Softaculous 5.6.7 Launched

Softaculous Team has launched 5.6.7 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Bug Fix] : In Plesk, some servers not having system PHP binary /usr/bin/php faced a blank page issue while accessing Softaculous due to a change in Softaculous 5.6.6 released yesterday. This is fixed now.

If you are unable to upgrade Softaculous or still face the blank page issue please contact us via support ticket here.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

Softaculous 5.6.6 Launched

Softaculous Team has launched 5.6.6 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Improvement] : Several improvements have been made to WordPress Manager which include a live screenshot of the website, all tasks like Upgrade, Staging, Clone, Backup, Restore, etc will be done on the WordPress Manager page itself in a modal and many more minor improvements.

2) [Improvement] : Backups made to SFTP server will now work faster.

3) [Bug Fix] : Remote Import with scripts having a separate data directory in a non web accessible folder was not working. This is fixed now.

4) [Bug Fix] : When activating plugins included in a WordPress Plugin/Theme Set created in Softaculous the activate function defined in the plugin was not called. This is fixed now.

5) [Bug Fix] : CLI command –refresh-license when refreshing license from Free to Premium did not enable all scripts. This is fixed now.

6) [Bug Fix] : Custom logo for Softaculous panel was stretched in some cases when the custom logo had height smaller than 70px. This is fixed now, the size will be auto adjusted.

7) [Bug Fix] : In ISPConfig when a strict Content Security Policy was enabled the Ratings, Reviews and Screenshots were not loaded in Softaculous panel. This is fixed now.

8) [Bug Fix] : In Plesk, when the latest PHP version did not have ionCube but an older PHP version had ionCube Softaculous used the latest version but gave ionCube missing error. Softaculous will now detect the appropriate PHP binary with ionCube extension and use the same.

We are working on a Fresh New UI for Softaculous and adding more features to WordPress Manager like Plugins/Themes Management. We will be releasing these changes soon.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

Softaculous 5.6.5 Launched

Softaculous Team has launched 5.6.5 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Security Fix] : Fixed a security issue reported by our security auditor.

Note: This security issue was affected servers running Softaculous on CWP, Directadmin and ISPmanager panels. All other panels are not affected.

We recommend all users running the above panels to upgrade to the latest version immediately.

We will be adding more features in the upcoming versions.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

Softaculous 5.6.4 Launched

Softaculous Team has launched 5.6.4 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Feature] : Added Change Password utility in WordPress Manager.

2) [Feature] : Added CLI utility to change Softaculous admin Settings. Refer to the guide.

3) [Feature] : Added get_current_url, pre_edit_installation and post_edit_installation filters.

4) [Task] : Added option in CLI List Installation utility to get the list of all users installations when logged in as root. Refer to the guide.

5) [Task] : Added option in CLI List Installation utility to get the count of installations. Refer to the guide.

6) [Task] : Updated French Translations.

7) [Bug Fix] : In WordPress Manager, when wp-cron was disabled it did not add a native cron job in the user’s control panel. This is fixed now.

8) [Bug Fix] : When Cloning, Staging a WordPress installation the custom CSS set via Elementor was not replicated correctly. This is fixed now.

9) [Bug Fix] : When installing a WordPress Plugin/Theme Set the plugins were activated but theme was not activated. This is fixed now, if there is only one theme in the set it will be activated.

10) [Bug Fix] : In Directadmin, the PHP version was not detected correctly for sub-domains when using Multi PHP. This is fixed now.

11) [Bug Fix] : In ISPConfig, in some cases when the client id is 0 the database was not created. This is fixed now.

We will be adding more features in the upcoming versions.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

Happy Holidays from Softaculous Team

As the Holiday season is around the corner, we would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year !

The year 2020 has been rough, but with the support of our customers we have managed through. Due to the Pandemic, our team has been working hard from home to make sure the quality of support and our product is not compromised.

This year we added features to Softaculous like WordPress Manager, Bulk Import existing installations for endusers, WebDAV backup location and more..

We will be available during the holiday season so if you need any assistance feel free to contact us.

We have done a complete redesign of our User Interface and will be releasing it in a couple of weeks.

As a token of appreciation, we will be running promotional offer on 25th December 2020 and 1st January 2021 10% Discount on Yearly licenses.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best Wishes,
Softaculous Team

Security Fix in Softaculous 5.5.7 Disclosure

Softaculous 5.5.7 was released on 2nd October 2020 with a security fix which allowed Local Privilege Escalation using the Softaculous binary (CVE-2020-26886).

We did not disclose the details about the security fix to allow users to upgrade to the latest version of Softaculous. There was no public disclosure before October 31st 2020 and with the auto upgrade utility in Softaculous 98.5% of the users have successfully patched and are safe.

Please check if you are running Softaculous version higher than 5.5.7, if yes you are safe. If not please upgrade to the latest Softaculous version asap.

If you have any questions or are not sure if you are safe open a support ticket with us and we can help you out.

Regards,
Softaculous Team

Softaculous 5.6.1 Launched with WordPress Manager

Softaculous Team has launched 5.6.1 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Feature] : Added WordPress Manager, which will allow users to manage multiple WordPress installations on the same page. The WordPress Manager features include :
1. Change the Site URL and Site Name
2. Manage Auto Upgrade core, plugins and themes settings
3. Enable / Disable WordPress options like Search Engine Visibility, Debug Mode, WordPress Cron (wp-cron).
4. We will be adding Plugins/Themes Management, Live screenshot and many more options in WordPress Manager in the upcoming version.

Click here for detailed documentation on WordPress Manager

WordPress Manager Screenshot
Screenshot of WordPress Manager

2) [Improvement] : Updated Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak translations.

3) [Improvement] : Admins can now choose the default email settings i.e. receive email notifications for which tasks which will be applied when the user accesses Softaculous for the first time. These settings can be changed from Softaculous admin panel -> Settings – “Default Email Settings for endusers”.

4) [Improvement] : Admins can now change the name for the Softaculous WordPress Manager icon in cPanel. Refer to the guide.

5) [Improvement] : WordPress Plugins/Themes Sets can now be installed while installing WordPress via Softaculous CLI. Refer to the guide.

6) [Improvement] : The “error_log” will not be included in the backup from now. This file was sometimes very large consuming unwanted space for backups.

7) [Bug Fix] : After recent update in Plesk, Softaculous reported “ERROR IN SHIFTING TO USER LEVEL”. This is fixed now.

8) [Bug Fix] : During Clone, Staging and Push to Live the URLs starting without http/https (e.g. //domain.com) were not replaced with the new one. This is fixed now.

9) [Bug Fix] : When Auto Backup rotation restriction set from admin panel was less than the rotation limit set for the user, the difference amount of backups were not deleted. This is fixed now.

10) [Bug Fix] : In Softaculous Remote during Clone and Staging if the source installation was done in sub-directory named “wp” the cloned/staged installation did not work. This is fixed now.

11) [Bug Fix] : During requirement check for mysqli/pdo_mysqli if native extensions i.e. nd_mysqli/nd_pod_mysql were enabled it was not detected. This is fixed now.

12) [Bug Fix] : In rare case, the Ajax check for SSL check when user selected https protocol on installation form reported SSL certificate not found when there was a new line (\n) in universal.php added unknowingly by server admin while editing the file manually. This is fixed now.

We hope you like the features added in this version. We will be adding more features in the upcoming versions.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team