The latest version of BuddyPress includes a number of important bug fixes and is a highly recommended upgrade.
To view a list of all the fixes included since the initial release of BuddyPress 1.2, please head on over to the BuddyPress release history page.
We’re starting to see the number of BuddyPress plugins growing rapidly, there are now more than 125 available for you to try out. Some of most popular BuddyPress plugins currently available are:
BuddyPress Tweetstream – allow your users to sync and post to their twitter stream.
BuddyPress Like – add a “like” button to site activity.
BuddyPress Links – rich media embedding for your BuddyPress powered site.
BuddyPress Album+ – allow your users to upload photos and create albums.
BuddyPress Group Documents – add file upload and document repositories to your groups.
BuddyPress Profile Privacy – allow your users to set privacy options on their profile data.
BuddyPress Welcome Pack – set defaults for new users, auto join them to groups or send welcome messages.
BuddyPress Group Blog (WordPress MU only) – allow your groups to include a fully functional WordPress blog.
BuddyPress Group Wiki – add wiki functionality to your groups so all members can contribute to pages.
Be sure to check all of the plugins out on the BuddyPress plugins page. If you’d like to develop a BuddyPress plugin then a great place to start is with the BuddyPress Skeleton Component. This plugin will provide you with all the basic starting points you need to build brand new BuddyPress features.