05 Jun 2016

WHMCS Tips and Tricks – Part 3 – UPGRADING WHMCS!

Upgrading WHMCS can be kind of tricky, especially when you’re going from major release to major release (ie: 5 to 6). There’s a pretty good chance that something’s gone missing, or something’s going to break. Even worse, it’s entirely possible that there’s bugs that the WHMCS team, and their testing didn’t catch.  So, what to do? How to ensure a somewhat trouble free upgrade?

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05 Jun 2016

WHMCS Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks – Part 2 – WSOD!

If you’ve been around the Windows world long enough, you know what the BSOD is. It’s nasty, it’s ugly, and even though Microsoft claims to have gotten rid of it, it still exists in a very different way. I bet you didn’t know, however, that there is such a thing as the WSOD (white screen of death) that is referred to by php developers and users alike. How can one figure out these errors? With WHMCS, this can be kind of complicated, but that’s what the point of this is, helping you get past these issues.

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04 Jun 2016
03 Jun 2016

Keeping track of your WHMCS cron jobs

Your WHMCS cron is your money maker. It’s the beast that keeps your income flowing. Invoices generate from it, cards are charged, everything is done right through here. Surprisingly, however, many don’t know when this is problematic. They don’t keep an eye on it, and don’t catch the problem until it’s far, far too late.

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03 Jun 2016
02 Jun 2016

Increase productivity through notifications

I’ll be honest, my inbox is always full. No, really, it can be a nightmare. I sort through it every few minutes/hours, I have some aggressive filtering going on (forum posts, system notifications from dozens of servers, etc). My mailbox is always sitting with 10-15 messages unread, it’s crazy. If you’re like me (and many are), you can identify with the problem very quickly.

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02 Jun 2016

WHMCS Database tips and tricks – The queries

So, we’ve covered the basics. We’ve covered the parts of the schema. Now, it’s time to go through the database itself, the queries that you’ll likely use on a day to day basis.

We’ll continue working on our ‘mynewaddon’ addon. This won’t really show much, but at the end of the tips and tricks guide, you’ll have a functioning addon that will serve as an example of how addons should be created, and what they can do from there.

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01 Jun 2016
01 Jun 2016

WHMCS Database tips and tricks – The schema

If you’re following along, I covered the database basics yesterday. So, today, for today’s WHMCS Database tips and tricks entry, we’ll take a look at the database schema when working with WHMCS. This is a slight bit more complicated. If you didn’t go through the schema link from yesterday, I strongly encourage you to do so now. This will help you out a good bit, and provides a bit of reference material for you to go with. Make sure you take a look through the schema link, for the types of columns you can use in Laravel.

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