Blesta 5.10 Beta Released

April 5, 2024 | Posted by Paul

We are pleased to announce that Blesta 5.10.0 BETA 1 has been released!

Can I participate in the beta?

If you have an owned or monthly license with us directly, you may download in the client area now (Login Required). If you obtained your license from a reseller or distributor, you may be able to participate. Contact your reseller to find out. As with any beta, this release is for non-production use only and is unsupported. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR PRODUCTION. During installation, choose to start a free trial, open a ticket to request a trial key, or use your dev license if you have one.

Once you are up and running, head to the forums to report any issues and let us know what you think! If you have a license and are verified or become verified on our Discord chat, you’ll have access to a license holder only beta forum.

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Blesta now ships with 16 additional complete, machine translated languages.

(Caption: Blesta ships with 16 complete, machine translated languages with more to come.)

So what is new in 5.10?

Blesta version 5.10 includes more Domain Manager improvements, including the ability for staff to change the registrar of a domain, and the sync of the domain registration date. We also added the registrar Nominet, and we added domain and service counts to Data Feeds for embedding on your website. We added a new Webhooks system that ties into every Event/Hook. We added a filter option for coupons, added map files to the importer for Enom, OpenSRS, and Namesilo. It’s now possible to include attachments with any email templates. We now ship with 16 additional, complete, language translations with more to come.

New and Updated Extensions

  • Nominet domain registrar has been added.
  • Domain Manager domains widget now loads quicker.
  • Domain Manager now supports the ability for staff to internally change a domains registrar.
  • Domain Manager now sync’s a domains registration date.
  • Domain Manager now sets a sort order to TLDs when created or imported.
  • Data Feeds have been updated to add support for new endpoints for service and domain counts.
  • Support Manager now allows priority restrictions by department.
  • Support Manager now allows 1-minute interval for POP/IMAP ticket polling.
  • Import Manager now includes a map file for Enom, Namesilo, and OpenSRS when importing from WHMCS.
  • Import Manager now allows all options to be submitted via parameters for CLI import.
  • Order System’s MaxMind v2 integration was updated to ignore address_2 if not supplied.
  • Universal Module now includes the Suspend Reason, should it be included in relevant notifications.
  • Razorpay’s cacert.pem certificate was updated, as the old certificate expired.
  • Quantum gateway was updated to disable the auth + capture flow, instead doing an authcapture.

Changes to the Core

  • Blesta now ships with 16 additional, complete machine language translations (via DeepL) with more planned. Languages include: English, Español, Français, Ελληνικά, Italiano, Deutsch, Československý, Nederlands, Polski, Svenska, Pyccĸий, Dansk, Português, Română, 中文, Indonesian, and Türkçe.
  • It’s now possible to set a Package term/price to “default”, which will be selected automatically during order.
  • Attachments may now be added to any email template, which will be included whenever an email is sent using the template.
  • You can now set a favicon for both the client and staff areas under Look and Feel.
  • Admin and Client CSS files may now be cached, improving performance.
  • Coupons now include a filter option to quickly find coupons by Code, Discount Type, Currency, Package Group, Status, or Internal use.
  • All email templates have been updated to use https instead of http by default.
  • Configurable Option quantity fields now show both a slider and a number format option to enter the desired value.
  • When adding a service and appending to an invoice, existing invoices are sorted by most recent invoice number.
  • All plugins (note to developers) are able to set a 1-minute automation task interval.
  • All client email tags are now escaped with a filter in H2O.
  • Made improvements to the way prorated credits are calculated for service downgrades.
  • The CLI installer now supports creation of the 1st staff account and license activation, making it fully scriptable (See docs.)
  • The password reset system was improved.

Client Template Changes

  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/structure.pdt updated

Staff Template Changes

  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_account_achinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_account_ccinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_accounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editcontact.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editrecurinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_view.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_automation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_coupons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_edittemplate.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_gateways_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_customize.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_installed.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_installed.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_themes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_companies.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/partial_fields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/settings_leftnav.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/structure.pdt updated

See the release notes for more details on this release.

Note Regarding PHP 8

Many 3rd party or custom extensions may not yet be compatible with PHP 8. If upgrading Blesta, it is best to use a PHP version that is compatible with both the release you are upgrading from and the release you are upgrading to. Test third party integrations and customizations.

Blesta supports PHP 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.1, and 8.2 through Ioncube using the default files, and PHP 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2 through SourceGuardian via the hotfix-php8 directory. Report any PHP 8 related issues for Blesta or official extensions on our forums or Discord #beta channel.

Is there something you want to see in Blesta? Create a new feature request or upvote an existing one!

When is the final release?

Version 5.10 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to happen soon. Once we deem 5.10 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help speed things along by participating in the beta!