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    GoDaddy Pro updates: October 2020 edition

    Hi everyone,

     

    Here's our latest batch of monthly GoDaddy Pro updates - a quick n’ easy way to let you know what we’re working on. We’ll keep iterating and improving on these updates every month.

     

    Not a GoDaddy Pro member yet? Join for free to securely manage all your clients' websites and GoDaddy products from one place.

     

    GoDaddy Pro dashboard improvements (Sites and Clients)

     

    Changes:

    • Email notifications and digests now come from donotreply@godaddy.com
    • Uptime Monitor timeout increased from 5 to 30 seconds, reducing the number of false alarm notifications you receive (sometimes a site is just slower than usual)
    • Favorite plugins & themes, including those in Template Builder, will not show up if they're removed from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory

    Fixes:

    • Fixed a bug with Clients icon sizing
    • Fixed markdown formatting issues in Client Reports
    • Fixed issue with only 10 Uptime Monitor events showing under "display all details" in Client Reports
    • Fixed a bug on the WooCommerce page in Client Reports, where the total number of orders appeared in the Refunded Orders field

     

    Fix to WordPress Hosting upgrades & downgrades

     

    You can now upgrade and downgrade between WordPress Hosting tiers without contacting support.

     

    CoBlocks 2.4.0 released

     

    This release fixes a number of bugs and introduces two new features: block animations and downloading remote images locally when creating a page with our pre-made layouts. Here is the GitHub milestone with an account of everything that was accomplished this release.

     

    Website Security discounts

     

    Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month? It's a perfect time to do a security review on your client's sites.

     

    Consider our Website Security plans for protecting your clients. The Ultimate plan is currently 36% off. GoDaddy Pro members can also use their 30% member discount on the Deluxe plan

     

    We're also hosting web security webinars all month. Learn more and register on our GoDaddy Pro Events portal.

     

    Free SSL for Web Hosting Maximum and Business Hosting

     

    We're thrilled to announce the launch of AutoSSL for our Web Hosting Maximum and Business Hosting plans. AutoSSL grants every website a free domain-validated SSL certificate. Learn more about it in this Help article.

     

    SSL certificates now limited to 1-year terms

     

    SSL certificates are now only available for 1-year terms, due to changes made by the browser companies. We're still offering 2-year purchases, in which case you would receive two 1-year certificates. The certificates will still need to be updated each year.

     

    If you or your clients would rather not deal with the hassle of managing SSL certificates, you can purchase our new Managed SSL service. Our team will take care of the SSL setup and management on your behalf. Note that this service is only available for websites hosted on GoDaddy.

     

    Get involved, get showcased on GoDaddy.com

     

    Are you interested in sharing your expertise with new users? Contributing to the GoDaddy Blog? Participating in customer councils, feedback surveys or UX research? Having your work showcased on GoDaddy.com?

     

    Let us know! We're looking for volunteers. Submit a request for information and we'll follow up.

      

    Questions? Comments? Share your thoughts by dropping a reply below.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Andy McIlwain

    Senior Community Manager, GoDaddy Pro

     

    Senior Community Manager, GoDaddy Pro
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    Community Manager

    Great summary @Andy! Thanks for keeping us all informed. 

    Rachel

    RachelM - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at x.co/247support | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.