• Item Content Widget

    This is the widget that displays the content of a post on disp = single. This is done by including the template _item_content.inc.php, which can be customized in each skin. The reason this template is wrapped in a widget is that it makes it possible to… more »
  • Item Tags Widget

    This widget displays the tags associated with a specific post. The widget is pre-installed in the Item Single Container? in some collections. more »
  • Small Print Widget

    This widget displays the small print typically found below a post. It is preinstalled in some collections in the Item Single Container?. Different display formats are available in the widget settings. more »
  • I made a change but my blog is not updated

    By default, b2evolution saves a cached version of all your public blog pages and only refreshed that cache every 10 minutes. This is very handy in case one of your blog posts gets very popular, as it allows you web server to serve the page really quick… more »
  • Prune old files from page cache

    The /_cache folder will accumulate many files over time that may no longer be needed. This tasks will clean up the files that are no longer needed. more »
  • Coding Standard Guidelines

    These are guidelines you should follow to make your code match the existing b2evolution code. The goal is to keep the coding style consistent throughout the whole project. more »
  • Debugging

    Before you try to debug anything, start by checking if you have caching turned on for your blog. If so, you may be seeing bugs that are cached but no longer exist. Turn caches off to make sure you see what’s going on in real time. Enable Debugging… more »
  • 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 »