• Collection Admin

    A User who has permission to edit all settings (including admin settings) of a Collection. The settings that can only be edited by Collection admins are identified with a "Coll. Admin" badge. Who gets this permission 1. The Collection owner As… more »
  • User Admin

    A User who has permission to edit other users, including their "admin settings". Those settings are identified with a "User Admin" badge. Users with the "User Admin" permission are allowed to edit/moderate all users except… 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 »
  • 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. more »
  • [video:] Short Tag

    The [video:] short tag is used to render a video player for an attached file using the first video player plugin available. more »
  • [teaserbreak] Short Tag

    This short tag allows to mark the separation between the Teaser of a post and the body of the post. In many views, b2evolution will display only the Teaser of a post and a "Read more" or "Full story" link will appear at the position of the tag. more »
  • [pagebreak] Short Tag

    This tag allows to have multi-page posts. This used to be really popular in the days when CPM ad banners were cluttering the pages and site editors wanted to generate as many page views as possible. more »
  • Item Tag

    An Item Tag is a simple term (one or multiple words) that can be associated to an Item/Post in order to describe its contents. Each Post/Item can have multiple tags. Tags can be associated with a post in the Item Advanced Properties Panel. Existing tags… more »
  • disp = terms

    This Disp is used to display the terms & conditions of your site, if you want users to explicitly accept them. more »
  • Post ID

    This is the internal ID of any Item/Post/Page?/Topic in your b2evolution Database. You can find it by editing a post and looking at the top left of your edit form: more »
  • disp = tags

    This Disp is used to display a list (tag cloud) of Tags for the current collection. more »
  • Apache Directory Server Test Installation

    In order to test LDAP functionality you may use the LDAP Directory Server from the Apache Directory Project. Note: the Apache Directory Server currently doesn’t install properly on Mac OS X El Capitan. Installing the Server You may download the… more »
  • Meta Comments / Internal Comments

    Meta comments / Internal Comments are non-public comments visible only by editors of a given post (Users who have permission to edit that post). The meta-comments allow editors to discuss the contents of the posts when a team discussion is needed to… more »
  • Using bootstrap classes in footers

    Very often we want to have several widgets/sections in the footer of our website. By default, if we insert several widgets in the footer container (or any other), they would be placed one below the other, which is usually not what we want. In most… more »
  • Using Grunt

    Grunt is a very powerful command line tool for processing files on your development machine. For example, it can compile a .less file into .css, then concatenate several .css files into a .bundle.css file, then minify (compress) that bundle into a… more »
  • I can't post "spam" to my own site!

    If you feel b2evolution detects spam or security issues too often in what you posts to your own site and you don’t want to hear about it any more, you can disable all the SPAM and Security checks on the Administrators account. See: Blogging… more »
  • Custom Site Skin

    Future versions of b2evolution will include customization through the Back-Office. In version 6.6 you need to manually duplicate and edit some files. The files responsible for displaying the header and the footer can be found in the /skins_site… 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 »
  • Seen By Widget

    This widget shows which Collection Members of a collection have already seen a post (green dot), not seen a post (red dot) or seen it but not the latest changes (orange dot). The widget is pre-installed in the "Item Single" Container in some… more »
  • Small Print Widget

    This widget displays the small print typically found below a post. It is preinstalled in some collections in the "Item Single" Container. Different display formats are available in the widget settings. [image:9120:Small print widget with… more »
  • Item Tags Widget

    This widget displays the tags associated with a specific post. The widget is pre-installed in the "Item Single" Container in some collections. Settings [image:8873] Title: specify the title that you want this widget to display in your… more »
  • Item Content Widget

    This is the widget that displays the content of a post in disp = single. This is done by including the template _item_content.inc.php, which can be customized in each skin. The reason this template is wrapped in a widget is that it makes it possible to… more »
  • About Author Widget

    This widget allows to display information about the author of the current Item/Post. This widget should be used in the context of a Post/Item. A good place to use this widget is the bottom of the "Item Single" Container. You can select which… more »
  • Member Count Widget

    This widget allows to display the member count of a collection and link to the list of members. It will only display the count if the collection is "Members Only" (because non-members are not allowed to see who is a member). more »
  • Cookie Authentication (REST)

    If you are already logged in to b2evolution in a web browser, you will have a session cookie and you can use this cookie to obtain privileges when calling the REST API. This is particularly useful when you use the REST API in a browser, for example in a… more »
  • Basic HTTP Authentication (REST)

    When you make a REST API call from one webserver to another, you may add HTTP username (or email address) and passwords to your RESTful HTTP requests. b2evolution will check the provided username (or email address) and password to allow privileges on… more »
  • backup_ignore.conf

    A list of files and directories to be ignored from backup on automatic upgrade. List on file or directory per line. Here is an example of file contents you could use: more »
  • How to add link to an external site

    Depending on the Renderers you have installed and activated, there are many ways to add links to a post. For example, with the Autolinks Renderer, just pasting an URL into a post will display it as a link. That being said, the "always-works"… more »
  • Logging-in on multiple domains

    If you have a Multi Domain Setup, at some point you might want to log-in on several of your domains at once. First you have to remember that if you log in on www.microsoft.com, the cookie that remembers your session there will never be sent to… more »
  • [audio:] Short Tag

    The [audio:] short tag is used to render an audio player for an attached file, using the first audio player plugin available. more »