BuddyPress 7.2.0 is now out. This maintenance release mainly fixes bugs that surface when the BP Nouveau Template Pack is used with the Twenty Twenty-One core theme.
If you use BuddyPress, check out the BuddyPress Default Data plugin which recently released a new (1.2) version. BPDD will create lots of users, messages, friends, connections, groups, topics, activity items, and profile data. This is very useful for testing, kind of like FakerPress but for BuddyPress.
MeetWP is launching in a few short days. MeetWP is an online WordPress Meetup with WordCamp/Meetup style presentations presented like a podcast. The site will include a chat and other features for social interactions. The first guest will be BuddyPress lead dev and Automattician John James Jacoby.
BuddyPress will soon hit a major milestone — version 3.0, with Beta 2 recently released. I am particularly excited about its new template framework, which makes it easier for developers to create new template packs.
Issue #456 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” — Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms of business and product acquisitions, key investments and hires … it says A LOT about…
Tammie Lister has made a deal with Packt Publishing to write a book about BuddyPress theme development. She plans for the book to be a relatively short, 100 pages, with lots of resources for developers that wanted to get started theming BuddyPress. Seems like a great opportunity and a win for the community.