Hello BuddyPress community members!

The first release candidate for BuddyPress 6.0.0 is now available for a last round of testing!

This is an important milestone as we progress toward the BuddyPress 6.0.0 final release date. “Release Candidate” means that we think the new version is ready for release, but with more than 200,000 active installs, hundreds of BuddyPress plugins and Thousands of WordPress themes, it’s possible something was missed.

BuddPress 6.0.0 is slated for release on Thursday, May 14, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 6.0.0 yet, now is the time!

You can test the 6.0.0-RC pre-release in 4 ways :

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release note, but you can get a quick overview by reading the post about the 6.0.0 Beta1 release.

Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against BuddyPress 6.0.0. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to this specific support topic so we can figure those out before the final release. We strongly advise you to have a look at the 6.0.0 development notes to figure out what to focus on during your testing.

Polyglots, we need you!

Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate BuddyPress into many languages! This release also marks the string freeze point of the 6.0.0 release schedule. For your information, we are now using WP CLI to generate the buddypress.pot file and you’ll see we’ve paid attention to add translators comments to all the strings needing some.

If you think you’ve found a bug, please let us know reporting it on the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

Thanks in advance for giving the release candidate a test drive!