April 23, 2014 | Posted by Paul
We are excited to announce that the beta has begun for Blesta 3.2! If you purchased Blesta direct, you may download blesta-3.2.0-b1 from the client area now (Login required). During installation choose to start a free trial unless you have a dev license you can use. Then, head over to our 3.2 beta forums to report any bugs and let us know what you think.
So what’s in 3.2?
The focus of 3.2 is the client area. The entire client area has been rebuilt on top of Bootstrap 3 and is responsive. Additionally, 4 new responsive order templates have been created, including:
- Ajax Slider (A one page ajax order form with a slider package selector)
- Ajax Boxes (A one page ajax order form with a boxes package selector)
- Wizard Slider (A multi-step wizard order form with a slider package selector)
- Wizard Boxes (A multi-step wizard order form with a boxes package selector)
We really like these new order forms and we hope you do too.
There’s a lot more in this release, see the release notes for details.
When is the final release?
Version 3.2 will be officially released after the beta phase is completed. Generally the beta for a minor release lasts around 2-3 weeks, but it can vary. An official release is only made once we deem it to be stable.
If you have any custom plugins or modules or website integrations, we suggest installing the beta and getting a head start integrating. Anything custom that renders views in the client area will need to be updated.
Tags: 3.2 | b1 | beta | blesta 3.2 | version 3.2
January 15, 2014 | Posted by Cody
Blesta 3.1 is loaded with great new features, but we didn’t forget about developers either. Here are a few new items developers can take advantage of in 3.1.
Improved CLI Installer
The command line installer gets non-interactive mode support in 3.1. This allows integration services to automate installation of Blesta. Read more about CLI installation.
Plugins, Modules, and Gateways now support a config.json file that defines basic details such as author, name, version, and more. This greatly reduces the redundancy and maintenance across extensions, simplifying the development process. See configuration for Plugins, configuration for Modules, and configuration for Gateways for more details.
Almost a dozen new events have been added in 3.1. Of course, every event added opens up endless possibilities for new Plugins. See all events here.
New features equals new and updated API commands (including Plugins). Check out the source code documentation.
Version 3.1 is currently in beta with a final release due out this week.
Tags: blesta 3.1 | v3.1 | version 3.1
December 20, 2013 | Posted by Paul
We’re excited to announce that Blesta 3.1 beta 1 has been released. If you didn’t receive the announcement email, you can view it online here. The release notes are also available here.
We’ve been working on 3.1 for a while now, and it’s time for a beta! Betas are open to direct customers, and the download is available now within the client area. Login at https://account.blesta.com/client/login/, click “Downloads”, then “Betas”, then 3.1.0-b1 download.
During installation, select to start a 30-day free trial unless you have another license available, such as a development license. If you need help, please open a ticket.
If you don’t have a Blesta license yet, you can still get into the Beta. Now’s a good time to buy!
Once you get the beta installed, head on over to the forums and let us know what you think. Your feedback is very important to us, and will help us get to a final release as quickly as possible.
Tags: beta | v3.1 | version 3.1
July 12, 2013 | Posted by Paul
Blesta v3 final will be released on August 14th. If you didn’t receive the email announcement, you can view it online here.
With this release, the current $99 promotion is ending. Here’s the price list upon release. In the meantime, you can still buy v2 for $99 and get a free upgrade to v3 at release.
- $250 Branded ($39/yr optional support & updates, beginning Aug 14, 2014)
- $300 Unbranded ($39/yr optional support & updates, beginning Aug 14, 2014)
- $500 Lifetime (Unbranded + Never pay for support & updates. Ever.) NEW!
- $12.95 Branded
- $14.95 Unbranded
Addon companies can be purchased for $95/ea or $350 for 5 for any owned license.
A big thanks to all of our alpha and beta testers! The beta will continue until shortly before the official release. The future is looking great!
May 15, 2013 | Posted by Paul
We’re excited to announce that the Blesta v3 beta 1 has been released. If you didn’t receive the announcement email, you can view it online here.
If you are participating in the beta, we look forward to your feedback!
If you have a paid license and want to get started with the beta, go to https://account.blesta.com/order and enter your v2 license key. On step 2 click “Continue” not “Checkout”. Then, create a new account and follow the steps to complete checkout. Your beta license will be sent to you via email within a few minutes. Email support if you run into any trouble.
If you don’t have a paid license and want in on the beta, you can purchase Blesta v2.5 today for the promo price of $99, and then follow the directions above to request your beta key.
So far the response to the beta has been pretty huge, and we are very thankful for all of the support and words of encouragement! Together, we can make Blesta the best, most trusted billing software available!
Tags: beta | v3 | version 3