• Upgrade from 2.x to 3.x

    Skins Upgrade b2evolution 2.x skins should work in b2evolution 3.x without modification. (see below if you have issues with the menu bar) However, if you want to take advantage of all the new features in b2evolution 3.0 you may need to add a few skin… more »
  • Use Case

    Want to practice UML?? It all starts with writing use cases. This is probably the most important step anyway No use case template is available yet, since this is still experimental here. However, here’s an example ‘'’What’s th… more »
  • Use RSS

    b2evolution has built-in support for RSS 0.92, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, and Atom feeds for both posts and comments. Anyone reading your site will automatically be able to discover your RSS feeds and subscribe to your site. Separate feeds exist for each individ… more »
  • User Permissions

    User permissions define what a user can and cannot edit, and whether they have access to the Back Office. more »
  • Validate as XHTML

    What is XHTML? XHTML is the next generation of HTML and is a hybrid between HTML and XML. XML was designed to describe data. HTML was designed to display data. XHTML is much stricter than HTML. Not all browsers support XML so XHTML provides an intermed… more »
  • Upgrading from 1.6.x to 1.8.x

    Skins Most skin files are the same, however there are small differences in _main.php. If you only have small customizations to your 1.6 skin, it may be easier to just take a default 1.8 skin and apply the modifications again. Otherwise, if you want to… more »
  • Version

    Stable release The most stable release can always be downloaded from the Downloads section. This is the version recommended for most users. Old releases A history of all previous releases is available here. We do not recommended that you use an… more »
  • Website Integration

    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 »
  • Wordpress to b2evolution tags

    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 »
  • Working With Skins

    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 »
  • Website

    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 »
  • Forum

    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 »
  • Online Manual

    An Online Manual is a collection of ManualPages? (same as Posts?) organized into a hierarchy Chapters? and sub-chapters, generally with specific ordering. more »
  • Collection

    A Collection is the generic term used in b2evolution to define a collection of Posts/Items/Articles/Topics/Manual Pages/etc. that are bound together to form a Blog, Forum, Online Manual, etc. By default, each of your Collections also becomes a Section… more »
  • Manual Page

    Synonym for Post or Item. more »
  • Photoblog

    A Blog used to primarily showcase a collection of photos. A Photoblog will generally use a Skin? optimized for viewing photos. more »
  • Topic

    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 »
  • Reply

    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 »
  • Comment

    When a Post is published on a Blog, SiteVisitors? as well as SiteUsers? can leave comments on that post (unless the option is turned off). Comments typically appear under the post. more »
  • Skin or evoSkin

    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 »
  • How to Change the Appearance of my Permalinks

    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 »
  • Blog All

    ‘’The "Blog All" tab was relabeled "List" beginning in version 2.0, and blog aggregation took a new approach that does not involve a Blog All pre-installed page. See List if you are using version 2.0 or higher.'’… more »
  • Desktop Blogging Tools

    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 »
  • CVS

    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 »
  • Creating an Antispam Plugin

    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 »
  • Introducing Stub Files

    ‘’b2evolution version 2.4 - See also files 1.x?‘’ In a nutshell A stub file is used to anchor a particular blog in a particular location of your website. For example, if you want your blog about beer to be located at http://… more »
  • Upgrade Skin from 0.9.2 to 1.8

    If you have a personalized skin that worked well with the 0.9.2 ([http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/evocms/b2evolution-0.9.2-2006-05-22.zip?download Sparkle]) release, this guide will show you what you need to do in order to make your skin work with th… more »
  • Changing title & description in the BackOffice

    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 »
  • Using a different skin and editing parameters

    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 »
  • Editing Widgets

    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 »