Become an advocate for a new feature in Backdrop CMS 1.15.0

Is there a feature that you would REALLY like to see get into the next release of Backdrop CMS, but you don't think you have the skills to write the code for it? Then consider becoming an advocate for that issue. 

The Backdrop community has been experimenting with an "advocacy" program, in which we ask community members to identify an issue they feel strongly about, and volunteer some time to help push that issue forward. Often times, the key to moving an issue forward is the involvement of a single individual that is willing to:

Backdrop CMS 1.14 Released

The Backdrop CMS community is excited to announce the release of Backdrop CMS version 1.14! Version 1.14 comes with a mix of bug fixes, improvements to the user interface, as well as several new features:

Flexible layouts (configurable in UI):

This exciting new feature is the highlight of version 1.14. Site editors will now have the ability to create their own custom page layouts through a simple and easy to use user interface (issue #3755). 

Backdrop 1.13 Released

New Dashboard in Backdrop core

Backdrop CMS version 1.13 was released on May 15th, 2019. Feel free to take it for a spin! 😄

New features include:
* Dashboard
* Link attributes
* Translations in Content Blocks

Usability improvements include:
* vertical tabs on the taxonomy term edit form
* a new vertical tab for multilingual settings on content types

API Improvements include:
* PHP 7.3 support
* field_formatter_settings module included
* entity_access() function added

Backdrop Contribution Day - April 20, 2019

This weekend Jen Lampton will be working with a group of high school students, in the Oakland area, on contributing to Backdrop CMS. In support of these efforts, we have decided to announce an informal Backdrop CMS contribution day. If you are a supporter of the Backdrop project and have been looking for an opportunity to contribute, Saturday would be a great opportunity to jump in and help us with a task, regardless of where you are. 

Herb v/d Dool (@herbdool) Joins Backdrop CMS Core Committers!

Add herbdool to core committers

We're excited to have Herb v/d Dool (also known as simply @herbdool on GitHub) join the Backdrop CMS Core Committers team! During the tremendous effort put in by Herb during the Backdrop 1.11.0 release (and before), I noticed again and again how Herb was providing thoughtful, helpful feedback in the Backdrop issue queue. I took the suggestion to make him a core committer to the Backdrop PMC, who approved my suggestion unanimously.

Backdrop 4 Good

Wouldn't it be great to work on tangible projects and help non-profit organizations further their cause with Backdrop websites? We often work in a theoretical or abstracted space when working on Backdrop core and contrib software. I was delighted by the idea of working with the Backdrop community on concrete real websites for a cause.

Official CiviCRM support for Backdrop CMS

Civi CMR logo

If you've been holding back from using Backdrop because your site requires the popular and powerful CiviCRM, hold back no longer. You can now easily install CiviCRM on Backdrop, or migrate it from your Drupal 7/CiviCRM setup.

CiviCRM and Backdrop CMS, two projects who focus on helping non-profits, fit together quite nicely. You can now easily install CiviCRM on Backdrop and benefit from the robust Drupal-like architecture with an extra helping of the user-friendliness added by Backdrop.

Backdrop 1.7 released

Backdrop CMS, the comprehensive CMS for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profits, is pleased to announce its 8th on-time release: Backdrop 1.7!  

This minor release contains some major enhancements to the Rich-Text Editor for the content editors, as well as substantial improvements to Layouts, and Views for the site architects. 

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