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  • Where is the Templates Tab?

    The Templates tab is provided as a way to edit your ‘'’Custom skin”’ (as opposed to ‘’any other skin'’). This is ‘'’not the prefered way to edit”’, but it is provided as an option for peo… more »
  • Display Recent Posts In The Sidebar

    b2evo 2.x and above Using the widgets system, you should add to your sidebar container a ‘'’Post list”’ widget. In 3.x series you can use the ‘'’Simple Post list”’ widget to include the recent posts from… more »
  • Recent Comments In The Sidebar

    Recent comments plugin The easiest way to accomplish this is to use the [http://plugins.b2evolution.net/index.php/2006/01/12/sidebar_comments Sidebar comments plugin]. For version 1.8.1 Make a new file in ‘your skin’ directory and call it… more »
  • Popup Comments

    <small>This page refers to 0.9.x</small> *Open up your [[Evoskins|skin]]’s _main.php file. *In the <code><head></code> section of the file, add this bit of code: <code><?php comments_popup_script() // Inclu… more »
  • Turn A Skin Into A Template

    ‘’This man page refers to b2evolution version 0.9.0.10, but should be applicable to most versions that support evoSkins‘’ This is useful if you want to integrate b2evolution into an existing site, and keep the same "look an… 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 »
  • FTP 101: How to upload and manage files on your web server

    This page tells you what you need to know to upload files to your web server and mange them using FTP, which stands for **File Transfer Protocol**, in case you wonder. This page tells you what you need… more »
  • Working with the Open Graph Protocol

    The Open Graph Protocol intends to turn any website in a social graph. The main idea behind this movement is to provide a simple and common way to share contents through social networks, letting social network providers to be able to manage incoming… more »
  • How to - Use "honeypots" in your forms

    This manual is made only for version 5.0.6 Contact form File: /blogs/inc/_core/_param.funcs.php… more »
  • Include Item Feedback

    You can customize the default item feedback by copying the generic /skins/_item_feedback.inc.php file into the current skin folder. Example <source lang="php"> skin_include( ‘_item_feedback.inc.php’, array( ‘be… more »
  • Change the way my blog looks

    Look in _main.php (in the directory of your choosen skin) for <?php $Item->Content(); ?> this gives a result like: <blockquote>”’=>Read more”’</blockquote> Change it to <pre><?php $Item-… more »
  • How To use Pop-Up Comments in your evoSkin

    How do I put pop-up comments in my skin? Open up your skin's _main.php file. In the <head> section of the file, add this bit of code: <?php comments_popup_script() // Include javascript to open pop up windows ?>Copy the _popup.php from the… more »
  • How to add a smilie to your toolbar

    This refers to b2evolution version 0.9.0 To add your own smilie to your toolbar, first you need to open up plugins/_smilies.conf.php in your favourite editor. Copy one of the existing smilies from the $this->smilies = array( and make sure you paste yo… more »
  • How to display the posts' author

    [Es] [Nl] This page applies to b2evo 0.9 In the MainTemplate, before or after where the post content is displayed, add the following code: Posted by: <?php $Item->Author->prefered_name(); ?> If you want to link to all the posts of a certain au… more »
  • How to display comments, trackbacks and pingbacks UNMIXED

    This man page refers to b2evolution version: 0.8.2-RC1 Feedback? is displayed by the _feedback template, which is usually included by the _main template. To display comments, trackbacks and pingbacks UNMIXED, use the following code snippet in the _mai… more »
  • How to turn a Skin into a Template

    This man page refers to b2evolution version 0.9.0.10, but should be applicable to most versions that support evoSkins This is useful if you want to integrate b2evolution into an existing site, and keep the same "look and feel" throughout. It also wil… 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 »
  • How to use b2evolution as a CMS

    This page is going to begin as my notes about using b2evolution as a content management system (CMS). I’m just going to jot down some notes as I work and later I (or someone) can come back and expand this into an article about how to use b2evolut… more »
  • How to Show the Assigned Author of a post

    The default [[Permalink|permalinks]] in b2evolution look something like:<br /> <nowiki>http://www.yoursite.com/blogs/index.php?title=post_title&c=1&tb=1&pb=1&more=1</nowiki> You can change this behavior to something c… more »
  • How to change the "Read More" link

    Look in _main.php (in the directory of your choosen skin) for <?php $Item->Content(); ?> this gives a result like: =>Read more Change it to <?php $Item->content( '#', '#', 'Read More', '' ); ?> for a result like this: Read more Change… more »
  • How to upgrade a b2evo blog template to an evoSkin

    This man page refers to b2evolution version: 0.8.2-RC2 This explains how to make an evoSkin out of a regular blog template. Of course, you could also start from scratch by editing the custom skin. The idea is to customize the custom skin by using your… more »