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 you looking for a complete changelog, check out the 1.7 milestone in trac.

From now until 1.7 is released, we will be periodically merging our ongoing development into the plugin repository. If you’re just starting your first BuddyPress site, we encourage you to start with the 1.7 beta rather than 1.6.4, so that you’re familiar with what’s coming rather than what’s passed.

Now’s the time to report some feedback and let us know if you find anything unexpected happening. We are on course to release BuddyPress 1.7 in the first half of March.

If you think you found a bug, please report it on the BuddyPress Core Trac. If you find a security vulnerability, please be discrete and let us know privately using one of the methods posted on the WordPress contact page.

Download BuddyPress 1.7, Beta 1 ↓