I have been with b2evolution for more than 10 years. My skill level is "know just enough to be dangerous." On one hand, I like that this is a highly-technical service, because I am not limited in the same way more user-friendly platforms are. HOWEVER, the more you grow and change and add and fix, the more I can't find anything. It took me 30 minutes to figure out how to turn off comments, because I couldn't find the screen. I found references in the manual, but it was limited to the wording "as long as comments are enabled," but no where did it remind me where that gets done. Is it in the Front Office? The Back office? Collection? Site?
Truthfully, the problems really started when the "Collections" feature came along.
Today, I wanted to update my antispam blacklist. Took me way too long to find it. It seems obvious now that I know where it is, but remember, I'm not in this program every day. I don't have the sitemap embedded in my mind. Time and again, I know it's there, but WHERE? In the time I have spent clicking through the tabs in my blog's dashboard, I could have written 100 blog posts.
I desperately want to stay with b2evolution, but I'm growing ever more frustrated with this. How about a search box on the dashboard? How about a directory in the documentation?
I guess my plea comes from someone who may not be your target audience, someone who doesn't live and breath b2evolution. However, if you do want to keep the users on the lower end of the skill scale, remember we don't like to be lost.
Thank you for hearing me out.