HESK™ PHP Help Desk Software

HESK CHANGELOG

Changes in 2.3
- a "What You See is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) editor for Knowledgebase articles
- import tickets into Knowledgebase articles
- automatically assign tickets to appropriate staff
- staff can change status of tickets
- two new ticket status options: On Hold, In Progress
- staff can set ticket priority to "Critical"
- view what staff is currently online
- create tickets from email (email piping)
- support for sending emails using a SMTP server rather than PHP mail()
- improved ticket sorting algorithm and new sorting options.
- change default ticket display and sorting in the admin homepage
- find tickets by email and sequential ticket ID
- brute force protection for both ticket view and staff login
- Hesk is now IPv6 ready
- fixed bug where required custom fields with value 0 would return an error
- fixed bug where emails were sometimes not sent to all staff when changing ticket category
- fixed bug where knowledgebase article count wasn't updated properly
- fixed a potential security issue on servers with PHP register_globals enabled
- renamed "Close ticket" to "Mark as Resolved" for clarity
- renamed "Archived" to "Tagged" for clarity
- you can require customers to enter both ticket ID and email to view a ticket
- modified ticket ID format so it is easier to read and repeat
- limit view of unassigned tickets to staff
- a number of error-handling and interface changes to make Hesk even more user friendly
- a number of minor changes and fixes.

Changes in 2.2
- assign owners to tickets (assign tickets to individual staff members)
- admin panel shows last repliers' name
- more information can be entered into e-mails (category, message, ticket owner, custom fields)
- staff can now submit tickets
- added reporting features
- added staff private messages
- check for duplicate tracking ID
- improved ticket searching
- fixed bug where edit_post rewrites session variables when register_globals is enabled
- fixed bug where e-mails and URLs don't show correctly when editing ticket
- fixed bug where last replier didn't show correctly after deleting a post
- lock/unlock individual tickets
- new way of suggesting KB articles
- ticket history log (who closed, opened, locked or unlocked a ticket)
- more user-friendly error and success message handling
- added checks to fight CSRF-type attacks
- generate URLs that will pre-load category selection when submitting new tickets
- settings will now accept localhost URLs
- purge attachments when the ticket is deleted
- disable customer setting ticket priority level
- a number of minor changes and fixes.

Changes in 2.1
- Full support for multiple languages
- Knowledgebase articles can now have attachments
- Increased custom fields number to 20
- Checkboxes now supported as custom fields
- Autologin feature
- Staff can edit all ticket details
- New redirect options after replying to a ticket (settable in Profile)
- Canned responses can be appended to the message instead of replacing it
- A read-only access to private knowledgebase by all staff
- Fixed numerous small bugs and issues thanks to large code testing and screening
- Improved security
- HESK moved to www.hesk.com Web site, links within the script updated accordingly

Changes in 2.0
- Updated user interface
- Fully featured knowledge base (categories, articles (counting views, able to rate), search, ...)
- Display of latest and top articles
- Before a ticket is submitted HESK will suggest matching Knowledgebase articles
- You can add notes to tickets (hidden from customer, viewable by staff)
- Limit features for staff (not just Administrator/Staff, now you can enable/disable individual features for individual users)
- Rating of staff replies (Helpful/Not helpful)
- Up to 10 custom field now
- Custom fields can be text, textarea, select or radio button
- Disable list users in admin
- Remember staff username
- Default ticket listing by status (new, waiting reply first) then priority
- Staff passwords encrypted - not simple SHA1, but multiple times
- Admin files moved to "admin" folder
- Added prefix to database names
- Autoclose tickets after X days
- Adjust server time to match your local time
- Updated anti-SPAM features
- And many other changes

Changes in 0.94.1
- Fixed an XSS vulnerability on some servers (reported by Nemanja Avramovic, www)
- Changed the way file uploads are handled

Changes in 0.94
- Added support for custom fields (up to 5)
- Added file attachments
- Added anti-SPAM security image
- Added canned responses
- Settings are now edited from the admin panel
- New ticket statuses (New, Replied, Waiting Reply, Resolved)
- Ticket ID reminder
- And many other changes (too many to list here)

 

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