WHMCS 8.0 Beta is now available. WHMCS has released their next major version release with WHMCS 8.0 beta. There are many new features included in WHMCS 8.0.
What’s new in WHMCS 8.0
- Users and Client Accounts
- New Look Admin Area
- Email Delivery Providers: SendGrid, SparkPost and MailGun
- New Email Campaign Tool/Mass Mail Improvements
- Improved International Domain Name Support
- Improved Currency Support
- Time-Based Token Two-Factor Improvements
- Easier Cron Setup & Automation Management
- OAuth2 for SMTP
- Updates to Libraries
New Look Admin Area
WHMCS 8.0 introduces a new look for the default admin area theme. It aims to maximize focus on the content and reduce distractions. With major updates to responsiveness and frontend behavior, this visual refresh provides functional benefits, too. It also enhances the experience for mobile and touch screen devices.
Email Delivery Providers
Email deliverability is vital when it comes to account and billing related notifications. With the new Email Delivery Provider integrations in WHMCS 8.0, you can use MailGun, SparkPost and SendGrid. Now, you can benefit from their automated reputation management and high rates of email deliverability.
New Email Campaign Tool
Email Campaigns is the name for the new bulk email tool in WHMCS 8.0. Replacing the Mass Mail tool that existed previously, Email Campaigns provides a robust set of tools for sending emails to your customers.
New functionality includes the ability to create drafts or schedule emails for the future. An off-session sending process will better manage rate limits and failures.
Improved IDN Support
In version 8.0, we’ve made improvements to IDN support in WHMCS.
In addition to introducing full support for IDN domain registration automation for our leading registrar modules – Enom & ResellerClub (including all other LogicBoxes based modules) – we’ve added more robust validation for IDN domains along with a number of important usability improvements.
Now you can take orders for both partial and full IDN domain names, users always see the human friendly UTF-8 version of their domain with punycode conversion handled transparently in the background, and additional parameters have been made available to registrar modules that make it easier to add IDN support to custom and 3rd party modules.
Improved Currency Support
In WHMCS 8.0, they have increased the number of decimal places supported by default in tax rules to 3 to accommodate tax rates that use 3 decimal precision.
They have also increased the number of digits allowed in the whole part of numeric currency values. We now support up to 14 digits before the dot and support values up to 99 trillion.
There are lots of other features and changes included in WHMCS 8.0. For more details, you can refer their WHMCS 8.0 preview website.