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Blesta 5.0.3 Patch Released

February 23, 2021 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 5.0.3, which addresses bugs discovered in the 5.0 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/5.0.3.

Always run /admin/upgrade in your browser or via CLI after updating the files for your installation. Patch releases may only be applied to the minor release to which it belongs. Only apply this patch if you are running 5.0.0, 5.0.1, or 5.0.2. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release. If you have not yet upgraded to 5.0, we highly recommend upgrading directly to the newest full patch release, which is 5.0.3.

Download 5.0.3 Patch Download 5.0.3 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-5.0.3.zip
3ec2466aa9040cb7bca579c39d0f7af495b9cfa67caf5596b9bd684a2c004f85

% blesta-5.0.0-5.0.3.zip
369fb90830af9922f72170c6de47e7739e38298f7daefc197f43fdd07b923608

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

Blesta 5.0.2 Patch Released

January 26, 2021 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 5.0.2, which addresses bugs discovered in the 5.0 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/5.0.2.

Always run /admin/upgrade in your browser or via CLI after updating the files for your installation. Patch releases may only be applied to the minor release to which it belongs. Only apply this patch if you are running 5.0.0, or 5.0.1. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release. If you have not yet upgraded to 5.0, we highly recommend upgrading directly to the newest full patch release, which is 5.0.2.

Download 5.0.2 Patch Download 5.0.2 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-5.0.2.zip
7cf65e1640fe6e0cc7e283ddbff07875561a387a94cd3d91681148f9f53d5ba7

% blesta-5.0.0-5.0.2.zip
35b3d0d96a3b4459f403716ae52635f3ae361534ccec7de8538a13b7350852fa

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

Blesta 5.0.1 Patch Released

January 20, 2021 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce the released of Blesta 5.0.1, which addresses bugs discovered in the 5.0.0 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/5.0.1.

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 5.0.0. If you are running an earlier version, you must download the full release. If you have not yet upgraded to 5.0, we highly recommend you skip 5.0.0 and upgrade directly to 5.0.1.

Download 5.0.1 Patch Download 5.0.1 Full

SHA256 Sum

% blesta-5.0.1.zip
de947875b44ff9a6023d3693edd432a1ee2ef2ece62039761729e9ecea2b6eb4

% blesta-5.0.0-5.0.1.zip
ba9837f9f3575a0cf4a16188306fe3b6fa3c7b055e0e9e1cd05d24df592739fa

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

Blesta 5.0 Released

January 13, 2021 | Posted by Paul


Blesta 5.0 is now available! This major release includes upgrades to Bootstrap, jQuery, Font Awesome, and many other libraries, and significantly increases the system requirements. Also included is a new navigation editor, logo uploader, VAT VIES integration, system wide support for emoji’s, improved staff area for mobile devices, and much more. This release paves the way for the next generation of updates.

Download 5.0

SHA256 Sum

2dce90f6543299de5c2b290f4b5dfe43ceaea359b990be56157205e89d2fa1a3

Version 5 is a major release. Check the system requirements before upgrading. If you are using any 3rd party extensions, check that they are compatible with v5 before upgrading. The upgrade process may take several minutes or more, please be patient. If you have SSH access, upgrade via CLI if possible. If upgrading via your browser, you may wish to extend your web server timeout to give the upgrade enough time to complete. BACKUP YOUR FILES + DATABASE PRIOR TO UPGRADING.

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

What’s new in 5.0?

  • Bootstrap v4, jQuery 3.5, Font Awesome 5, and updates to many other libraries.
  • Blesta now requires PHP 7.2+ (7.2 or 7.3 recommended), and MySQL 5.6.0 or MariaDB 10.0.5+.
  • The staff area is now responsive for better support on mobile devices.
  • Added a new Navigation Editor. The staff, client, and public navigation menus are fully editable.
  • Added a new Logo Uploader. Replacing the logo in the staff and client areas is super simple.
  • Added support for VAT verification through the EU VIES system.
  • Added emoji support system-wide, updating the database collation from utf8 to utf8mb4.
  • Table rows that can be expanded now include an expand icon in the client and staff interfaces.
  • Session names can now be defined in the config file, useful for several installs on the same domain.
  • Order Received email templates now include tags for all address fields.
  • File based monologs generated by the cron are now named differently to avoid permissions issues.
  • Ticket searches now include all ticket replies and notes.
  • Order forms can now be sorted on the order form listing page.
  • Updated the PostalMethods integration to use their new API for postal delivery of invoices.
  • Added the noVNC console to SolusVM.

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

Developers

If you are a developer, you should review the version 5 Migration Guide and update your extensions if necessary.

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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Feature Highlight - Changing the Logo

January 7, 2021 | Posted by Paul


How do I upload my logo? Like editing the navigation, this too has become any increasingly common question. With version 5, changing the logo is really simple.

To change the logo in Blesta version 4.12 and older you must export the default theme, import it, then edit it to set the URL to your logo (which, by the way, you have to upload somewhere first). In Blesta version 5, changing the logo is incredibly simple. You can set the URL or relative path to your logo, or you can upload your logo directly through Blesta, and preview it before you save.

How does it work?

Watch the short video below!

  1. Visit Settings > Company > Look and Feel > Customize.
  2. Select the Client or Staff tab to change the respective logo.
  3. Enter the URL to your logo, or upload your logo and save.

Tip! To revert to the default Blesta logo, just change the theme to another and back.

Have you installed the 5.0 beta yet?

The ability to upload your logo was added in Blesta 5.0 (currently in beta as of this post), but you can install the beta and give it a try!