8.2 Release Notes

This WHMCS version reached End-of-Life status on June 30th, 2022.

Version History

Latest UpdateVersionRelease Type
07-13-20218.2.1General Availability (Maintenance)
06-21-20218.2.0General Availability
06-04-20218.2.0Release Candidate

Upgrade Requirements

Before upgrading through this WHMCS version, make certain that your system meets the following requirements:

DependencyMinimum RequirementRecommended
ionCube® LoaderionCube Loader 10.2.0ionCube Loader 10.4.3
MySQL®MySQL 5.2MySQL 8.0

New Features

WP Toolkit Automation

You can now easily offer WordPress® management tools using our integration with WP Toolkit for cPanel and Plesk using Product Addons. Features include a pre-made landing page, provisioning automation, SSO into the WP Toolkit interface and integrated upsells within the WP Toolkit user experience. Setup is made easier via another new feature, Predefined Addons, which provide one-click setup of WP Toolkit addons within WHMCS.

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Addon Types and Predefined Addons

WHMCS now supports a new system of addon types, which includes Independent Products, the new name for the existing type of WHMCS addon, and Add-On Features, which allow you to sell module-specific addons or features and automate provisioning through our existing addon system.

A selection of Predefined Addons is now available when you start the Add New Addon setup at Configuration () > System Settings > Product Addons. These Predefined Addons set all of the purpose-specific and common settings, leaving just the pricing for you to configure and save.

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Web.com Site Builder

MarketConnect now allows you to offer Web.com Site Builder. This unbranded website builder includes several plans, each competitively tailored to give the creative experience your customers need to grow their sites.

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User Identity Verification

Integrated services from Validation.com give your team additional tools to verify user authenticity. You can initiate the user validation process automatically when orders are flagged for fraud review, manually while reviewing orders, or on demand for specific users. User identity verification can work in tandem with your current fraud protection configuration or as a standalone integration.

You can activate user identity verification at Configuration () > System Settings > Fraud Protection..

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Stripe Balance Widget

The Admin Area Dashboard now includes a new Stripe widget displaying your Available and Pending Stripe balances. This displays balances for each currency that is both configured in WHMCS and held with the gateway.

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Free Domain Reminders

The new Free Domain Reminders setting at Configuration () > System Settings > Automation Settings allows you to send renewal notices for free domains (domains bundled with a paid product or service) using the same configuration as paid domain renewals.

In the Client Area, users will see a message instead of the option to renew free domains at Domains > Renew Domains.

Updates and Improvements

Product Addons

You can now set up prorated product addons, syncing the addon’s billing day with the parent product or service. You can now also quickly duplicate existing product addons.

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Payment Gateway Balances and Transactions

In the Admin Area, the Transactions list now displays gateway balance information for your activated gateways that use our latest gateway module balance functionality. In WHMCS 8.2, that includes native support for Stripe and PayPal Basic.

Additionally, developers can now retrieve transaction details through gateway modules, with initial support for Stripe. For more information on updating payment gateway modules for this functionality, see our Developer Documentation.

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Removed UK VAT Validation Settings

The HRMC UK VAT system no longer requires API credentials. Because of this, we have simplified VAT setup by removing the Client ID and Client Secret settings from Configuration () > System Settings > Tax Configuration.

Discontinued Worldpay Support

We have removed support for the WorldPay Invisible and Worldpay Invisible XML gateways.

For Developers

Template Changes

For a list of changed files and a graphical view of the exact changes, see the GitHub® repositories below:

Last modified: June 24, 2024