#2 Nov 14, 2014 20:49
The plugin UserBlog (http://plugins.b2evolution.net/userblog) has been updated and it is now compatible with b2evolution version 5.1.2. As a third-party plugin that wasn't maintained for a long time, the update has been only to make it operative under the current stable version of b2evo, so, although we made some basic tests, there is no warranty that issues won't appear.
After being properly configured, it does exactly what you need regarding new users, however I'm afraid that this feature is not supported:
They also need to be able to only view blogs of their "friends"
I guess there is not such a "friends" concept in b2evolution, so what do you mean and how do you expect this should work?