• Mailing List

    A Mailing List would be a list to which many Users are subscribed and whenever an authorized User posts to the Mailing List, all subscribers would receive the message. b2evolution allows something similar, but doesn’t call it a "Mailing… more »
  • Subscriber

    A Subscriber is a User who has subscribed to any of the following: Update Notifications on a specific Collection Update Notifications on a specific Post a Newsletter an Email Sequence more »
  • Recipient

    An email Recipient is an individual User who will receive an email: as part of an Email Campaign as part of an Email Sequence or because they are subscribed to updates on a Collection or a Post or who will receive any other type of email Notification… more »
  • Email Campaign

    An Email Campaign is one individual email message that is sent to a set of Recipients. This is almost like sending "bulk emails". However, with the "Campaigns" feature, each recipient may (and probably will) receive the email with… more »
  • Email Sequence

    An email sequence is a series of email templates that will be sent out in sequence to a Subscriber of the sequence. The delay between consecutive emails (Steps) in the Sequence can vary (typically a few days). Each Subscriber will receive the emails in… more »
  • Receiving private messages Panel

    This section allows you to edit whether or not you want to receive private messages and emails from other users. more »
  • Receiving emails Panel

    1 Email address: Your email address in the site. If the Reactivate after email change parameter is checked (see Account Activation Settings), any changed email address must be re-activated. In those cases, the site will send an activation link by email… more »
  • Installed Plugins

    Plugins add functionality to your weblog.If you are looking out for specific set of features or services to be added to your blog, then you might want to check already installed plugins which offer you this service. more »
  • Individual post subscriptions Panel

    This panel lets you manage your (or someone else’s if your are a User Admin) subscriptions to individual Posts/Topics/Items. Note: if you wish to subscribe to all Posts and/or Comments instead, see: Subscribe to Updates Widget. Before you have any… more »
  • Notification

    An email Notification will be sent out when a specific event occurs and a User has subscribed to these particular type of Notification. Notifications can be of different kinds, see: disp = subs. For example notifications are sent out when a User… more »
  • Newsletter Subscription

    A Newsletter Subscription is a particular kind of Subscription that happens when a User has subscribed to a Newsletter. more »
  • Update Subscription

    An Update Subscription is a particular kind of Subscription that happens when a User has subscribed to updates on a Post or a whole Collection. more »
  • Subscription

    A Subscription exists when a Subscriber has subscribed to any of the following: Updates on a Collection Updates on a Post A Newsletter more »
  • Newsletter Issue

    When a User/Subscriber is subscribed to a Newsletter, he will receive all future Issues of this Newsletter. more »
  • Update Notification

    An Update Notification is a type of Notification that will be sent whenever there is a new Post or a new Comment and a User/Subscriber has subscribed to these notifications. Users/Subscribers can manage their subscriptions through their User Profile. more »
  • SMTP

    SMTP means Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is the protocol used to communicate between mail servers on the internet. When b2evolution or PHP wants to send an email to a Recipient, it needs to contact a mail server (preferably directly the destination… more »
  • disp = pwdchange

    This Disp displays a form where the current User can change his password. This Disp also has an equivalent in the Back-Office; see: Password Tab. This, of course, only applies as long as the particular skin you are using doesn’t completely… more »
  • API

    API means Application Programming Interface. It describes a set of rules that allows 2 pieces of software to work together. In b2evolution, there are several types of APIs: The External APIs / Web Services that allows external and/or remote applications… more »
  • Post Views Counting

    Here is how b2evolution counts views on posts when "smart view counting" is turned on: 1) If the user is anonymous, multiple reloads of a single page (URL) from a given IP will only be counted once every x seconds, depending on the "Relo… more »
  • Where do I sign up to get my Blog?

    You typically do not need to signup for anything to use b2evolution. b2evolution is software you can download for free and install on your own web server. See System requirements for more information about web server requirements. If you don’t… more »
  • Do I need to provide my own website design?

    Yes and no, it all depends on your preferences. Yes, if you want to put your own design on your website and no if you?re fine with free and pre-installed evoskins and if you want to download additional skins from the b2evolution Skin Directory. Even… more »
  • How much does it cost?

    Four letter word – FREE. The reason b2evolution is free of cost for users is because it is an open source software released under the GNU General Public License. Numerous volunteers came up with this useful idea and decided to share this idea to the… more »
  • Run b2evolution On My Home Computer

    Running b2evolution on a local server (your own computer) is often desirable for testing, editing skins, running the CVS (latest development) version, or for a variety of other reasons. ‘’This is ‘'’not”’ a way to upd… more »
  • About Online Manuals

    b2evolution can manage interactive online manuals just like the one you are looking at right now. Main features: Similar to a Wiki but with added hierarchical structure Unlimited nesting of Chapters & Sub-chapters Easy linking between pag… more »
  • About Plugins

    One of b2evolution’s design goals was to not require plugins for most common situations, in order to avoid PluginHell?. For example, advanced features such as SEO options and Website Analytics are already integrated into the back office. This is… more »
  • Server Side Analytics

    b2evolution will start recording hits on your blogs out of the box, without the need for any additional stats or analytics package. You can see stats for all your blogs under the tab? in the back office. In addition to that, b2evolution 3.x also intro… more »
  • Overview of the Software

    More than a blog, more than a CMS, more than a Forum... b2evolution is a Content + Community Management System. more »
  • Item Subscriptions

    In this panel you can choose if Users are allowed subscribe to email notifications for Items/Posts. See also Subscriptions Panel for more options. more »
  • Comment Subscriptions

    In this section, you can allow users to subscribe and receive email notifications for comments on a specific post by checking the Email subscriptions option. This option is unchecked by default. more »
  • Emails don't arrive / Email notifications don't work

    b2evolution will send emails in a number of occasions: a user wants to register a user forgot his password and requested a new one a user wants to contact the admin a user wants to contact another user 1. Spam folder? First things first: have you… more »