The first release candidate for BuddyPress 8.0.0 is now available!
“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. BuddyPress 8.0.0 is slated for release on June 7, 2021, but your help is needed to get there — if you haven’t tried 8.0.0 yet, doing it now is a great idea!
You can test the 8.0.0-RC pre-release in 4 ways :
- Try the BP Beta Tester plugin.
- Download the release candidate here (zip file).
- Check out our SVN repository:
svn co https://buddypress.svn.wordpress.org/trunk/
- Clone our read-only Git repository:
git clone git://buddypress.git.wordpress.org/
A detailed changelog will be part of our official release note, but you can get a quick overview by reading the post about the 8.0.0 Beta1 release.
Plugin and Theme Developers
Please test your plugins and themes against BuddyPress 8.0.0. 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 8.0.0 developer notes to figure out what to focus on during your testing.
How you can help
Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate BuddyPress into as many languages as possible! This release also marks the string freeze point of the 8.0.0 release schedule.