b2evolution version 5.0.8 (stable) has been released!
This is mostly a security/bugfix update.
Although the security risks are moderate, we do recommend this upgrade for all users.
Time to eradicate the ugly stuff.
You might have noticed a few changes on the homepage. It's nowhere near final yet. It's more of a first step towards rebuilding it cleanly.
We started by removing a lot thing that were not needed. Did we go to far? Should we remove even more? What should we add? What do you want to see on the homepage?
Maybe you have ideas of what would make a great catch phrase or a great marketing argument to promote the use of b2evolution?
Maybe you can think of a missing link to some content you want to access frequently.
No matter what, we'd like to hear about it! ;)
Update: we added a couple of cool tweets mentioningÂ @b2evolutionÂ -- and we'd love to add yours too ;)
b2evolution version 5.0.7 (stable) has been released!
This is a maintenance version addressing all identified bugs since release of version 5.0.6. It also features a few smallÂ enhancements.
We recommend this version for all users.
PS: All these little bug fixes have delayed release of version 5.1 but it's a good thing to have those bugs resolved before adding yet another layer of features to the cake ;) Also rest assured that development of 5.1+ has been progressing substantially in between. Stay tuned!
The new skins site is here! :)
It's not completely polished yet but it should be working pretty fine already.
Please note we have dropped the old star rating system as there were too many anonymous votes that didn't mean anything.
Please note we also dropped live previews as it's a bit complicated to maintain. We may bring back this feature some day but it's not a high priority right now (the next priority is the plugins repository ;)
We welcome your comments on how to improve navigation on the skins site and also on what help you would need to start creating and contributing your own skins.
Of course, we also welcome your comments on each and everyone of the listed skins. Especially, if you have worked with one or several of these skins, please let us know if they are easy to work with / easy to customize or not.
Happy New Year everyone! :^)
To start off 2014, we have put together packages for all the languages that received the most contributions on Transifex (the collaborative translation platform we use for b2evolution).
Here are all the languages we have packaged so far for b2evolution v5:
language packs download page.
You are welcome to contribute a few strings on Transifex or even start a new translation for your own language.
PS: b2evolution 5.0.7-stable and 5.1.0-beta coming soon (we're still fixing some bugs... ;)
Are you a b2evolution professional?
Do you work for hire?
We are in the process of redesigning the "b2evo professionals" section. (The old one is here)
We get requests for paid help and paid development all the time. We have absolutely no time to respond to any of them ourselves. We'd love to send those customers your way! And we'll send them to you for free.
We'll advertise your business for free!
All we need from you is to know you're ready to accept some clients. If so, please complete your user profile on this site and let us know you're ready!
If you want, you can also describe more specifically what kind of jobs you can do: installation/configuration, graphic/skin design, custom development, etc.
Are you ready for some more paid client work?
b2evolution version 5.0.6 (stable) has been released!
This version essentially addresses bug fixes reported in version 5.0.5. It also has a few additionalÂ enhancements.
We recommend this version for all users.
PS: Time for 5.1 beta testing! Please contact us if you want to be part of the beta test group.
With the release of version 5.0.6 approaching, we are reaching the end of the bug fixing cycle that follows each major release. This means we're getting ready for the rollout of new features again!
Version 5 was our largest new release ever with more than 200 new features!
100 of these new features were direct responses to your feature requests/problem descriptions! :)
Are you ready for some more? ;)
Today we'd like to ask you two distinct questions:
1) What is the main reason that made you choose b2evolution for your website?
(If possible: what problem did b2evolution solve for you?)
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.)
As always, we'll try our best to find an elegant solution to what your need.
Some requests will be addressed in b2evolution 5.1, some will be addressed in version 6, but we'll evaluate them all.
Please give us your feedback in the comments below!