• _local.php

    The file /conf/_local.php is not included in the b2evolution distribution. However, if you create it, it will be loaded after all other configuration files. Use this file for local configurations that you do not want to overwrite in case of an automatic… more »
  • _maintenance.html

    In the /conf folder there is a file called _maintenance.html. If you rename this file to maintenance.html (no _ at the beginning), it will put your b2evolution website into maintenance mode, serving a 503 "Not Available" response to any user… more »
  • File properties

    Properties File name: Changing this value, the file will be renamed. Don't worry, this is a safe way to do it, so, in general, you will not break anything in your site. Type: This information is taken from the File types according the type that matches… more »
  • Poll Widget

    This widget can be placed virtually anywhere. Create a poll in the Site’s Polls Tab then enter the Poll’s ID in the widget settings: [image:6730] more »
  • Polls List

    This is where you create polls that you can later user in various places with widgets. Each poll is uniquely identified by its ID. Permissions to access and edit polls can be controlled in the Group Additional Permissions. more »
  • Poll Form

    Creating a Poll When you create a poll you can enter: A poll owner who will later be able to manage the poll answers. A poll question. For example: "What’s your favorite car brand?" Up to 10 answer options for the poll. For example:… more »
  • Directory and File Permissions

    What are file permissions? UNIX/Linux file permissions are a way to control who can read and/or write files on your hosting account. On a shared hosting server, this will (on [http://b2evolution.net/web-hosting/ serious web hosting providers]) prevent… more »
  • Typical Web Hosting Installation with Automated Installer

    Here’s the typical procedure you will follow: Chose a web hosting company and go to their site. Select a hosting plan. The entry level hosting plan is typically enough. Just make sure it includes at least one MySQL Database (sometimes just… more »
  • Styling widgets

    b2evolution has a method to automagically apply styles to each widget you might select for any given container. Your skin needs to use a special class caller in order to get the automagic classes to happen. After that, your style sheet needs to say what… more »
  • Widget

    A Widget is a display element the administrator can place into a Container in order to display something specific at this place. There are many different widgets available and each can be configured in a variety of ways. Skin designers only add widget… more »
  • _overrides_TEST.php

    The file /conf/_overrides_TEST.php is not included in the b2evolution distribution. However, if you create it, it will be loaded after all other configuration files. Use this file for local configurations that you do not want to overwrite in case of an… more »
  • Ping

    In blog sites context, this mechanism consists in send an specific message to other site every time a new post has been published. There are plenty of reasons to use this and they lay over your needs and the service provided by the remote host. For… more »
  • Comment moderation

    In this section, you can configure the status and moderation of comments, starting with choosing a value for the New feedback status option. This parameter let you to stablish the default value for comments made by non moderators, which means moderators… more »
  • Cities import

    Note: The fields separator is semicolon. more »
  • How to add custom CSS

    With CSS code, you can easily change the colors, sizes, margin, fonts and other presentation attributes of your web pages. Each b2evolution Skin comes with a CSS file that defines the presentation styles of that skin. Most b2evolution skins also offer… more »
  • Caching and Cache Levels

    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 »
  • Post Renderers Panel

    This panel allows you to select which Renderer Plugins should apply to your post. Configuring this panel This panel may have more or less available renderers, depending on the configuration in the collection plugin settings. more »
  • Images & Attachments Panel

    The Images & Attachmentsfieldset appears in b2evolution 2.5+. more »
  • Post Advanced Properties Panel

    Have a Myspace blog? Have a b2evo blog? Wish you could somehow sync the two up without cutting and pasting? more »
  • Post Categories Panel

    The categories fieldset is located at the top of the right column on both the Simple and Expert tab|post editing screens. more »
  • Post Properties Panel

    Featured Post Controls whether the Post should appear as featured on the front page of the collection. Check the box if you want the post to be a featured post. Hide teaser Controls whether we want to hide the Teaser of the post once we have clicked on… more »
  • Post Comments Panel

    Depending on the Post Type of the current Post, this panel allows you to control posting of comments on the current Post. You have the choice of leaving comments open or closed for each post you write. Close the comments when a post attracts too much… more »
  • Plugin Documentation

    README.html To provide help for users of your plugin, you should ship with a README.html file. This file should be a standard HTML file, so it is viewable with any browser. Additionally, you should attach HTML IDs to paragraphs or DIVs which describe… more »
  • List of Plugin Hooks

    Below is the list of all plugin Hooks as of b2evolution 6.7.8. For more information about each method, look at the source code: in the "test plugin" class (greatly enhanced in v6.7.8) in the Plugin class itself. Plugin information (settings,… more »
  • Guided Tour - Taking Control

    This page will guide you through the process of taking control of your site. We will show you: How to customize your site; How to add & remove collections; How to change the look & feel; How to add & remove content. At the end of this guide… more »
  • List of Permissions

    These permissions operate on posts of the current Blog/Collection. This means posts that have their main category in this Blog. Attila: are extra categories used? Permissions Explained Is member This permission allows the User(s) to see posts pu… more »
  • Guided Tour - Back-Office

    In this page, we will walk you through the Back-Office a.k.a. the Admin Interface. This is the place where you do all the administrative tasks that the general public of your site doesn’t have access to. (Note that you can actually set very… more »
  • Localizing b2evolution

    So you want to localize (mainly translate) b2evolution to your own language? Here’s how to do it with minimum effort by using the gettext system provided by b2evo. If this is the first time you are dealing with localization and/or gettext, you may… more »
  • System requirements

    In a nutshell: you need a webserver with PHP 5 and MySQL 5 or later. more »
  • Restoring a database backup

    A database backup is typically an SQL file with a name like b2evo_db.sql or b2evo_db.sql.gz. Th .gz at the end means the file is compressed with gzip. If you want to restore such a backup on your existing or a new server, there are several ways: I… more »