BuddyPress 7.0.0-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 7.0.0-beta1 in 4 ways :

The 7.0.0 stable release is slated to the beginning of December, and we’d love you to give us a hand to get there!

Please note BuddyPress 7.0.0 will require at least WordPress 4.9.

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).

New Administration screens to manage BuddyPress types

In BuddyPress 7.0.0 site administrators will be able to add, edit or delete Member & Group types using their WordPress Administration Screens just like they would do for Post tags.

Read this development note to learn more about it.

Let’s welcome 3 new BP Blocks into our Block Editor

  • The Activity Embed block let authors embed an activity into their post or page.
  • Use the BP Members block to select community users you want to feature into a post or a page.
  • Enjoy the BP Groups block to pick the groups you want to highlight into a post or a page.

Get to know these new blocks reading this development note.

Improved support for WP CLI

WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. You can update plugins, configure multisite installs, and much more, without using a web browser. In 7.0.0, you will be able to Enjoy new BuddyPress CLI commands to manage BuddyPress Group Meta, BuddyPress Activity Meta, activate or deactivate the BuddyPress signup feature and create BuddyPress specific testing code for plugins.

Discover more about it from this development note.

And so much more such as improvements to the BP REST API, our Template pack, images and iframes lazy loading support…

How You Can Help

Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate BuddyPress into more than 100 languages!

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.