• A Site Visitor that is not logged in (yet), either because he has no user account (yet) or because he chose not to log in (yet). more »
  • 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 »
  • You can control every aspect of your blog’s functionality and appearance through several levels on customization: Backoffice settings Widgets Skins / Themes Skin parameters Plugins Customizing or Developing your own skins We… more »
  • 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 »
  • There are four types of blogs that you can use on a domain that has b2evolution installed on it. 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 has a method to automagically apply styles to each widget you might select for any given container. Your skin needs to use a special class caller in order to get the automagic classes to happen. After that, your style sheet needs to say what… more »
  • Generate your tracking code snippet The Google Analytics documentation about how to generate your tracking code snippet can be found here: http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1008080 The code snippet will look somethin… more »
  • Plugins allow you to extend the functionality of your blog. more »
  • The Front Office is the part of b2evolution that is immediately visible to SiteVisitors? when they arrive on the site. The Front Office typically has a customized look & feel provided through a Skin or evoSkin. Accessing the front office typically… more »
  • The Back-Office, also called the Admin Interface is the part of b2evolution you can access under /evoadm.php. It can only be accessed by Logged-in Users with appropriate permissions. See: Back-office Reference more »
  • Renderer plugins are plugins that will process the text of a blog Post or Item and render it in a more complex way than just plain text. Examples of this include: creating paragraphs, creating bold text, creating links, inserting images, inserting vide… 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 »
  • Skins allow you to customize the appearance of your blog. You can change your skin in the BackOffice under the Blogs > [Blog Name] > Skin tab. There are two sections in this tab: "Skins for this blog" and "Manage skins." The… more »
  • Your blog’s title and description can be changed in the BackOffice. To do this, go to Blogs > [Blog Name] > General. On this tab you will find several options you can edit for your blog. Title: The title of your blog is what appears in sear… more »
  • An ‘'’Antispam Plugin”’ is a plugin that implements methods to prevent/fight back at spam. Creating an ‘'’Antispam Plugin”’ is the same as [[CreatingPlugin|creating a "normal" plugin]]. This pag… more »
  • Overview b2evolution is developed in a central CVS? repository at [http://sf.net SourceForge.Net]. This allows users to grab any version of b2evolution they want, including the latest development version. The normal way of obtaining b2evolution is thr… more »
  • An ‘'’Antispam Plugin”’ is a plugin that implements methods to prevent/fight back at spam. Creating an ‘'’Antispam Plugin”’ is the same as [[CreatingPlugin|creating a "normal" plugin]]. This pag… more »
  • 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 »
  • A Skin or evoSkin in b2evolution is what gives its particular look and feel to a Blog or to a Collection of any kind. Some Skins specialize in displaying a Photoblog, a Forum or an Online Manual whereas many Skins are more generic and may work for a wi… more »
  • A synonym for Comment. In the Blog vocabulary we generally talk about Posts & Comments. In the Forum vocabulary we generally talk about Topics & Replies. more »
  • A Topic in a Forum is the equivalent of a Post in a Blog or more generally an Item in a Collection. A Topic is typically created by User asking a question and awaiting Replies. more »
  • A Blog used to primarily showcase a collection of photos. A Photoblog will generally use a Skin? optimized for viewing photos. more »
  • Synonym for Post or Item. more »
  • An Online Manual is a collection of ManualPages? (same as Posts?) organized into a hierarchy Chapters? and sub-chapters, generally with specific ordering. more »
  • A Forum is a particular type of Website (or a subset of a website) in which Users can have group discussions by creating Topics? and by replying to exising topics. Oftentimes (and this also what b2evolution offers), users will be given the choice to pa… more »
  • A website is a set of WebPages? you can access on the Internet by using a WebBrowser? on your computer, smartphone, tablet device, connected web-TV and possibly some other web-enabled devices. more »
  • An evoSkin is actually a collection of templates and subtemplates which control the layout of your blog. Skins are the easiest way to customize your blog because they are already packaged for use. Skins in b2evolution are roughly the equivalent of what… more »
  • This table lists wordpress tags and their equivalent b2evolution TemplateTags. Because these tags evolve frequently, please feel free to edit or report any discrepancies. <table border="1"> <tr valign="middle" style=&q… more »
  • While b2evolution can be used as a standalone blogging platform, it is also designed to be used as a blog/news/content manager to be embedded in a larger site. For example, our website - b2evolution.net - itself uses b2evolution for several sections su… more »