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The BuddyPress Core Team

BuddyPress 11.0.0 “La Scala” is now available for download from the WordPress.org plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard.

This new major version of your site’s community engine introduces around 50 changes mostly acting under the hood to improve performance, consistency and the stability of the plugin. Here are five important changes we would like to highlight:

Please note BuddyPress 11.0.0 will require at least WordPress 5.7 & take a few minutes to discover all changes reading this release note.

11.0.0 also marks the beginning of a transitional year for BuddyPress: get ready for great features and changes.

In 10.0.0, we’ve introduced a new area in the Plugin Administration screen to easily find BuddyPress Add-ons maintained by the BuddyPress Core Team. Check this list often as we will soon publish the following add-ons:

  • “THE” long-awaited feature: Community Media Attachments.
  • A revolutionary Block-based Activity Post Form to standardize the way to extend activity updates with richer & more engaging content.

An example about this new way to keep moving forward is the BP Rewrites Add-on. You can already test this breaking change, which uses the WordPress way to parse URLs (thanks to the WP Rewrites API), and report issues to us or to the third-party plugin authors. Once BP Rewrites are merged into BuddyPress 12.0.0 (our next major release), we’ll make sure to build a backward-compatibility add-on so that you can still use plugins that do not work with “BP Rewrites”.

BP Rewrites now brings a community visibility option to BuddyPress

By the way, the latest version of BP Rewrites also includes a feature to restrict the community area to your site members only.

Many thanks to 11.0.0 contributors 

Adil Öztaşer (oztaser)Alex Mangini (alexmangini)baasuiBen Roberts (bouncingsprout)Boone B Gorges (boonebgorges)Brajesh Singh (sbrajesh)Dan Caragea (dancaragea)David Cavins (dcavins)Deb Nath Utpol (devutpol)fawpFernando Tellado (fernandot)Hugo Ashmore (hnla)Javier Esteban (nobnob)John James Jacoby (johnjamesjacoby)jtymannLinkon Miyan (rudlinkon)martinutopiaMathieu Viet (imath)Nick (nickchomey)Nifty (niftythree)Paul Gibbs (DJPaul)Pieterjan Deneys (nekojonez)r-a-yRafi Ahmed (rafiahmedd)ranfenRenato Alves (espellcaste)Robin (robinwpdeveloper)shawfactorSlava Abakumov (slaffik)sjreganTahmid ul Karim (tahmidulkarim)teeboy4realthomaslhottausername_Venutius.

Welcome to “La Scala”

As soon as you enter the pasta and pizza restaurant, you are transported to Italy a few years ago. On your right, hung on the wall, in the middle of drawings of hearts and the inscriptions “Ti amo” (I love you in Italian), an old coin-operated telephone creates a retro atmosphere. Further on, you come face to face with a rustic van that survived the 70s and which secretly houses the oven and the pizza workshop! “La Scala” (stairs in Italian) certainly owes its name to the two magnificent spiral staircases that allow guests to climb to the upper level. On the ceiling, an old map allows you to familiarize yourself with the names of the most important cities in Italy, while your pizza is cooking. When it arrives, it’s an explosion of authentic flavors and if you have the good idea to have chosen the “capricciosa”, the spicy Italian sausages will delight your taste buds.

Yum, good treat!

“La Scala” is located in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a french city of the Paris suburbs.

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