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BuddyPress 1.7 Beta 2

Published on March 12th, 2013 by Paul Gibbs

Tuesday’s getting even more terrific as we announce the second beta of BuddyPress 1.7! Building on a solid first beta, beta 2 has a number of bug fixes and improvements, mainly around the theme compatibility and admin screens. For those of you interested in a changelog between beta 1 and 2, check out this report in […]

Announcing BuddyCamp Miami 2013

Published on February 28th, 2013 by Paul Gibbs

We’re super-excited to share with you news about the first American (and second ever) BuddyPress conference; BuddyCamp Miami! Tickets are limited, so get one today. BuddyCamp is a mini-conference before WordCamp Miami. It’s happening on April 5th at the University of Miami, Life Science & Technology Park. As you can guess from the name, BuddyCamp […]

BuddyPress 1.7 Beta 1

Published on February 15th, 2013 by John James Jacoby

Today the BuddyPress team is excited to announce the first beta of BuddyPress 1.7. BuddyPress 1.7 is likely to be our most revolutionary release to date. With it will come full theme compatibility with almost all existing WordPress themes, making it easier than ever to get your community up and running quickly. For those of […]

BuddyPress 1.6.4 Maintenance and Security Release

Published on January 24th, 2013 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 1.6.4 (now available for download) is a maintenance and security release, and a safe and easy update for all previous BuddyPress versions. Version 1.6.4 includes some security hardening inside the bp-default theme’s ajax functionality. These issues were responsibly disclosed by Maty Siman. Download 1.6.4 now or visit Dashboard → Updates in your site admin […]

BuddyPress 1.6.3

Published on January 11th, 2013 by Paul Gibbs

Available immediately is BuddyPress 1.6.3. This security and maintenance release addresses problems with activity commenting and avatar cropping. BP 1.6.3 is a strongly recommended upgrade for all sites running any version of BuddyPress 1.6. Download BuddyPress 1.6.3 from WordPress Extend or Release notes are available on the Codex.

Year in Review

Published on December 25th, 2012 by John James Jacoby went through another serious clean-up effort in 2012. It now runs a minimal set of plugins, with an emphasis on supporting the project proper.’s group forums were retired. They were a fun experiment, but largely confusing to users and a moderation nightmare for site staffers. also experienced another redesign, taking much […]

BuddyPress 1.6.2 Released

Published on December 11th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 1.6.2 is a compatibility release, and fixes a few small issues with WordPress 3.5. If you’re running BuddyPress 1.5/1.6 and are updating to WordPress 3.5, this is a safe and easy update. Details: Milestone Tickets Closed

BuddyCamp Vancouver 2012 happening now!

Published on October 14th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

The first ever BuddyCamp is happening right now at BCIT Campus in Vancouver, BC. The whole BuddyPress core team (minus Paul) is here, along with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, and we all just participated in a panel discussion on the social web and BuddyPress’s place in it. If you weren’t able to make it out […]

Announcing BuddyPress Vancouver 2012

Published on September 1st, 2012 by Boone Gorges

If you’ve ever attended a WordCamp, you know how valuable – and fun – it can be to spend a day or two learning from like-minded WordPress users. Now, for the first time, fans of BuddyPress have an event all their own. BuddyCamp Vancouver 2012, the very first gathering of its type dedicated to BuddyPress, […]

Welcome r-a-y to the BuddyPress Core Team!

Published on August 31st, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Boone, Paul, and I, are excited to announce we’ve promoted r-a-y to be the newest member of the BuddyPress Core team! r-a-y has been involved with BuddyPress since the early days, and has been one of our strongest forum moderators since the very beginning. He’s been diligently iterating on his core patches and contributions, so […]