Hi BuddyPress contributors!

We will soon publish a maintenance release (5.1.0) to fix some issues that arose since BuddyPress 5.0.0 “Le Gusto”. A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but, until then, you can check out this report on Trac for the full list of fixes.

Today we’re publishing a very specific beta release for version 5.1.0 as it has two goals:

  • Let you make sure the fixes have no side effects on your community site’s configuration.
  • Test in real conditions the plugin we’ve been working on and which should greatly simplify the way you betatest BuddyPress.

Meet BP Beta Tester

Once installed it will help you to upgrade your website to the latest Beta or Release candidate. You will also be able to downgrade to the latest stable release once you finished your Beta tests.

Once activated, go to the home page of your Dashboard (Network Dashboard if your are using WordPress Multisite) to find the BP Beta Tester sub menu of the Dashboard menu. From this page, you’ll be able to install the 5.1.0-beta1 release clicking on the tab “Upgrade to 5.1.0-beta1”.

You can always downgrade to the latest stable version of BuddyPress using the corresponding tab of the page’s header.

The development version of this plugin is hosted on GitHub: you can contribute to it pulling requests or reporting issues. We plan to submit this plugin on the WordPress.org Plugins directory so that it’s easier to install.

Download BP Beta Tester or Download BuddyPress 5.1.0-beta1.

Happy testing 😉