phpList 3.6.1 released: Improvements for short URLs and PHP 8


A new version for phpList is now ready for download, introducing several changes. Version 3.6.1 includes improvements for short URLs,  PHP 8, minor changes for security enhancements and better documentation.


Changes to look for

New features

  • Log event for fetching URL success only when verbose is now enabled. The function fetchUrl() adds to the event log in several places. In all but one case that is when VERBOSE is enabled. Thanks to @duncanc or the implementation. Have a look at the Pull Request.
  • Remove leading HTTPS as well as HTTP when shortening a URL. Previously, when a URL was shortened for display, such as to show link clicks, a leading “http://” was removed but not a leading “https://”. Thank @duncanc for the implementation. Have a look at the Pull Request.

Functionality Enhancements

  • A JavaScript event has been disabled to enhance the security of the application.
  • Small fixes have been added to ensure the application works fine with PHP 8.


  • Documentation for UNSUBSCRIBE_JUMPOFF has been updated to be optimum. Thanks to @duncanc for the implementation.
  • Change results display to information so that the content stays on the page. See Pull Request.


This release is the work of Duncan Cameron and other Open Source community members who have submitted bug reports and valuable feedback, as well as phpList Ltd. developers. To get involved in phpList development, check out the developer resources pages.

Report any issues you find with phpList 4 core or REST API  to the corresponding repo on GitHub. Please read the contribution guide on how to contribute to these modules.


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