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Download Now! b2evo 5.0.8 (7.7 MB)

Version Changes Date Status Download
5.1.0-beta changes 2014-03-26 [Yellow] Beta Download 8.0 MB
5.0.8 changes 2014-03-01 [Green] Stable Download 7.7 MB
5.0.7 changes 2014-01-31 [Green] Stable Download 7.7 MB

 

Requirements

b2evolution can run on almost any web server featuring PHP & MySQL.

Installation procedure

  1. Download the latest stable version (see above);
  2. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file;
  3. After unzipping, double click on the file b2evolution/index.html for quick start instructions.

Standard upgrade procedure

  1. Download the newer version you want to upgrade to (see above);
  2. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file;
  3. After unzipping, double click on the file b2evolution/index.html for quick upgrade instructions.

The standard upgrade procedure works for upgrading from any version of b2evolution to any more recent version. b2evolution's installer/upgrader will automatically detect which older version you are upgrading from.

However, minor upgrades (3rd digit upgrade as in 1.8.1 to 1.8.2) do not require any database upgrade and you should be able to upgrade just by replacing a few files. See quick upgrade patches below.

For example: upgrading from 1.9.0 to 1.9.2 only requires to replace the application files (attention: make sure to properly update your /conf files!). No database upgrade necessary. This means you can also downgrade back to 1.9.1 or 1.9.0 as easily. You would not be able to downgrade to 1.8.x, though, without restoring a database backup.

Quick upgrade patches

No database upgrade is necessary if you only want to upgrade from a.b.x to a.b.y, for example, from 5.0.5 to 5.0.6. You can upgrade just by replacing a few files. Just make sure you properly update your /conf files.

From To Date Download modified files
5.0.7 5.0.8 2014-03-01 Download 267 kB
5.0.6 5.0.7 2014-01-31 Download 1.5 MB
5.0.5 5.0.6 2013-09-25 Download 1.2 MB
5.0.4 5.0.5 2013-08-02 Download 1.4 MB
4.1.6 4.1.7 2013-04-27 Download 142 kB
4.1.5 4.1.6 2012-11-23 Download 84 kB
4.1.4 4.1.5b 2012-07-24 Download 237 kB
4.1.3 4.1.4 2012-04-03 Download 221 kB
4.1.2 4.1.3 2012-03-02 Download 720 kB
4.1.1 4.1.2 2011-11-02 Download 1.1 MB
Any Newer   Simply download the regular release and
follow the standard upgrade procedure.

Note: no matter what version you have, you can always perform a regular upgrade (see above).

Migration procedure

If you want to migrate from b2/cafelog or Movable Type, just follow the instructions in the latest release.

If you want to migrate from Geeklog or Manywhere Miniblog, first import into b2evolution 0.9.2, then upgrade to the latest version.

If you want to migrate from any other blog tool, we recommend you try to export the contents to the Movable Type export format and then use the MT importer in the latest release.

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