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Announcing BuddyCamp Miami 2013

Published on February 28th, 2013 by Paul Gibbs

We’re super-excited to share with you news about the first American (and second ever) BuddyPress conference; BuddyCamp Miami! Tickets are limited, so get one today. BuddyCamp is a mini-conference before WordCamp Miami. It’s happening on April 5th at the University of Miami, Life Science & Technology Park. As you can guess from the name, BuddyCamp […]

Announcing BuddyPress Vancouver 2012

Published on September 1st, 2012 by Boone Gorges

If you’ve ever attended a WordCamp, you know how valuable – and fun – it can be to spend a day or two learning from like-minded WordPress users. Now, for the first time, fans of BuddyPress have an event all their own. BuddyCamp Vancouver 2012, the very first gathering of its type dedicated to BuddyPress, […]

Welcome r-a-y to the BuddyPress Core Team!

Published on August 31st, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Boone, Paul, and I, are excited to announce we’ve promoted r-a-y to be the newest member of the BuddyPress Core team! r-a-y has been involved with BuddyPress since the early days, and has been one of our strongest forum moderators since the very beginning. He’s been diligently iterating on his core patches and contributions, so […]

Announcing “Status”, a Community-Developed Theme for BP 1.6

Published on August 14th, 2012 by Boone Gorges

When we were beginning development on BuddyPress 1.6, we had the idea of building a new child theme for BuddyPress Default – something that would show off some of BP’s coolest features by highlighting a single of BP’s several components. The BuddyPress core team put out a call for community contributors to take the lead […]

BuddyPress 1.6 is now available!

Published on August 6th, 2012 by Paul Gibbs

BuddyPress 1.6 “Lucali” is here! Version 1.6 is a major feature release for BuddyPress, introducing several hundred of bug fixes, dozens of enhancements, and several major, all-new features. Whether you’ve never used BuddyPress before or are a longtime BP guru, you’re in for a treat. BuddyPress 1.6 is the most feature-rich, secure, stable, and fun-to-use […]

BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 2

Published on July 5th, 2012 by Boone Gorges

BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 2 is now available for download. BP 1.6 is just around the corner, and you can help us get there sooner by testing the latest beta version today! The shiniest new features in BuddyPress 1.6 are: the new Activity Management panels in the Dashboard; Akismet integration for the Activity stream; improved SEO […]

BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1

Published on June 19th, 2012 by Paul Gibbs

BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1 is now available. Download BuddyPress 1.6 Beta 1 (zip) from, or check out the milestone on Trac. Beta time means that we think 1.6 is almost ready to be released. But first, we’d like some feedback from BuddyPress plugin authors, theme designers, or those who manage BuddyPress sites. Now is your chance […]

One Million and Counting

Published on April 23rd, 2012 by Boone Gorges

Today, BuddyPress saw its one millionth download! Many thanks to the thousands (and thousands!) of contributors, developers, site admins, and users who have made BuddyPress thrive. The ongoing popularity of BuddyPress is a direct result of the vibrant and growing BuddyPress community – we couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to the next million!

BuddyPress 1.5.5

Published on March 27th, 2012 by Paul Gibbs

Available immediately is BuddyPress 1.5.5. This maintenance release fixes 14 issues with BuddyPress, including a potential security vulnerability that affected earlier releases in the 1.5.x series. Thanks to Ivan Terkin for responsibly disclosing the bug to our security team. Download BuddyPress 1.5.5 from WordPress Extend or

BuddyPress 1.5.4

Published on February 11th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Available immediately is BuddyPress 1.5.4. This is a bug fix release that will prevent your members from inviting friends to groups they are already members of (say that three times fast.) It is a recommended update for all existing BuddyPress 1.5 and WordPress 3.3 installations. Download BuddyPress 1.5.4 from WordPress Extend or

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