• I need further assistance...

    There are several FAQs in this manual: FAQ on b2evolution in general FAQ on Installation / Upgrade FAQ on Using b2evolution If you can’t find an answer in any of these, please ask your question in the forums. more »
  • Base URL

    Base URL of b2evolution The Base URL of your b2evolution installation is the web address you use to access the directory where b2evolution is installed on your web server. When you type this URL into a web browser you access the default collection/blog… more »
  • multiblogs.php

    Some users may want to present multiple, separate blogs together on one page. The multiblogs.php file is a proof-of-concept file which will display 3 blogs of your choosing at the same time. You can see an example on the demo site: http://demo.b2evoluti… more »
  • summary.php

    Summary.php is included with every installation of b2evolution as an example of how to put the latest 3 posts from every blog on a single ‘’summary'’ page. If you only have 1 blog, or only have 1 blog and a linkblog, you might not need… more »
  • Make an XML Site Map

    b2evolution comes with 2 files that generate XML sitemaps if you need them. Start with sitemap_a.php if you want a sitemap for a single blog ot with sitemap_blogs.php if you want a sitemap for your whole site (all blogs). more »
  • contact.php

    This is a script that displays a contact form allowing to contact the owner of the b2evolution installation. This file no longer ships with b2evolution v6+ because the same functionality is provided in a more integrated way. However you can download… more »
  • a_noskin.php

    a_noskin.php is a file found in your base directory (the /blogs directory in the installation package) which has a very specific use. It is provided as a way to list the output of your blog without including the layout and styles of a skin. This will pr… more »
  • Migrating from MovableType

    There’s an import script, available through the Tools Tab in the BackOffice? that lets you import your MovableType blog into b2evolution. [[Category:Upgrade]] [[Category:Migration]] [[Category:Importing]] more »
  • Category pages

    The following parameters could be set for the category pages of your site: Category URLs: how to format the URL of the category directory Use param: cat ID. E-g: http://example.com/blog1.php?cat=123 Use extra-path: sub-category. E-g:… more »
  • Blog or Weblog

    A weblog (often web log or blog) is a website which contains periodic, reverse chronologically ordered posts on a common webpage. Individual posts (which taken together are the weblog) either share a particular theme, or a single or small group of… more »
  • I get file permission errors. How do I fix them?

    Please see the following pages: Directory And File Permissions Media File Permission Errors ((security/)) more »
  • FTP

    FTP means "File Transfer Protocol". It is used to transfer files from one computer to another over the internet. In the context of using b2evolution, you may need FTP to transfer the b2evolution files from your home/work computer to your web… more »
  • Translation Guidelines

    These guidelines are for Translators. What tool to use As explained here, the best way to work on translation for your language is to use the Transifex online service. Transifex has the following distinctive features: If multiple translators translate… more »
  • Plugin / Apply Rendering

    ‘'’Apply rendering”’ defines when a Plugin? should apply to rendering. This is currently only used when [[Item|Items]] get displayed ("rendered"). This setting can be changed in the [[Settings_tab#Plugins|Plugin Setti… more »
  • Internationalization (i18n) Guidelines

    General Rule All strings in PHP that need to be translated to a different language should be included in the T_() function like this: on your strings. This is the case for: Debug messages, including: all messages that appear in the debug info at the… more »
  • Contributing to b2evolution

    Contributions are welcome! Anyone can contibute... there's so much to do: development of course (PHP, Javascript...) but also graphic design (icons, skins, Flash skins...), translation, documentation, testing, security checking, support... and even eva… more »
  • Prune old hits & sessions (includes OPTIMIZE)

    This task will avoid that your sessions and hitlog tables grow indefinitely. It should typically run once a day (preferably at a low traffic time for your site). more »
  • Include Disp

    This handler includes a "second level" a.k.a. "disp" template based on the value of the $disp variable, i-e: based on the type of content that should be displayed on the current page. more »
  • Datetime

    We use the term datetime just to make it clear that a date, like the IssueDate for example, includes an exact time, not just a day date. more »
  • RSS/Atom hits

    Sometimes, your content could be directly accesed from a special kind of applications known with different names (news agregators, feed readers, RSS readers, etc.), but with a common feature: aggregate feeds from different sources… more »
  • Online Manual

    An Online Manual is a collection of ManualPages? (same as Posts?) organized into a hierarchy Chapters? and sub-chapters, generally with specific ordering. more »
  • Book

    A book is a high level data structure. A book is subdivided into Chapters and subChapters to an infinite nesting level. (Sub)Chapters in turn contain Articles. more »
  • Chapter

    A Book is divided into several chapters and subchapters to an infinite nesting level. Synonym for Section. more »
  • Topic

    A Topic in a Forum is the equivalent of a Post in a Blog or more generally an Item in a Collection. A Topic is typically created by User asking a question and awaiting Replies. more »
  • Forum

    A Forum is a particular type of Website (or a subset of a website) in which Users can have group discussions by creating Topics? and by replying to exising topics. Oftentimes (and this also what b2evolution offers), users will be given the choice to pa… more »
  • Meta Category

    A Meta Category is a particular type of Category used to "categorize categories". More pragmatically, a Meta Category can contain sub-categories but it cannot contain Posts directly. A meta category is often used to group Forums together for… more »
  • CCMS

    Content + Community Management System. b2evolution is a CCMS. more »
  • CMS

    Content Management System. b2evolution is a CMS. more »
  • Comment

    When a Post is published on a Blog, SiteVisitors? as well as SiteUsers? can leave comments on that post (unless the option is turned off). Comments typically appear under the post. more »
  • Photoblog

    A Blog used to primarily showcase a collection of photos. A Photoblog will generally use a Skin? optimized for viewing photos. more »