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Get Started
Learn!

New to CiviCRM? Check out the Get Started section on CiviCRM.org, and browse the Case Studies to see how other organizations are using CiviCRM. Ready to dig in a bit more? Read the free online User and Administrator Guide.

Try it!

Check out a demo installation of CiviCRM running with: Drupal, or Joomla or WordPress.

Download!

Newest package is available on our downloads page. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS and version (Drupal 6 or 7, Joomla 1.7 / 2.5, WordPress 3.3).

Useful Shortcuts

If you are installing CiviCRM from scratch, follow below instructions:

If you are upgrading an existing site (working with a copy of the site, of course), we have provided a database upgrade script. Instructions for upgrading are here:

Technical Requirements

CiviCRM is a web-based solution that runs locally on a web server or on a virtual server provided by a hosting service. Installs on local machines should consider using the XAMPP/WAMP stacks which almost painlessly installs Apache/PHP/MySQL.

  • Apache 2.x
  • PHP  5.3.x +
  • MySQL 5.1.x + with INNODB enabled
  • Drupal 6.x or 7.x
  • Joomla 2.5.x
  • WordPress 3.4.x
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