Hello! I am new in using b2evolution. I am seeking for an importer tool from WordPress to b2evolution. Have any body worked on it?
If anyone has the problem of xml_rpc plese let me know.I have the latest version of 9.1.
eeek.. this wont install on Mysql 5.+
keeps giving me an error saying that a default value does not exist, this is because NOT NULL is selected for every table? Fix for this ?
I would like to do my part in making this one more popular.
All listed items are good and part of good security practice.
I was hacking around in the “Amsterdam” code and went pale when I saw how it was handled there :-(.
my vote for this one!
For one the search feature doesn’t seem to find anything if you search using Japanese text.
I’d be very keen to see some further implementation of the user levels - could be useful. But what about separating the editing of COMMENTS from POSTS? The current antispam restrictions are very user unfriendly for innocent visitors trying to comment. It would be nice to have a user status which over-rides antispam (for admins), as well as a default entry-level permission for unverified users.
I’m witing for this to happen…
Yes, I want this feature. When will it be added?
okay for the ( ) enclosing.
Not okay for the serialize. The cookie MUST remain human readable (because of the paranoïds out there).
Because other variables can get stored there later, I’d say to rather use a more strict format to allow parsing of it,
like at least:
We should also consider (un)serialize().
Of course, this must be safe against injections in either case!
I did a hack along these lines but did NOT include a user interface. I really like the idea of “> or >=” your current level (or group). To me it’s both a feature (when you want collaboration) and a flaw (when your bloggers are entirely independent authors), and therefore should be something the admin can define on a blog-by-blog basis.
The problem with saying “your local copy is more than N days old” is that we are obligated to publish a new spammer within that time frame. Once I recall a case where central wasn’t updated for quite some time, so, if a time limit based on last update was implemented it would be possible for no one to report. Another issue is that updating the blacklist won’t purge the hitlog table of all hits that would have matched. Therefore the person who has an up-to-date list will still have spam in their logs, and should still report those ‘referers’ they deem spam.
I suggest altering the message(s) the reporter sees each time they report. If they do not have the latest update time stamp (or something reasonably close…) they get “thanks for reporting/adding - and UPDATE YOUR LIST!!!". I suppose it would take including the settings value as part of the update, which won’t help those on an older version, but it’s a potential step for the future.
Another idea along these lines is probably more complex than this topic allows for, but I’ll throw it out anyway. If a reported term is not explicity in the blacklist but would have been blocked by a published keyword the user should get a prompt telling them it’s already covered by “nnnnn” but thanks for adding to the report for that specific term. This way the user can see that blahblah-foo-bar.spammer.tld is already banned by -foo-, and *maybe* figure out there’s more layers to this onion than meets the eye.
Back on track: Now that I’m on the inside I embrace topanga’s concern with the difficulty of dealing with new reports that would have been banned by an up-to-date keyword list. Clearly, from a central list management perspective, something needs to be done to educate the users and deal with new domains that are already covered.
Bottom line: whatever you do, please think about the new user who doesn’t know all the ins and outs and is trying to take part in the Great Battle. Anything that stops them from reporting might make them decide to not play at all, but something that informs them will probably make them a better player.
I don’t agree with that request. I emptied my 3,000 keyword blacklist because it was too long and a few tens of spammers were spamming my blogs. Test long blacklists is CPU time consuming. My host complained about my CPU usage…
However, I still reporting new spammers and even if I update my antispam blacklist on a regular basis, I remove all the new keywords one by one. Updating, then removing all the new keywords would do the same as reporting new spamming keywords without updating the antispam blacklist…
We could do that based on the last updated date.
How much should we tolerate? 1 week?
If we make it too long, people will still report irrelevant spam.
If we make it too short, they won’t be able to report spam if we don’t update the list on our end.
A better way would be to has a date with “last checked” and force that to less than an hour or sth like that, but it’s a little more work to implement ;)
The patch for version 1.2 is available here on SourceForge.
It would seem that a new vulnerability with the xmlrpc code has been discovered since the most recent b2evo patch (see http://phpxmlrpc.sourceforge.net/)
The xmlrpc code should be updated to version 1.2 asap (would seem to be quite vulnerable until it is). The new version of xmlrpc removes all use of the eval() function which should prevent future vulnerabilities of this type.
I have been testing this in Japanese and haven’t found too many problems. One problem was that some templates have hardcoded text in them and so the translations don’t come through.
What other issues are there?
This functionality is the feature that is keeping me from moving to b2evolution. Wordpress 1.6 has added wysiwyg via the TinyMCE
That’s a great idea. I was just trying to figure out how to do that over the weekend by modifying the MySQL database… it’s not really easy or possible with the version I have (0.9.0.10).
Andre, it’s possible with WinRAR 3.30.
WOW! I’ll add your site to my bookmarks.
It is impossible to extract the Patch Zipfile with 7-zip and PowerArchivier on Windows XP SP2.
Gelijk maar even b2evolution (de software achter dit weblog) geüpdate (schrijf je dat zo?) Ik wil natuurlijk niet gehackt worden.
P.S. Ik ga ook die rare smilies uitzetten want ze zien er niet uit.
P.P.S. Laatste post vandaag. Als het zo doorgaat hoe…
i was wondering, when will you update the “stats” engine + Banning function of B2evolution.
I explain, when you have thousands of spam referers, it would be easier to have ” des cases a cocher” to ban referers instead of banning them 1 after 1. you simply could select all you want, and ban them in few clicks. that would be a very great improvement for sure :)
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I would love to see a wysiwyg function on B2evolution. I am used to using a wysiwyg to manage my website, and it would be cool to be able to control the look and feel of my b2 blog using an easy to use wysiwyg.
For example I would love to be able to add the google adwords in the text area easily or change the header area to look like the rest of my main website without having knowledge of PHP or CSS.
This woule make B2 just about perfect, since it already is a wonderful Content Management System.
It would definatly help to eliminate accidently clicking the wrong arrow. I know that’s happened to me.
I must really like the unpopular requests :(
While I would love everyone and thier dog to wake up to the rss solution, there are many people who simply don’t understand what an RSS reader is, much less know how to download, install, and use a program other than IE (grrr…). For those of us that are publishing blogs which are geared toward other computer type people, this seems silly.
However, for those of us publishing content in order to make the knowledge more managable and accessible to people who only know how to use a web browser and email, this is an invaluable addition. Please add it soon…pretty please? I’ll bake an apple pie for whichever dev gets it in the next release the fastest :)
I’m sad that this is on the ‘not popular’ list. Hopefully someone will be spurred on to implement this.
Currently I am using protected posts in categories to allow only members to see the posts. There are many other categories I would like to include, but these other categories would need to have thier links hidden from non-members. Hence my wish that this would be developed.
What I would want is for the category’s status to control whether the link to that category is visible. For instance, if it was set to ‘protected’, the links in the sidebar and footer for this category would only be shown for users who are logged in and members of that category.
your posting is very unspecific.
Nope, there seems to be a more recent one - see my blog post about the exploit.
but there’s no NEW security risk, it’s only the old one from january, right?
Pinging on b2evolution has been solved
Well it is up and working, I have issues with a few sites but things are going well.
I now have a fully functional ping system in b2evolution.
What this means is that I can go to Settings, Pings and enter in a new site. The site is then updated …
Comment preview also can help prevent comment spam
I second this idea. I can’t even find a hack to add this functionality to b2, and it’s really a shame. I love this program but, on the other hand, I need as an option! Hopefully it will get in some future release.
I am using Safari and there is a very odd problem with displaying b2. when I go to the blog and click on “log in", Safari displays the page in Japanese chracter set out of no where. I tested the pages with IE and Netscape on Mac and those two browsers display the page in english just fine. I can’t seem to find where the hack b2 is picking up japanese characters.. Any ideas?
Personally, if you do a search, the categories will not be searched: We use b2evolution with great happiness, with 20 personal blogs on the intranet, and one consolidated blog.
People are free to make their own categories.
If I do a global search, I would like to see that categories can be searched as well.
Is there any way doing this, if not, could you consider this to be added?
I vote for this too. I want to use b2ecolution for all my blogs, but need to import three wordpress blogs. A way to import to a specific blog would be great.
Additional cleanup made in the “Paris” release (0.9.0.11).
If you use stub files it’s an easy hack. http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?t=1908
I’m all for this one. I run a small hosting business with a few personal blogs and it sure would be nice to be able to allow users to have their URL in the blog URL.
Thanks for a great app!
i use them and i managed to fix them..
you have to change the line 127 in _class_archivelist.php to:
” group BY week DESC".
and it will work
Welby, your last words make me fear you’re confusing pingbacks with directory pings. The directory pings are working fine and addign new sites will be a matter of plugins. The real pingback on the other hand had the worst code in the land.
The real pingback problem is described here
re writing the enitre of the ping backs class is on my todo list … so its coming soon.
i’ll definatly keep in mind that it should be easy to add new sites to ping
Btw, kiesow, impelmenting this does not remove any of the existing features of b2evo.
Fixed in Madrid, apparently.