• The Item Usage defines the internal function of an Item Type. For example: "Blog Post", "Post with custom fields" and "Manual Page" may be 3 Item-Types that all have the usage of "In content flow Post".… more »
  • This tab shows a list of email addresses registered in the site and their current status. You can find information on the number of times an error was encountered when sending email to each address, the total number of emails sent, dates when the last… more »
  • A Section, as introduced by b2evolution v7 allows to group several collections into a website "Section". This can be used to construct navigation menus automatically in Site Skins. As of b2evolution v7.2, sections are less useful since custom… more »
  • 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 »
  • This panel allow to control the security settings for login and registration: Encryption Require SSL: Requires to use https: (NOT http:) for transmitting passwords. In order for this to work, your site must be properly set-up for SSL. Password hashing… more »
  • This form is used to create a new or edit the properties of an existing category. more »
  • Available in an upcoming release Will be released in one of the 7.0.x versions. This allows to control the prefix that is used for clean user profile URLs of the form: http://domain.com/user:mary more »
  • When you edit a post type, you can define custom templates. These custom templates will be used when displaying the Item/Post/Page in various places of the front-office (like disp = posts (List of Posts / Items), disp = single, etc.). The templates can… more »
  • b2evolution 6.4.1 uses HTML 5 semantic tags in the Skin API v6 by default. This page explains how the tags are used on b2evolution skins v6. IMPORTANT: these tags are for semantic markup. Imagine you are blind and you listen to an audio screen-reader.… more »
  • A Widget is a display element the administrator can place into a Container in order to display something specific at this place. There are many different widgets available and each can be configured in a variety of ways. Skin designers only add widget… more »
  • This tab allows admins to define which Renderer Plugins get applied to private messages exchanged between users. more »
  • The /media/ directory contains different subfolders that represent different File Roots. Each file root contains a different hierarchy of files and has different access permissions. In the File Manager there is a drop down menu which allows you to… more »
  • If you’re having redirects you can’t explain, especially redirect loops, check the following: Clear your cache If you are having redirects you should not have, first clear your browser cache. Completely! If a wrong redirect is set once as a… more »
  • This is a script that displays a contact form allowing to contact the owner of the b2evolution installation. This file no longer ships with b2evolution v6+ because the same functionality is provided in a more integrated way. However you can download… more »
  • This page explains how to create a MySQL database if your web host is OVH. If the contents of this page don’t make sense, start with the Installation Guide first. The screenshots are in French because OVH is mostly used in France. 0) Open the OVH… more »
  • These guidelines are for Translators. What tool to use As explained here, the best way to work on translation for your language is to use the Transifex online service. Transifex has the following distinctive features: If multiple translators translate… more »
  • General Rule All strings in PHP that need to be translated to a different language should be included in the T_() function like this: on your strings. This is the case for: Debug messages, including: all messages that appear in the debug info at the… more »
  • A Meta Category is a particular type of Category used to "categorize categories". More pragmatically, a Meta Category can contain sub-categories but it cannot contain Posts directly. A meta category is often used to group Forums together for… more »
  • Content + Community Management System. b2evolution is a CCMS. more »
  • In b2evolution, a theme is called a Skin. By the way: did you know that b2evolution pioneered the concept of Skins 2 years before WordPress started supporting themes? You might be interested in this: Evolution of b2, 180° from WordPress!. more »
  • A Logged In User can be declared to be a Member of a Collection through the Advanced Permissions system. See List of Permissions. Being a Collection Member may allow him or her to see contents that non-members may not see. more »
  • UI means User Interface, i-e the menus, forms, buttons, links and other elements that let you interact with b2evolution. more »
  • a User with special privileges. In b2evolution there are basically two contexts for a Owner: Collection Owner: The owner of a Collection will have almost all permissions on that Collection’s settings and contents. A few special settings (which are… more »
  • A logged-in User is a Site Visitor who has identified herself with the User Credentials? (login and password) of her User Account. more »
  • A synonym for the Back-office. more »
  • GNU Gettext This will allow you to use the xgettext tool to extracts strings from PHP files. New versions of b2evolution will be able to do this by introspection but just in case you need it in the meantime… If you’re on OS X, you can… more »
  • Email Deliverability is a tough, yet important subject when you try to send emails from your website. We’ll try to summarize the most important stuff here! more »
  • If you need to find out the URL of any image hosted in your b2evolution site, all you need to do is follow these steps: Go to the File manager and find the image. Click on the thumbnail of the image to open it in a modal window. Ckick the link… more »
  • This short tag will show a link icon that will open the specified attached file when clicked. more »
  • In this simple tutorial you will learn how to include rollover images in your posts. The final result will be having and image like this more »