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  1. As Chris mentioned, this isn't going to be possible by default with WHMCS I'm sure it is possible to arrange for this to be done, but it'd take a good deal of investigation and programming to get it that way.
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    Enable disabled account?

    It looks like you're trying to deal with a service that's been suspended via WHMCS (hosting account), not WHMCS itself. Once payment is made, make sure that the service itself is not suspended Go to admin -> client -> products/services , select the service, and then in module commands, click on 'unsuspend'. If that doesn't work, go into your control panel (hosting, not WHMCS), and unsuspend from there. Failing that, you'll have to talk to your hosting provider
  3. Using php.ini locally is a bad idea. Instead, use configuration files, which is what they're there for, to set variables like this In this case, use something like date_default_timezone_set('America/Chicago'); Adjust that to your needs, but this will tell WHMCS what your proper date is Bonus: If you move servers, you don't have to worry about php.ini being not allowed (many hosts don't allow that)
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    Storing Variable

    There's a LOT about their documentation that needs to be updated. It's sorely lacking, unfortunately
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    Storing Variable

    Keep in mind that however you store this, it's going to be visible. If you store this in the database, it's easily obtainable through any number of editors (or directly through the CLI interface) Please don't recommend deprecated functionality (especially to someone just starting out). Capsule is the way going forward. mysql_xxx query stuff is dead and shouldn't be used anywhere. Who knows where that's going in the future (likely removed).
  6. You're going to need more than one query for this. You need to examine the table, look for active services then update that You'll then need to go through invoices, look for active invoices for services you've just updated, which are unpaid , and update those This would be a small amount of work, not something you want to do unless you absolutely know what you're doing
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    Send SMS to Client

    It does? I'm not seeing one out there at all. Maybe you could point us all to it, as I couldn't find one. I could only find a grasshopper3d api, and that's not relevant. If they have dev docs, please do link those here 🙂
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    Send SMS to Client

    WHMCS , by default, doesn't allow for sending a text message to clients. Perhaps you're using a 3rd party sms addon? If so, you'd be better off contacting that developer's support team for help
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    Going interactive with hosting notifications

    I've been getting some excellent feedback on this (posted to a few places to get a broader reach), and this is shaping up quite nicely. Now to get all of this integrated 🙂
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    Going interactive with hosting notifications

    Maybe? See here I was rather surprised myself to see both Clickatell and Twilio offering WA integrations when I checked last week. I know with both, I can set a return URL for messages, which should be able to just parse the message and send a response. I'm still toying with the integration itself, haven't had the time to play with the return URL (much), but if it's anything like the return URL for voice (should be), it shouldn't be that hard to analyze the response and handle a return based on that.
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    Upgrade - Manual VS Admin?

    Hands down, old school I have a backup script, and have a zip created (lara addons, theme) then just upload it and run.
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    Going interactive with hosting notifications

    I appreciate the feedback, thank you! Replace LiveChat with WA Might be possible? I'll have to look into that. It'd definitely take some tweaking of the current addon to do so Two-Factor authentication using "randomly" generated codes sent via WA. No more costs for SMS and phone calls Definitely doable, but why with Google Auth integrated in 7.8? Consolidated reminders about services and domains that expire next month The addon already sends individual notices and reminders when invoices are generated to other channels, so that's not an issue 🙂 Notify me when I login/logout with hostname, IP and location I had though about adding that into the addon itself, but since it's available through a public mod here (free) not sure how useful. Since I'm retooling the addon's client UI anyways, maybe I'll reconsider that 🙂 Chatbot I had thought about adding invoice payment, credit adding through the bot itself. Not sure if I want to go about doing that though because of legality and liability stuff. Not adverse to it, but this is one of those very, very grey areas. Sure, it'll be secure, but tracking that order in case of fraud reports, etc, might get a bit ugly.
  13. This is a very very huge problem, and shows some rather incompetent administration, honestly. As far as the OP's question: Truth be told, what I'd do if you're looking for the same 'look and feel' is use WHMpress . This product provides a direct integration with Wordpress. They've got a couple of addons as well (comparison tables , client area). I have all three (haven't tied in client area yet), and it can be setup to appear that your clients are doing everything from your site, look and feel. I've dealt with those guys in the past and they are pretty responsive and reasonable. Pointed out a couple of errors and they fixed em right up 🙂
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    Going interactive with hosting notifications

    The addon existing isn't really the point. Competition is healthy for a market. The app I've developed has been around long before this was thought of. At one time I thought of putting WA in it myself, but that was before they had the business options to do so. Those only came around last year. The point of the thread (why this is in general, not ideas, etc) is to get feedback on the options available and obtain more input on whether or not this would be useful to both end customers and businesses
  15. Greetings, I'm not sure whether this belongs in this specific community or not, but I'll let mods decide on that. One of the things I'm exploring doing with a current mod (for WHMCS) is working with WhatsApp. Since they've enabled a 'business' API and platform, it's possible for customers to message that and get messages back. I've got this already partially integrated into the addon (invoices created, ticket replies, etc) so the customer (and admins) will get notified. That part is easy. The not so 'easy' part of this is understanding a way to make this more 'creative', more engaging, so that the customer would have the ability to interact as it were. Not looking for 'how to' (that's already covered, too), but more'what', and gauging interest here. I have a few ideas that I'll be implementing in the next few days, but need more input on basic ideas. So far, I've come up with one line command (ideas) : invoices - open invoices tickets - tickets awaiting your response domains - domains needing renewal (maybe) credit - credit available on account (maybe) Security won't be that much of an issue I don't think. Client will have to login to their account manually, enable WA on their account, and add the # to their account. Additionally, admins will have the ability to turn each of these (and the global 'bot') on / off at will Any other ideas on what commands I might add? Input? Is this something you'd find useful from your provider?

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