Just 5 days after 1.5 Beta 1, up for grabs today for all you early adopters and plugin and theme developers is BuddyPress 1.5 Beta 2. It fixes a few bugs that cropped up early in Beta 1, and we want everyone to test with the newest code available.

If you are a BuddyPress plugin author, now is your time to help us help you, and check out all the work that’s gone into making the next version of BuddyPress faster, more efficient, more secure, and easier to code against.

As always, please DO NOT run BuddyPress Beta software on your live production site. There are going to be quirks with existing plugins, and we will be updating code rapidly as bug reports come in. Install BuddyPress 1.5 on a local installation or a test site, and let us know if you find anything that isn’t working the way it should. We are hoping the beta period will only last a few weeks, with a release in August.

You can download BuddyPress 1.5 Beta 2 today, from the bottom of our Trac page.

Huge thanks to all of our testers!