Social CMS software. Designed to make you happy.

Rapid Setup. Cool features. Low Maintenance.

b2evolution is a Social Content Management System. It smoothly runs your blogs or your website. It also provides
a place for your community to gather and interact. Everything is included. 100% Free Open-Source. No extra plugins required.

  • Total Control

    Be the Master of your Domain

    b2evolution runs on your own domain, your own web server or web hosting account and your own terms! 

    You're the only one who decides what's on your site, how it looks like, who has access to it and whether or not you want to put any ads on it...

    Customize everything

    • Choose a different Skin: Example 12, original
    • Customize your skin with skin settings
    • Add, remove and re-arrange skin widgets as you please
    • Optionally customize your CSS
    • If you fancy, dig into the 100% open-source PHP code
    Your Own Domain
    b2evolution runs your site on your own domain. It can also run on a subdomain and/or in a subfolder.
    Site-Wide Header
    This customizable header can be used as a top-level navigation menu for your site.
    Header Container
    Though this will typically display the Blog title, you can configure which widgets appear here and in which order.
    Sidebar Container
    You can configure which widgets appear here and in which order.
    Same Content, Different Skin
    Changing skins doesn't change the content. I just gives a different look to your site (or a section of your site).
    Same Widgets, Different Styles
    When changing skins, your widgets remain in the same order, but each skin may style them differently.
  • Multiple Blogs

    Multi-blog support allows great flexibility for your website:

    • Organize your areas of interest into different blogs;
    • Have one blog for each member of your organization, community or family;
    • Use different skins for different blogs as appropriate;

    Done Right!

    b2evolution was designed for multiple blogs from Day 1!

    • All skins & plugins are compatible with multiple blogs;
    • Each blog can run in a different subfolder, different subdomain or entirely different domain, all with a single b2evoution installation;
    • Easily move posts and comments from one blog to another;
    • Cross-post into multiple blogs at once!
    Configurable URLs
    You can configure the base URL for each of your collections. In this case we chose a sub-folder.
    Intro Posts
    When you write an intro post, it always appears before regular posts. You can write a global intro but also specific intros for your categories or tags.
    Sidebar Contents
    You can use widgets to present filtered content from the current collection or from a different one. In this case we're showing content from the Photos collection.
  • Share your Photos

    Photo Albums

    Organize your photos into Albums and show them off in a neutral design that lets your art shine!

    Albums open into contact sheets of thumbnails of customizable size. Each thumbnail can be viewed in full screen through a lightbox which allows zooming in to the highest available resolution of your photos.

    Slideshow mode & keyboard navigation included.

    Photo Blogs

    If you prefer a linear story with added text, we also have skins just for that!

    Albums View
    This page shows your albums. Clicking on an album will open the Thumbnails View.
    Thumbnails View
    This page shows thumbnails for all photos in an album. Clicking on a thumbnail will open the photo in a lightbox.
    Zooming in on details
    If the original image is of higher resolution than the viewer's screen, the mouse cursor will turn into a spyglass allowing the user to zoom in on any part of the image.
  • Stay in touch

    By adding forums -- a.k.a. Bulletin Boards -- to your website, your community can stay in touch with each other by sparking conversations on the topics they care about.

    b2evolution's forums can be enabled on your site in 3 clicks. No plugin necessary. No integration issues.

    Feature highlights

    • File attachments in discussion threads
    • User profiles & directory
    • Private messaging between users
    • Advanced multi-level moderation
    • Efficient spam killing features
    Easy Personalization
    As always in b2evolution, you can configure what widgets you want to appear in your Header and Menu containers. In addition, skins like the Forums skin easily let you change the colors used in their design.
    Width Switcher
    For users with large screens, this lets them instantly switch between narrow and large (fluid) view, depending on their preference. Note: this has to do with user preference, it has nothing to do with being RWD or not.
    Familiar Look & Feel
    The default Forums skin looks exactly how most people expect a forum to look like. But of course, you're welcome to use a different skin!
  • Publish with structure

    Blogs are collections of posts, typically organized by publishing time. Manuals, books and other forms of online documentation, on the contrary, require a more structured hierachy of chapters and sub-chapters.

    Collaborate on one or more Manuals

    Each manual can have its own assigned contributors. Each page can have its own attachments (images, videos, downloads) as well as a feeback/comment feed if needed.

    Manuals can be navigated hierachically or searched in full-text. You can also easily create transverse hyperlinks from one page to another using an easy Wiki-like markup.

    Tree-View Browsing
    The most distinctive feature of a Manual-type collection is that its contents are organized into Chapters and Sub-Chapters rather than a linear-by-date ordering.
Your site powered by b2evolution
  • Total Control
  • Total Control
  • Total Control
  • Multiple Blogs
  • Share your Photos
  • Share your Photos
  • Share your Photos
  • Stay in touch
  • Publish with structure

If you already have a website ...

 Download Now!
b2evo 5.0.8 (7.7 MB)

It's 100% Free Open-Source.

Then follow the easy setup instructions to install b2evolution on your site and start adding content in a matter of minutes.

If you're looking for beta/other versions, skins, plugins or language packs, please check out the Downloads section.

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Why b2evolution is the smart choice for your website ...

100 % Free

b2evolution is Free Open-Source Software (FLOSS) licensed under the GPL v2 license.

100% Your Rules

You own your website. You choose who gets access and what different groups of users can see.

Runs Anywhere

All you need is a web server equipped with the ubiquitous PHP & MySQL technologies (LAMP).

Rapid Setup

Your site can be up-and-running in minutes. The install process is quick & easy.

Easy Upgrades

b2evolution requires less 3rd party plugins than any other CMS. Say hello to 1-click upgrades!

Save Time!

Everything you need is integrated. No extra plugins or configurations are required.

Industrial Strength

b2evolution's team has been involved in web security and performance since 1997.

Efficient Antispam

Powerful comment spam & fake-user blocking algorithms + 1 click delete if any spam gets through.

Built-in Analytics

b2evolution's Server-Side Analytics tracks what Google can't show you: RSS, AJAX... even spambots!

Marketing Tools

b2evolution features integrated subscriber and email campaign management + Goal Tracking.

What existing users say ...

The richest blog software; not because it has the most, but because it needs the least.
A rock-solid, set it and forget it CMS. After configuring it, I only focused on writing stories for my site, that's it.
I'm discovering just how much I hate Wordpress. Why make templates so hard to use? @b2evolution is so much better.
I love the B2evolution Blog, got three of them right now in our family. Very clean core file...

What's New ?

Mar, 27 b2evo 5.1.0-beta released »
The general focus of this 5.1 release is to add the features we felt were missing in 5.0 that did not require deep changes to the 5.0 code and DB structure. Among quite a few new features, here are some highlights... Full story »
Mar, 17 About the home page redesign... (and b2evo 5.1) »
So far b2evolution has been like organic food applied to CMS software: it is the Best Quality Ever but it had no flashy packaging to advertise for it. Well it turns out people like flashy packagings. So let's try to pimp our packaging a bit, shall we? … Full story »
Mar, 05 b2evo 5.0.8 (stable) released »
This is mostly a security/bugfix update. Although the security risks are moderate, we do recommend this upgrade for all users. Full story »
Feb, 21 Reworking the homepage »
Time to eradicate the ugly stuff. You might have noticed a few changes on the homepage. It's nowhere near final yet. It's more of a first step towards rebuilding it cleanly. We started by removing a lot thing that were not needed. Did we go to far?… Full story »
Feb, 03 b2evo 5.0.7 (stable) released »
This is a maintenance release addressing all bugs identified since version 5.0.6. It also features a few small enhancements. Full story »