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Blesta 5.2 Beta Released

September 24, 2021 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 5.2.0 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-5.2.0-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. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR PRODUCTION. 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!

Clients can now renew services and domains in advance. Under Settings > Billing/Payment, or for the Client Group Allow Clients to Manually Renew Services should be enabled. The option is enabled by default.

(Caption: Clients can now renew services and domains in advance. Under Settings > Billing/Payment, or for the Client Group “Allow Clients to Manually Renew Services” should be enabled. The option is enabled by default.)

So what is new in 5.2?

Blesta version 5.2 includes many improvements and updates to the Domain Manager, a new inclusive tax type, UK HMRC VAT validation, the ability for clients and staff to renew services and domains in advance, new operators to simplify config option logic, the ability to sort configurable option groups on packages, and more.

Updated Extensions

  • Domain Manager plugin now places domain names in their own client and client profile widget.
  • Domain Manager plugin now adds a “Domains” navigation link in the client area.
  • Domain Manager plugin now supports bulk enabling/disabling of TLDs, rather than one by one.
  • Domain Manager plugin now automatically uses the default welcome email when adding a new TLD.
  • Domain Manager plugin now allows pricing to be set under Configuration for options like Email Forwarding.
  • Domain Manager plugin now asks for input when changing a TLDs registrar module only when necessary.
  • Order plugin update when using multi-currency, a currency selector now appears on domain order pages.
  • Order plugin update to add a TLD pricing table below the domain search box on order pages.
  • Import Manager plugin was updated to improve importing contacts for newer versions of WHMCS.
  • Braintree gateway updated to add support for CC offsite / tokenization.
  • Plesk module now allows an account limit and new add order option to be set.

Changes to the Core

  • Added a proper new “Inclusive” tax option, which allows tax to be included in the package pricing defined.
  • Added UK HMRC VAT validation, in addition to the previous EU VAT validation due to Brexit.
  • Added an “In” and “Not In” operator for Configurable Option Logic.
  • Added an option so that staff and clients can renew services and domains in advance.
  • Packages have been split into different tabbed sections for simplicity and organization.
  • Updated the client area to add a contact list box to the left column of the dashboard.
  • Moved the Contacts and Payment Accounts client navigation links to the drop down menu on the far right.

Notes for Developers

  • We stopped using Html::ifset() and Html::_() for PHP 8 and recommend that you do the same.
  • Registrar modules should define their type in config.json as: “type”: “registrar”,

Client Template Changes

  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_ach_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_cc_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_editach.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_editcc.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_navigation.pdt new
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_contact_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/navigation.pdt new
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_phone_numbers.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_myinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_renew.pdt new
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_service_infobox.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/partial_packageoption_js.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/structure.pdt updated

Staff Template Changes

  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_createinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_invoices_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_logic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_logicsettings.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_moduleoptions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/partial_fields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/partial_packageoption_js.pdt updated

Note Regarding Hotfixes

Blesta no longer supports versions older than PHP 7.2 as of Blesta 5.0, so there is no longer a need to ship hotfixes for these versions.

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 5.2 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to happen soon. Once we deem 5.2 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help speed things along by participating in the beta!

Blesta 5.1 Beta Released

June 9, 2021 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 5.1.0 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-5.1.0-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. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR PRODUCTION. 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!

The new Domain Manager makes selling domain names easier than ever! Visit Packages > Domains. If upgrading Blesta, install the Domain Manager under Settings > Plugins.

(Caption: The new Domain Manager makes selling domain names easier than ever! Visit Packages > Domains. If upgrading Blesta, install the Domain Manager under Settings > Plugins.)

So what is new in 5.1?

Blesta version 5.1 includes the Domain Manager, greatly improving support for domain names and laying the foundation for even more improvements and integrations to come. We also added support for configurable option logic, cached invoices, ticket reminders, emailing of ticket attachments, bulk delete for packages, and more.

Updated Extensions

  • Domain Manager plugin added and installed by default. (See docs)
  • Generic Domains module added and installed by default.
  • Bitpay gateway updated to work with their new API.
  • Support Manager plugin updated to optionally include ticket attachments in email notices.
  • Support Manager plugin updated to add support for ticket reminders by department.
  • Pterodactyl module updated to support upgrades/downgrades.
  • Pterodactyl module updated to support many new configurable option overrides. (See docs)
  • Import Manager updated to add many improvements to WHMCS import support.
  • Order plugin updated to add compatibility with the Domain Manager plugin.
  • Order plugin updated to add config option logic support to order forms.

Changes to the Core

  • Added Configurable Option Logic. (See docs)
  • Added option to cache copy of invoices when generated.
  • Added an option to enable CAPTCHA for login pages.
  • Added support for hCAPTCHA.
  • Added a bulk delete option for Packages.
  • Added a note that SOAP support is required for EU VAT Validation.
  • You will notice that many templates were updated in this release. This was necessary as we prepare to support PHP 8 in a future release.

Changes for Developers

  • We stopped using Html::ifset() and Html::_() for PHP 8 and recommend that you do the same.
  • Registrar modules should define their type in config.json as: “type”: “registrar”,

Domain Manager Notes

  • The Domain Manager is available under Packages > Domains. If upgrading to 5.1 from an earlier release, you will need to install the plugin under Settings > Company > Plugins > Available.
  • If you were selling domains prior to this release, you can import your domain packages and domains into the domain manager under Packages > Domains > Configuration: Import Packages tab.
  • We are looking forward to your feedback on the Domain Manager during the beta. We are already planning several updates to the Domain Manager for subsequent releases.

Client Template Changes

  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_ach_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_cc_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_editach.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_editcc.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_contact_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_phone_numbers.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_dialog_confirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_emails.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_invoices_applied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_confirmreset.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_forgot.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_otp.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_reset.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_card.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_custom_fields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_getcurrencyamounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_invoicemethod.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_myinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_maintenance.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_confirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_method.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_multiple_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_received.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_addaddon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_addons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_cancel.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_changeterm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_configure_addon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_manage_package_options.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_manageoptions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_package_options.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_review.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_service_infobox.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_serviceinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_tabs.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_totals.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_upgrade.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_transactions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_transactions_applied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/message.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/partial_fields.pdt new
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/partial_packageoption_js.pdt new
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/structure.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/unauthorized.pdt updated

Staff Template Changes

  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_batch.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_invoiceapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_managewidgets.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_printqueue.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_reports.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_serviceinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_transactionapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_transactions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_updatedashboard.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_client_delaysuspension.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_account_achinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_account_ccinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_account_contactinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_account_list.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_accounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_accounttypes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addachaccount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addccaccount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addcontact.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addnote.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addservice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addservice_addon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addservice_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addservice_confirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_card.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_createinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_custom_fields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_delete.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editachaccount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editccaccount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editcontact.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editnote.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editrecurinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editservice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editservice_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editservice_pending.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editserviceaddons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_edittransaction.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_email.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_emails.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_getcurrencyamounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_invoiceapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_makepayment.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_makepaymentamount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_makepaymentconfirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_makepaymentinvoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_merge.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_notes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_packageoptions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_packages.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_passwordreset.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_phones.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_recordpayment.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_recordpayment_credit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_recordpaymentconfirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_service_totals.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_serviceinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_servicetab.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_showaccount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_showcard.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_stickynote_list.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_stickynotes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_transactionapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_transactions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_view.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_automation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_acceptedtypes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_addcoupon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_coupons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_customization.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_deliverymethods.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_editcoupon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_invoices_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_latefees.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_latefees_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_notices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_notices_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_general_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_addcustomfield.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_customfields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_editcustomfield.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_general.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_requiredfields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_currencies_active.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_currencies_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_currencies_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_currencies_setup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_addsignature.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_editsignature.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_edittemplate.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_mail.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_signatures.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_templates.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_gateways_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_gateways_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_gateways_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_addcontacttype.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_contacttypes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_editcontacttype.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_encryption.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_humanverification.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_international.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_localization.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_marketing.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_smartsearch.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_groups_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_groups_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_actions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_addaction.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_customize.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_editaction.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_layout.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_layout_tab.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_navigation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_template.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_configuration.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_edittemplate.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_templates.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_addrow.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_editrow.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_settings.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_settings_actions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_settings_automation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_settings_events.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_require_fields_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_rules.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_themes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_themes_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_themes_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_dialog_confirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_dialog_password.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main_addevent.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main_calendar.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main_editevent.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main_managewidgets.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main_updatedashboard.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_myinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_myinfo_notices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_option_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_option_options.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_groupinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_logic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_optioninfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_moduleoptions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_packagepricing.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_reports.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_reports_customize.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_reports_customize_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_reports_customize_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_reports_types.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_search.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_search_clients.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_search_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_search_packages.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_search_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_search_transactions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_settings_company.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_settings_system.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_api.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_api_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_api_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_automation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_backup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_backup_amazon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_backup_ftp.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_companies.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_companies_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_companies_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_addtype.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_edittype.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_geoip.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_license.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_maintenance.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_paymenttypes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_help.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_marketplace.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_marketplace_listing.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_upgrade.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_accountaccess.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_convertcurrency.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_gatewayloglist.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logaccountaccess.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logclientsettings.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logcontacts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logcron.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logemail.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_loggateway.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_loginvoicedelivery.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logmessenger.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logmodule.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logtransactions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logusers.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_messengerloglist.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_moduleloglist.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_utilities.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/message.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/partial_fields.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/partial_packageoption_js.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/partiol_payment_types.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/settings_leftnav.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/structure.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/unauthorized.pdt updated

Note Regarding Hotfixes

Blesta no longer supports versions older than PHP 7.2, so there is no longer a need to ship hotfixes.

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 5.1 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to happen soon. Once we deem 5.1 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help speed things along by participating in the beta!

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!

Feature Highlight - Navigation Editor

December 30, 2020 | Posted by Paul


How do I edit the navigation? This question has become increasingly common, so we implemented a new navigation editor.

In Blesta version 5 (currently in beta as of this post), you can create, delete, and sort navigation items for the staff, client, and public areas. Previously you had to either edit a template file, write your own plugin, or use a third party CMS plugin. Editing the navigation now is super simple and requires no code.

How does it work?

Watch the short video below!

  1. Visit Settings > Company > Look and Feel > Navigation.
  2. Create your own Actions (Navigation links) for the staff, client, or public navigation.
  3. Click to add or remove, and drag & drop to sort navigation links.

Tip! Drag items into a primary navigation item to make it a sub-navigation item.

Have you installed the 5.0 beta yet?

The Navigation Editor was added in Blesta 5.0 (currently in beta as of this post), but you can install the beta and give it a try!

Blesta 5.0 Beta Released

December 23, 2020 | Posted by Paul


We are pleased to announce that Blesta 5.0.0 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-5.0.0-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. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR PRODUCTION. 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 Navigation editor lets you drag & drop sort, remove items, and add your own nav elements.

(Caption: New Navigation editor lets you drag & drop sort, remove items, and add your own nav elements.)

So what is new in 5.0?

Blesta version 5.0 paves the way for the next generation of updates, increasing system requirements and removing deprecated code and superfluous libraries. It also includes new features like Bootstrap 4, a Staff, Client & Public Navigation Editor, improved staff area for mobile, emoji support system-wide, and more.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum system requirements were increased to the following:

  • PHP 7.2+ (7.2 or 7.3 recommended)
  • MySQL 5.6.0, or MariaDB 10.0.5+ (full-text index + utf8mb4 collation support required)
  • Ioncube loaders 10.1+ (Blesta no longer ships with hotfixes for older, now unsupported versions)

Updated Extensions

  • All extensions updated to support Bootstrap 4 and Font Awesome 5.
  • Order Manager updated to allow sorting of order forms, in addition to packages and package groups.
  • Support Manager ticket search now includes all replies and notes.
  • Support Manager ticket system and knowledge base now include support for emoji’s.
  • Twilio updated to use the latest SDK.
  • SolusVM updated to add support for noVNC console.
  • ISPManager updated to no longer require usernames start with a letter.
  • Square updated for compatibility with their latest API.
  • GoCardless updated to add support for USD and CAD.
  • 2Checkout renamed for compatibility with modern versions of composer.

Changes to the Core

  • Upgraded Bootstrap v3 to Bootstrap v4.
  • Added a new Navigation Editor. Staff, Client, and public navigation items can be sorted and created.
  • Added support for uploading a logo for use in the Staff and Client areas.
  • The Staff area was improved for mobile devices.
  • Added support for VAT verification through VIES.
  • Added emoji support system-wide, updating the character set from utf8 to utf8mb4.
  • Session names can now be renamed in the config file. Useful for multiple installs on the same domain.
  • Order Received and Order Received (Mobile) email templates now include additional tags for Address 2, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code, and Country.
  • File based monologs generated by the cron are now named differently.

Changes for Developers

  • All deprecated code and libraries have been removed.
  • Bootstrap, jQuery, Font Awesome, and other libraries have been updated.
  • System Requirements have been increased.

Client Template Changes

  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/_404.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_cc_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_editach.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_accounts_editcc.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_contact_info.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_contacts_phone_numbers.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_dialog_confirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_dialog_password.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_emails.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_invoices_applied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_confirmreset.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_forgot.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_otp.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_login_reset.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_card.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_getcurrencyamounts.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_invoicemethod.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_main_myinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_maintenance.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_confirm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_method.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_pay_multiple_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_addaddon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_addons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_cancel.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_changeterm.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_configure_addon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_manageoptions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_package_options.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_review.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_service_infobox.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_serviceinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_tabs.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_totals.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_services_upgrade.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/client_transactions_applied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/message.pdt updated
  • /app/views/client/bootstrap/structure.pdt updated

Staff Template Changes

  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_invoiceapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_printqueue.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_billing_transactionapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addcontact.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addnote.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_addservice_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_createinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editcontact.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editnote.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editrecurinvoice.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editservice_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_editserviceaddons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_email.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_emails.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_invoiceapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_invoices.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_makepaymentamount.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_notes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_packages.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_phones.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_recordpayment.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_serviceinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_services.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_stickynote_list.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_stickynotes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_transactionapplied.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_transactions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_clients_view.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_automation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_addcoupon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_coupons.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_customization.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_editcoupon.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_billing_notices_form.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_addcustomfield.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_customfields.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_client_options_editcustomfield.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_currencies_active.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_addsignature.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_editsignature.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_edittemplate.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_signatures.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_emails_templates.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_gateways_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_gateways_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_contacttypes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_general_humanverification.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_groups_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_groups_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_actions.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_addaction.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_customize.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_editaction.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_layout.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_layout_tab.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_lookandfeel_navigation.pdt new
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_messengers_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_modules_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_available.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_installed.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_plugins_settings_actions.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_taxes_rules.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_company_themes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_main_calendar.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_myinfo.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_options_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_packages_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_reports_customize.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_settings_company.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_settings_system.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_api.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_automation.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_companies.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_basic.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_geoip.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_general_paymenttypes.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_help.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_add.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_addgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_edit.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_editgroup.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_groups.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_system_staff_manage.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_gatewayloglist.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_logemail.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/admin_tools_moduleloglist.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/config.json updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/message.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/settings_leftnav.pdt updated
  • /app/views/admin/default/structure.pdt updated

Note Regarding Hotfixes

Blesta no longer supports versions older than PHP 7.2, so there is no longer a need to ship hotfixes.

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 5.0 will be officially released after the beta phase has completed, which we expect to happen soon. Once we deem 5.0 stable for production, a final release will be issued. You can help speed things along by participating in the beta!