• You can access your personal settings through two locations in the back office. more »
  • In order to add content to your site you first need to log in, then click the 'Write' option in the menu bar at the top of the page. more »
  • Each User is part of a User Group. A default User Group is assigned to new users when they register. This can be configured in the RegistrationSettings?. Each User Group has specific permissions that may differ from other User Groups. When Advanced P… more »
  • A SiteVisitor that has successfully registered on the b2evolution installation. more »
  • Widgets are small applications that can be inserted into your blog. You can edit widgets in the BackOffice using the Blogs > [Blog Name] > Widgets tab. The widgets tab lists containers that represent different areas of your blog, such as the head… more »
  • Migrating from WordPress is easy. First you need to export the contents from your WordPress blog. You will obtain an XML file. Then all you need to do is import the XML file into B2evolution using the XML Importer. more »
  • If your b2evolution installation cannot reach b2evolution.net to download updates, check any firewalls that may block the download. For example, on RedHat servers you may need to disable or change the configuration rules of SELinux. more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • b2evolution v5 features a phpBB import tool. We used this tool to migrate our own forums from pbpBB (v2) to b2evolution (v5). Here are the steps you should follow: Set up a new b2evolution installation on your final domain or on a test domain… more »
  • /conf/_basic_config.template.php is not used by b2evolution after installation. It is only here to serve as a starting point to create _basic_config.php more »
  • This is a very annoying error kind of error! First let us be extremely clear about 2 things: 1) you should always backup your site, and especially your database before attempting an upgrade. 2) this kind of error does NOT happen randomly. It happens… more »
  • If your computer is running Linux it may very well already include a local web server. If not, you may install XAMPP from this site: http://www.apachefriends.org/download.html Once you have a local webserver (Apache, PHP & MySQL) installed, you can… more »
  • Widget Plugins are just regular Plugins like all the others. When we call one a "Widget Plugin" though, it means that it provides an additional Widget for b2evolution to use in the Collection Widgets List?. A Plugin can provide Widget… more »
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a set of techniques that make your web pages adapt to the screen size on which they are viewed. b2evolution v6+ uses the Bootstrap framework as the core layer for achieving RWD. b2evolution also takes care of resizing… more »
  • Google offers many webfonts that your are free to use. You can pick and choose here: https://fonts.google.com Once you have selected the fonts you are interested in, here’s how you can quickly add them to b2evolution without editing any file. (If… more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • A Newsletter Subscription is a particular kind of Subscription that happens when a User has subscribed to a Newsletter. more »
  • 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 »