b2evolution is a Content Management System (CMS) aimed at making it easy to build and maintain websites for sharing information and collaborating with your community.
From a simple homepage to a blog, a photo gallery or a newsletter... all the way up to a full-featured community site with forums, members directory and private messaging, b2evolution includes everything you need in a single integrated package (which saves you time on setup and upgrades).
b2evolution is Free Open-Source software that you can download and run on the web-hosting service of your choice.
100% Your Rules
You own your website. You choose who gets access and what different groups of users can see.
b2evolution v6 fully leverages HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and the Bootstrap Responsive Web-Design framework.
b2evolution's team has been involved in web security and performance since 1997.
b2evolution requires less 3rd party plugins than any other CMS. Say hello to 1-click upgrades!
Once b2evolution is installed on your own web server or web hosting account, you might want to introduce your website with a home page.
Change the photo, the title, the intro text... and you've got your very own homepage.
When you're done with the home page, you can start adding more sections (a.k.a. Collections) to your site. They will appear in the main navigation bar at the top...
With 3 additional clicks your website gets a blog section.
Write something. Hit "publish". It's live!
You may also immediately start customizing your site design:
Multiple blogs can be used as different sections of your website.
You could also have loosely connected blogs by letting each member of your organization, community or family customize their own space to their own taste.
b2evolution was designed for multiple blogs from day one and makes management really easy:
Organize your photos into Albums and show them off in a neutral design that lets your art shine!
Albums open into contact sheets of thumbnails of customizable size. Each thumbnail can be viewed in full screen through a lightbox which allows zooming in to the highest available resolution of your photos.
Slideshow mode & keyboard navigation included.
If you prefer a linear story with added text, we also have skins just for that!
By adding forums – a.k.a. Bulletin Boards – to your website, your community can stay in touch with each other by sparking conversations on the topics they care about.
b2evolution’s forums can be enabled on your site in 3 clicks. No plugin necessary. No integration issues.
Manuals, books and documentation often require a structured hierarchy of chapters and sub-chapters, contrary to blogs, which are typically organized by date.
Each manual can have its own assigned contributors. Each page can have its own attachments (images, videos, downloads) as well as a feedback/comment feed if needed.
Manuals can be navigated hierarchically or searched in full-text. You can also easily create transverse hyperlinks from one page to another using easy Wiki-like markup.
It's 100% Free Open-Source.
Then follow the easy installation guide and learn how to install b2evolution on your own website.
Start adding content in a matter of minutes.
If you're looking for beta/other versions, skins, plugins or language packs, please check out the Downloads section.
The latest cutting-edge development version can also be found on GitHub.
We have pre-selected the best deals for you!
The web hosting companies on our list allow you to register your domain name, set up your email and initialize your website.
Most also offer 1-click installation of b2evolution on your site.
Whether you need cheap hosting for a few blogs, VPS or Cloud hosting for a more advanced site or even a dedicated server for a large community site, we have put together all the info you need to
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