b2evolution Embraces Beta, Befriends Twitter

Filed as News on October 18, 2010 6:32 pm

After waiting many long, long months, b2evolution (a distant cousin of WordPress) has left the Alpha stage and is now officially embracing the beta.

We are happy to annonce that b2evolution version 4.0.1-beta has been released. [...]

Although it is pretty stable, we still call this version beta because there are minor bugs we are aware of and we want to fix before the final 4.0 release.

We bumped the version number up to 4.0.1 because we felt we needed to add a few little features, especially to improve the speed of spam moderation operations.

Of course, as previously announced, this version also comes with a fully functioning twitter plugin, conforming to the new twitter API. (Official b2evolution Blog)

The new version also boasts an advanced Ajax to help bloggers combat human spam (which has been on the rise unfortunately), and their embrace of Twitter’s Oauth should help make the blog software more appealing to tweetaholics.

Although not as popular as its cousin WordPress (as the two do share bloodlines), b2evolution’s latest release could help the platform regain some much needed attention as a serious tool for probloggers.

Once the platform exits beta, it will be interesting to see how b2evolution competes against larger rivals (like WordPress) as well as upcoming challengers such as Melody (the latter which is a “fork” of Movable Type).

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