Today marks the first official day of BuddyPress 2.0′s development cycle. As such, we want to keep everyone in the loop about what we’re planning for 2.0, and what our release dates are, so you can better plan your sites, updates, contributions, and testing.

Features:

  • bp-forums retirement #5351 (johnjamesjacoby)
  • WordPress Rewrite Rules API integration #4954 (johnjamesjacoby)
  • Move XProfile visibility from each field into Settings #5352 (johnjamesjacoby)
  • last_activity usermeta improvements #5128 (boonebgorges)
  • Activity comment sync for comments (r-a-y)
  • Ticket triage and general maintenance (paulgibbs)
  • BuddyPress Profile editing from wp-admin (imath)
  • New template pack #4952 (karmatosed)

Dates:

  • Development starts (today): Wednesday, February 4, 2014
  • Beta 1 (8 weeks from today): Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Release (3 weeks after beta): Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If you’d like to tag along with us for the next 8 weeks, the 2.0 Roadmap is a great place to start. On behalf of the core development team, we’re really excited about what we have planned for 2.0, and can’t wait to get started!