Blesta 3.4.3 Patch Released

March 25, 2015 | Posted by Paul


A patch has been released for Blesta that addresses bugs discovered since 3.4.2 was released. As usual, a big thanks to everyone who reported and confirmed these bugs on our forums, we appreciate your help.

You can read more information about this patch, including the release notes, on our forums at http://www.blesta.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4282-release-343/.

Download 3.4.3 Patch Download 3.4.3 Full

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

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Blesta 3.4.2 Patch Released

February 25, 2015 | Posted by Paul


A patch has been released for Blesta that addresses bugs discovered since 3.4.1 was released. As usual, a big thanks to everyone who reported and confirmed these bugs on our forums, we appreciate your help.

You can read more information about this patch, including the release notes, on our forums at http://www.blesta.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4183-release-342/.

Download 3.4.2 Patch Download 3.4.2 Full

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

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Blesta 3.4.1 Patch Released

January 28, 2015 | Posted by Paul


A patch has been released for Blesta that addresses bugs discovered since 3.4.0 was released. As usual, a big thanks to everyone who reported and confirmed these bugs on our forums, we appreciate your help.

You can read more information about this patch, including the release notes, on our forums at http://www.blesta.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4035-release-341/.

Download 3.4.1 Patch Download 3.4.1 Full

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

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Blesta 3.4: Now Available

December 29, 2014 | Posted by Paul


Three.Four is here and it includes a lot of great new features.

We have been working hard on 3.4 and it’s now available. If you haven’t purchased yet, now is a great time to buy. New features, and a promo until the end of the year; All owned license purchases get a free addon company (We’ll add it for you within 24 hours of license purchase). This offer expires on Dec 31, 2014, just a few short days away, so be sure to take advantage of it right now.

Download 3.4

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


What’s new in 3.4?


  • Knowledge Base
  • Contact Logins w/Permissions
  • Two-Factor Auth for Clients & Contacts

And more, see the changelog!

If you are upgrading and plan to use the Knowledge Base, you’ll need to add the proper markup to the portal under Settings > Company > Plugins by clicking the “Manage” button for the Portal plugin. Look for the code that displays the ticket system, and replace it with the following:


    {% if plugins.support_manager.enabled %}<div class="col-md-4 col-sm-6 portal-box">
        <a href="{client_url}plugin/support_manager/client_tickets/add/">
            <div class="well">
                <i class="fa fa-ticket fa-4x"></i>
                <h4>Support</h4>
                <p>Looking for help? You can open a trouble ticket here.</p>
            </div>
        </a>
    </div>
	<div class="col-md-4 col-sm-6 portal-box">
        <a href="{client_url}plugin/support_manager/knowledgebase/">
            <div class="well">
                <i class="fa fa-info fa-4x"></i>
                <h4>Knowledge Base</h4>
                <p>Have a question? Search the knowledge base for an answer.</p>
            </div>
        </a>
    </div>{% endif %}

If upgrading, we suggest enabling a new security feature for Staff Groups that log out Staff if their IP address changes, preventing a possible attacker from using a stolen cookie. This is the default option for new installations, but must be enabled for existing Staff groups if upgrading. To enable, visit Settings > System > Staff > Staff Groups, edit the staff groups and check the “Log Out On IP Address Change” box, then log out and log back in. Thanks to Rack911 for the suggestion.


What’s next?


We have the following features planned for 3.5:

  • Upgrades/Downgrades for Configurable Options
  • SolusVM Improvements
  • And..? Stay tuned.

We do our best to prioritize development based on demand. Is there a feature you really want to see in a future release? Let us know on our feature requests forum!

After 3.5 will most likely come 4.0. 4.0 will raise the minimum PHP requirement to PHP 5.3. It’s not good to run PHP versions that are EOL, so be sure to upgrade if you haven’t already. We recommend PHP 5.5.

The entire Blesta team wishes you a very prosperous 2015!

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Blesta 3.4 Beta Released

December 12, 2014 | Posted by Paul


We are excited to announce that 3.4.0 BETA 1 has been released! If you purchased Blesta direct, you may download blesta-3.4.0-b1.zip 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 3.4 beta forums to report any bugs and let us know what you think.

We don’t recommend using beta releases in production.

Knowledge Base


So what is new in 3.4?


Blesta 3.4 has the following new features:

  • Knowledge Base (Included with the Support Manager Plugin)
  • Contact Logins with Permissions
  • Client & Contact Two-Factor Authentication
  • Package Groups can have descriptions
  • Support Staff receive an email when a ticket is assigned to them
  • Tax ID field can be hidden for specific Client Groups
  • Staff can edit recurring coupons
  • Plugins can be disabled without uninstalling them

We also added a new security feature for Staff Groups that log out Staff if their IP address changes, preventing a possible attacker from using a stolen cookie. This is the default option for new installations, but must be enabled for existing Staff groups if upgrading. Thanks to Rack911 for the suggestion.

There’s a lot more in this release, see the release notes for details.


When is the final release?


Version 3.4 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.

What are you waiting for? Download the beta and let us know what you think!

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