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18 years of b2evolution

I first started tinkering with the original b2/cafelog software in the end of 2002, as the original author, Michel V. had stopped maintaining it. Then, in early 2003 it became apparent that I was going to fork it and start maintaining something of my…...

January 21, 2021 · 9 min · François Planque

A web of broken links

From time to time I do a little housekeeping on my blogs. Today I moved some old English posts from my French blog to my English blog. I'm not sure if it even matters, but it gives me some satisfaction to tidy things up. I do it as a distraction…...

November 2, 2018 · 1 min · François Planque

Screw it, let's reskin it!

I think it was about time I re-skinned this site!  Since my last post pledging to get rid of the ugliness, I feel I've made some significant progress on b2evolution.net (especially the home page) but my personal site(s) was really starting to hurt my…...

July 20, 2014 · 2 min · François Planque

Did I abandon my sites?

2014. Time to wake up, eh? First off, why have I been blogging so little in the last couple of years? Guess it's a combination of: Too much work Having a real life (which I might not have had a few years back...) Google did a great job at scaring me of…...

February 20, 2014 · 5 min · François Planque

How to install b2evolution on Mac OS X in 5 minutes from scratch

Tested with MAMP 1.7.2, b2evolution 3.2 and Mac OS X 10.5.7 :Download and install MAMP (Free) into the Applications folderStart MAMP and make sure you get the MAMP start pageDownload b2evolution and unzip it into /Applications/MAMP/htdocsPoint…...

May 28, 2009 · 3 min · François Planque

Twitter plugin for b2evolution

b2evolution 3.2 will be shipping with an enhanced twitter plugin based on Lee Turner's twitterlution. The twitter plugin for b2evolution allows to ping twitter in addition to other ping services. It will tweet the title of the new post and it's permalin…...

May 27, 2009 · 2 min · François Planque

Testing web hosts...

Lately I have been re-testing most of b2evolution's hosting partners... As the number of hosting test sites grows though, it takes days just to update the testing software on all of them. I guess I'll have the automate that ;) But that's nothing compa…...

May 17, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

b2evolution on Gentoo Linux

b2evolution is available as a Gentoo Linux package.

February 18, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

I like switchers!

There's always a nice feeling to stumbling upon a post about switching from WordPress to b2evolution... Andreas says: Finally, today I dumped my WordPress installation and switched to b2evolution. Playing around with b2evolution for the last few…...

February 9, 2008 · 1 min · François Planque

About Apple Design

"Apple's design is supposed to be the ultimate perfection in 21st century computing. We should all learn from them." I get that a lot when discussing b2evolution's user interface (which, btw, I like to think has improved significantly in version 2.0.…...

October 12, 2007 · 2 min · François Planque