Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2016 State of the Word, which highlights the accomplishments of the past year, and sets the direction for the year ahead for WordPress.
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.
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!
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”…
Ryan Imel posted on WPCandy about some features in the works for BuddyPress 1.7. Of them, theme independence catches my eye the most. It would certainly be nice to have a relatively simple path for enabling any theme for BuddyPress. Currently, if the theme isn’t developed for BuddyPress from the start, it can be a…
Jenny Beaumont, a freelance web developer based in France, describes the recent growth boom in France’s WordPress community and some of those who’ve helped it thrive.