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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!

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!

Blesta 4.3 Beta Released

June 15, 2018 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.3.0 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-4.3.0-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!

Adding and Sorting Package Groups on Order Forms

(Caption: Adding and sorting Package Groups on an Order Form)

So what is new in 4.3?

Blesta version 4.3 includes several new extensions, and new features, including features to help you respond to GDPR requests and ease the burden of compliance.

New Extensions

These extensions will be included in the final release of 4.3, but can be downloaded separately now.

  • Vultr module (Download from the forums).
  • TeamSpeak 3 module (Download from the forums).
  • CyberPanel module (Download from the forums).
  • CoinPayments gateway (Download from Github).
  • CoinGate gateway (Download from forums).

Updated Extensions

  • Order Manager
    • Clients may now order Restricted Packages that are assigned to them.
    • Package Groups can be sorted by drag and drop, changing their order of display on order forms.
    • Embed code may now be set for the order form, for tracking or conversion data collection. (See docs.)
    • Listens for the Clients.delete event, and removes a deleted client’s order data (For GDPR).
  • Support Manager
    • Tickets may now be permanently deleted, normally after a defined period of time in the trash.
    • Added new ticket status “On Hold”.
    • Now listens for the Clients.delete event, and removes a deleted client’s tickets (For GDPR).
  • Download Manager
    • Improved staff management UI.
    • Unauthenticated users now see a message when there are hidden files in a directory to indicate so.
  • Billing Overview
    • Proforma stats can now be displayed.
  • SolusVM: Added a password generator for root password changes.
  • Client Documents: Listens for the Clients.delete event and removes associated documents (For GDPR).
  • PayPal Payments Standard: Payer’s email address is now stored in the transaction reference field.

Changes to the Core

  • Clients may now be fully deleted (GDPR: Right to erasure / Right to be forgotten).
  • Client data may now be exported in JSON file format (GDPR: Right to portability).
  • Clients may now opt-in to email marketing (GDPR: Consent).
  • New addon services can now be prorated to renew at the same time as their parent.
    • The option may be found under (Settings > Company > Billing/Payment, and within the Client Group).
  • Staff may set a reason when manually suspending a service.
    • To include the reason on your Service Suspended template, use the tag {service.suspension_reason}.
  • Most submit buttons are now disabled on click to prevent duplicate submissions.
  • Added JSON format to the Report Manager.
  • Added a new log for client setting changes, to track marketing opt-in/opt-out requests.
  • Google Finance discontinued their exchange rate service. See the list of current processors.

Changes for Developers

  • Plugins can now register service management options like modules. (See docs.)
    • Note: If any plugins implement this, a section will appear for Packages to assign them.
  • Modules can now create their own automation tasks like plugins. (See docs.)
  • Added a new event, Clients.export. (Clients.delete should be used in your plugins for GDPR.)
  • Added a new javascript password generator, that can be used by extensions.
  • The Event System has been updated, and the Events component has been deprecated. (See docs.)

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 4.3 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to take a week or two. Once we deem 4.3 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!

Blesta 4.2 Beta Released

December 5, 2017 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 4.2.0 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-4.2.0-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!

Coupon Term Limits

So what is new in 4.2?

4.2 adds support for PHP 7.1, new features like coupon billing cycles, as well as many minor improvements and new extensions.

New or Updated Extensions

  • CentosWP module (Download from Github).
  • ISPConfig module (Download from the forums).
  • Square gateway (Download from the forums).
  • PerfectMoney gateway (Download from the forums).
  • Hubtel gateway (Download from the forums).
  • cPanel: Added support for API tokens.
  • SolusVM: Management actions now provide feedback.

Changes to the Core

  • Added coupon billing cycles. Restrict coupons to specific terms. (i.e. 1 month, but not 12 months).
  • Auto-debit can be disabled on an invoice by invoice basis. Useful for manual invoices that should not be charged automatically.
  • Staff can set their own language. Previously all Staff used the default language.
  • Yahoo finance replaced with 4 new exchange rate processors: Open Exchange Rates, Fixer.io, X-Rates, and Currency Layer.
  • Added support for PHP 7.1.

Changes for Developers

  • Support for query parameters for plugin actions.
  • Module system can now render messages set by a module to the view.

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 4.2 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to take several weeks. Once we deem 4.2 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help by participating in the beta!

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!