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Version 6.0 - What else is new...

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Version 6.0 - What else is new...


In my last article, I gave quite a high level overview of some of the changes that are coming in Version 6.0. If you missed it, click here to read that article.


In addition to the Redesigned, Responsive and Mobile Friendly Client Area, and all the under the hood changes, there's even more we've managed to pack into 6.0.



cPanel Single Sign-On - You'll never need to enter your WHM or cPanel password again...


Well, as long as you use WHMCS that is! In 6.0, you and your clients can login to cPanel/WHM from WHMCS without ever needing a second username or password. This is made possible by the implementation of Single Sign-On, allowing clients to transition from WHMCS to cPanel/WHM at the click of a button, without having to re-authenticate. For staff, it means the ability to become any cPanel user, as well as login and administer servers via WHM, and again, all without having to lookup or enter any passwords.


Neat, eh? And that's not all. We've also got a new feature codenamed 'WHMCS Connect' which we first demo'd at cPanel Conference 2014 and got people really excited. Think of this as your one stop server access portal, allowing you to control which of your staff have access to which of your servers, and meaning you don't have to disclose passwords to grant WHM access, as well as allowing staff to transition from server to server at the click of a button. Supporting clients just got a whole lot easier!





Domain Namespinning - Start selling those new TLDs!


Let's face it, most people often have a pretty good idea of the domain name they want. They come to your site, type in the name they're looking for, and if it's available, they buy it. And that's great. But do you know what's even better? If they buy 2, or 3, or even more domains... And that's where Namespinning comes in.


Powered by our partner eNom, the new Namespinner functionality in 6.0 allows you to present intelligent additional suggestions to users when they're searching for a domain name to buy, with a single aim - to make sure YOU get the sale. If their desired domain is taken, they get a list of alternatives they might be interested in. If they only have a keyword in mind, they get a list of possible domain names they could use. And if they don't like the first 10 suggestions they get, they can request 10 more. And again, and again, all the way up to 100 possible suggestions per search. It also allows you to effortlessly promote New TLDs.


All it requires is that you have an eNom account, and if you don't, you're in luck, because every WHMCS user can get one on us for free @ http://www.whmcs.com/partners/enom





Easier PayPal Subscription Management


WHMCS has always been great at creating subscriptions with PayPal that allow your users to automatically pay you each time they're due. However, what we didn't have until now was the ability to automatically cancel a subscription. That's about to change.


In 6.0, any time you terminate a customers product, or a customer submits a cancellation request, WHMCS will automatically communicate to PayPal that the subscription should also be terminated. Say goodbye to subscriptions ongoing after cancellations, and the process of having to refund them and remove credits. We really can't wait for this one!



Responsive Admin Area


We weren't happy with making just the Client Area responsive and mobile friendly. Work is well underway on also making the admin area responsive, so it's mobile and tablet friendly too. Now there's still a ways to go yet - there's a lot of parts to the admin area you know! - but over the coming months we'll be introducing more and more responsive behavior to the admin area to make it possible to login to WHMCS and use it in a more optimised way, with whatever device you use.



That's it for another 6.0 preview, but stay tuned, as next week we'll have a more in depth look at the new client area, and some of the new functionality that's coming with that. Until then, have a great week!

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