The second release candidate for BuddyPress 5.0.0 is now available for testing. Recent improvements include the way BP REST API Controllers are loaded inside BuddyPress component classes.
BuddyPress 2.8.0 (“San Matteo”) has recently been completed and it includes some nice security tweaks and improvements: more helpful “Activate Pending Accounts” screen, better compatibility with the Twenty Seventeen theme, more hooks for Messages, accessibility upgrades, and more. Looks like a solid release.
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.
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. ✨
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”…
Boone Gorges shares that BuddyPress 2.8 will require PHP 5.3.x. He shared recent PHP version breakdown for sites running a version of BuddyPress greater than 2.0: Unknown – 1.08% 5.2 – 3.23% 5.3 – 12.92% 5.4 – 34.44% 5.5 – 22.38% 5.6 – 23.02% 7.0 – 2.92%
BuddyPress 2.3 has been released, and it’s called “Livio”, after the famous Tuscan restaurant. BuddyPress 2.3’s biggest feature is an attachments API that powers the new avatar interface. In the release post, Mathieu Viet calls the attachments API, “the long-awaited foundation for media-related BuddyPress components and features.” 2.3 includes a number of other features, but the…