• _local.php

    The file /conf/_local.php is not included in the b2evolution distribution. However, if you create it, it will be loaded after all other configuration files. Use this file for local configurations that you do not want to overwrite in case of an automatic… more »
  • Dev Menu

    When developing skins, enabling the little Dev menu can be very useful. How to enable the Dev menu In the _advanced.php, change the following lines: /** * Do you want to display the "Dev" menu in the evobar? * This allows to display the dev… more »
  • Settings to Decode Returned Emails

    This screen lets you configure the settings needed to decode returned email. more »
  • SMTP Gateway

    This screen allows you to select the primary email service to use to send out emails, configure SMTP server or PHP mail settings, and perform tests on email sending. more »
  • SMTP Server connection settings

    This panel allows you to enable the use of an STMP server and configure its connection settings. more »
  • Search Results Panel

    This panel allows you to configure how results are displayed per page on disp = search. more »
  • After Installation / Upgrade

    Completing installation Once your installation is done and basically working, there are still a few tricky things you should definitely take care of: * When you edit any of the config files, be careful ‘'’not to add any extra blank lines&… more »
  • Standard Upgrade Procedure

    The latest documentation for upgrading to a higher version is included in your blog bundle, specifically in the doc directory. For example: doc/upgradefrom_b2evo.en-UK.html. The following instructions refer to the upgrade documentation included with ver… more »
  • Auto-Upgrade Procedure

    There is a built in automatic upgrade feature in recent versions of b2evolution. However this is still experimental and we still encounter some bugs here. Thus, at this point we still recommend you use the Standard Upgarde Procedure? until this has p… more »
  • Quick Upgrade Procedure

    Note: This method has been deprecated in favor of the Auto-Upgrade Procedure. In some restricted cases detailed below, you may not need to go through the Standard Upgrade Procedure. However, you can always use the Standard Upgrade Procedure for any… more »
  • Auto Upgrade

    This is an experimental feature allowing b2evolution to automatically upgrade itself. There are still quite a few cases in which this feature can fail (like insufficient memory on the server). Therefore we do not recommend you use it at this time, unle… more »
  • Site Dashboard

    The Site dashboard gives you an overview of your whole website, including a list of all collections on this b2evo installation, models that can be used as template to start your own collections, general system metrics and important updates from… more »
  • Item Types

    Item Types (previously called Post Types ) allow you to define the characteristics of a set of Items/Posts by specifying its usage and enabling certain features for each type. This allows for forum topics to behave a little differently from blog posts… more »
  • General Item Type Settings

    Usage This allows you to specify how items under this type will be used in the site. The usage will generally affect how the item type will be displayed in the site. For more information on usage, please read: Item Usage Template name This allows you to… more »
  • Comments / Feedback Area

    Note that comments can be disabled at the Post level, the Post Type level or the Collection level. When comments are enabled, you will see something like this under each post: Logged-in Users [image:9050:] Anonymous Users For anonymous users the form… more »
  • PHP mail() function settings

    This panel is useful only if you are sending email through PHP’s internal mail() function, i-e through your webserver’s SMTP service. On some web hosts, the defaults params that b2evolution passes to the mail() function will not be accepted.… more »
  • UNIX Directory and File Permissions

    What are file permissions? UNIX/Linux file permissions are a way to control who can read and/or write files on your hosting account. On a shared hosting server, this will (on [http://b2evolution.net/web-hosting/ serious web hosting providers]) prevent… more »
  • User Groups: File Permissions

    General file access Are group members allowed to view the File Manager and use file attachment son posts? No access Different perm levels depending on Allowed File Roots. See below as well as List Of Permissions. Edit unlocked files in all File Roots.… more »
  • disp = contacts

    This Disp is displays the list of contacts the current User has established on this b2evolution installation. more »
  • disp = catdir

    This Disp is used to display a hierarchical view of categories and sub-categories of a collection. This, of course, only applies as long as the particular skin you are using doesn’t completely override the behavior of b2evolution’s default… more »
  • disp = activateinfo

    This Disp is used to display instructions to Users on how to activate their account. They can also use it to request for a new activation email if needed. This only works if In-skin login is activated in In-skin Action Settings. This, of course, only… more »
  • disp = comments

    This Disp is used to display the latest comments of the current collection. The display is controlled by the settings found in the collection Features > Other displays > Latest Comments. This, of course, only applies as long as the particular skin… more »
  • disp = arcdir

    This Disp is used to display a directory of archive pages. The type of archives being displayed can be configured in the collection Features > Other > Archives Panel. This, of course, only applies as long as the particular skin you are using… more »
  • disp = access_requires_login

    This Disp is similar to disp = login and is used when the current collection is private and actually requires the User to login before displaying the content. Collections can be made private through the Collection Permission Settings. This only works if… more »
  • disp = access_denied

    This Disp is used when the current collection is private and the current User is not allowed to access it. Collections can be made private through the Collection Permission Settings. This, of course, only applies as long as the particular skin you are… more »
  • disp = 404

    This Disp is used when b2evolution cannot find or understand what information is requested through the URL. Different behaviors can be configured through the SEO Settings > Other pages Panel. Details about the cause of the 404: You can determine the… more »
  • Front Page

    By default, collections like blogs display a list of most recent posts on their front page. But for other types of uses, it may make sense to display something else, especially a custom front page. You can set what to display on the front page on this… more »
  • Post Moderation Panel

    In this section, you can configure some options related with the moderation of the posts. You can enable anonymous users to create new posts by checking the New posts by anonymous users option. This is typically used in forum collections. Take note that… more »
  • [poll:] Poll Tag

    This short tag allows the display of the Poll Widget within the content of any post/article/page. Syntax [poll: Poll ID : Custom title : Custom question ] Poll ID: ID of the poll to display. Custom title: Optional title to use instead of the default… more »
  • Clean up email logs older than a threshold

    This task will delete all email logs that are older than the set time interval. more »