Version 7.9.0 Release Notes

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Release Information
Version: 7.9
Release Type: General Availability
Release Date: 8th January 2020
Distribution Types: Full and Via Automatic Updater

Version History

7.9.2Maintenance19th February 2020
7.9.1Maintenance13th January 2020
7.9.0General Availability8th January 2020
7.9.0RC 112th December 2019
7.9.0Beta 126th November 2019


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Upgrade Process

View Standard Upgrade Steps

Automatic Updating

If you are running WHMCS 7.0 or later, you can use the built-in Automatic Update utility.

Simply navigate to Utilities > Update WHMCS to begin the process.

  If the update was released recently, you may need to click the Check for Updates button before the update will show as available.

For more information about updating, please refer to the Automatic Updater documentation.

  v7.9.0 Beta 1 testers need to download and apply the following patch to use the AutoUpdater to go to 7.9.0 RC 1

Release Notes

Usage Billing

Usage billing allows you to setup products which contain variable priced items. These items are calculated at the time of invoicing based on usage data provided to WHMCS by the product's provisioning module. Learn more...

PayPal Checkout

PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons provides a simplified, faster checkout experience. It gives customers the ability to Checkout with PayPal which has been shown to result in higher conversions, and provides access to contextual payment options related to a customer region and device for for increased convenience and conversions. Learn more...

Full functionality is now available in the new PayPal Checkout module and it is the recommended PayPal integration for all new and existing installations. For existing PayPal users, a migration guide has been made available. It contains important information for users of the existing PayPal module looking to switch to the new PayPal Checkout integration.

New eWAY Secure Fields

eWAY’s Secure Fields is a native and fully tokenized API solution. When using Secure Fields, eWAY handles all sensitive card data input, significantly reducing your PCI footprint.

GoCardless ACH

GoCardless now supports USD currency and ACH payments. Optional display name value can be specified, otherwise no additional configurations are necessary.

Stripe ACH & SEPA

Our Stripe integration now supports bank direct debit payments in both the US and Euro Zone with support for ACH and SEPA. Learn more...

SiteLock VPN via MarketConnect

Start reselling VPN security services from Sitelock with MarketConnect. Offer your customers a high speed, secure, and easy to use VPN service with instant setup and supports for all major platforms. Learn more...

Deprecation & Removal Notices

The PayPal Express Checkout module is no longer distributed with WHMCS. Existing installations of that module will not be removed on upgrade at this time. WHMCS recommends using the new PayPal Checkout module which provides the Smart Payment Buttons Checkout Experience.

Library Updates

The following libraries have been updated or removed:


  • stripe/stripe-php: 6.40.0 to 6.43.1

New Documentation

The following new documentation pages are available:

Template Changes

For a list of changed files and a graphical view of the exact changes, please refer to the Github repo's below.

Six Template

The following link provides a comparison of changes between 7.8.3 and 7.9:

Standard Cart Order Form

The following link provides a comparison of changes between 7.8.3 and 7.9: