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BuddyPress 1.8-beta1 is now available

Published on June 13th, 2013 by Boone Gorges

Ladies and gentlemen, start your testing engines: BuddyPress 1.8-beta1 is ready for a lap around the track. If you develop BuddyPress themes or plugins, or if you run a BP-powered community site, now is the time to start testing the next major version of BuddyPress in your development environments. BP 1.8 will feature a large […]

BuddyPress 1.7 Beta 2

Published on March 12th, 2013 by Paul Gibbs

Tuesday’s getting even more terrific as we announce the second beta of BuddyPress 1.7! Building on a solid first beta, beta 2 has a number of bug fixes and improvements, mainly around the theme compatibility and admin screens. For those of you interested in a changelog between beta 1 and 2, check out this report in […]

BuddyPress 1.7 Beta 1

Published on February 15th, 2013 by John James Jacoby

Today the BuddyPress team is excited to announce the first beta of BuddyPress 1.7. BuddyPress 1.7 is likely to be our most revolutionary release to date. With it will come full theme compatibility with almost all existing WordPress themes, making it easier than ever to get your community up and running quickly. For those of […]

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 […]

BuddyPress 1.5 – Beta 3

Published on August 30th, 2011 by John James Jacoby

Available today for developer testing is BuddyPress 1.5 Beta 3. We’re keeping our momentum going and squashed enough bugs in Beta 2 that we want to give it another trip around the block to make sure it’s solid. If you are a BuddyPress plugin author, please take the time to test your plugins against the latest […]

BuddyPress 1.5 – Beta 1

Published on July 29th, 2011 by John James Jacoby

Wait… 1.5? What happened to 1.3? Or 1.4 for that matter? You see… BuddyPress 1.2 was released on February 16, 2010. We’ve shipped 9 point releases since then, but it’s been over 17 months since a major release of BuddyPress has come through the tubes. We do our best to mirror the WordPress development cycles […]

BuddyPress 1.2 Beta

Published on January 25th, 2010 by Andy Peatling

Now alive and ready for testing is the beta version of BuddyPress 1.2. This version will work with both WordPress 2.9.1 and WordPress MU 2.9.1 or higher. We especially need standard WordPress installation testers to put BuddyPress through its paces. Installation instructions can be found in the readme.txt file. If you’d prefer to not download […]

BuddyPress 1.1 Beta

Published on September 14th, 2009 by Andy Peatling

BuddyPress 1.1 is now available for beta testing. This version is intended for testing only, you should not try running it on production sites. You can download the beta via this zip file, or via subversion. If you download the zip version you will need to download bbPress 1.0 separately. Please extract bbPress into the […]

BuddyPress 1.0b1 Components

Published on December 15th, 2008 by Andy Peatling

The first beta release of completed BuddyPress components and themes is now available via the download page. Each component and theme in this beta stage is feature complete for its 1.0 version. The purpose of the beta is to weed out any bugs not found in the pre-release stage and ramp up the plugins to […]

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