All terms

  • API

    API means Application Programming Interface. It describes a set of rules that allows 2 pieces of software to work together. In b2evolution, there are several types of APIs: The External APIs / Web Services that allows external and/or remote applications…More »
  • Admin Interface

    A synonym for the Back-office.More »
  • After more position

    Files set as "After more" position at the Linked Files Manager are shown in the disp=single? screen after the tag <!-- more -->. In those cases when the item does not content the mentioned tag, then the files are shown right at the end o…More »
  • Anonymous User

    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 »
  • Article

    Synonym for Item.More »
  • Author

    A person who publishes a Post/Item into a Collection. The Author of a Post also automatically becomes the Owner of that post.More »
  • Back-Link

    Backlink is the term some use for the link in your skin to Giving credit to the b2evolution project is not a requirement of using the software, but forum users are not required to help you either. Users who are willing to have that link…More »
  • Back-Office

    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 ReferenceMore »
  • Blog Client

    Piece of software allowing to manage a blog remotely. Typically a desktop application. Example: w.bloggarMore »
  • Blog Member

    A blog member is a SiteMember who has been given any access permission to a Blog. A blog member is able to view ProtectedPost?s, contrary to non members of the blog.More »
  • Blog or Weblog

    A weblog (often web log or blog) is a website which contains periodic, reverse chronologically ordered posts on a common webpage. Individual posts (which taken together are the weblog) either share a particular theme, or a single or small group of…More »
  • Blogger

    A person who publishes on a Blog. Wikipedia Synonym for Author.More »
  • Book

    A book is a high level data structure. A book is subdivided into Chapters and subChapters to an infinite nesting level. (Sub)Chapters in turn contain Articles.More »
  • Bootstrap Framework

    Bootstrap is a popular CSS framework for creating Responsive (RWD?) web sites. b2evolution uses Bootstrap extensively for it’s default Skins as well as for its Back Office.More »
  • Bubble Tips

    Bubble tips are help bubbles that display when you hover over a username. They show the profile picture and a few details about the User.More »
  • CCMS

    Content + Community Management System. b2evolution is a CCMS.More »
  • CMS

    Content Management System. b2evolution is a CMS.More »
  • CamelCase

    CamelCase? defines a way of writing text in which several words are concatenated into one, with each first letter being capitalized. For example, the string "the quick brown fox" would become "TheQuickBrownFox" in CamelCase?.More »
  • Category

    Synonym for Section or Chapter. All Posts are placed into one or several Categories. A Main category is always required. Additional categories are called Extra categories. Categories can be organized into hierarchies of Sub Categories with an infinite…More »
  • Chapter

    A Book is divided into several chapters and subchapters to an infinite nesting level. Synonym for Section.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.More »
  • 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.More »
  • Collection Member

    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 »
  • Collection Owner

    The Blog Owner or Collection Owner is the User designated as the Owner in the Collection Permission Settings. The owner of a Collection will have almost all permissions on that Collection’s settings and contents. A few special settings (which are…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 »
  • Cover position

    The file set as Album art position is shown as the thumbnail of an Album/Item at the Photo Albums Skin. Only one file could be set on this position and it will not be displayed explicitly in the album.More »
  • Datetime

    We use the term datetime just to make it clear that a date, like the IssueDate for example, includes an exact time, not just a day date.More »
  • Display-Time vs Save-Time

    Display-Time is when some content is being displayed to the user. This happens typically in the Front-Office. Save-Time is when some content has just been entered / composed / edited and the author is clicking the "Save" button of the form.…More »
  • Editor

    We use the convenient term "moderator" to designate a User who has been given Advanced Permissions to create and especially edit Posts? or Comments? having the Review, Member and/or Community Post/Comment visibility statuses. (Note the User m…More »
  • Email Campaign

    An Email Campaign is one individual email message that is sent to a set of Recipients. This is almost like sending "bulk emails". However, with the "Campaigns" feature, each recipient may (and probably will) receive the email with…More »
  • Email Sequence

    An email sequence is a series of email templates that will be sent out in sequence to a Subscriber of the sequence. The delay between consecutive emails (Steps) in the Sequence can vary (typically a few days). Each Subscriber will receive the emails in…More »
  • Extra Categories

    Extra categories are the secondary categories underwhich an Item/Post is filed. For example, if you are writing a Post about a good digital camera, you might want to file it under the MainCategory photography and the Extra Categories shopping and multi…More »
  • FTP

    FTP means "File Transfer Protocol". It is used to transfer files from one computer to another over the internet. In the context of using b2evolution, you may need FTP to transfer the b2evolution files from your home/work computer to your web…More »
  • Fallback position

    When a plugin can not handle a file but contains a fallback mechanism, then it will search in between the linked files to the item for any file suitable to retry whatever process it does. The potential files will be those whose name is exactly the same…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 »
  • Front Office

    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 »
  • Front Page

    A Front Page is the top level page of a Collection. If your website or b2evolution installation consists of only one Collection, then the Front Page of that Collection is also the Home Page of your site. However, if you have multiple Collections (for…More »
  • Full-Access Collection Admins

    A User part of a User Group which has "full access" permission to edit all Collections (and all their properties).More »
  • Group Level

    The level assigned to a User Group. Primary usage This is used primarily for user moderation. See UserModerator . The Group Level can be edited here: General Settings The group level is different from the User Level because User Moderators can change…More »
  • HTTP Referer

    The HTTP Referer header is a header that is transmitted with the HTTP request when a link is clicked on one page and a new page is requested through HTTP. This allows Analytics to track where a user is coming from or what path a user is following on th…More »
  • Home Page

    Your Home Page is the top level page of your website, or in this case, the top level page that b2evolution displays when you access its Base URL. Your Home Page is the Front Page of your Main Collection.More »
  • Info Page

    An Info Page is a Standalone Page that is linked directly from the Sitewide Navigation menu. In b2evolution v6, you could select a collection for Info Pages. All Standalone pages of that collection would become Info Pages. In b2evolution v7, which…More »
  • Info Page

    An Info Page is a Standalone Page that is linked directly from the Sitewide Navigation menu. In b2evolution v6, you could select a collection for Info Pages. All Standalone pages of that collection would become Info Pages. In b2evolution v7, which…More »
  • Inline position

    The Inline is a position that could be set to files linked to an item in the Post Attachments Fieldset, and let you to show the file directly in the text of the item. Currently, this position may be assigned only to image files. If you want to know more…More »
  • Installed Plugins

    This screen displays a list of installed plugins in your site. Plugins can extend the functionality of b2evolution.More »
  • Intro Post

    Synonym for Item or Article.More »
  • Intro-Sub Item Type

    Contrary to common belief, the Intro-Sub Item Type & Item Usage are not used for sub categories but for "sub-pages" as explained below. Items of this type will be shown on the other "sub" pages of your blog. This means:…More »
  • Intro-Tag Item Type

    Items of this type will be shown on your tag pages (disp_detail = posts-tag), depending on which tags you have assigned to this intro post. (This is unless there’s a more "recent" Intro-All post). Item Usage: Intro-TagMore »
  • Issue Date

    Datetime at which an Item has been or will be made available to the Site Visitors.More »
  • Item

    A synonym for a Post. A single entry in a Collection, generally consisting of a title and a text among other fields of information. It has a unique ID and may have several Slugs.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 »
  • 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 »
  • Link Blog

    A link blog is a Blog used to record links (URLs) of interest. The links can then be displayed by date, by category, or other... A link blog can be used as a Blogroll.More »
  • Logged-in User

    A logged-in User is a Site Visitor who has identified herself with the User Credentials? (login and password) of her User Account.More »
  • Mailing List

    A Mailing List would be a list to which many Users are subscribed and whenever an authorized User posts to the Mailing List, all subscribers would receive the message. b2evolution allows something similar, but doesn’t call it a "Mailing…More »
  • Main Category

    It's the principal Category under which an Item/Post is filed. e.g. photography. See also: ExtraCategoriesMore »
  • Manual Page

    Synonym for Post or Item.More »
  • Meta Category

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Moderator

    We use the convenient term "moderator" to designate a User who has been given Advanced Permissions to create and especially edit Posts? or Comments? having the Review, Member and/or Community Post/Comment visibility statuses. (Note the User m…More »
  • Newsletter

    A Newsletter is a series of Issues to which individual Subscribers can subscribe to. When a User/Subscriber is subscribed to a Newsletter, he will automatically receive all new Issues of that Newsletter. Each Issue is an email Campaign that is…More »
  • Newsletter Issue

    When a User/Subscriber is subscribed to a Newsletter, he will receive all future Issues of this Newsletter.More »
  • Newsletter Subscription

    A Newsletter Subscription is a particular kind of Subscription that happens when a User has subscribed to a Newsletter.More »
  • Notification

    An email Notification will be sent out when a specific event occurs and a User has subscribed to these particular type of Notification. Notifications can be of different kinds, see: disp = subs. For example notifications are sent out when a User…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 »
  • Owner

    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 »
  • PHP

    b2evolution works with both PHP 4 and PHP 5. You can download "PHP: Hypertext processor" at »
  • Permalink

    Permalink is short for "permanent link". It is a link that readers can use to bookmark or link to a specific blog post. This is important because a blog’s front page often changes rapidly and old blog posts often get archived and can be…More »
  • Photoblog

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

    In blog sites context, this mechanism consists in send an specific message to other site every time a new post has been published. There are plenty of reasons to use this and they lay over your needs and the service provided by the remote host. For…More »
  • Post

    Synonym for Item or Article.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 »
  • Prerendering Cache

    The prerendering cache or Prerendered Cache is a DB cache that is available for: Items : table evo_items__prerendering Comments : table evo_comments__prerendering Private Messages : table evo_messaging__prerendering Goal The goal of this cache is to…More »
  • Private Message

    A Private Message is a message sent from one User to another User, or to a limited group of other Users. See: Back-Office: Messages Front-Office: disp = threadsMore »
  • Quick moderation

    A mechanism that lets Moderators approve or reject comments very quickly with 2 clicks starting from their email notifications. This feature includes a link in the new comment email notifications that let the authorized users to directly moderate a…More »
  • Recipient

    An email Recipient is an individual User who will receive an email: as part of an Email Campaign as part of an Email Sequence or because they are subscribed to updates on a Collection or a Post or who will receive any other type of email Notification…More »
  • Renderer Plugins

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)

    Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a set of techniques that make your web pages adapt to the screen size on which they are viewed. b2evolution v6+ uses the Bootstrap framework as the core layer for achieving RWD. b2evolution also takes care of resizing…More »
  • SMTP

    SMTP means Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is the protocol used to communicate between mail servers on the internet. When b2evolution or PHP wants to send an email to a Recipient, it needs to contact a mail server (preferably directly the destination…More »
  • Scheduled Job

    A ScheduledTask that is planned to be executed or which has been executed by the Scheduler. See: Scheduled Task ReferenceMore »
  • Scheduled Task

    A task (See: Scheduled Task Reference) that can be planned to execute by the scheduler. A planned task is called a Scheduled Job.More »
  • Scheduler

    The Scheduler is a b2evolution feature that allows to execute Scheduled Jobs without requesting an action from a user to trigger the execution. In other words, Scheduled Jobs are executed asynchronously, at predefined times and/or intervals. See also:…More »
  • Section

    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 »
  • Site Admin or System Admin

    The person who administrates a particular b2evolution installation. WikipediaMore »
  • Site Member or Authenticated User

    A SiteVisitor that has successfully registered on the b2evolution installation.More »
  • Site Visitor

    A site visitor is anyone accessing a website powered by b2evolution.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 »
  • Skins Repository

    Skins, to change the look and feel of your b2evolution, are available at [[Category:Skins]]More »
  • Slug

    The slug is the last part of the URL that uniquely identifies a page/resource on your b2evolution installation. For example, if you have an URL like, in this cas the slug is hello-world. Slugs are unique wi…More »
  • Stub File

    A Stub File is a placeholder file that will make a particlar Blog or Collection live in a particular place of your website. For example you could create a stub file called myblog.php at the root of your website so that your blog could be accessed at ht…More »
  • Subscriber

    A Subscriber is a User who has subscribed to any of the following: Update Notifications on a specific Collection Update Notifications on a specific Post a Newsletter an Email SequenceMore »
  • Subscription

    A Subscription exists when a Subscriber has subscribed to any of the following: Updates on a Collection Updates on a Post A NewsletterMore »
  • Teaser

    The Teaser part of a Post/Item is the first section of the post, i-e: the section between the beginning and the marker [teaserbreak]. By default, b2evolution will only display the "Teaser part" of a post while browsing a Blog/Collection and…More »
  • Teaser position

    Image files set as "Teaser" position are meant to be the reference for the item whose they are linked to. In most cases, this image appears at the top of the item, when it is displayed on the disp=single? screen. Also, at the disp=posts? scree…More »
  • Themes

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • UI

    UI means User Interface, i-e the menus, forms, buttons, links and other elements that let you interact with b2evolution.More »
  • Update Notification

    An Update Notification is a type of Notification that will be sent whenever there is a new Post or a new Comment and a User/Subscriber has subscribed to these notifications. Users/Subscribers can manage their subscriptions through their User Profile.More »
  • Update Subscription

    An Update Subscription is a particular kind of Subscription that happens when a User has subscribed to updates on a Post or a whole Collection.More »
  • User Account

    Anyone with a user account in b2evolution. More info: Managing UsersMore »
  • 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 »
  • User Community

    The User Community is the set of all registered Users on the b2evolution installation (all users that have a user account on the system).More »
  • User Group

    Each User is part of a User Group. A default User Group is assigned to new users when they register. This can be configured in the RegistrationSettings?. Each User Group has specific permissions that may differ from other User Groups. When Advanced P…More »
  • User Level

    The level associated with a User account. This level determines relative permissions to other Users, such as: which contents a Content Moderator can edit. Typically they can only edit content produced by other users with a lower level than their own…More »
  • User Moderator

    A User with permission to moderate other Users. (See System Admin Permissions for granting this permission to a User Group). User Moderators can: View all user profiles Edit profiles or other users IF AND ONLY IF the other user is in a UserGroup with a…More »
  • User Permissions

    User permissions define what a user can and cannot edit, and whether they have access to the Back Office.More »
  • Webmentions

    Webmention is a web standard mechanism that allow bloggers to refer to each others posts, from one site to another. When you link to a website in a Item/Post, you can opt to send it a Webmention to notify it. The protocol is implemented by many…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 »
  • Workflow

    By enabling the workflow features in a collection, you will be able to assign additional information to items in the collection to aid in the information management processes. These additional workflow fields are: Priority: items can be assigned a…More »
  • evoBar

    After logging in as admin, you’ll notice a subtle change at the top of your browser as a new toolbar appears: the evoBar: Note: This is what you see as admin. Other users may see fewer options or no evoBar at all. See User Group permissions.. In…More »