2 Feb 21, 2018 11:13
a hearty welcome to b2evolution @poorboy What you described is exactly what @fplanque aimed to avoid when he advanced this project (http://b2evolution.net/man/overview-of-the-software) and why b2evolution and Wordpress are uniquely different (http://b2evolution.net/about/b2evolution-vs-wordpress).
@poorboy wrote earlier:
My biggest concern so far is that the backend will be confusing for contributors, even/especially the editor.
b2evolution is like any other app in the sense that it needs to be explored, learned and familiarized. So the quickest way to overcome your concern about confusion for contributors is to get to work with it - the sooner, the better - and in so doing your opinion will change.
b2evolution has come a long way and the dev team is working hard at developing a platform that is intuitive. There are too may features to count that is part of the CMS core and to 'discover' them you will need to read up an the b2e Manual (http://b2evolution.net/man/), ask a slew of questions on the forum and keep on being adventurous by exploring.
On a side note, b2evolution has an amazing production workflow supporting authors, editors, moderators, publishers ect.. so, once you get it under the knee, you will never look back.
b2evolution is also at the brink of another major evolutionary leap with exciting features being released soon...