8.3 Release Notes

This WHMCS version reached End-of-Life status on October 31st, 2022.

Version History

Latest UpdateVersionRelease Type
11-29-20218.3.2General Availability (Maintenance)
10-28-20218.3.1General Availability (Maintenance)
10-13-20218.3.0General Availability
09-28-20218.3.0Release 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

Manage Stripe and PayPal® Disputes

You can now work with disputes directly within the WHMCS Admin Area, including viewing and closing disputes and submitting evidence. Currently, this feature supports the Stripe and PayPal payment gateways.

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Automated WordPress® Hosting

You can now easily create WordPress hosting products with full WHMCS automation for cPanel and Plesk servers. Automatic provisioning installs WordPress when the product is purchased, and both clients and admins can create additional WordPress installations on the hosting account from the Client Area and Admin Area.

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Friendly URLs for Products

You can now customize friendly URLs for each of your products. Once you have created one or more product URLs, you can easily view the number of visits for the active (most recent) product URL.

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Updates and Improvements

Improved Email Reply Importing and Attachments

We have improved the support ticket system’s handling of insecure email replies. This includes new settings at Configuration () > System Settings > General Settings that set how WHMCS handles importing for support tickets.

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Plesk Usage Statistics

The list of servers at Configuration () > System Settings > Servers now displays services and either accounts or domains for Plesk servers.

Improved Client Profile Summary

The client’s profile’s Summary tab in the client profile now offers faster filtering, sorting, and pagination tools. This improves the ability to locate products, services, addons, domains, and quotes.

Affiliate Commission Reversals

New updates to the affiliate system help you reverse commission payments for disputed or refunded purchases. This ensures that affiliates won’t receive a commission if your business did not retain the funds from a given purchase.

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Improved SSL Certificate Validation

WHMCS now supports DNS validation for MarketConnect’s DigiCert SSL certificates. Starting in October 2021, wildcard certificates no longer allow file based authentication and require validation using either DNS or email. Our changes include interface improvements that allow clients and admins to access validation data for certificates that are waiting to be issued.

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Restoration of Pending Affiliate Commissions (8.3.2)

An update routine in WHMCS 8.3.1 introduced a bug (CORE-17294) when using the Affiliate system with the commission delay feature. This bug only affects systems that updated directly to version 8.3.1 and that use the Affiliate system with the commission delay feature.

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 7, 2024