• Validate as XHTML

    What is XHTML? XHTML is the next generation of HTML and is a hybrid between HTML and XML. XML was designed to describe data. HTML was designed to display data. XHTML is much stricter than HTML. Not all browsers support XML so XHTML provides an intermed… more »
  • Skin Checklist

    Use this checklist to make sure your skin is ready for distribution. General * Did you include the EvoBar? ** Does it display correctly when logged in? All "global" styles that impact the evobar need to be made more specific, for example… more »
  • Pro WordPress Theme Conversion

    The quick tips on WordPress Themes? can be used to get a quick working prototype in b2evolution. However, for professional skins converted from WordPress themes, you will also want to look at the following: * Use the "evopress" skin in b2evo… more »
  • Evoskin and A Template

    The following refers to b2evolution version: 0.8.2-RC2 and is obsolete. See 2.0. What’s the difference between an evoskin and a template? *An evoskin is actually a collection of templates and subtemplates which control the layout of your blog. Sk… more »
  • Edit Evoskins

    CSS files Being able to change between pre-made evoskins is great, but sometimes you want to customize your skin a little further. If you just want to change colors, column widths or background images, then all you need to do is edit the css file for… more »
  • Working With Skins

    An evoSkin is actually a collection of templates and subtemplates which control the layout of your blog. Skins are the easiest way to customize your blog because they are already packaged for use. Skins in b2evolution are roughly the equivalent of what… more »
  • Upgrade Skin from 0.9.2 to 1.8 Head LineByLine

    This page shows a line by line description of the changes to the head generating portion of your _main.php file, and what you need to change to upgrade your skin from 0.9.2 to 1.8. If you do not have any custom tags in your personalized skin you can fo… more »
  • Upgrade Skin from 0.9.2 to 1.8 Head All

    If you have a personalized skin that worked well with the 0.9.2 ([http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/evocms/b2evolution-0.9.2-2006-05-22.zip?download Sparkle]) release, this guide will show you what you need to do in order to make your skin work with th… more »
  • Upgrade Skin from 0.9.2 to 1.8 Support Files

    This page shows changes you need to make, files you can delete, and files you need to add in order to upgrade your personalized skin from 0.9.2 to the 1.8 version of b2evolution. These changes are only part of the whole! You must also upgrade your ski… more »
  • Upgrade from 2.x to 3.x

    Skins Upgrade b2evolution 2.x skins should work in b2evolution 3.x without modification. (see below if you have issues with the menu bar) However, if you want to take advantage of all the new features in b2evolution 3.0 you may need to add a few skin… more »
  • Upgrade from 1.6.x to 1.8.x

    Skins Most skin files are the same, however there are small differences in _main.php . If you have only small customizations to your 1.6 skin, it may be easier to just take a default 1.8 skin and apply the modifications again. Otherwise, if you want… more »
  • Upgrade from 1.10.x to 2.0.x

    Settings required after the Upgrade * All your blogs will be assigned to the default skin again * Go to Global Settings > Skins and install any third party/custom skin you want to use; you may also remove skins you don’t want to use * Go to… more »
  • Upgrade from 0.9.x to 2.x

    These guidelines were provided by Dave Kulju This isn’t a comprehensive list but here are some of the ones I remember… <source lang="php"> php skinbase() </source> changed to <source lang="php">… more »
  • Upgrade from 0.9.x to 1.8.x

    Make sure you start by following the [[Upgrade_from_an_older_version|general upgrade procedure]]. Once the new version is installed, you may need the information below for fine tuning… Stub files Overall, stub files remain the same. However,… more »
  • Upgrade from 0.9.x to 1.6 alpha

    Skins If you use a custom skin, at the very minimum, you’ll have to change the following: * Replace the part <nowiki><base href="<?php skinbase() ?>" … /></nowiki> just with <nowiki><?php s… more »
  • Upgrade from 0.9.x to 1.10.3 or 2.4rc2

    Upgrade from 0.9.x to 1.10.3 or 2.4rc2 If you are still running a 0.* version you NEED to upgrade. EVERYTHING from back then is obsolete and unsupported, and more importantly you’re missing out on lots of really cool stuff. Now that we know you&#… more »
  • Upgrade Skin from 1.6 to 1.8

    If you already have a personalized skin that works with b2evolution 1.6 and you now want to upgrade it to work with 1.8, then this guide shows you how. Luckily, there’s not much to it. Head plugin hook There’s a new plugin hook that allo… more »
  • Upgrading from version 0.8.9

    This page is about upgrading from version 0.8.9 to 0.9 Please see the instructions bundled with the distribution for general upgrade instructions and come back here once you have finished general upgrade. Default skin In some situations, you may ge… more »
  • Upgrading Evoskins

    Note: Since version 2.0 and above, there is barely any need to worry about upgrading your skins any more from one version of b2evo to the next. This page is mostly for users who have a legacy skin to upgrade. Introduction You put a lot of time and ef… more »
  • Upgrade Skin from 0.9.2 to 1.8

    If you have a personalized skin that worked well with the 0.9.2 ([http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/evocms/b2evolution-0.9.2-2006-05-22.zip?download Sparkle]) release, this guide will show you what you need to do in order to make your skin work with th… more »
  • Does b2evolution support my own language?

    Depending on what version you're looking at, b2evolution supports multiple languages - from German to Spanish, to Russian to Chinese, and more! You can navigate through the list of available language packs for download here. These language packs are a… more »
  • User::get_identity_link()

    This template tag displays registration link. Example <source lang="php"> user_register_link( $before = ‘’, $after = ‘’, $link_text = ‘’, $link_title = ‘#’, $disp_when_logged_in = false… more »
  • Item::author()

    This is not in any 2.1 skin (yet), but it works just fine: Display author/creator of item. The tag can display not only author/creator name, but also his/her avatar. Example <source lang="php"> <?php $Item->author( array(… more »
  • Tag Item Deadline Date

    Display deadline date (datetime) of item. This tag is useful when workflow is turned on for a blog. Example <source lang="php"> $Item->deadline_date( $format = ‘’, $useGM = false ); </source> Parameters <… more »
  • How do I locate the ID of any collection?

    Sometimes you will need to know the ID of a particular collection in order to perform a variety of actions. This ID is an unique integer number that identifies your collection under the b2evolution instance. To locate this number please follow this ste… more »
  • Localizing Plugins

    Plugins that do not get shipped with b2evolution have to provide their own translations. Inside your plugin’s directory (e.g. <code>example_plugin/</code>), create a directory called <code>locales</code>, where you create… more »
  • How to call a blog through xyz.php instead of index.php?blog=x

    This man page refers to b2evolution 0.9.2 Let's assume you have a default installation of b2evolution: Blog All can be accessed through index.php?blog=1 Blog A can be accessed through index.php?blog=2 Blog B can be accessed through index.p… more »
  • Multiple Blogs

    One of the strengths of b2evolution is that it is able to handle multiple blogs out of the box. As a matter of fact, on most installations it will come with multiple blogs pre-installed. Multiblog Scenarios Multiple blogs can be used in several diff… more »
  • Guidelines for Writing Manual Pages

    Adding or editing manual pages requires special permissions and is reserved to manual editors. If you spot an error, please leave a comment on the page containing the error. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please leav… more »
  • b2evolution Vision / Main Use Cases

    It is assumed that readers have a general knowledge of the World Wide Web. These are very high level use cases. Detailed use cases are linked underneath (when available). Blog tool Motivation: publishing news/information easily and efficiently o… more »