Sarah Gooding

Did you know that BuddyPress changes the URL for comment authors to point to the user’s BuddyPress profile? It does this by filtering the ‘comments_array’ in the bp-core-filters.php file to insert BuddyPress URLs for blog post comments: add_filter( ‘comments_array’, ‘bp_core_filter_comments’, 10, 2 ); For most BuddyPress sites this is a (more…)

The official BuddyPress Test Drive site, located at testbp.org, had been around since the early days of BuddyPress before it was taken down. Testbp.org was always running the latest version of BuddyPress and served as a place where users could try out the plugin in a live environment. Three years (more…)

Nearly a year ago, Chris Wallace proposed that the WordPress core adopt a CSS Preprocessor to help move admin UI CSS into the future. Including a CSS preprocessor allows developers to speed up tasks with the use of variables in stylesheets. Variables will make tasks like reskinning the WordPress admin (more…)

The BuddyPress Default Theme passed away at his home in the BuddyPress trunk on November 13, 2013, surrounded by family. BP Default is predeceased by his parents and relatives, the 1.1 themes, the wire, and the status components. Born on February 16th, 2010, during the golden era of BuddyPress 1.2, (more…)

The WordPress Android app received some significant updates this week, making it easier than ever to post on the go. As a long time Android user, I’ve seen the app go through many different stages. This update brings the most beautiful mobile experience to Android users so far. More Robust (more…)

Last week WordPress.com released Writr, a beautiful free theme that really puts your content in the spotlight. The tumblelog style is perfect for power bloggers who like to utilize post formats for different types of content. The good news this week is that Writr is now available for self-hosted WordPress (more…)