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Custom Stripe Integration

This week we at CiviHosting assisted one of our clients with custom coding to integrate Stripe into their custom business automation software. Now their automatic invoicing system (which we also helped to build) includes the ability to accept payment online via Stripe.com.

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May 12, 2022
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Amazon S3 Tools

The s3cmd command line tool is available on all of our servers. The path to it is /usr/bin/s3cmd.

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May 5, 2022
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Drupal 7 is scheduled for EOL (end of life) November of 2023. Here is the official announcement: Drupal 7's End-of-Life extended to November 1, 2023 - PSA-2022-02-23 That means there will be no further support from the Drupal community, meaning no bug reports, no security patches and no updates for core Drupal nor modules nor...

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February 28, 2022
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One of our clients offered to provide a testimonial and so of course we agreed. Here is what she wrote: My company implements CiviCRM sites for organisations in the UK and many of them are hosted with CiviHosting. I have been increasingly impressed with the reliability of the hosting, the incredibly helpful support I get...

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January 27, 2022
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We received feedback today regarding our Support Team: You’ve heard it before … but SureSupport is amazing. I had some clients who so desperately wanted to use GreenGeeks or SiteGround. What a waste of time. I wasted so many hours with GreenGeeks on the question of “is port 465 blocked?” and the answers were “no...

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January 26, 2022
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We are now working on a Quickbooks integration project. The client has a storefront and all sales are stored on a database. Their Quickbooks, however, is the desktop version, not the online version. So there is no easy way for those sales data to be transferred from the web server to the QB desktop application....

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December 21, 2021
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This week we are working on finishing an upgrade of a large Drupal 7 site to Drupal 9, including upgrading their CiviCRM instance. After those two upgrades, we will be migrating all of their custom User fields into CiviCRM, in custom Contact fields.

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December 21, 2021
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This week at CiviHosting, we are working on automating US Tax form generation for one of our clients. They need to generate a certain Form for their clients, depending on financial criteria for each client. They have been doing this by hand. Now we have it automated for them.

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November 15, 2021
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We sent out emails with the following text to a set of our clients: Hello, We are writing to let you know about a recently-disclosed vulnerability in one of the WordPress plugins installed on your website - "Profile Builder". You can find more information here: https://wpscan.com/vulnerability/c142e738-bc4b-4058-a03e-1be6fca47207 Due to the severity of the vulnerability and their...

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July 19, 2021
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