Category: News


How PayPal’s SSL Certificate Upgrade Will Affect You — And How You Can Prepare for It

PayPal is in the process of making a series of security-related upgrades to its platform. Many of these changes won’t take effect until midway through 2017, but one important change is happening next month (October 2016).

Here’s what you need to know about PayPal’s SSL Certificate upgrade and how it might affect you. Read more

Charitable 1.4 Features Responsive Styling and More

TL;DR: We just released a huge update for Charitable. Highlights include better support for small screens, a new shortcode and complete user-facing login and registration workflow.

Charitable 1.4 is coming out today, nearly six months since we released version 1.3. That’s a long time between major releases – too long for my liking – but the result is that 1.4 is a big step forward for the project.  Here’s a taste of what’s new in 1.4:

  • Campaign grids (like the ones you add with the [campaigns] shortcode), automatically scale gracefully on smaller screens.
  • So does the list of suggested donations in the donation form.
  • You can use a new shortcode that lists a logged-in user’s history of donations.
  • Your registered users can update & reset their password using a completely user-facing system (i.e. no wp-login access).
  • The donation form runs some client-side validation tests now to help donors who have missed a field or entered an invalid credit card number.
  • Picture fields in forms now feature a nice drag and drop interface (a nice update for people using Ambassadors or User Avatar).

Let’s take a closer look at some of these.

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Charity Hackathons in Cape Town & Oregon in July

Two awesome events are taking place halfway across the world from each other this July 16. Cape Town and Bend, Oregon will both be playing host to do_action events: charity hackathons where small teams create a free website for a local non-profit organization in a single day.

If you’re in Cape Town or Bend, you can still register as a team. Teams consist of a project manager, designer, two developers, a social media manager, content manager and quality assurance tester. Find out more about both events through the links below:

We’re in Darwin, Australia, which is about as far away from both events as we could be, but we’re excited to be able to support both events by contributing a free Charitable Pro license to every non-profit participating. If your organization is taking part in either event and you’d like to know more about how you can take advantage of Charitable, we’d love to chat with you. You can reach us via our support page.