BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 2 is now available for download. BP 1.6 is just around the corner, and you can help us get there sooner by testing the latest beta version today!

The shiniest new features in BuddyPress 1.6 are: the new Activity Management panels in the Dashboard; Akismet integration for the Activity stream; improved SEO in the form of canonical redirects; full integration into the WordPress Toolbar; and Extended Profile field visibility. If you’re a developer or site admin testing BP 1.6-beta2 in a development environment, you might want to spend a bit of extra time on these new features.

As always, we recommend that you do not run beta software in production environments. 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.

Download BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 2 (zip) from the wordpress.org plugin repository.