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The New BuddyPress Theme Architecture

Published on August 24th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

For the next version of BuddyPress there has been a fair amount of re-factoring work done. We’ve listened to your feedback from version 1.0 and made a number of internal changes that are going to make your lives as plugin developers and theme designers easier. One of the biggest changes in BuddyPress 1.1 will be […]

BuddyPress 1.0.3 Released

Published on July 15th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

BuddyPress 1.0.3 is now available for download. This version fixes compatibility issues with WordPress MU 2.8.1. Due to major changes in this version of WordPress the updates to BuddyPress are very specific, therefore WordPress MU 2.8.1 is required for BuddyPress 1.0.3 and higher. Please upgrade your version of WordPress MU before upgrading BuddyPress. There are […]

“Cooking With BuddyPress” Video Presentation

Published on July 2nd, 2009 by Andy Peatling

This year at WordCamp San Francisco I gave a presentation on BuddyPress entitled “Cooking WIth BuddyPress”. The idea was to answer three questions: What is BuddyPress? Why should I use BuddyPress? How do I skin and extend BuddyPress? The presentation was aimed at both non-technical and technical people and should provide you with a better […]

BuddyPress 1.0.2

Published on June 24th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

BuddyPress 1.0.2 is out now. As with previous upgrades, the best way to get the latest is through the plugin browser in your WordPress installation (de-activate BuddyPress before auto-upgrading). If you are using a language file with your installation you will need to re-download this after your upgrade. From version 1.1 onwards, we’ll bundle as […]

BuddyPress Project Roadmap

Published on June 16th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

The votes are in, tallied, and the BuddyPress roadmap is now complete, ready for all to see. Thank you to everyone who gave their input. The roadmap should give everyone a good idea of what they should expect to see in the next four versions of BuddyPress. You will also see both the status updates […]

BuddyPress 1.0.1 Released

Published on June 6th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

BuddyPress 1.0.1 is now available. The easiest way to upgrade is through the plugin browser on your WordPress MU installation, you should see a notification for the latest version. If you would like to upgrade manually you can download the latest then simply overwrite your existing files. Please make sure you backup first. This point […]

BuddyPress 1.0 Has Arrived

Published on April 30th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

I’m happy to announce that version 1.0 of BuddyPress is now available for download. This release marks over a year of solid development, starting from the roots of the ChickSpeak project, all the way to the blossoming developer community I see interacting on this site everyday. This is just the first step on a long […]

BuddyPress 1.0 RC-2 Now Available

Published on April 23rd, 2009 by Andy Peatling

BuddyPress version 1.0 RC-2 has now been tagged and made available for download. This release requires version 2.7.1 of WordPress MU, but for good reason. It is now possible to automatically download, install and upgrade BuddyPress from within the WordPress MU plugin admin area. If you are upgrading from RC-1 it is very important that […]

Why Your BuddyPress Themes Are Future Proof

Published on April 20th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

In the very early releases of BuddyPress, most actions that involved entering information were done in the WordPress admin area. With blogging this works really well, you want to focus on writing and there is no need for you to be dazzled by jazzy graphics during that process. With social networking the story is a […]

The New

Published on March 18th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

If you’re reading this post in a feed reader, it’s time to head on over to and take a look at our shiny new look. This site has been built from the ground up using WordPress and BuddyPress and now also acts as a complete developer network. We’ve got a new plugin repository, theme […]

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