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BuddyPress 2.3.0 Release Candidate 1

Published on May 21st, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Please download the 2.3.0-rc1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, or are running a BuddyPress powered site with a development environment available, your help testing is greatly appreciated.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but check out the 2.3.0 Beta 1 post for the rundown of our favorite changes until then.

Let us know of any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Beta 2

Published on May 14th, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Beta 2 is now available for testing. Please download the 2.3.0-beta-2 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, or are running a BuddyPress powered site with a development environment available, your help testing is greatly appreciated.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but check out the 2.3.0 Beta 1 post for the rundown of our favorite changes until then.

Let us know of any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

Thanks again for your help. BuddyPress 2.3.0 is going to be awesome!

2015 BuddyPress Survey: Results

Published on May 8th, 2015 by @mercime

This report presents the results from the 2015 BuddyPress Survey held from Feb. 18 – April 8, 2015. Two hundred eleven developers from 42 countries contributed to BuddyPress by participating in the survey. Thank you.

survey-countries

Goal of the Survey

Guide the direction of BuddyPress plugin development in 2015.

Objectives

1. Discover current BuddyPress usage.
2. Gauge user interest in potential new features.
3. Identify key areas for improvement.
4. Prioritize areas of BuddyPress development.
5. Set benchmarks to streamline development processes.
6. Identify volunteers who are interested in contributing to BuddyPress.

Read more →

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Beta 1

Published on May 7th, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Beta 1 is available for testing. Please download the 2.3.0-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, or are running a BuddyPress powered site with a development environment available, we’d love to have your help with testing.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but until then, here’s a rundown of some of our favorite changes. (Check out this report on Trac for a more detailed view.)

  • The new Attachments API will allow developers to more easily manage user-generated media, and is the long-awaited foundation for media-related BuddyPress components and features.
  • Core Theme Companion Styling improves BuddyPress’s integration with the latest two bundled WordPress core themes, Twenty Fifteen and Twenty Fourteen.
  • The Avatar Upload UI has been completely revamped, with drag-and-drop upload, improved mobile support, & integration with phone/laptop cameras.
  • Blog Post Activity generates better looking excerpts when posts contain images or other embedded media content.
  • Star Private Messages allows for improved marking of important inbox messages.
  • The Member Types API now supports member-type-specific directories.
  • Continued object & query cache enhancements.
  • Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
  • Continued coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.

2.3.0 is almost ready, but please do not run it in a production environment just yet. Let us know of any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

Thanks everyone for all your help, and we are excited to release BuddyPress 2.3.0 in early June!

BuddyPress 2.2.3 – Security Release

Published on April 20th, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.2.3 is out, which fixes several instances where URLs were not made safe (escaped) for output to the browser. If you’re using any version of BuddyPress and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy to assist you.

The BuddyPress team worked closely with the WordPress core team and several other plugin authors to coordinate the release of 2.2.3 alongside other libraries with similar issues.

These fixes have also been ported over to what will be 2.3, which we continue to run here at BuddyPress.org.

BuddyPress 2.2 – Release Candidate 2

Published on January 29th, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.2 Release Candidate 2 is now ready for testing. Please download the 2.2-rc2 zip or grab it from our Subversion repository if that’s your thing. Your help testing during this final week is greatly appreciated.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but here’s our favorite changes that we want you to test. Use this report on Trac if you’d like a more detailed view.

  • Member types will allow developers to register different types of users. (Think ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’.)
  • Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items.
  • Numerous improvements to the Legacy template pack.
  • Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving exactly the results you’re looking for.
  • Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations.
  • Improved Group invitations UI.
  • Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
  • Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.

We’ve post-poned 2.2 for 1 week, and hope to release on February 4. Let us know about any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker, and we’ll be sure to get them fixed up right away!

Thanks again y’all, and we’re excited to release 2.2 next week!

BuddyPress 2.2 – Beta 2

Published on January 15th, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 2 is now ready for testing. Please download the 2.2-beta2 zip or snag it from our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, your help testing with us is very much appreciated.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but here’s a rundown of our favorite changes that we hope you’ll try out. (Check out this report on Trac for a more detailed view.)

  • Member types will allow developers to register different types of users. (Think ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’.)
  • Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items.
  • Numerous improvements to the Legacy template pack.
  • Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving exactly the results you’re looking for.
  • Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations.
  • Improved Group invitations UI.
  • Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
  • Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.

2.2 is on course for a January 28 release. Please let us know about any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

Thanks everyone for all your help, and we’ll see you soon for a Release Candidate!

BuddyPress 2.2 – Beta 1

Published on January 10th, 2015 by John James Jacoby

BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 1 is available for testing. Please download the 2.2-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. If you are a plugin or theme developer, or are running a BuddyPress powered site with a development environment available, your help testing it out with us is very much appreciated.

A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but until then here’s a rundown of some of our favorite changes that could use your eyes. (Check out this report on Trac for a more detailed view.)

  • Member types will allow developers to register different types of users. (Think ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’.)
  • Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items.
  • Numerous improvements to the Legacy template pack.
  • Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving exactly the results you’re looking for.
  • Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations.
  • Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
  • Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.

2.2 is almost here, but we don’t recommend running it on a production site quite yet. Please let us know about any issues you find in the support forums and/or on our development tracker.

Thanks everyone for all your help, and we are excited to get BuddyPress 2.2 out by the end of January!

BuddyPress 2.1.1

Published on October 7th, 2014 by imath

BuddyPress 2.1.1 is now available. Download from the wordpress.org plugin repository, as a zip file, or through WordPress via Dashboard > Plugins.

This maintenance release mainly provides a number of fixes in the theme area (BP Legacy or BP Default).

For a complete list of changes made for this release, visit the 2.1.1 changelog.

Questions or comments? Visit out support forums or Trac.

BuddyPress 2.1 “Patsy”

Published on September 18th, 2014 by Boone Gorges

The BuddyPress team is proud to introduce BuddyPress 2.1 “Patsy”!

 

Revamped @mentions interface

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BuddyPress has long supported @mentions in the activity stream. But previously, you needed to know the username of the member you wanted to mention. No longer. In BuddyPress 2.1, typing the @ key will bring up the new suggestions panel, making it easier than ever to connect with others in your network.

 

New profile field type: URL

The new URL field type allows your users to enter URLs in a number of formats, and ensures that they’re properly linked when displayed on member profiles.

 

Better translations

Running a BuddyPress site in a language other than English? We’ve worked with the WordPress team to get BP translation files downloading automatically to your WP installation. And, thanks to the tireless effort of a team of polyglots, BP is more translatable – and more translated – than ever.

 

Under the hood

We’ve made dozens of improvements with developers in mind. Here’s a taste:

  • Access control in BP_Group_Extension has been completely overhauled, allowing plugins to manage access to their nav items on a fine-grained basis.
  • A new group_activity sort order has been added for Groups queries.
  • A no_access_url parameter has been added to bp_core_new_subnav_item(). This allows you to set the URL that users are redirected to when they do not have permission to access a sub-navigation item.
  • Extra CSS classes have been added to Profile Field visibility field elements, allowing greater CSS customization.

Read more about the hundreds of bug fixes and feature enhancements in BuddyPress 2.1 at our official 2.1 changelog.

 

Give me my propers when you get home

The following users contributed code to BuddyPress 2.1. Huge thanks to them, and to all who have tested and provided feedback during this development period!

adamt19, Alex Mills (Viper007Bond), allendav, alternatekev, Automattic, Beau Lebens (beaulebens), Boone B Gorges (boonebgorges), Brad Williams (williamsba1), Brajesh Singh (sbrajesh), danbp, David Cavins (dcavins), Erin B. (ebellempire), esroyo, godavid33, Henry Wright (henry.wright), Hugo (hnla), Mathieu Viet (imath), John James Jacoby (johnjamesjacoby), Jose Conti (jconti), jreeve, Laurens Offereins (Offereins) lenasterg, mercime, Michael Beckwith (tw2113), Miles Stewart (milesstewart88), needle, OC2PS (sooskriszta), Paul Gibbs (DJPaul), r-a-y, Roger Coathup (rogercoathup), Sarah Gooding (pollyplummer), Sergio De Falco (SGr33n), shanebp, Slava UA (slaFFik), Stephen Edgar (netweb), Tammie (karmatosed), tomdxw, treyhunner, ubernaut, wbajzek, WCUADD, wpdennis, wolfhoundjesse.

 

By the slice

BuddyPress 2.1 is named for Patsy’s, a classic pizzeria in East Harlem, NYC. Aside from top-notch pies, Patsy’s is famous for its claim to have originated the practice of selling pizza by the slice. What better way to celebrate a new version of BuddyPress than grabbing a slice for yourself?

Download BuddyPress 2.1 “Patsy” today, from your WordPress Dashboard or wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress. Questions or comments about this release? Stop by our excellent support forums or visit our development tracker. Thanks for using BuddyPress!

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