BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1 is now available.ย Download BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1 (zip) from wordpress.org, or check out the milestone onย Trac.

Beta time means that we think 1.6 is almost ready to be released. But first, we’d like some feedback from BuddyPress plugin authors, theme designers, or those who manage BuddyPress sites. Now is your chance to help us help you, and check out all the work that’s gone into making the next version of BuddyPress more efficient and more powerful.

If you think you’ve found a bug, or have feedback, please leave a message on the support forums or report a bug on our bugtracker.

As always, please DO NOT run BuddyPress Beta software on your live production site. There may be quirks with existing plugins and we will be updating code rapidly as bug reports come in. Install BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1 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’re shooting for a release in the next few weeks – and the more testers we get, the quicker it’ll be. So get testing!