• Overview of the Software

    More than a blog, more than a CMS, more than a Forum... b2evolution is a Content + Community Management System. more »
  • File types list

    Displays a list with the type of files managed in b2evolution and the way to interact with the upload of those files. more »
  • I need further assistance...

    There are several FAQs in this manual: FAQ on b2evolution in general FAQ on Installation / Upgrade FAQ on Using b2evolution If you can’t find an answer in any of these, please ask your question in the forums. more »
  • Global Hits Summary

    The Summary sub-tab shows a table of daily totals of each type of hit on your site. If you’re looking for the total number of visits of all types to your site, look in the right column. You’ll also find a red X, which you can click to dele… more »
  • Advanced User Permissions

    This screen allows to set Membership and/or individual Advanced Permissions for each User on the current Collection. This is useful when you really need to give one specific permission to one specific user. However, most of the time, the best practice… more »
  • Front & Back-office Edit Screens

    b2evolution has 3 different screens for editing a Post or Item. more »
  • Why do I need Server Side Analytics (SSA)?

    Analytics let you see how your Site Visitors and Site Users actually use your site. Where they come from, what they look at, how long they stay, what they’re searching for, etc. Why not just use Google Analytics? Google Analytics will give you… more »
  • Collection Skin Settings

    This screen shows the skins that will be used by b2evolution to display your collection on a desktop browser / a mobile phone / a tablet device. These are the skins that b2evolution will use by default, that is: unless a different skin has been… more »
  • Collection Type Panel

    This is the type of your collection. Types can be: Standard blog: A standard blog with the most common features. Photoblog: A blog optimized to publishing photos. Group blog: A blog optimized for team/collaborative editing. Posts can be… more »
  • Slugs List

    This page allows you to manage all the Item Slugs of the site. The slugs list contains the following columns: Slug. The name of each slug. Important: if you have any doubt about the meaning or how to compose these names, we encourage you to read Slugs.… more »
  • Poll the antispam blacklist

    This task will poll the central antispam blacklist and refresh your local DB with the latest spam strings from the central base. more »
  • Email campaign list

    This screen shows the list of all Email Campaigns and lets you create new ones. [image:4820] Each campaign is shown with open & click stats. Each campaign is tied to a specific List. However it is possible to change the the list of a campaign after… more »
  • Organization Tab

    The "Organizations tab" is meant to be a another way to classify users inside the site, from this view could be created as many organization as wished, and the stored information for anyone of them is: the name of the organization and the URL… 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 »
  • Multiple authors

    When your blog is meant to be managed by several users with different kind of permissions, this parameters could be useful: Use advanced perms: checking this you will enable two additional tabs to control specific permissions level applied over… more »
  • Browsing posts pages (disp=posts)

    The following parameter could be set for the main page or post list of your site: Default blog page: Adds a <meta name="robots" content="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"> tag at the headline of the main page. The NOINDEX parameter aims… more »
  • Tracking Panel

    Enabling Tracking of unread content allow 2 things: users will be able to distinguish what they have already read from what they haven’t (useful in Forums for example) widgets like the Seen By Widget will be able to display who has read the… more »
  • Search Results Panel

    This panel allows you to configure how results are displayed per page on disp = search. more »
  • List Collections (REST)

    GET /api/v1/collections This lists the collections depending on their Show in Front-office list setting. Response is an array of Collections having each the following properties: Collection properties Name Type Description id integer Collection… more »
  • Automations List

    Shows the list of all automations. Each automation can be tied to several Email Lists. "AS" means "Auto Start": users who join the list will auto start in this automation. "AE" means "Auto Exit": users who leave… more »
  • Changing the collection type

    This allows you to change the type of a collection. Do this for example if you started with a photo album but want to transform it into a blog. Or if you started with a blog and realize it would be better presented ad a hierarchic manual. It is… more »
  • Collection base URL

    The Collection base URL panel lets you configure what the root URL of your collection will look like. This requires Collection Admin permission. [image:4640] Collection URL name: This is a short name used to uniquely identify this collection. It can be… more »
  • Cookie Settings

    These settings let you control the cookie domain and cookie path of the cookies that b2evolution will set (especially the Session Cookie?) when a user browses this collection. You should normally not change this, except if you are using multiple domains… more »
  • Assets URLs / CDN support

    This allows you to use a Content Distribution Network. This is also useful in case you are using a Multi Domain Setup, so you can choose which domain to use for loading your /rsc/ assets, your /media/ files and additional assests used by /skins/. more »
  • B2 API

    The b2 API is one of the APIs supported by b2evolution. Supported methods as of b2evolution version 2.4: * b2.newPost : new post call allowing to specify a category * b2.getCategories * b2.getPostURL : retrieves the permalink of a given post This… more »
  • Browser Hits

    This page only includes hits identified as made by a web browser (as opposed to an indexing robot/spider or an XML feed reader). * Refering searches: Hits coming from search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live, Ask or more. * Referers: Hits… more »
  • Single post pages / "Permalink" pages

    Make canonical If a particular post is requested with a twisted URL, do you want to automatically redirect to the right URL? It is useful if you change your URL scheme. This is also overly useful if you move posts or categories from one blog to anot… more »
  • Advanced Group Permissions

    This screen allows to set Membership and/or individual Advanced Permissions for each User Group on the current Collection. See List of Permissions for details on each of the possible permissions. Also, remember you can create as many User Groups as you… more »
  • Display options

    This section contains thee fields that you can set to change your display settings. Default blog to display This blog will be displayed on index.php. Create new blog » Order blogs by Select default blog list order. Order direction Select defaul… more »
  • Receiving Messages Panel

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