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In response to: b2evo 6.10.3 is out!

Comment from: Member

So you seem not to like the added features. Sorry to read that.

Do the extra features interfere with your typical use of b2evolution. If so, do you have some suggestion about how we could perhaps move them out of your way?

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

Yes, you can actually already totally use the quick registration widget to do what you want! –> https://b2evolution.net/man/email-capture-quick-registration-widget

(Alternatively you may also use: https://b2evolution.net/man/emailcapture-short-tag)

Just ask the users for their email (and optionally their name) and chose what email list to subscribe them to. And voilà, b2evo will create an account for them without them needed to deal with a password as long they don’t want to.

In response to: b2evo 6.10.3 is out!

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Keith

You certainly don’t have to tell me about b2evolution being glorified blogs. It’s been hard not to notice how bloated it’s gotten over the past couple of years.

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

1) What is the main reason that made you choose b2evolution for your website?
More control over the site (compared to WP and all the others), less cookies, clean built-in way, good analytics

2) What is the feature or improvement you miss the most at this time?
Could have more design options, a “simple” newsletter would be fine (without forcing own users to register with a password), and especially for my site an opportunity to write mathematical expressions would be great (maybe a plugin such as www.mathjax.org would work, but I am not a developer).

Thanks for the great work.

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

Hi there,

Let me first thank you very much for your great work. I am new to b2evo and tried out a lot of CMS providers but am very happy to be part of this community.

To address your two opening queries:

**1) What is the main reason that made you choose b2evolution for your website? **
I have more control over data, less cookies (!) and it offers more options compared to Wordpress and Typo3. I can also develop my skills (I am not a developer) and learn to add more feature as my site grows (what I hope :- )). I feel learning a bit HTML, CSS, js, and so far is also a good way to keep up in the 21st century :-)

**2) What is the feature or improvement you miss the most at this time? **
I understand that at the moment I can invite people to register for my site, and after I have sent them a password (or they choose a password for themselves) users log-in and can receive a newsletter. My problem: I want to send them a newsletter WITHOUT the opportunity of logging in, and without a password.
What I am looking for: users provide their email addresses (e.g. by a quick registration as it is already provided by b2evo). Then I would send them an email with a confirmation link but no password. When users then click on the link, they appear on my recipients´ list, and I send them the letter (as it is done now).
By now I haven´t found a way to do that.

Thanks again for your great support.
Best,
Marian

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Carl Legacy

Honestly, I’m totally new to blogging. Never have I did it before. What I do know is my goal is to try and reach and educate people on various topics. You might call me (Dear Abby) Lol! or (Dear Carl). My goal is to give knowledge to underperformers in this thing we call life. Not sure if I’m on the right track getting started but I hope so.

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

1) What is the main reason that made you choose b2evolution for your website?

Easy, clean way how it is built. Beautiful design.
Instruments for easy diagnosis and control of the system.

2) What is the feature or improvement you miss the most at this time?

Lack of design solutions (now trying to make my variant of wordpress skin for b2evolution website).

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

Hello I am very new here I was asked two questions Haven’t used the system yet I want a blog system that was low in cost and one I could use to build our church community this does both as for what do I mis.. That is easy I don’t know what is here si I don’t know what is missing. Thank You

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

1) What is the main reason that made you choose b2evolution for your website?

I hate WordPress because of the hacking and bloat and how it is pushed down your throat everywhere and by so many lazy so called web developers.

I am not a programmer and learning Bootstrap,HTML,JS,CSS, Angular JS and Foundation is just too much for me at this stage of my life.

I preferred to use a non-database driven flat file CMS but they just don not have the community behind it like B2E seems to. So because B2E has some element of Bootstrap within and is also a CMS I decided to install it and do my best to learn it. I am finding out that it is also very complicated.

2) What is the feature or improvement you miss the most at this time?

There are a lot of intricacies associated with B2E that I didn’t want to deal with. Like for example things related to PHP opcode & user cache. There needs to be an automatic solution for solving such issues.

When installing I opted for existing content to be included but now I wish I had not done that. There is too much for me to sort through and remove before I ever get started on the content of my site.

I had to do a manual installation because the current version was not available through , now if I want to remove and do a non-content installation I will have to get the hosting tech support to help me. So the documentation for learning B2E needs to include starting from scratch. With no blogs or any other collections.

I know these are not exactly features but I just installed B2E less than 24 hours ago. So I do not have a grasp of the entire program yet.
Thanks

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Comment from: Member

Reasons to use b2evo
1. Wanted a blog to replace my phpBB and other cms
2. Collections just does this in a click
3. Now 9 years later, to bother with anything else it would have to come with a personal human assistant who would do exactly as I wish. . . .
4. I did get bit upset when edb left.

As for features: I have mentioned some but many of those present I don’t use, social media plugins/widget etc, which seems to be the way the web is going, so my wants can wait.

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Terry Murray

I’ve installed several apps using the cPanel from my hosting provider and almost gave up on b2evo because I could not figure out how to show future dates on the calendar. The the back-end said a new release was available 6.8.9. I did a clean install of 6.8.8 without the demo content and then Auto Updated to the latest version. That happened without incident. I discovered the new version has checkbox to enable future dates; wonderful news!

I cannot do some things with my smartphone easily. The Bootstrap_blog is not showing as two columns like it did in 6.8.8 (I’m assuming I did something wrong). Given all I’ve read and experienced so far this may likely become my website.

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Laura Brown

I picked b2evolution because it still feels like software for general users rather than developers creating client sites. Also, after trying a lot of other CMS options, b2 seems the most user friendly and easiest to work with while having a lot of control over your site.

b2 does have drag and drop for images. But, I do wish adding images to a post was a little smoother/ simpler. I am still figuring out things but I don’t see a way to control how images show up in my post. In particular I would like to have an image at the teaser setting but still be able to have text on top of it, to be read before he image. Also, images seem to only be centred in posts. Likely this is just something I haven’t figured out yet.

If possible, I would like to set up an image collection which can be sent out as online greeting cards. So someone could send the image (with some added text, etc.) to a friend online and have the friend view the card back on my site or in their own email. I prefer this to newsletters because I gave up on reading newsletters a few years ago, there are just too many of them and they all seem to be focused on marketing anyway.

I also would have liked to create a collection of links, as a link directory with categories. Not sidebar links but posts in a collection. I know SEO has made keeping links unpopular but I don’t care about SEO that much. I like having resources to other niche and interesting sites for readers. Mainly because I still like finding a collection of relevant links on other sites I’m interested in.

Overall, I’m surprised how much b2 can do without adding plugins and mucking around with CSS for themes. Glad to have the tutorials to refer to.

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Comment from: Member

Q 1. b2evo seems clean and modern. I’d know more to say once I actually use it. I’ve used other CMS software, and am not always pleased and somewhat limited. I can’t wait to try it and I don’t mind beta testing if you send me the link and instructions.

Q 2. I am not sure if b2evo has drag and drop or cut and paste for uploading music or pics, but that would be nice. Something like Themes with much more user control than some CMS apps would be nice.

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Comment from: Member

I hear you on saving the edit position. We will try to make that possible.

About the size of the images, the Boostrap skin actually has a param to limit the maximum height of images, which will proportionally limit their width.

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

Thank you for your feedback John.

For a “streamlined skin", would a normal blog skin with most widgets disabled (especially the sidebar disabled) do the job or do you have something even more radical in mind?

Right now, who creates the blogs for the students? Do they get them automatically when they register? Is it one blog per student?

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Comment from: Member

John,

In order for us to better understand what you mean, can you describe one example of one parameter that should be changed and how?

Thank you.

(Feel free to post an annotated screenshot if it makes it easier to explain. Thanks)

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1) What is the main reason that made you choose b2evolution for your website?
(If possible: what problem did b2evolution solve for you?)

A high school website – b2evo has provided ability for many separate groups/classes and individual student blogs with differing permissions and privacy settings to exist in the same space

Fabulous hands-on scalability and tweaking I very much enjoy and utilize

2) What is the feature or improvement do you miss the most at this time?
(Please describe the problem you have before describing a requested solution.)

– Although some students fully appreciate the power of their blog sites and widgets there is a segment that are overwhelmed by the choices available to them – a very streamlined skin that “hides” many of the features would be appreciated by many.

In response to: Quick Update

Comment from: Member

Francois,
Thank you for your work and dedication to B2Evo. This is the best most stable blog platform available for free. Thank you.

In response to: Your feedback matters!

Comment from: Member

1. The platform is very easy to use and customize
2. More fexibility in organizinig different blogs (there are to many parameteres to be set - some of them remain by default, but need to be shorten - from my point of view)

Thank you

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Comment from: Member

I’ve been using wordpress blogs in the last few years for teaching college courses, both in purely online courses and also as a supplement to classroom teaching. I decided to try using b2evolution mostly because of the multiple blog capability built in. I was installing a new instance of WP on my web site for every new course and it was a big pain in the butt to try to copy all of the configuration details, themes, plugins, etc. numerous times with no centralized control panel. Plus I think WP suffers in a way from “too much of a good thing” in that there are countless themes (with free and paid versions with different features and methods of customization), plugins of different degrees of usability, often with different configuration interfaces as well. Sure many of them are useful but there is always a danger of third party plugins not playing nicely with the base code and the inconsistency of their maintenance, etc. B2e is very customizable through css and customizing theme files and I’ve found that the documentation for doing so is good (if sometimes out of date in the forums) especially now that I ghave figured out the basic structure of the system. That to me is better than endless hopping for new pre-built themes…

I also LOVE the inclusion of a manual blog type and am currently using it for the development of an online textbook.

As for a wishlist for b2e, I’d say an easy way to resize images for ordinary users (i.e. students posting to the blog for assignments). I haven’t used it in any courses yet (I will in the fall) but I anticipate some issues there. I’m using a bootstrap skin and it seems to want to stretch images to the full width of the block automatically. Please correct me if I am wrong on this. Also the editing window is a bit jittery in that when one clicks on “save and continue editing” the view of the text in the editing window seems to jump somewhere else. I like to edit and save as I go to see what the text I am working on looks like in an actual post in another tab. Since the edit window is reloading after a save I’m not sure how hard a more stable view of work in progress would be to implement, but that’s a feature I’d love.

Keep up the good work everyone!

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