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[ This is a test blog, with posts about the development of b2, and comments ]

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Problem: There's a security hole in gm-2-b2.php and blogger-2-b2.php in the 0.6.1 release.

Solution: Delete these files once your blog conversion is done, or edit them.

A fixed release will come shortly, and the CVS will be updated.


  • Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little are leading the new WordPress branch of b2, that is going to become the new official branch once they get a release out. If you want to help with WordPress, don't hesitate to contact either of them!
  • This website will get a minimalist redesign soon. A lot of sections are going away, including the "powered by b2" list. That list hasn't been updated for months on end, and with only 592 weblogs it makes it look like b2 isn't used by as many weblogs as it really is. Judging from the emails I get and the forums' activity, I estimate there are around 2000 b2 weblogs. This is a great accomplishment for me, and for everyone who supported me and the project.
  • The "recently updated b2" lists will disappear from the main page and wait for a maintainer to get back on the front. If you feel that you're up to the task of processing emails to add websites to this list, please email me and I'll give you the keys to the list's admin section if I feel that you are serious enough.

Now for the offtopic banter:
  • I am still jobless. My evil plans to conquer the world, that kept me busy for the past months, have been put to an temporary halt. This is the cause of much troubles in my personal life.
  • I am slowly but steadily redesigning my own website. I'm not opening the doors until I have more than just a weblog to show for it. By the way, the redesign will be based on standards as usual, but will also look different on everyone's computer.
  • With some of the money that I made by taking over the world (a small piece of it, for starters), I bought a digital camera, and proceded to photograph various things. I hope to get better at it than I am at PHP.
  • The current state of RSS is scaring me.
  • Elvis says hi!

Now for some shameless promotion of my beginner photographs:
michelv.deviantart.com (gallery)
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What is b2 ?
A classy news/weblog tool (aka logware).

How does it work ?
You type something and hit "blog this" and in the next second it's on your page(s). You can write extended entries, or even entries that span multiple pages. You can also use BloggerAPI clients to post to your b2 weblog.
What's original in b2 ? Pages are generated dynamically from the MySQL database, so no clumsy 'rebuilding' is involved. It also means faster search/display capabilities, and the ability to serve your news in different 'templates' without any hassle.

Requirements ?
A server that can run PHP4, and a MySQL database (you can install b2 in an already existing database, and you can put several b2's in one database).

Where can I download it ?
b2 0.6 is the latest public release.
You can also visit the CVS server for the latest code, at your own risks.
See the ReadMe file for requirements and installation instructions.

Contact info ?
E-mail: m@tidakada.com
Forums: over there. :)

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They are powered by b2:

e-mail me when you install b2 on your site, include your URL to be linked here.


Recently updated b2 weblogs:

To be included in that list whenever you post to your weblog, please use b2 v0.6 or later, and then e-mail update@tidakada.com with: your site's name, URL, e-mail, and a password. You will then receive an e-mail with an ID string that you'll have to paste in your b2config.php file. And then you'll be linked there :)


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