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Blesta 4.6 Beta Released

May 28, 2019 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.6.0 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-4.6.0-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, 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.

Visit the Beta Forums! Visit Discord Chat!

While viewing a ticket, staff are alerted and can show replies when an update occurs.

(Caption: Optionally set a different renew price for Packages. Good for onboarding discounts.)

So what is new in 4.6?

Blesta version 4.6 includes some unique new features, usability improvements, updated extensions, and more.

New Extensions

These extensions are new with Blesta 4.6.

  • Widepay gateway. (See docs.)

Updated Extensions

  • cPanel - Added Single Sign On (SSO) support. Show account totals for each server group.
  • cWatch - Implement license upgrades/downgrades and many other improvements.
  • DirectAdmin, Proxmox - Added a port field for non-standard API ports.

Changes to the Core

  • Renewal Price Option - Optionally set a renew price that is different from the new price for services.
  • Configurable Options - You can now set a default option.
  • Configurable Options - You can now mark options as “inactive”, so that the option is not available to new clients.
  • Configurable Options - You can set descriptions for options that appear as tooltips.
  • Invoices - Can now be voided when a service is cancelled even if it is past due, up to a time you specify. (Settings > Company > Billing/Payment)
  • Invoices - Improved support for avoiding deadlocks when invoice generation is running.
  • Invoices - Invoice search now allows searching by the Invoice ID.
  • New Setting allows forcing unique email addresses for clients or all contacts. (Settings > Company > Client Options > General Client Settings)
  • When adding a service manually as a staff member, you can select the module row / server to be used, overriding Package settings.
  • Module log now includes the staff member that initiated the action.
  • When recording payment for a client, staff may now select a status other than “Approved”.
  • Client Area - Now show “Pending” transactions in the transactions widget.

Changes for Developers

  • Added an FTP(S) library to the core. Previously only SFTP was supported through phpseclib. Currently used by the cWatch module.

Note Regarding Hotfixes

Blesta now ships with bundled encoded files that support PHP 5.4 through PHP 7.3 out of the box. This means that you should not need to upload any hotfixes unless you are running a version of Ioncube loaders older than version 10.1. If you are running old Ioncube loaders, upgrade Ioncube or apply the following hotfix based on your PHP version:

  • PHP version >= 7.1.0 - use /hotfix-php71/blesta/
  • PHP version >= 5.6.0 and < 7.1.0 - use /hotfix-php7/blesta/
  • PHP version >= 5.4.0 and < 5.6.0 - use /hotfix-php54/blesta/

See the release notes for more details on this release.

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 4.6 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to take a few weeks. Once we deem 4.6 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!

Blesta 4.5.2 Patch Released

April 4, 2019 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 4.5.2, which addresses bugs discovered in the 4.5.0 branch. A big thanks to everyone who participated in helping to make Blesta better by reporting and confirming bugs on our forums, we appreciate your help!

The release notes are available at https://docs.blesta.com/display/support/4.5.2.

Always run /admin/upgrade in your browser after patching or upgrading your installation. Patch releases may only be applied to the minor release to which it belongs. Only apply the patch if you are running 4.5.0 or 4.5.1. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release.

Download 4.5.2 Patch Download 4.5.2 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-4.5.2.zip
29ed95606727cbc1a673cab706a38f5c997ec677f4df4cf809a612d5cdfa3f3f

% blesta-4.5.0-4.5.2.zip
42a142150ee94309c8ea76b15c24e6b8e5298c0026f0fa271e7af0c7af30047e

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

Blesta 4.5.1 Patch Released

February 28, 2019 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 4.5.1, which addresses two bugs discovered in the 4.5.0 branch. One of the bug impacts renewing services that use the Universal Module under specific circumstances. We recommend upgrading if running version 4.5.0. A big thanks to everyone who participated in helping to make Blesta better by reporting and confirming bugs on our forums, we appreciate your help!

The release notes are available at https://docs.blesta.com/display/support/4.5.1.

Always run /admin/upgrade in your browser after patching or upgrading your installation. Patch releases may only be applied to the minor release to which it belongs. Only apply the patch if you are running 4.5.0. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release.

Download 4.5.1 Patch Download 4.5.1 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-4.5.1.zip
76684f5a1bce8f55c6f0fef2702458afca599c8588cb5d11039c11bf7d6ace3b

% blesta-4.5.0-4.5.1.zip
030d4f2c846b288b07af32d75c9240988f09080104a5f837b866f27e6c491419

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

Blesta 4.5 Released

February 27, 2019 | Posted by Paul


Blesta 4.5 is now available! Sell application hosting (Like WordPress or Drupal) through the new Softaculous Plugin, see ticket updates while viewing or composing a ticket reply, modify invoices with partial payments, new Maxmind GeoIP database support, three new payment gateways and much more!

Download 4.5

SHA256 Sum

a15b3acd3db32eb432b08b2d70462a8c2ca99eb048f56d92619ea1f08555941b

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

What’s new in 4.5?

  • New Plugin: Auto Soft Installer integrates with Softaculous so you can sell application hosting
  • See ticket replies and status updates while viewing or composing a reply to a ticket
  • Automatically transition ticket status on reply
  • Add new lines when creating new invoices automatically
  • Modify invoices with partial payments so long as the total remains the same
  • Added support for the newer Maxmind GeoLite 2 City GeoIP database
  • Improved support for running Blesta behind a proxy or load balancer with x-forwarded-for handling
  • Updated the import manager to improve importing from WHMCS
  • Uppercase letters are now allowed for modules that request a domain or hostname
  • New Gateways: Paystack, Kassa Compleet, and Kassa Compleet iDEAL

See our beta announcement for more and the release notes for everything.

A big shout out to the following companies for sponsoring development for one or more items in this release.

Sponsored development is a good way to support Blesta and get a shout out for your company! Interested? Reach out and say hello.

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Blesta 4.5 Beta Released

January 31, 2019 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.5.0 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-4.5.0-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, 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.

Visit the Beta Forums!

While viewing a ticket, staff are alerted and can show replies when an update occurs.

(Caption: While viewing a ticket, staff are alerted and can show replies when an update occurs.)

So what is new in 4.5?

Blesta version 4.5 includes a lot of minor improvements that improve usability, new and updated extensions, and more changes for developers.

New Extensions

These extensions are new with Blesta 4.5.

  • Paystack gateway. (See docs.)
  • Soft Auto Installer plugin. Softaculous integration. Sell application hosting on cPanel. (See docs.)
  • Kassa Compleet gateway (Download from Github).
  • Kassa Compleet iDEAL gateway (Download from Github).

Updated Extensions

  • Support Manager
    • New setting to automatically update status on ticket reply for staff and client.
    • Ajax load ticket replies and status changes while viewing the ticket as staff.
  • The SSL Store
    • Cron task for synchronizing renew dates now runs as a module automation task.
  • Modules
    • All Modules that request a hostname now allow uppercase letters in the hostname.
  • Plugins
    • All Plugins that register navigation links, now use language definitions.
    • PHPIDS will use the x-forwarded-for header if enabled.
  • Stripe
    • Invoices being paid now included in the description.

Changes to the Core

  • Automatically add new lines when creating manual invoices.
  • Invoices that have partial payments can now be modified, as long as the total remains the same.
  • Added support for the x-forwarded-for header for load balanced environments. (To enable, see Settings > System > General)
  • Updated Maxmind GeoIP to use the new GeoLite2 database. (If using GeoIP, you should update your database file under Settings > System > General > GeoIP)
  • Automatically split log data for gateways and modules that exceed storable size. (Resolves issues with the increasing size of data returned by many API’s)

Changes for Developers

  • Plugin navigation links are now multi-language capable.
  • Added a new core Captcha library.
  • All vendor code now pulled in through composer, old paths deprecated.

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 4.5 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to take a few weeks. Once we deem 4.5 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!