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Blesta 4.9 Released

April 9, 2020 | Posted by Paul


Blesta 4.9 is now available! You can set client package limits, display the Orders and Billing at a Glance widgets on your Dashboard, and generate revenue reports that break down by revenue by package. We also added support for Directadmin to Softaculous, a new Razorpay gateway, and much more!

Download 4.9

SHA256 Sum

1c7eda102a05f556df7c5ce490f9bf98fcab6e5db8faa428886a3f774ed591a4

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

What’s new in 4.9?

  • Client limits for packages allow restricting each client to a maximum number of services using the package.
  • A new package revenue report breaks down revenue by package over a period of time.
  • Added a new ACH/CC payment method override setting to the order manager for new accounts.
  • Added a Razorpay payment gateway. (See docs.)
  • Updated the Softaculous plugin to add support for DirectAdmin. (See docs.)
  • Updated the Vultr module to add support for IPv6 subnets.
  • New plugin settings allow for granular control of plugin features. You can now disable the Knowledge Base!
  • Client notes are now included in the smart and client searches.
  • Modern WHMCS password hashes will now work after migrating to Blesta. (See docs.)
  • Cancelled services can now optionally be deleted by staff.
  • Clients can now access their email history log from the client area.
  • Updated the Billing at a Glance, and Order widgets so they can be added to the Dashboard.
  • Updated the System Overview, Feed Reader, and System Status widgets so they can be added to Billing Overview.

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.

Stay Connected!

Like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, and join us in Discord.

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Blesta 4.9 Beta Released

March 31, 2020 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.9.0 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-4.9.0-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!

New plugin settings button allows specific plugin functionality to be enabled or disabled.

(Caption: Disabling the KnowledgeBase in the Support Manager through the new plugin settings feature.)

So what is new in 4.9?

Blesta version 4.9 includes a new Razorpay gateway, client package limits, a revenue report by package, the ability to delete cancelled services, and much more.

New Extensions

These extensions are new with Blesta 4.9.

  • Razorpay Gateway (See docs.)

Updated Extensions

  • Order - Decrease frequency of fraud check occurences to reduce number of queries.
  • Order - Domain and other order type no longer allows the domain group to be saved within the multi-select.
  • Order - Skip service configuration for addon services if there is nothing to configure.
  • Order - Added a new ACH/CC payment method override setting for new accounts.
  • Order - Improve drag-n-drop of package groups when adding to the order form.
  • Order, Billing Overview widgets can now be added to the dashboard.
  • System Overview, Feed Reader, and System Status widgets can now be added to billing overview.
  • Vultr - Add support for IPv6 subnets.
  • Soft Auto Installer - Added support for Softaculous for DirectAdmin. (See docs.)
  • Import Manager - Added mapping support for importing Pterodactyl services from WHMCS.
  • Updated all extensions to use the configuration file.

To add the Billing Overview or Orders staff widgets to your dashboard, first check that your staff group has ACL permissions (Settings > System > Staff > Staff Groups). Next check that the pluging settings action is enabled for that location (Settings > Company > Plugins).

Changes to the Core

  • Client limits can be set for packages, limiting the client to a certain number of services using the package.
  • New package revenue report breaks down revenue by package.
  • New plugin settings feature allows individual plugin functionality to be enabled or disabled.
  • Notes are now included in the smart and client search.
  • Clients can now access their email history log.
  • Modern WHMCS password hashes now work after import. (See docs.)
  • Cancelled services can now optionally be deleted by staff.

Changes for Developers

  • Plugin functionality can now be enabled/disabled through the new settings button.

Client Template Changes

  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_emails.pdt new
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_addaddon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_changeterm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_upgrade.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/structure.pdt updated

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 4.9 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to happen soon. Once we deem 4.9 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!

Blesta 4.8.1 Patch Released

February 11, 2020 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 4.8.1, which addresses bugs discovered in the 4.8.0 branch. A big thanks to everyone who participated in helping to make Blesta better by reporting and confirming bugs on our forums and discord chat, we appreciate your help!

The release notes are available at https://docs.blesta.com/display/support/4.8.1.

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

Download 4.8.1 Patch Download 4.8.1 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-4.8.1.zip
69d8585fb340d86f5aa74379f25d85c91b10407be8d9aa110a8a46421195c230

% blesta-4.8.0-4.8.1.zip
cec139966564e8590e9349d12f95a577d9b0cd45f6bc10a6d7fb04d06af2df76

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

Blesta 4.8 Released

January 13, 2020 | Posted by Paul


Blesta 4.8 is now available! Link to order form products with configurable options preselected, sell subdomain hosting with cPanel, limit the number of accounts resellers can create. Softaculous support added for Plesk and CentOS Web Panel, new Pterodactyl and APNSCP modules, and much more!

Download 4.8

SHA256 Sum

57518646a9307e596276f74a1cf509b4280b093a7af0f456a3e40e64434fd75a

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

What’s new in 4.8?

  • Link to order form products with configurable options preselected. (See docs.)
  • Added a Pterodactyl module for game and voice server hosting. (See docs.)
  • Added an APNSCP module for shared hosting. (See docs.)
  • Updated the cPanel module to allow selling of subdomains, restricting the number of accounts resellers can create, and including a dedicated IP address.
  • Updated the Plesk module to allow name servers and the server hostname to be set in the module and included in the welcome email.
  • Updated the Soft Auto Installer Softaculous plugin to add support for Plesk and CentOS Web Panel. (cPanel previously supported)
  • Updated the installer to allow the MySQL port to be specified for hosting environments that use a non-standard port.
  • Removed date ranges shown for config options to reduce redundancy from the parent.
  • Added new currency formats for ####.##, and ####,##.

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.

Stay Connected!

Like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, and join us in Discord.

Tags:

Blesta 4.8 Beta Released

December 23, 2019 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.8.0 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-4.8.0-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!

Ordering a package now skip the configuration step if there is nothing to configure.

(Caption: Ordering a Package that has nothing to configure now skips that step.)

So what is new in 4.8?

Blesta version 4.8 includes a new Pterodactyl and APNSCP module, the ability to link to order form products with configurable options preselected, new features & improvements, updated extensions, and more.

New Extensions

These extensions are new with Blesta 4.8.

  • Pterodactyl Game Server Module (See docs.)
  • APNSCP Hosting Module (See docs.)

Updated Extensions

  • cPanel - Add support for selling subdomains under a pre-defined list of domains.
  • cPanel - Using a configurable option a dedicated IP address can be used for new accounts.
  • cPanel - An account limit can now be set for resellers on the package.
  • Plesk - Allow name servers to be specified for the server and used in the welcome email.
  • Order - Configurable option values can be preselected when linking to a specific package.(See docs.)
  • Order - Skip service configuration step if there is nothing to configure.
  • Order - Added a cart page for ajax templates.
  • Soft Auto Installer - Added support for Softaculous for Plesk and CentOS Web Panel. (See docs.)
  • Authorize.net - Added additional validation.

Changes to the Core

  • During installation, the MySQL port may be overridden from the default 3306.
  • Added new currency formats for ####.##, and ####,##.
  • Removed date ranges shown for config options to reduce redundancy from the parent.
  • The navigation cache is now cleared during upgrade.

Changes for Developers

  • Created a new hostname validation utility for use by extensions.

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 4.8 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to happen soon. Once we deem 4.8 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!