Version 8.1.0 Release Notes
Release Type: General Availability
Release Date: 29th Dec 2020
Distribution Types: Full and Via Automatic Updater
- 1 Version History
- 2 Download
- 3 Upgrade Process
- 4 Release Notes
- 5 Deprecation and Removal Notices
- 6 New Documentation
- 7 Template
- 8 Changelog
|8.1.0||Beta 1||20th Nov 2020|
|8.1.0||Release Candidate 1||8th Dec 2020|
|8.1.0||General Availability||29th Dec 2020|
Download the latest version of WHMCS from https://download.whmcs.com/
WHMCS 8.0 and above requires PHP 7.2 or later. WHMCS 8.0 introduces support for PHP 7.4. Earlier versions of WHMCS do not support PHP 7.4.
Once you are running WHMCS 8, you can upgrade to PHP 7.4.
If you are running WHMCS 7.0 or later, you can use the built-in Automatic Update utility.
Go to Utilities > Update WHMCS to begin the process.
For more information about updating, please refer to the Automatic Updater documentation.
New Twenty-One Client Area Theme
Just in time for the new year, the Twenty-One system theme gives the WHMCS Client Area a new look and feel. It includes Bootstrap 4, refined responsive behaviors, and many other distinct design elements.
Updated Templating System
The Client Area is now even more customizable with an extensible, flexible templating system featuring inheritance through parent-child relationships and compatibility checking within the WHMCS interface.
System theme developers will be able to save time and effort both during initial development and when maintaining system themes. For more information on these changes, coming soon to Developer Documentation.
OAuth2 for Email Importing
WHMCS now supports OAuth2 via Gmail for importing support department emails. OAuth2 provides more security than password-based authentication. You can configure this at Configuration () > System Settings > Support Departments.
Automated User Deletion
Retaining users is important for business, but there are times when deletion is required. New interface options you to take a safe and informed approach to manual and automated user deletion.
Disable Outgoing Mail
You can now pause outgoing client and system communications with a single setting in WHMCS. A reminder banner will appear in the Admin Area until you reenable email sending.
Deprecation and Removal Notices
AutoAuth was deprecated in WHMCS 7.10 and has been removed in WHMCS 8.1. We recommend that you use the CreateSsoToken API to direct users from an authenticated system to a mapped WHMCS client account.
The following new documentation pages are available:
- New Twenty-One Client Area Theme
- Disabling Outgoing Mail
- Email Importing
- OAuth2 for Email Importing
- Social Networking (Updated)
- Data Retention Policy Automation (Updated)
- Clients Users Tab (Updated)
- Users and Accounts (Updated)
- General Tab (Updated)
- Standard Order Form Templates (Updated)
For a list of changed files and a graphical view of the exact changes, please refer to the Github repo's below.
The following link provides a comparison of changes between 8.1.0 (Beta) and 8.1.0 (Release Candidate 1): https://github.com/WHMCS/templates-twenty-one/compare/v8.1.0-beta.1...v8.1.0-release.1
The following link provides a comparison of changes between 8.0.4 and 8.1.0: https://github.com/WHMCS/templates-six/compare/v8.0.4-release.1...v8.1.0-release.1
Standard Cart Order Form
The following link provides a comparison of changes between 8.0.4 and 8.1: https://github.com/WHMCS/orderforms-standard_cart/compare/v8.0.4-release.1...v8.1.0-release.1