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Sitelok V5.0 released

It's been in development for some time but we have finally released Sitelok V5.0!

New Control panel

The main change is to the control panel which has been completely redesigned and is now responsive and mobile friendly. It is also possible to translate the control panel to other languages or even white label it which is useful for web designers using Sitelok on their clients sites.

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New email editor

The new email editor and file manager make it easier to create and manage your email templates. Adding template variables is easier too as we use dialog boxes to request any required parameters.

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Other new features

Forms created using the built in form designers now use Ajax for a better user experience.

User export now exports just the fields you require with or without a header row.

If you are a Rapidweaver 7 user (as we are) we recommend updating to Sitelok V5 so code snippets generated are compatible.

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Paypal's changes in June 2017

If you use Paypal you have probably been receiving emails from them warning about upcoming changes. Most of these don't affect our products but the IPN change in June 2017 does require an update for Linklok Paypal and the Sitelok Paypal plugin. If you use Paypal with Linklok Mals no update is needed.

From June 2017 Paypal will require that the callback from IPN uses SSL. Don't worry as this doesn't mean you need SSL on your website as we can handle this directly within our code. However your server does need to be compatible with Paypal's requirement for TLS1.2. Most hosting companies have updated their servers to allow TLS1.2 to be used (other services require this too not just Paypal) but there are some older servers that may need updating.

Linklok Paypal

To be ready for June 2017 please update Linklok Paypal to either V3.0 (or above) or re-download any earlier version (all are updated with Paypal's changes). Downloads are available from Your Products page when you are logged in. Even if you are not eligible for free access to the latest version you will be able to download your current version updated with Paypal's requirements free of charge.

After updating you should test that your server is compatible. To do this go to

http://www.yoursite.com/linklokipn.php?testtls=1

If the test is successful then you are good to go. If the test fails then

1) Add this setting to linklokipn.php anywhere near your other settings.

$paypalusessl=false;

This will allow Linklok to continue working as it does now.

2) Contact your host and ask them to update OpenSSL used by PHP so that it supports TLS 1.2 before June 2017. Once they have done this you can test again and remove the setting you added in 1).

Sitelok Paypal plugin

To be ready for June 2017 please update the Sitelok Paypal Plugin to either V2.0 (or above) from the Sitelok Plugins page (you need to login). This plugin is free of charge.

After updating you should test that your server is compatible. To do this go to

http://www.yoursite.com/slpw/pay_paypal/tlstest.php

If the test is successful then you are good to go. If the test fails then

1) Add this setting to slconfig.php anywhere near your other settings.

$slpaypalusessl=false;

This will allow the plugin to continue working as it does now.

2) Contact your host and ask them to update OpenSSL used by PHP so that it supports TLS 1.2 before June 2017. Once they have done this you can test again and remove the setting you added in 1).

How to test your server before updating

Paypal have a test available to check your server. We have built this into Linklok Paypal and the Sitelok Paypal plugin but you can also run the test separately if you wish. To do this upload tlstest.php (from the zip below) to your site and visit it in the browser. If the test fails you should contact your hosting company and let them know.

tlstest.zip

Maintenance Tools plugin for Sitelok updated

The Maintenance Tools plugin has been updated to V1.1. This version fixes some bugs when used with Sitelok V4.6 and also adds an option to add users to usergroups.

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Sitelok V4.6 released

We have released Sitelok V4.6 which supports the latest security techniques for storing users passwords (if you enabled hashed passwords).

There are a number of other new features, improvements and bug fixes.

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Stripe Plugin V1.1 released

V1.1 of the Sitelok Stripe plugin has been released. This fixes a bug which stopped the session updating correctly in some cases.

Sitelok Stripe plugin