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In response to: Your feedback matters!

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!

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




In response to: Your feedback matters!

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.




In response to: Your feedback matters!

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.




In response to: Your feedback matters!

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.




In response to: Your feedback matters!

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.




In response to: Your feedback matters!

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!

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?