WHMCS One Invoice Billable Time Entries Without Sending Email

If you’ve used the WHMCS software billable time feature you know the invoice is created, sends email, and sets the same day as due date after generating the invoice from billable time entries.

The problem with this is it provides a negative user experience because it will be jarring to a customer receiving an invoice with no explanation AND due the same day received.

I looked numerous times for a solution or work around and finally found one that worked.

  1. Mark all your time entries to invoice on next cron.
  2. Visit the clients’ profile and click “Generate due invoices”
    1. WHMCS  will ask if you want to send emails right now or no.
    2. Choose no and visit the invoices tab.
    3. Each billable time entry will be it’s own invoice.
  3. Visit the invoices tab for the client. Fortunately invoices can be merged.
  4. If you have a lot of time entries filter by invoice status unpaid.
  5. Select all invoices that should be merged
  6. Click the merge invoices button.
  7. This will have pulled all the items in to a single invoice.
  8. Change the due date to something more appropriate before sending the invoice to the client.

I hope this helps someone who had the same issues for me.

Source: WHMCS Forum

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
  • PHP Programming

    PHP Type Hinting Arrays Using The Splat Operator

    It’s possible to type hint an array (sort of) in PHP without using a Doc block. Version 5.6 added a splat ...
  • Laravel

    Laravel Upgrade Considerations and Tips

    Laravel claims estimated upgrade times upgrading version to version, but this estimation may not be true for you. Upgrades take time ...
  • PHP

    Using array_reduce to Transform Data

    First, why we might transform data? If we have raw data from a database and need to send data to an ...
  • Programming

    Selecting Your Next App Dependency

    We often turn to open source or proprietary packages for adding functionality to our apps. Here are some key points and questions to ask when selecting your next dependency.
  • Tips

    Trade-offs

    As developers we work with non-technical people and we can do a better job connecting with them. Non-technical people don’t care ...
  • Life Pro Tip Tips

    Mental Snapshots

    Think back to a time where you accomplished something you had no idea how to do or when you accomplished something ...
Load More By Nick Escobedo
Load More In How-To's

Check Also

PHP Type Hinting Arrays Using The Splat Operator

It’s possible to type hint an array (sort ...