BuddyPress 6.0.0-beta1 is now available for testing!

Please note the plugin is still in development, so we recommend running this beta release on a testing site.

You can test BuddyPress 6.0.0-beta1 in 4 ways :

We’ve scheduled the 6.0.0 stable release to the end of April, and we’d love you to give us a hand to get there!

Testing for bugs is an important part of polishing the release during the beta stage and a great way to contribute. Here are some of the big changes and features to pay close attention to while testing (Check out this report on Trac for the full list).

User Profile Photo & User Cover Image are now belonging to the BP Members component.

Since the very first version of BuddyPress, the local avatar management feature (renamed as Profile Photo in version 2.1) was depending on the BP Extended Profile component. When we introduced the Cover Image feature in version 2.4, we’ve also made it dependent of the BP Extended Profile component. In 6.0.0, both features has been moved to the BP Members component. It means they will always be available even if the BP Extended Profile component is not active on your setup. We recommend you to read this development note to learn what this move changes for end users and for BuddyPress plugin/theme developers.

The BP REST API is now completed!

In 5.0.0, we’ve introduced the first endpoints and a reference documentation about them. In 6.0.0, we are adding the remaining ones so that you can build great BuddyPress full featured apps!

PS: we will update the reference documentation with these new endpoints during this beta stage.

The first BuddyPress Blocks are arriving 🙂

In 6.0.0, you will be able to feature a specific member or a specific group of your community site into your posts or pages: discover more information about the BP Member Block and the BP Group Block reading this development note.

New PHP and WordPress required versions.

BuddyPress 6.0.0 is requiring PHP >= 5.6 and WordPress >= 4.8

How You Can Help

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If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on BuddyPress Trac.