published the Membership Relationship Type Editor extension as open-source software on our Agileware Github account. Download from au.com.agileware.membershiprelationshiptypeeditor

Happy CiviCRM’ing!

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Australians and New Zealanders – come along to the Asia/Pacific CiviCRM on-line meet-up on 22nd August 2019 https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/australians-and-new-zealanders-come-along-to-the-asia-pacific-civicrm-on-line-meet-up-on-22nd-august-2019/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:01:17 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1105 This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians,New Zealanders etc. on-line to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us. The meeting is only 1 hour and has a set agenda (depending on number of people […]

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This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians,New Zealanders etc. on-line to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us. The meeting is only 1 hour and has a set agenda (depending on number of people attending this may be shortened).

  • Introductions and welcome to new people
  • Discuss what’s going on in the wider CiviCRM community
  • Discuss new projects or challenges
  • Useful or new CiviCRM extensions
  • PRs, bugs etc
  • Volunteer for next meeting chair
  • Meeting schedule

The next meeting is Thursday, 22nd August 2019 at 2pmAEDT

Meeting details

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Blocking attacks at the perimeter with an integrated web application firewall https://blog.agileware.com.au/hosting/blocking-attacks-at-the-perimeter-with-an-integrated-web-application-firewall/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:48:02 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1110 Agileware is pleased to announce that all hosted accounts now benefit from enhanced integration between our web application firewalls and perimeter firewall providers Cloudflare and Sucuri. Each web application firewall actively scans incoming requests for a website and will block those requests which are identified as being malicious. This protects a single website from an […]

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Agileware is pleased to announce that all hosted accounts now benefit from enhanced integration between our web application firewalls and perimeter firewall providers Cloudflare and Sucuri.

Each web application firewall actively scans incoming requests for a website and will block those requests which are identified as being malicious. This protects a single website from an attack but leaves other websites prone to the same type of attack.

Now with the web application firewall integration, the perimeter firewall is automatically updated, all websites and servers are instantly protected from the attacker. Any further requests from the attacker are simply blocked at the perimeter.

This integration is also available for customers that have their own Cloudflare or Sucuri account and offers the same levels of protection for the websites that Agileware manage.

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Happy Christmas and c’mon 2019! https://blog.agileware.com.au/news/happy-christmas-and-cmon-2019/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:11:28 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1092 Happy Christmas to all our customers and we are all looking forward to a cracking 2019. We will be closed from 21st December and re-open on 7th January. If you need support during this time, create a support ticket, response time will just be a bit longer than usual. https://support.agileware.com.au

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Happy Christmas to all our customers and we are all looking forward to a cracking 2019.

We will be closed from 21st December and re-open on 7th January.

If you need support during this time, create a support ticket, response time will just be a bit longer than usual. https://support.agileware.com.au

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