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Softaculous Auto Installer

January 3, 2019 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the release of the Softaculous Auto Installer plugin, officially named Soft Auto Installer for Blesta. In conjunction with our cPanel module, the plugin allows hosting providers to sell application hosting by provisioning WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or any other supported application through Softaculous with a new hosting plan. Support for Plesk and DirectAdmin is on the way.

Watch the video below for more information, and be sure to check out the documentation for details on usage. The plugin should be included with Blesta 4.5 which is soon to be in beta, and can be obtained from our Github for use on version 4.4+ right now.

“The Auto install script feature in Blesta using the Softaculous plugin will help web hosts to configure specialized hosting packages like WordPress Hosting, Joomla Hosting, etc. Blesta’s easy to use admin panel allows the admin to install and configure the plugin in just couple of minutes.” - Pulkit Gupta, CEO, Softaculous Ltd

How does it work?

  1. The plugin registers with the Event system in Blesta
  2. The plugin watches for cPanel services that are provisioned that have specific config options
  3. The plugin makes an API call to Softaculous within cPanel to install the desired application

This plugin opens the doors wide for Blesta users to offer application hosting of many different types. See the full list of supported applications with Softaculous, and consider installing Softaculous on your WHM server if you haven’t already.

Blesta 4.4.2 Patch Released

December 20, 2018 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 4.4.2, which addresses bugs discovered in the 4.4.0 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/4.4.2.

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 4.4.0 or 4.4.1. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release.

Download 4.4.2 Patch Download 4.4.2 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-4.4.2.zip
4a3145791539f60b186fc793991690a00a7cce5355fa199fc58884b5feeb42be

% blesta-4.4.0-4.4.2.zip
376da939f0ba3936b9046ebe1d6e299901f33ca0971f9fa0e2ad5b429442f773

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

Blesta 4.4.1 Patch Released

November 27, 2018 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 4.4.1, which addresses bugs discovered in the 4.4.0 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/4.4.1.

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 4.4.0. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release.

Download 4.4.1 Patch Download 4.4.1 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-4.4.1.zip
90089765f35fcd4f16fa8fdca82609a3a73fff4102a18650ce7a8a95d0ad9f55

% blesta-4.4.0-4.4.1.zip
924cb49cb80b4fd89d0ed0e5f08dcc9ac5f9c0d4b11d955b0e46d90f86b1105d

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

Blesta 4.4 Released

November 6, 2018 | Posted by Paul


Blesta 4.4 is now available! New configurable option field types for text, textarea, and password. Easier addon service management, image thumbnails for tickets, a markdown editor, payment type overrides, three new extensions and much more!

Download 4.4

SHA256 Sum

b536ffa66ffd1b868408a53239fbd2165424df847d6522cb34e08f974f85f4fb

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

What’s new in 4.4?

  • New config option field types: text, textarea, password
  • Markdown editor where markdown is supported
  • Client payment type overrides for credit card and ACH
  • Improved addon service management
  • New Modules: cWatch, WHMSonic
  • New Gateway: GoCardless
  • Upgraded TCPDF, reduced file size of invoices and added new fonts
  • Upgraded client area and front facing pages to latest Bootstrap 3.3.7
  • Improvements for PHP 7.2

See the release notes for everything.

A big shout out to KnownHost and Comodo Cybersecurity for sponsoring development for 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 4.4 Beta Released

October 22, 2018 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.4.0 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-4.4.0-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!

Visit the Beta Forums!

New configurable options for text, text area, and password fields.

(Caption: New configurable options for text, text area, and password fields.)

So what is new in 4.4?

Blesta version 4.4 includes new extensions, and new features, including new configurable option types that make Blesta more powerful than ever.

New Extensions

These extensions are new with Blesta 4.4.

Updated Extensions

  • Support Manager:
    • Added markdown editor support.
    • Image attachments now displayed as thumbnails with image slideshow.
  • cPanel: Now logs reseller ACL API requests.
  • Logicboxes: Updated API for whois calls.
  • Download Manager: Added markdown editor support to category descriptions.
  • Offline Payment Gateway: Added markdown editor support to payment instructions.
  • Order Manager: Added markdown editor support for setting order form descriptions.

Changes to the Core

  • New Configurable Option field types, including: text, textarea, password.
  • New “Add-ons” tab in staff area when managing a parent service, where add-ons can be added and managed.
  • Availability of Credit Card and ACH can be overridden for each client under Payment Accounts.
  • New markdown editor available when creating or editing Package Groups.
  • Recurring invoices now copy public/private notes.
  • Staff added services now default to “Pending” status.
  • Updated the client area to the latest Bootstrap 3 release.
  • Made improvements for better PHP 7.2 support.
  • Reduced file size of PDF invoices by as much as 800%.

Changes for Developers

  • Developers can use the new password generator on form fields.
  • Developers can use the new markdown editor on textarea fields.

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 4.4 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to take a few weeks. Once we deem 4.4 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!