• The goal of this feature was to count real views and not robot views or repeat views. more »
  • What is a linkblog? A linkblog is a simple way to add content to the sidebar of your regular blog without having to change any skin files or add any content manually. The linkblog is actually just a regular blog which gets inserted into the sidebar of y… more »
  • Importing Posts and Comments b2evolution has some built in importing features which you can use or modify to help import your blog from another blogging system. Importing from Movable Type # Use MT’s export functionality to create a .TXT file co… 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 »
  • If you have a Mac, the easiest way to turn it into a local webserver is to install MAMP. Head over to http://www.mamp.info/ and download MAMP. (You don’t need the Pro version.) Follow the installation instructions for MAMP and then go back to… 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 »
  • b2evolution’s integrated file manager lets you upload images, sounds, videos and any kind of media or documents that you can then attach to your collection posts. Admins can also use the file manager to edit skin templates online. more »
  • There are several permissions involved: The user needs to be in a User Group that has at least View permissions for "Files" (to browse files) or Add/Upload permissions for uploading (see the User Groups: File Permissions) The user needs to… more »
  • evoSkins are basically collections of template files inside of a skin folder. This is the organization of templates inside a skin folder. Main templates At the very least, a skin folder like /skins/myskin2 must contain a main template file named in… more »
  • If you are reading this, you probably encountered a file permission error within your /media directory. The /media directory is the directory on your server where b2evolution will store all the files/images you upload to your blog. Apparently, b2evolu… more »
  • Principle The goal of crumbs is to prevent a hacker from being able to blindly carry out actions on your blog by tricking you into clicking on a link. For example, let’s suppose a hacker sends you an email containing a link saying "click h… more »
  • This page explains the function of all the folders and files found in the b2evolution root folder. more »
  • The Plugin Settings tab shows a panel for each installed plugin which offers collection/blog specific settings. All installed and enabled renderer plugins are by default included in this list. Also those plugins that support specific "by… more »
  • This tab allows you to set the meta data for your collection. more »
  • Got a question? Got a problem? Where can you find help? more »
  • This man page refers to b2evolution version: 0.8.9 Main upgrade Follow instructions provided with your distribution. As always, it is very wise to do a backup of your current website / blog / database (depending on what you already have) before start… more »
  • A few antispam techniques : b2evo comes with a blacklist. Update that frequently. (This is found in admin/antispam/request abuse update). Change the directory/folder name for your trackback and comments from <em>htsrv</em> to any other val… more »
  • Everytime you upload a file to b2evolution, it calculates and saves a unique hash code based on the content of that file. By storing these hash codes in the database, it is possible to compare them and detect which files are identical from all the files… more »
  • This panel allows you to manage two specific features of the comments. Letting commenters rate the post by adding stars, using a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 as the lowest and 5 the highest. Letting other users vote for the published comments as being helpful… more »
  • This panel provides extended configuration for handling files and folders. more »
  • These settings are use when b2evolution sends out notification emails to users of the site. Sender email address This is the address that will appear in the ‘From:’ field of notification emails sent by b2evolution. Sender name This i… more »
  • Here you can choose whether a user has access to blog stats and messaging. You can also edit their ability to view, edit and upload files, as well as the maximum number of threads they can start. more »
  • Adding images to your post can be done through both the simple and expert text editor screens. more »
  • This screen lets you configure the settings needed to decode returned email. more »
  • Adding a video to your post is similar to embedding other types of media. You can use either text editor to do this. more »
  • Forum functionality has been integrated into the b2evolution platform in a clever and easy-to-use way. There is no need to install or configure additional plugins. Many of the settings used to manage blogs also apply to the forums. To understand how the… more »
  • This section is only available after enabling the SMTP Gateway feature. This panel lets you select which email service you would like to use as the default. The available options are: Regular PHP "mail" function and SMTP gateway. There is also… more »
  • b2evolution internally uses a unique function (send_mail()) through which ALL outgoing emails are piped. This function logs all emails it tries to send into this list. If an email does not appear here, b2evolution didn’t even try to send it. By… more »
  • Download the language pack(s) you need from http://locales.b2evolution.net . Unzip the downloaded language pack(s) it into the /locales folder that you will find in your b2evolution file structure. If possible unzip your language-packs into the right… more »
  • Suspicious files are those that have received votes as Inappropriate or Spam. In this table you could check details of any of them in order to make decisions on how to proceed. more »