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Blesta 4.1 Released

August 24, 2017 | Posted by Paul


Blesta 4.1 is available right now. New features for staff, clients, and developers, as well as seven new extensions, make this is a release that has something for everyone.

Download 4.1

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See the documentation for details on how to install or upgrade.

What’s new in 4.1?

  • Client language selector
  • Out of quantity packages show out of stock on order form
  • New required contact field client group option
  • File based logging of actions and errors
  • Packages no longer require a module
  • New Modules: CentovaCast, TCAdmin, VestaCP, Virtualmin, and WHMSonic
  • New Gateways: Alipay, and PayUmoney
  • Custom language file and many new events/hooks for developers
  • Plesk module updated to support Onyx
  • Fraud checks are run for all orders whether client is new or existing
  • New Importers: Clientexec, CSV (details)

And more! See the release notes for more details.

A big shout out to KnownHost for sponsoring development again for several new items in 4.1! Sponsored development is a good way to support Blesta and get a shout out for your company! Interested? Reach out and say hello.

Other New Developments

Blesta 4.1 Beta Released

July 17, 2017 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.1.0 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 blesta-4.1.0-b1.zip 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. During installation, choose to start a free trial 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!

Visit the Beta Forums!

Required Contact Fields

So what is new in 4.1?

4.1 is the first minor release to follow the release of FOUR earlier this year. It contains many minor improvements, new features, and some exciting new options for developers. While not yet bundled with this release, we have 5 new modules, and 3 new payment gateways that you can download now.

New or Updated Extensions

  • TCAdmin 2 module (Download from Github).
  • VestaCP module (Download from Github).
  • Virtualmin module (Download from Github).
  • WHMSonic module (Download from the forums).
  • Centovacast module (Download from the forums).
  • PayUmoney gateway (Download from Github).
  • Alipay gateway (Download from the forums).
  • Yandex gateway (Download from the forums).
  • Plesk: Added support for version 12 as well as Onyx (17.5).
  • Support Manager: Department email passwords are now encrypted.
  • Support Manager: Added option not to send ticket received confirmation email.
  • DirectAdmin: Added support for resetting account password.
  • Order: Always run fraud checks for new orders, even for existing clients.
  • Order: Coupon tag now available to Order Received email.
  • Order: Packages with no available quantity now show as “Out of stock” on the order form.
  • Import Manager: Made improvements to the WHMCS importer.

Changes to the Core

  • New Monolog logging of exceptions and user actions (See Settings > System > General for the log path).
  • New language selector appears on client and portal pages when more than one language is installed.
  • A module no longer has to be selected when creating a Package.
  • Invoice search now includes invoice line items as well.
  • Increased pricing decimal length from 12,4 to 19,4, supporting larger numbers.
  • Add coupon field for internal use only which can prevent specific coupons from being used on order forms.
  • Allow optional client/contact fields to be required. See Settings > Client Groups.

Changes for Developers

  • Plugins can register the same action more than once (For example, multiple primary nav links).
  • Added custom language file ~/language/en_us/_global-example.php.
  • Added many additional events / hooks. See the list of Event Handlers.

And more! See the release notes for more details.

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 4.1 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to take several weeks. Once we deem 4.1 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!

Blesta 4.0.1 Patch Released

May 2, 2017 | Posted by Paul


A patch has been released for Blesta that addresses bugs discovered since 4.0.0 was released. As usual, a big thanks to everyone who reported and confirmed these bugs on our forums, we appreciate your help.

The release notes are available at https://docs.blesta.com/display/support/4.0.1.

Always run /admin/upgrade in your browser after patching or upgrading your installation.

Download 4.0.1 Patch Download 4.0.1 Full

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To patch your installation, please follow the instructions for Patching an Existing Install from our user manual.

Blesta 4.0 Released

March 16, 2017 | Posted by Paul


It’s been a wild ride, but the time has finally come for FOUR. This is our largest release since version 3 with over 400 tasks completed, and it’s available right now.

Download 4.0

See the documentation for details on how to install or upgrade.

What’s new in 4.0?

  • PHP 7 is now supported.
  • Major codebase upgrade to new version of the minPHP framework.
  • Mass Mailer plugin lets you send email to specific customers, or export the data.
  • Clean new FOUR staff and client area themes, and new dropdown staff menu.
  • Fantastic looking interactive graphs let you see a breakdown of revenue by payment type.
  • New client order link and permissions based order form listing page.
  • Many order form improvements like reCAPTCHA 2, GeoIP state/province selection & more.
  • Fantastic new The SSL Store module and plugin. Create an account and start selling now.
  • Blesta License Module is now included with Blesta for Blesta resellers.

And so much more that the changelog can’t even show them all!

Directories removed in 4.0

The following directories are not in the 4.0 distribution, but were in 3.x. If upgrading, you may remove them.

  • ~/helpers/date
  • ~/helpers/form
  • ~/helpers/html
  • ~/helpers/javascript
  • ~/helpers/pagination
  • ~/helpers/xml

A big shout out to KnownHost for sponsoring development again for several new items in 4.0! If your company is interested in sponsored development, we would love to hear from you!

Other New Developments

What’s next?

Smaller, more frequent releases. The next couple releases are likely to include some minor, frequently requested features and improvements. We are also working on some bigger things behind the scenes, like better support for domains. Those things will be pushed out as they become available.

Blesta 4.0 Beta Released

September 15, 2016 | Posted by Paul


With much anticipation, we are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.0.0 BETA 1 has been released! This release is shaping up to be the biggest since 3.0 with over 300 tasks completed.

Can I participate in the beta?

If you have an owned or monthly license with us directly, you may download blesta-4.0.0-b1.zip 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, and especially a major release like this one this is for non-production use only and is unsupported. During installation, choose to start a free trial 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!

Visit the Beta Forums!

MassMailer included in Blesta FOUR

So what is new in 4.0?

Version 4.0 includes an upgrade to minPHP 1.0, our PHP framework, and raises the minimum system requirements to PHP 5.4. We recommend running the beta under PHP 5.6. If you plan to run v4 under PHP 7, please wait for a subsequent beta release as there are known issues with PHP 7 in beta 1.

New or Updated Extensions

  • Mass Mailer Plugin lets you filter and email specific clients, or export to use in your email campaign software
  • Blesta License Module is now included with Blesta for Blesta resellers
  • Multicraft - Add support for v2 of API and force port 25565 (configurable) for dedicated IPs
  • SolusVM - Allow base IP quantity to be set for the Package
  • Order - Float order summary box to the top on order forms if page scrolls
  • Order - Preselect country and state/province using GeoIP during checkout
  • Order - Update ReCaptcha to version 2
  • Order - New order form visibility options: Public, Shared, Client Only
  • Order - Add link to client area to show available order forms
  • Order - Store IP address of order and add tag to order notifications

Also, an exciting new module will be included in a subsequent beta.

Changes to the Core

  • Add an “In Review” dialog for services at the top of the client dashboard (beta 2)
  • Added the ability to bulk void invoices on client profile pages (beta 2)
  • Refresh admin and client themes to give a new, cleaner look and feel
  • Updated buttons in the admin UI in favor of Bootstrap buttons
  • Updated all icons in the admin UI in favor of Font Awesome
  • Replaced navigation with a drop down menu instead for the admin area
  • Improved client area navigation and made it always visible
  • Replaced admin Dashboard and Billing Overview graphs with interactive nvd3 graphs

And a whole lot more! There’s over 300 tasks in this release, see the release notes for more details.

When is the final release?

Version 4.0 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed. Given that 4.0 is a major release, we expect there will be more betas than typical with a minor release. Once we deem 4.0 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help speed things along by participating in the beta!