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b2evolution is an open source blog application. b2evolution forked from the b2/cafelog application in 2003.

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Content Management
Current version
Last update
7 May 2018
English + 3 others

System Requirements

Installation size
60 MB
open source
What's new


(major version)
7 May - 60MB6.9.7

A bug fix release.


A bug fix release.


A bug fix release.

  • New default avatars
  • Better support for different image sizes in post listing widgets
  • Bug fixes (many!)
  • Security fixes


  • Enhanced search results scoring.
  • Removed "User:" field from comment forms for logged-in users.
  • Users will no longer be able to report other users having a user level higher than their own.

  • Enhanced details in IP Range Editing.
  • Enhanced User Interface details in various places.
  • Faster display of the system status page.
  • Improved navigation between Front-Office and Manual View.
  • Enhanced performance in Goal Hits filtering.

Forum management features
  • Ability to merge or append a forum topic with/to another.
  • Allow refreshing the "Content last updated" timestamp for posts. Useful after deleting spam, so that old posts (that got spammed) don't appear as new.

  • Vastly enhanced Short Links Plugin / Quick Links Plugin.
  • GeoIP Plugin can now be called from the Users List screen and also allows to assign a profile country to accounts that don't have one (based on registration country).
  • New per-collection size settings in video player plugins: Flowplayer Plugin (Video), HTML 5 MediaElement.js Video and Audio Player, HTML 5 VideoJS Player
  • New per-collection size settings in Video Plug plugin
  • Support for facebook videos in Video Plug plugin
  • Improved display of widgets handled by plugins (back-office)
  • Extended Facebook Widget Plugin

  • The installer will now create sample private messages by default in order for new users to more easily see how this feature works.
  • New custom fields predefined for: Soundcloud, Yelp, Paypal, 500px, Amazon, Instagram, Vimeo.

Technical Stuff
  • Added browser hints to better handle input field on touch devices.
  • $reserved_logins configuration variable to prevent users from using reserved word such as admin, webmaster, etc.
  • more *.main.php files supported in custom skins.
  • The XHTML validator will now accept data-*="..." tags in post content.
  • Updated the FineUploader script which now has client-side validation of supported file types and file size.
  • Improved WordPress import

Bug Fixes
  • Many bug fixes


  • UI fixes
  • No more comment form by default on Standalone Pages
  • HTML validation fixes
  • New evobar structure
  • Added sorting/display options for search results -- see Search Results Panel
  • Allow to auto-subscribe members to notifications on a collection -- see Subscriptions Panel

  • New Free Text Widget
  • New Item Link Widget to display the "Link to url:" of a post in any desired position (and with any desired CSS class applied)
  • New Spacer Widget
  • Better support for Menu Link or Button Widget in various containers
  • The Simple Page List Widget now allows to display only featured (or only non-featured) pages, for more effective menu creation

  • The Short Links Plugin now allows to specify optional CSS classes
  • The Short Links Plugin now allows to specify an optional target
  • More defaults in the Custom Tags Plugin
  • Deprecated plugin event CacheObjects

Post Editing:
  • Support for new short tags: [coll:name], [coll:shortname]
  • Support for link tags refering to a custom field: [link:url_field], [link:url_field]title[/link], [link:url_field:.class1.class2]title[/link], [link:url_field:.btn.btn-info]Click me![/link], [parent:link:url_field:.btn.btn-info]Click me![/link]
  • Allow direct access to fields in other posts: [parent:field:field_name] (already existed) extended with: [item:123:field:field_name] and [item:item-slug:field:field_name]
  • Support for Content Block with short tags like: [include:123] or [include:slug].
  • Better error validation on custom fields in post edit form

  • Tool to resize images that are already uploaded in the media server
  • Enhanced IP Range management tool allows to delete conflicting ranges when adding larger ranges that superseed smaller ones
  • Enhanced country list management
  • Enhanced setting of Font face + Size + Weight in skins
  • Require user to make an explicit choice as whether to create demo contents or not when he creates a new collection
  • Enhanced wordpress importer
  • Attaching non image/video/audio files will automatically position them as "attachment"
  • Cleanup of the REST API or RESTful API
  • Ajax/API calls from front office (such a loading the comment form) will now be retried 2 times in case of timeout.

System level changes:
  • More https support in various places
  • Security fixes
  • Translation updates
  • I18n optimization by de-duplicating near duplicates in translatable strings
  • Enhanced mysqli usage
  • Code refactoring

Bug fixes, including:
  • Fixed numbering of meta-comments in case of nested comments
  • Fixed Register Form when Page Cache is active


  • Forums will now display the list of recent posts according to content changes and ignore changes such as visibility status or workflow status changes. (New DB field contents_last_updated_ts).
  • Enhanced ColorBox/LightBox : it is now more mobile friendly.
  • Enhanced IP-Whois tool to track down spammers.
  • Skins now allow easy upload or easy selection of an image already on the server.
  • Skins settings for normal vs. tablet vs. mobile skin are now separated.
  • Image widgets now also allow easy upload or easy selection of an image already on the server.
  • Standalone Pages now display through the "Item Page" container.
  • Standalone Pages now have disabled comments by default.
  • Features to configure display of the contact form.
  • Enhanced WordPress importer (supporting wordpress XML exports + an attachments folder containing the media files)
  • Separate file permissions panel in the user group settings.
  • Enhanced central antispam blacklist manager module.
  • UI enhancements
  • UI fixes
  • Bug fixes
  • Translation updates

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29 July 2017 - 45MB6.8.10
  • Faster display of the system status page.
  • Various bug fixes.

  • Calling custom fields now works even after [teaserbreak]
  • Deprecated plugin event CacheObjects
  • Translation updates
  • Security fixes
  • UI fixes
  • Bug fixes
  • HTML validation fixes

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23 March 2017 - 32MB
  • Fixed skin selection for new collections
  • Fixed download message
  • Allow color picker in plugin settings
  • Translation updates
  • UI fixes
  • Bug fixes

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3 March 2017 - 32MB
  • UI fixes
  • Bug fixes

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(security release)
20 January 2017 - 32MB
  • Ability to attach files to new posts in the front office (useful for forums) and in the back-office without saving post first
  • Ability to attach an image to each category and to use it as a fall-back for posts without an image in the Universal Item List Widget
  • Ability to easily attach a logo for the site through file manager selection
  • Performance improvements
  • UI improvements
  • Security fixes -- Thanks to backwolfsec and phantom0301 for their help.
  • Bug fixes

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(major version)
19 December 2016 - 32MB
  • Fixed issue preventing auto-install
  • Allow creation of DB during setup process (useful for developers and testing)
  • Display tooltips on post visibility badges in order to better convey what they mean (works in bootstrap skins)
  • Enhanced forums skin
  • UI enhancements
  • Made auto-upgrade a bit more explicit about switching out of maintenance mode
  • Made many UI messages more explicit
  • Bug fixes
  • Code cleanup

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6 October 2016 - 32MB
  • Added image styling CSS classes to use in [image:] Short Tag and [inline:] Short Tag.
  • In the Tag Cloud widget, it is now possible to select which visibility statuses to look at for generating the list of tags to be shown.
  • New Advanced Collection Permission to control who can access the analytics for each collection.
  • Option to disable warning screen when switching from Markup to Wysiwyg.
  • Removed ability for admins to post public comments on non-public posts.
  • Fixed Preview in case block cache is turned on.
  • Fixed URLs in notification emails.
  • Fixed Google Maps plugin.
  • Enhanced display compatibility of the Infodots Plugins? with different skins.
  • UI cleanup.
  • Security fixes.
  • Bug fixes.

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9 August 2016 - 32MB
  • Sufficiently many small bug fixes to warrant a release (and we really recommend you upgrade to this version).

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21 June 2016 - 32MB
  • Sufficiently many small bug fixes to warrant a release (and we really recommend you upgrade to this version).

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(major version)
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16 May 2016 - 32MBRead more:


20 March 2016 - 32MBRead more:


4 January 2016 - 32MB
  • Improved look of homepage at first install.
  • Added "EU cookie consent" plugin.
  • Updated Prism plugin with Apache support.
  • Behind-the-scenes technical enhancements:
  • Better handling of redirects between multiple domains handled on a single b2evolution instance.
  • Better version compare.
  • Many small UI improvements.
  • Many small bug fixes.

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19 November 2015 - 32MB
  • Improved search engine including:
  • Ability to find posts based on their tags
  • Better scoring algorithm
  • Front-end configuration enhancements:
  • Ability to require Users to accept Terms & Conditions. See [[disp-terms]].
  • Ability to have a page for displaying all tags of a collection. See [[disp-tags]].
  • More settings in each of the default skins.
  • Better ((account-activation-settings account activation)) messages in forums.
  • Reorganized and extended the ((collection-features)) tab.
  • Plugins:
  • Enhanced and updated [[VideoplugPlugin]].
  • Enhanced [[universal-item-list-widget]].
  • Enhanced [[CalendarWidget]].
  • Enhanced [[archives-widget]]
  • Fixed [[who-s-online-widget]].
  • Fixed display of several plugin widgets.
  • Refactoring and extension of some user/group permissions
  • Parent/Child posts added to the demo contents (See the example "Child post" on a fresh install.) (More features to come)
  • Config switch to not display a warning on old version of IE: $check_browser_version = false;
  • New collections are now created with proper default posts types enabled.
  • Many small UI improvements.
  • Many small bug fixes.
  • Enhanced upgrade procedure, including more error checks to cope with old DBs in bad shape.

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18 October 2015 - 32MB
  • Added badges to alert about meta comments and meta comments navigation links. (more to come in next point release).
  • Enhanced Post Edit Screen.
  • Enhanced Duplicate Post feature, allowing to link files from original.
  • Clarified presentation of advanced permissions in several places.
  • Allowing to connect posts to a parent post. Enable "Use Parent ID" in the Item Type Form for this to work. (more uses of this feature in next point release).
  • Many small UI improvements.
  • Many small bug fixes.

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21 September 2015 - 32MB
  • More than 100 small bug fixes and visual improvements.
  • Force IE rendering to Edge by default
  • Outgoing proxy server support.
  • On new installs we now create an "Editors" group (instead of "Trusted users" which had little meaning).
  • On new installs all collections accept subscriptions by default.

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25 August 2015 - 32MBThis release includes fixes for all bugs that have been reported on version 6.6.2 so far.
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9 August 2015 - 32MBThis release includes fixes for all bugs that have been reported on version 6.6.1 so far.
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23 July 2015 - 32MBThis release includes fixes for all bugs that have been reported on version 6.6.0 so far.
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(major version)
17 July 2015 - 32MB
  • Allow moving widgets to empty containers.
  • Allow redirecting to a specific page after user login.
  • Extended Post Types: Added per-type permission management;
  • Extended Post Types: Possibility to enable/disable each type for each collection, in order to avoid clutter.
  • Improved User Avatars widget.
  • Skins: Skins API cleanup (no more "fake" fallback .main templates)
  • Skins: Improved Bootstrap Gallery skin
  • Skins: Added Menu container to Main skin
  • Skins: Ability to decide which containers are shown/hidden in case login is required before accessing collection contents
  • Better defaults/sample contents at install.
  • Better profile picture crop tool.
  • UI cleanup.
  • Post edit screen allows to show or hide the quick "Publish!" button.
  • If a default messaging collection is set up, it will automatically be used for private message notification emails.
  • Bug fix: Fixed PHP version compatibility issues.
  • Bug fix: Fixed deleting users.
  • Installer: New automation features in the installer (allows to more easily auto-install b2evolution on hosting platforms)
  • Installer: New installs now allow to register by default (many people did not understand why they had to enable this manually)
  • Installer: Blog A is now a classic blog and Blog B a more advanced setup.

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(major version)
30 June 2015 - 32MB
  • Structural changes: There is no /blogs/ folder in the distribution ZIP file any more. Everything has been moved up one level. This makes it easier to just upload the ZIP file to the server and unzip it in place.
  • Structural changes: We're now officially starting to call everything "collections" instead of "blogs", because in many cases it hasn’t much to do with a blog any more: Forums, Online Manuals, Photo Galleries…
  • Structural changes: The installer will now install an additional collection of type "Main" as collection #1. This notably displays a Home Page for the site as well as the "About" page for the site. Of course you don’t have to use this if you want to continue as before).
  • Collection/Blog Settings: Moved access related settings to the General settings tab of a collection. The first settings you will see is who can see the collection and where.
  • Collection/Blog Settings: Private collections/blogs: it is now possible to require users to log in before displaying a collection. Furthermore it’s possible to give different memberships to different collections to make each collection accessible to different groups of users.
  • Collection/Blog Settings: New search implementation that does not just look into posts but also looks into comments, category names and tags. It also ranks better matches with scores in order to present most relevant searches first.
  • Skins: Enhanced site skin.
  • Skins: Enhanced "Photo Albums" skin. It now contains a custom "category directory" page that can group your albums by category – you can use this a your front page. Also many visual enhancements.
  • Skins: Enhanced "Bootstrap Blog" skin. For example you can now choose to have the side bar on the left or on the right. You can also use it in single column mode.
  • Skins: New "Bootstrap Manual" skin based on the bootstrap framework.
  • Skins: New "Bootstrap Main" skin destined to handle a site Home Page as well as common site functions (log in, messaging, user profiles, etc.)
  • Widgets: New Breadcrumb Path widget.
  • Widgets: New Content Hierarchy widget (for use in Manual skins).
  • Widgets: Improved Universal Item List widget.
  • Post editing: Updated TinyMCE editor
  • Post editing: No more iframe for attached files. Attaching new files is now smoother and does not open a separate window.
  • Post editing: Different blocks of the edit screen can be collapsed and expanded by a single click.
  • Post editing: The Images & Attachments area can be resized with a mouse drag.
  • Post editing: Extended: The [image:] Short Tag
  • Post editing: New: The [file:] Short Tag
  • Post editing: New: The [inline:] Short Tag
  • Comments: Option to display/hide rating summary
  • Messaging: It is now possible to configure renderer plugins to apply to private messages.
  • Messaging: It is now possible to automatically send a message to people who have reported an account when that account is being deleted.
  • User accounts: Invitation only access: instead of letting users register freely you can create invitation codes that are required to register. Different invitation codes can grant access to different user groups and different user levels.
  • User accounts: Users now see a "successful registration" welcome message upon registering.
  • User accounts: Notifications about closed accounts now say how long the account was active (time elapsed since account creation)
  • User accounts: Tool to crop profile pictures.
  • User accounts: Admin tool to forbid certain pictures from being used as the main picture (useful when you require the main picture to be a mugshot but still allow cartons or other pictures as supplemental pictures. When you forbid a picture from being a main picture, the user cannot put it back as his main picture.)
  • User accounts: Temporary lock on user accounts in case of brute force password attack.
  • Analytics: Improved Goals feature. Item displays (disp=single or disp=page) can trigger goal hits. Now it’s possible to associate a goal to an item directly from the edition form. Hits will be tracked on each goal every time their associated pages are displayed to a user through disp=single or disp=page.
  • Marketing & Email campaigns: Introducing Email capture / Quick registration widget
  • Marketing & Email campaigns: Redesigned email templates (with inline styles) so they display better on webmail clients such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.
  • System: System log for auditing.
  • Other: New param() function which can validate arrays
  • Other: Changed wording of some back-office features to make things easier to understand.
  • Other: Aggregated collections get their permissions checked based on permissions of each source collection.
  • Other: Email sending using SMTP gateways is now a bult-in feature.
  • Bootstrap RWD now used also on: Back-office completely redesigned with Bootstrap (the old "Chicago" design is available as an alternative admin skin if you’re nostalgic ;)
  • Bootstrap RWD now used also on: Installer / Upgrader
  • Bootstrap RWD now used also on: Config error screen
  • Bootstrap RWD now used also on: default.php
  • Font Awesome is used almost everywhere.
  • Back-office: new navigation structure
  • Back-office: It is now possible to upload files directly into the post edit screen by simply dragging and dropping files into the attachments area.
  • Back-office: Cleaner toolbars on edit screens.
  • Post structure: Item/Post types are now fully configurable:
  • Post structure: Every field of the post form can be enabled/disabled on a type by type basis.
  • Post structure: Custom fields can be defined on a type by type basis.
  • Post structure: Switching to a different post type now goes through a "select new type" page.
  • Post structure: Admins / Moderators / Editors can now have a private discussion around posts ("meta comments")
  • Site structure: It is now possible to set default collections to be used for displaying all login/registration and also for all messaging functions, no matter from which collection they are invoked. This allows a more consistent user experience across the site.
  • Cleaner URLs: index.php now recognizes collection URLs like http://baseurl/shortname (requires mod_rewrite which should be enabled if you use b2evolution’s provided .htaccess file).
  • Cleaner URLs: It's now possible to configure collection URLs like http://baseurl/shortname/ in a single click
  • Cleaner URLs: the first/the default collection will now be assigned just the baseurl (without index.php appearing in the URL)
  • Cleaner URLs: b2evolution no longer ships with Stub Files like blog1.php– Everything is handled transparently by index.php now (but you can still use stub files if you need them)
  • Plugins: Markdown plugin now generates IDs for titles.
  • Plugins: Wikilinks plugin now allows to add #anchors into links.
  • Plugins: Current filters widget
  • UI changes: New evobar design. Pure CSS (no Javascript).
  • UI changes: New evobar menu structure. We like to think it's clearer and more efficient.
  • UI changes: Cleaned up and improved Bootstrap Back-office.
  • New skins: New Bootstrap Forums skin (used by default)
  • New skins: New Bootstrap Gallery skin (not used by default, select it manually)
  • Users: New design of the user profile screen (disp=user)
  • Users: Extended User Fields now support icons (twitter, facebook, Linkedin, etc.) and colors when used with a font like Font Awesome.
  • Users: User Links widget displays icons linking to some user's links. Especially useful for displaying social media icons of a blog owner. This is used by default on the home page and at the top of some skins.
  • Users: New widget: Organization Members Widget. Use on the home page by default.
  • Dev tools: Toggle on the Dev menu with $dev_menu = 1
  • Dev tools: Enhanced Display Containers feature.
  • Dev tools: Feature to Display includes (for skin development)
  • Enhanced skin API: Skins can now declare whether they use the v6 or the v5 API (v5 is the default so old skins stay compatible)
  • Enhanced skin API: Bootstrap based skins should use the v6 API
  • Enhanced skin API: The v6 API uses different class names by default which follow a cleaner naming convention (some cleanup is still in progress at this point).
  • Enhanced skin API: The v6 API uses HTML 5 semantic markup by default.
  • Tag manager allowing to rename, merge and delete tags as needed.
  • Tags are now becoming case sensitive and special-char sensitive ("changé" is different from "change" and from "Change"). This fixes an array of problems but creates sort of duplicate tags. The next step will be have tag aliases which will group related tags together.
  • Enhanced Tag Cloud widget.
  • Enhanced installer.
  • Strengthened upgrade script.
  • Enhanced DB normalization tool (UTF-8/ASCII).
  • Enhanced and more responsive Bootstrap Forums skin.
  • Enhanced widget editing screen.
  • Enhanced plugin management screen.
  • Better responsive user profile (disp=user)
  • Bug fixes (many)
  • Visual and functional improvements in the back-office.
  • More settings, including color settings, for the Bootstrap Main skin.
  • Enhanced Image/Logo widget.
  • Support and in addition to other HTML 5 semantic entities.
  • Custom post types can now use custom templates when they are displayed.
  • It's not always possible to contact the site owner without having to log in.
  • Not displaying tags on intro posts any more by default.
  • Responsive images on all default Bootstrap skins.
  • Enhanced collections list
  • Enhanced user groups list
  • Enhanced post edit screen
  • Enhanced comment edit screen
  • Enhanced Forums skin
  • Widgets: Enhanced User Avatars widget
  • Widgets: Enhanced Item List widget
  • Widgets: New Image widget, different from Logo Title widget
  • UI Cleanup
  • It's now always possible to contact *any* collection owner, even when not logged in, or when contacting from a "main" collection.
  • Enhanced DB normalization tool.

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23 February 2015 - 32MB
  • Enhanced bootstrap skin. A lot more bootstrap coming in version 6.0.
  • Tidied up the demo install a little bit.
  • More robust upgrade procedure.
  • Updated language files.
  • Enhanced the locales/regional settings screen.
  • Includes complete language packs for German and French.
  • Bug Fixes.

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(security release)
15 January 2015 - 32MB
  • Fixed a possible XSS attack.
  • Scheduler improvements: Show duration in the task log
  • Scheduler improvements: Allow searching the task log and filtering by date
  • Scheduler improvements: Extended info in hitlog & sessions pruning job
  • Updated language files.

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(major version)
8 December 2014 - 32MB
  • Post moderation reminder emails.
  • Enhanced / Fixed user account change notification emails, including larger profile pictures.
  • When a comment is elevated into a post, all child comments (in case of threaded comments) are moved with it.
  • Fixed blank screens when zlib compression is enabled and PHP ( version

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