• Dev Menu

    When developing skins, enabling the little Dev menu can be very useful. How to enable the Dev menu In the _advanced.php, change the following lines: /** * Do you want to display the "Dev" menu in the evobar? * This allows to display the dev… more »
  • Simple Linkblog Links List Widget

    Simplified Item list for listing links from another blog. Note: this widget is removed in version 6.7.1+ because we don’t have a unique type for "Sidebar Links" any more. However you can still achieve the exact same behavior with the… more »
  • Simple Sidebar Links List Widget

    This widget will display a list of all posts of type "Sidebar Links" found in the current collection. Note: this widget is removed in version 6.7.1+ because we don’t have a unique type for "Sidebar Links" any more. However you… more »
  • Custom Site Skin

    Future versions of b2evolution will include customization through the Back-Office. In version 6.6 you need to manually duplicate and edit some files. The files responsible for displaying the header and the footer can be found in the /skins_site… more »
  • Users' Pictures Widget

    This widget will display a list of profile pictures (typically random) registered on the site. Clicking on a profile will lead to the user’s page (disp = user). more »
  • Using bootstrap classes in footers

    Very often we want to have several widgets/sections in the footer of our website. By default, if we insert several widgets in the footer container (or any other), they would be placed one below the other, which is usually not what we want. In most… more »
  • disp = login

    This Disp is used to display a login form. This is basically the login page of your site (or at least one of them). This only works if In-skin login is activated in In-skin Action Settings. This, of course, only applies as long as the particular skin… more »
  • .htaccess File

    In the /blogs folder there should be a file called .htaccess . This file optimizes the way the Apache web server works with b2evolution? If you used the standard b2evolution installer, this file will probably be already set up properly. However, if in… more »
  • I can't post "spam" to my own site!

    If you feel b2evolution detects spam or security issues too often in what you posts to your own site and you don’t want to hear about it any more, you can disable all the SPAM and Security checks on the Administrators account. See: Blogging… more »
  • Sent Emails

    b2evolution internally uses a unique function (send_mail()) through which ALL outgoing emails are piped. This function logs all emails it tries to send into this list. If an email does not appear here, b2evolution didn’t even try to send it. By… more »
  • I have a MySQL error

    Common SQL errors and how to resolve them at: mySQL docs more »
  • Meta Comments

    Meta comments are non-public comments visible only by editors of a given post (Users who have permission to edit that post). The meta-comments allow editors to discuss the contents of the posts when a team discussion is needed to work on the post. Meta… more »
  • Use of Custom Fields

    Read the Custom Fields page for more information on creating custom fields. more »
  • Use of Comments

    When comments are closed for a post, comments previously entered on this post are still displayed. When comments are disabled for a post, comments previously entered on this post are NO longer displayed. more »
  • Use of Location

  • Use of Advanced Properties

  • CSS Guidelines

    See ale Coding Standard Guidelines. Do NOT write CSS, write LESS! Always write your code to a .less (or .sass) file and let Grunt compile it to a .css file and even a .min.css file. Use Grunt all the time Learn to use grunt in the background. It will… more »
  • Skin Quality Control

    When you develop a new skin, you should check that it matches a set of standards so that it will work effectively in a variety of situations, for a variety of users and so that it is as much future poof as possible (best compatibility with future… more »
  • Codebase Overview

    This page explains the function of all the folders and files found in the b2evolution root folder. more »
  • Display Settings

    This section is where you can manage and configure the settings of how and what the File Browser will display. more »
  • Black thumbnails with red error message

    Black thumbnails saying "Ewr-access" or ".evocache folder read/write error! Check filesystem permissions." [image:526:] [image:528:] That message means b2evolution cannot create or access the thumbnail image file or a directory to… more »
  • Site Dashboard

    The Site dashboard gives you an overview of your whole website, including a list of all collections on this b2evo installation, general system metrics and important updates from b2evolution.net . General information This section displays some… more »
  • Set system lock during backup

    There are three different lock options during maintenance backup. Below you can find the pros and cons for each: 1. Maintenance mode - this is the most recommended option Description: The site is not usable during this mode, a 503 - Service Unavail… more »
  • Known Issues

    2004-01-01 Pingbacks Pingbacks won’t work with PHP 4.2. opensocket() implementation seems to be buggued in PHP 4.2. Pingbacks work fine with newer versions of PHP. Please note that pingback implementation itself was buggued in b2 but has bee… more »
  • How to write a new plugin

    This man page refers to b2evolution version 1.6 The easiest way is this: Make a copy of the file _test.plugin.php Rename the new file to _newname.plugin.php (choose whatever newname you want) Open the _newname.plugin.php file. Renam… more »
  • Creating A Plugin

    An ‘'’Antispam Plugin”’ is a plugin that implements methods to prevent/fight back at spam. Creating an ‘'’Antispam Plugin”’ is the same as [[CreatingPlugin|creating a "normal" plugin]]. This pag… more »
  • Skin/Plugin XML Descriptions

    This page specifies possible tags, attributes and values for the xml files describing the skins, and possibly the plugins, their latest version, etc. In the end I think we have 3 to 4 different xml file formats: * 1) skininfo.xml which ships along wit… more »
  • CVS

    Overview b2evolution is developed in a central CVS? repository at [http://sf.net SourceForge.Net]. This allows users to grab any version of b2evolution they want, including the latest development version. The normal way of obtaining b2evolution is thr… more »
  • SourceForge

    We have two projects hosted on [http://sf.net SourceForge.Net]: * The b2evolution repository at http://sf.net/projects/evocms * The (new) [[PluginsRepository|b2evolution plugins repository]] at http://sf.net/projects/evocms-plugins more »
  • Post Moderation Panel

    In this section, you can configure some options related with the moderation of the posts. The Default status option allows you to specify the default Visibility Statusof every new post as follows: as Public, which everyone can see (not a highly… more »