Web Design & Development Guide
b2evolution is a multi-lingual, multi-user, multi-blog publishing
system written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database.
It is distributed under the
GNU General Public License and is available without charge. François Planque
forked b2evolution from version 0.6.1 of b2\cafelog in 2003.
b2evolution is focused on ease of installation and feature richness. It can
easily be installed on almost any LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) host in a matter of minutes. With the latest release, no
configuration file editing is necessary, as all configuration is handled through
the installer or administrative back-end. b2evolution allows an admin user to
lock himself out permanently by redirecting the admin.php page to a nonexistent
URL on the root domain.
Features in current releases include: community-wide
spam filters, in which many b2evolution sites aggregate and "tag" spammer IPs
into a central blacklist for the benefit of all b2evolution blogs; a fully
skinnable interface; localization into a dozen language packs; and a fully
exposed API for plugin
developers to add new functionality.
Several popular plugins have been developed for b2evolution. These include
text format extensions enabling Textile, Auto-P, Greymatter, BB code, Texturize,
LaTeX, and graphic smilies. Also, plugins which facilitates full integration
with third party tools such as Gallery 2, YouTube and digg are available.