In reaction to as-yet-unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness, security, and privacy as well as cooperation and competition at WordPress.org — still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.
WordPress is 19! • WP 6.0 news and Beta 4 release. • JetPack 10.9 • BuddyPress Rewrites 1.1.0 • Simple Local Avatars 2.3.0 • InMotion funds WCUS scholarships • RSS and Blogging FTW • Wishlist Member acquired • New leadership team at Yoast • and the rest of your weekly WP news roundup!
WordPress Multisite isn’t for everyone. So who uses it? How do they use it? Here’s what we heard when David Bisset asked those questions.
How has the WordPress community changed since its early days? How does money and market share change it? What lies ahead?
BuddyPress 9.0 “Mico” was released a day before WordPress 5.8 with 10 new blocks. It was a short time frame development cycle, so kudos to the team for pulling it off. 🙌 I’m excited to see the block editor used in BuddyPress, which should allow for more flexible design choices.
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…
BuddyPress 8.0 will introduce personalized membership invitations and a new notification email that will automatically welcome new members into your community. 🤝
If you use BuddyPress and plan on using Full Site Editing, you should be aware some issues with both have been reported. BuddyPress content is not shown at all on the front end with FSE enabled. (This issue might extend to other plugins too.) BuddyPress 8.0.0 is nearing its release with a new beta that…
BuddyPress has a security release that addresses 5 security issues that were reported privately to the team. Upgrade to 7.2.1 when you can. 🔒
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.
Mathieu Viet has a summary of BuddyPress updates and activity in 2020. Some highlights: 9 releases (3 more than in 2019) 2 major releases (1 more than in 2019) 7 minor releases (2 more than in 2019) Fixed 186 tickets, it’s 62% more than in 2019. Notably, the “[m]ost important spike for 2 years happened…
In a guest post with Mathieu Viet, Varun Dubey explains how his exceptional BuddyX BuddyPress theme made its way into the official WordPress.org theme directory. 🎨
BuddyPress 7.0.0 “Filippi” is out! New features include a UI for Member and Group types, new blocks, REST API improvements, and WP CLI support. ✨
BuddyPress 6.3.0 is out with some bug fixes, so make sure you are updated. According to the latest dev chat notes, we might see a 7.0 release in October. 🍂
Justin Sainton explains in this case study how to power BuddyPress with WebDevStudios‘ Algolia search-as-a-service engine. He shares a bootstrap file, walks through several code snippets, and offers a video at the end. In addition to BuddyPress and the Algolia, Justin credits “the expert partnership of the good folks at Mission Lab and Sales Hacker”…
BuddyPress has a maintenance release (6.2.0) that will get you ready for WordPress 5.5 — it “is a recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations.” ☝️
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