BuddyPress 5.0.0-beta1 is available for testing. You can download it here or get a copy via our Subversion repository. We’d love to have your feedback and testing help.
If your version of WordPress is <= 4.6, we remind you that BuddyPress 5.0.0 will require at least WordPress 4.7.
A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but, until then, here’s a tasty list of some of our favorite changes. (Check out this report on Trac for the full list.)
BP REST API
A BuddyPress developers tool to build awesome community applications or improve the performance of their existing ones. It has been developed as a feature as a plugin from GitHub and we think it’s time to include it in BuddyPress Core.
To help you discover the great powers of this new API, we’re also introducing a new user interface to manage Group members (#8045).
BP Invitations API
This API opens very promising opportunities to BuddyPress developers willing to manage their custom objects invites or membership requests. We’re primarly using it to improve how we handle invitations and requests to join Groups (#6210).
BuddyPress Site Health section
Users requesting for support will soon be able to copy the information of this section to their clipboard to share them with us. This should help our beloved support forum contributors to explain/fix issues faster.
5.0.0 is almost ready (Targeted release date is September 30, 2019), but please do not run this Beta 1 release in a production environment just yet. Let us know of any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.
Thanks everyone for all your contributions so far; please help us test and polish the 5.0.0 release so it can be as awesome as possible!