BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 2 is now ready for testing. Please download the 2.2-beta2 zip or snag it from our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, your help testing with us is very much appreciated.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but here’s a rundown of our favorite changes that we hope you’ll try out. (Check out this report on Trac for a more detailed view.)

  • Member types will allow developers to register different types of users. (Think ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’.)
  • Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items.
  • Numerous improvements to the Legacy template pack.
  • Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving exactly the results you’re looking for.
  • Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations.
  • Improved Group invitations UI.
  • Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
  • Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.

2.2 is on course for a January 28 release. Please let us know about any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

Thanks everyone for all your help, and we’ll see you soon for a Release Candidate!