• Please note the plugin is still in development, so we recommend running this beta release on a testing site.
  • Please note BuddyPress 14.0.0 will require at least WordPress 6.1.
  • The current target for final release is: July 8, 2024.

The BuddyPress contributors have been hard at work baking our next release, version 14.0.0. This release is all about code modernization, focusing on these areas:

  • Adding BuddyPress information to the WordPress Site Health reporting tool.
  • New functionality and improvements for the BuddyPress Command Line Interface (CLI), resulting in a new version, v3.0.
  • Many code improvements bringing the BP code base more in line with WordPress Coding Standards.
  • Even more code improvements bringing the BP code base in line with PHPDoc Standards.
  • Treating Signups the same way whether BuddyPress is installed on a multisite network or on a single site.
  • Allow group moderators to… moderate content in groups! This sounds obvious, but we’ve finally given site admins the opportunity to grant all the power to group moderators.
  • Preparing to bring new BuddyPress features playing nice with BuddyPress standalone themes using a second argument to current_theme_supports( 'buddypress', [ 'component', 'feature'] ).
  • Laying the groundwork for supporting PHP 8.3 by adding this version to our continuous integration testing routine.
  • Starting a whole new documentation project! We’re reviewing every doc about BuddyPress and migrating the necessary information to an all-new docs repository. (This is going to be amazing!).
  • Making sure we can preview BuddyPress using WP Playground!

We are excited for you to try our new release. Please run it through its paces, and let us know what problems you run into! Thanks for your help in crafting the best release we can build.

How to test BuddyPress 14.0.0-beta1?

You can test BuddyPress 14.0.0-beta1 in 5 ways :

Props @dcavins for his great contribution crafting this announcement post!

Thanks to BuddyPress: get together safely, in your own way, in WordPress.