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  1. WGS

    Hi Matt,

    This is Manvinder from WHMCS Global Services, it's been 9+ years since we are providing WHMCS custom solutions. We are a small team of WHMCS developers and all are excited to know about how you started WHMCS, what are your roles being a founder of WHMCS and your future plans.

    We would like to have a small interview of yours, if you can spare out sometime from your busy schedule and help us with your answers to our questions, it will be helpful for our community to know you well. Hope you will spare out sometime for us :)

    manvinder singh

  2. We are pleased to announce the release of the WHMCS 7.6 Release Candidate. This marks the end of feature development and is the final stage before releasing the final and stable version of WHMCS 7.6. We encourage you to download, install and try out the latest version. New features in WHMCS 7.6 include: New and Improved Domain Namespinning Domain Verification and WHOIS Contact Verification UX Improvements Inline Checkout for 2CheckOut New and Improved MaxMind Integration New Weebly Lite Entry Level Plan Google Invisible reCaptcha and more For more information, visit our dedicated WHMCS 7.6 Preview Site. You can send us your questions about Version 7.6 via Twitter using the hashtag #WHMCS76 or join the discussions in the Beta Discussion Forum. Remember, all direct license holders are eligible to receive a free development license for testing upgrades and new releases. Click here to learn more. Download | Release Notes | Upgrade Instructions | Changelog
  3. Security Patch Released for 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5 Four potential security issues have been identified in WHMCS 7.5 and earlier. It is recommended that you apply this patch as soon as possible.The issues resolved include:- Project permissions within the Project Management addon- Potential XSS on admin homepage- Improper client password reset logic- Improper admin access to remote servers via WHMCS ConnectYou can apply this patch using the Automatic Updater. The Auto-Updater allows you to apply the patch to your current version, or update to the latest available version (7.5.2) of WHMCS. Learn moreAlternatively, you can download the patch for your version at https://download.whmcs.com/#patch. To install the patch:1) Download the appropriate files for your version of WHMCS2) Upload all files found within the zip file to the root WHMCS directory overwriting any existing filesIf you are using WHMCS 7.2 or earlier, you should upgrade to WHMCS 7.5.2.Respective Release Notes:7.3: https://docs.whmcs.com/Version_7.3.1_Release_Notes7.4: https://docs.whmcs.com/Version_7.4.3_Release_Notes7.5: https://docs.whmcs.com/Version_7.5.2_Release_Notes For the original announcement, please see our blog: https://blog.whmcs.com/133497/security-patch-released-for-73-74-and-75
  4. We are pleased to announce the launch of the WHMCS 7.6 public beta. To learn what's new, please visit the WHMCS 7.6 Preview Site. Take part in the beta Be among the first to try out the new features and functionality by getting involved in the beta today. Our public beta program gives you direct access to try our early pre-production releases and help test and contribute to the development process. To get started, you can download WHMCS 7.6 or upgrade to it using the Automatic Updater today. To discuss the beta, we invite you to visit the dedicated V7.6 Beta Board Reminder: Beta releases are intended for testing only and are not recommended for production use. Download | Release Notes | Upgrade Instructions | Changelog
  5. Matt

    Huge amount of fake accounts

    Hi there We first became aware of instances of the spam signups being discussed here towards the latter end of last week and since then our team has been monitoring the issue and investigating instances of it reported to us via support tickets. We understand how receiving a large number of spam orders can be inconvenient and frustrating and so in an effort to try to combat and prevent these orders from being successful, our team has worked to implement Google's invisible reCAPTCHA to the shopping cart checkout workflow through the use of the hooks system. This is being provided as a short term immediate solution for users affected by the recent spam order submissions until such time as we can release a product update with this functionality natively included. What is Google Invisible reCAPTCHA? Invisible reCAPTCHA is designed to be as inobtrusive to the regular user as possible. In most cases, users will not be prompted to solve a captcha. Only when Google detects suspicious behaviour or traffic will a captcha challenge be presented. The result is that while it may not prevent all spam signups, as soon as Google detects suspicious activity or patterns, further automated orders should be blocked. To learn more about how Invisible reCAPTCHA works, please visit https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/invisible Installation Instructions To install the hook, follow the steps below. 1. Download the hook (attached at the bottom of this post) 2. Upload to the /includes/hooks/ directory of your WHMCS installation 3. The hook leverages the same Google reCAPTCHA configuration as defined in Setup > General Settings > Security. Therefore, please ensure the Captcha settings are configured there as follows: Captcha Form Protection: "Always On" or "Off when logged in" Captcha Type: reCAPTCHA (Google's reCAPTCHA system) reCAPTCHA Site Key & Secret Key: Provided Remember, Invisible reCAPTCHA may not block all spam submissions, but it should be effective in preventing repeated and high volume submission attempts. We're keen to hear how effective this change is at preventing the spam order submissions you’ve been experiencing recently so please let us know your experiences with the hook. Regards, Matt cart_recaptcha.php
  6. Following 6 weeks of pre-production testing, we are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.5 to general availability.7.5 is now the recommended version for all new installations and upgrades.What's new in WHMCS 7.5? WHMCS 7.5 really does have something for everyone: Domain Grace and Redemption Fee Automation New and Improved Domain Renewals Experience for Customers PHP 7.1 & 7.2 Support PHP Version Compatibility Utility SiteLock Integration via MarketConnect Upgrade support for SpamExperts, Weebly and SiteLock MarketConnect services Updated Landing Page Promotional Content for SSL Certificates Shopping Cart Integration for MarketConnect Landing Pages New Quick Access Ticket Tab in Clients Profile Affiliate Referral Tracking @staff Mentions SSL Competitive Upgrade for MarketConnect SSL Changes to help you be ready for GDPR including Marketing Emails Opt-In/Out, Consent Logging, Data Retention Policy Automation & Client Data Export Quick Edit Client Area links in KB and Announcements Stronger Automatic Password Generation for Provisioning Admin Setup Dashboard with Search & Setup Checklist MarketConnect Dashboard Widget Learn more about the new features and functionality in our WHMCS 7.5 microsite: https://www.whmcs.com/whats-newGetting the UpdateAutomatic UpdateIf you are running WHMCS 7.4.2 or later, you can auto update to WHMCS 7.5 directly.If you are running WHMCS 7.4.1 or earlier, you will first be prompted to auto update to 7.4.2, and following that will see the option to auto update to 7.5.This one-time two-step auto update process is because WHMCS 7.5 requires the latest version of ionCube loader, and in the 7.4.2 update we introduced a new pre-update check that allows us to verify you have the required ionCube loader version before allowing an auto update to V7.5 to take place.Manual UpdateAs always, manual downloads are also being made available for those who wish to upgrade manually. You can get those at the download url below.Release Links What's New - https://www.whmcs.com/whats-new Release Notes - https://docs.whmcs.com/Version_7.5_Release_Notes Changelog - https://changelog.whmcs.com/WHMCS_V7.5 Download - https://download.whmcs.com/ Thank you for continuing to support and use WHMCS and we hope you enjoy the latest version.
  7. We are pleased to announce the launch of the WHMCS 7.5 public beta. This release contains support for new PHP versions and new features including: Domain Expiry Grace and Redemption Period Automation @mentions support in Client & Ticket Notes Affiliate referral tracking SiteLock Integration And more... For a complete list of new features and more information, please visit the WHMCS 7.5 Preview Site.Take part in the betaBe among the first to try out the new features and functionality by getting involved in the beta today. Our public beta program gives you direct access to try our early pre-production releases and help test and contribute to the development process. To get started, you can download WHMCS 7.5 or upgrade to it using the Automatic Updater today. Reminder: Beta releases are intended for testing only and are not recommended for production use. Download | Release Notes | Upgrade Instructions | Changelog
  8. We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.4.2.This is a maintenance release for the 7.4 series of WHMCS that includes updates, bug fixes and usability improvements.As communicated in last month's PHP 7.1 Status Update blog post, WHMCS v7.4.2 contains changes to the Automatic Updater that enables us to validate the ionCube Loader version requirement of future versions prior to allowing an update to occur. These enhancements will help ensure a smooth and trouble free update experience to the upcoming WHMCS 7.5 series. You can learn more about these changes and what necessitated them in the release notes.Get the updateUsers of WHMCS v7.0 and later can update automatically. Simply navigate to Utilities > Update WHMCS to begin the process.For users of earlier versions, both a full release and incremental patch set upgrade are being made available. If you are running the immediate previous release 7.4.1, you can use the incremental patch set to upgrade. Get the Update | Release Notes | Upgrade Instructions | Changelog
  9. We are pleased to announce that WHMCS 7.4 Beta is now available to download and install.Version 7.4 introduces new integrations with HipChat and Slack and a powerful new Notifications feature, improved ticket collision detection, new and improved user experiences for phone number input and checkout with credit balances and more.WHMCS 7.4 also includes a new module for the CCAvenue payment gateway, enabling users of their V2 API to use CCAvenue with WHMCS.Learn more by visiting the WHMCS 7.4 Preview SiteCan I participate in the beta?Yes, this is a public beta that is accessible to everyone.You can download the beta or upgrade to it using the Automatic Updater.Beta testers play an invaluable role in our development process and we encourage as many people as possible to take part. Signup today to be one of the first to try the new Notifications features with HipChat and Slack, build a custom notification provider module and test your integrations with WHMCS 7.4.As always please remember this is a pre-production release and as such is not recommended for production use. Release Notes | Changelog | Download | Beta Discussion Forums | Report a Bug
  10. We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.3 to General Availability. This means that WHMCS 7.3 is now the recommended version for all new installations and upgrades. What's new in WHMCS 7.3?Sign-In IntegrationsIn WHMCS 7.3, your customers can save time and reduce the number of logins they have to remember by registering and connecting their Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts with your WHMCS installation to take advantage of instant one-click sign-in. Learn moreMailChimp E-commerce IntegrationMailChimp integration enables you to leverage MailChimp for newsletter subscription management and marketing automation. Setup welcome emails, drip feed campaigns, product on-boarding email series, abandoned cart follow-ups and more. Learn morePlesk & DirectAdmin support for MarketConnect ServicesOffer your customers new products and services including SSL, Website Builder and Spam Protection with full provisioning automation and deployment. MarketConnect services are now integrated with Plesk and DirectAdmin too. Learn moreAdmin Dashboard Widget ToggleDashboard widgets can now be toggled from displaying, allowing you to completely hide widgets you don't want. Learn morecPanel Upgrades IntegrationApplication Links continue to deliver cPanel and WHMCS web hosts the leading web hosting control panel and billing integration, and in WHMCS 7.3, new upsell integration makes it easier than ever for your customers to upgrade their package. Learn moreMore Backup OptionsNew backup options include Secure FTP as well as a new cPanel Backup option that can generate full file and database backups for you daily. Learn moreNew Payment Gateway IntegrationsTwo new payment gateway options include Accept.js from Authorize.net - Auth.net's answer to Stripe - and Skrill 1-Tap. Learn moreProject Management Addon UpdatesOver 15 reported issues addressed and fixed in V2.0.3 of the Project Management Add-on. Learn morePlus over 60 bug fixes and maintenance cases addressed.Watch the videos for Sign-In Integrations and MailChimp Integration or visit the WHMCS 7.3 What's New Site to learn more. Users of WHMCS 7.0 or later can upgrade using the Automatic Update utility.For new installations or upgrading manually, please refer to the documentation for installing or upgrading.We hope you enjoy the new version!
  11. WHMCS 7.3 Reaches Release Candidate Status We are pleased to announce the release of the WHMCS 7.3 Release Candidate. The release candidate marks the end of feature development and is the final stage before releasing the final and stable version of WHMCS 7.3. We encourage you to download, install and try out the release candidate. Be among the first to try out new features including Google, Facebook and Twitter Sign-In, MailChimp Integration, Plesk and DirectAdmin SSL Automation, New Backup Options and more. Learn more about these and the other new features in WHMCS 7.3 on our dedicated WHMCS 7.3 Preview Site. Discuss Version 7.3 in our Beta Discussion Forum or on Twitter using the hashtag #WHMCS73. Download | Release Notes | Upgrade Instructions | Changelog
  12. WHMCS 7.3 Beta 1 Released We are pleased to announce that WHMCS 7.3 Beta is now available to download and install. WHMCS 7.3 has some really exciting new 3rd party integrations including our 3rd most highly requested feature ever in a feature we're calling Sign-In Integrations. Learn more by visiting the WHMCS 7.3 Preview Site Can I participate in the beta? Yes, this is a public beta that is accessible to everyone. You can download the beta or upgrade to it using the Automatic Updater. Beta testers play an invaluable role in our development process and we encourage as many people as possible to take part. Signup today to be one of the first to try the new Sign-In Integrations, MailChimp Integration and more. As always please remember this is a pre-production release and as such is not recommended for production use. Release Notes | Changelog | Download | Beta Discussion Forums | Report a Bug
  13. WHMCS 7.3 Preview The team has been hard at work and next week will see the first beta release of WHMCS 7.3. There's lots of exciting new 3rd party integrations in 7.3 including our 3rd most highly requested feature ever in a feature we're calling Sign-In Integrations. Feature Preview Sign-In Integrations In WHMCS 7.3, your customers can save time and reduce the number of logins they have to remember by registering and connecting their Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts with your WHMCS installation to take advantage of instant one-click sign-in. MailChimp E-commerce Integration New native MailChimp integration enables you to leverage MailChimp for newsletter subscription management and marketing. But that's not all, we're also providing full E-commerce Integration that allows you to take advantage of MailChimp's powerful email automations with features such as product on-boarding email series, abandoned cart follow-ups and more. And best of all, it recently became free to use for all MailChimp subscribers. Plesk & DirectAdmin support for MarketConnect Services Since the launch of MarketConnect back in May, we've already seen over 6,000 users activate and start taking advantage of the SSL Automation, Weebly Site Builder and Email Security services available via MarketConnect. Now in WHMCS 7.3, Plesk and DirectAdmin web hosts can also take advantage of the fully automated setup and provisioning of these services with full integration with Plesk and DirectAdmin. SSL presents a huge opportunity with the recent browser changes. It's easy to get started, learn more. cPanel Upgrades Integration Application Links continue to deliver cPanel and WHMCS web hosts the leading web hosting control panel and billing integration, and in WHMCS 7.3, upgrade integration means that customers will now see an upgrade link that takes them directly to your WHMCS portal whenever they reach their limit of email or ftp accounts, MySQL databases, and more. More Backup Options Now with support for automated daily backups using Secure FTP as well as a new cPanel Backup Facility which means if you're hosting WHMCS in a cPanel hosting account, you can leverage cPanel to generate full account (file and database backups) and secure copy them to a destination of your choice. This is a great option for larger installations where the database may have previously been too big for backup via the built-in backup generation utility. New Payment Gateway Integrations Two new payment gateway options that you can use: Accept.js from Authorize.net - Authorize.net's answer to Stripe - Securely process and accept credit card payments via Authorize.net without credit card details ever passing through your server which greatly reduces PCI Compliance burden. Skrill 1-Tap - Skrill 1-Tap is a payment service from Skrill that allows customers to authorize you to debit their account on demand from funding sources including credit/debit cards and direct debit. The beta of WHMCS 7.3 will start soon. Signup to be notified as soon as it becomes available. Get Notified when WHMCS 7.3 is released
  14. V7.2.3 Update Available We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 7.2.3. This is a maintenance release for the 7.2 series of WHMCS that includes updates, bug fixes and usability improvements. WHMCS 7.2 introduced SSL Certificate Automation, Weebly Site Builder integration as well as Direct Debit support, PayPal Dispute Automation and more. Watch the video or learn more here. This latest update also includes V2.0 of the Project Management Addon released last month. Learn more. Get the update Users of WHMCS v7.0 and later can update automatically. Simply navigate to Utilities > Update WHMCS to begin the process. For users of earlier versions, both a full release and incremental patch set upgrade are being made available. If you are running the immediate previous release 7.2.2, you can use the incremental patch set to upgrade. Get the Update | Release Notes | Upgrade Instructions | Changelog
  15. Project Manager Add-on V2.0 Now Available We are pleased to announce the release of Version 2.0 of the Project Management Add-on for WHMCS. This update introduces a number of highly requested features: Email Notifications - get notified by email any time a change occurs Project Watchers - subscribe/unsubscribe to notifications on-demand Improved Search - more search options plus integration into the global Intelligent Search Quick Start Timer - instantly start time tracking for a project with a new quick start option Ongoing Projects - now on-going projects without an end date can be left without a due date Duplicate Project - create a new project based on an existing one with the new duplicate feature Plus we've given the user interface a complete overhaul with a fresh new look and many usability improvements designed to make managing projects faster, easier and more efficient. For the full changelog, visit http://changelog.whmcs.com/Project_Management_V2.0 To learn more about the Project Management Add-on and what it can do for you, visit https://www.whmcs.com/project-management/ Existing Users Existing owners of the Project Management Add-on can download the update here.
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