• 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. more »
  • Synonym for Post or Item. more »
  • A Blog used to primarily showcase a collection of photos. A Photoblog will generally use a Skin? optimized for viewing photos. 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 synonym for Comment. In the Blog vocabulary we generally talk about Posts & Comments. In the Forum vocabulary we generally talk about Topics & Replies. more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • WARNING This feature is deprecated. It still works but recent versions of b2evolution allow a very wide range of URL schemes, including aliases and tiny URLs. Therefore the preferred method is to Mod Rewrite all your URLs to index.php and let… more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Plugins allow you to extend the functionality of your blog. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Moderators or any User with sufficient permissions will see two moderation buttons at the bottom of each Post or Comment they can moderate that modify visibility. more »
  • There are four types of blogs that you can use on a domain that has b2evolution installed on it. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • In addition to being able upload a new profile picture through the Identity tab of your profile located on the main user screen, you can also navigate to the Profile Picture tab, as well. more »