b2evolution is a free blog tool for the next generation of blogs.
It includes all the features of traditional blog tools, and extends them with evolved features such as file & photo management, advanced skinning, multiple blogs support as well as detailed user permissions... Not to mention third party plug-ins!
Plus, it's free, open-source (GPL), it runs on virtually any webserver featuring PHP+MySQL and it's available in many languages!
The package can be downloaded with the following command:
Putting things in the right place
After the download you will have to extract the archive
And move the source to /opt/
mv /tmp/downloads/b2evolution /opt/
To be able to access b2evolution on our webserver we need to add some sections to the webserver configuration file. As this file is templated it means we need to create some template fragments:
mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/ cd /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/
Open a text editor:
And copy the section below:
# b2evolution Alias /blog /opt/b2evolution/blogs <Directory /opt/b2evolution/blogs> Options -Indexes AllowOverride None order deny,allow deny from all allow from all AuthName "b2evolution" AuthType Basic AuthExternal pwauth Satisfy all AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 php_flag magic_quotes_gpc on php_flag track_vars on </Directory>
Save by pressing Ctrl+X, press Y to save changes and confirm with enter.
Now we need to generate the new configuration file for the webserver:
And restart the server
sv t httpd-e-smth
To create the database for the package execute the following statements as root user:
mysql -e "create database b2evolution" mysql -e "grant all privileges on b2evolution.* to bloguser@localhost identified by 'yourpassword'" mysql -e "flush privileges"
Still Under Underconstruction
chown -R www.www /opt/b2evolution chmod 755 /opt/b2evolution
Go to your web browser and open http://your.domain.or.IP/blog/install/index.php
You will need the database user name and password created in the database setup for this step, then once finished filling in the details select Then select the update config file at the bootom of page to continue
How do you want to install b2evolution?
if new install, then select the radio button for new install and select the go button
Don't forget to write down your password
Now you can log in with the login "admin" and password
Note that password carefully! It is a random password that is given to you when you install b2evolution. If you lose it, you will have to delete the database tables and re-install anew.