BuddyPress 10.0.0 Beta 1 Delayed, Stable Release Rescheduled for December 24

The upcoming BuddyPress 10.0.0 beta 1 release was scheduled for November 20, but contributors have decided to postpone the beta by two weeks, due to lack of time for adequately testing recent improvements to the planned features. The stable release has been rescheduled for December 24. This version will require WordPress >= 5.4.

The delayed beta gives BuddyPress plugin developers more time to update the way they add custom tabs in admin screens, as version 10 will make changes to the layout of the Settings and Tools Administration screens. A short tutorial for how to update custom tabs was published in a recent BP dev note.

Version 10 will add a new site membership requests feature, which changes the registration process so that a site admin must manually approve requests. Approval sends an email to the user with a link to activate their account. Administrators can turn the feature on by disabling “Anyone can register” and enabling membership requests. Improvements to site membership requests are still under review and need more testing, which was one factor in the decision to postpone beta 1.

Contributors are also still working on extending no content activities with images and call of actions, a feature that needs some refinement to the initial approach.

Unrelated to the postponed beta schedule, BuddyPress contributors are now discussing a proposal regarding the core BP blocks.

“I was thinking we should probably stop adding blocks to BP Core and instead create standalone blocks into the WordPress plugins directory,” BuddyPress core developer Mathieu Viet said during the most recent dev chat.

One advantage of not packaging them with BuddyPress is that they can be updated independently of core updates, which happen less frequently. One contributor, Varun Dubey, noted that this will increase the number of active plugins on sites and suggested the team consider bundling them in a block collection plugin instead. Anyone with a strong opinion on the matter is encouraged to share it as a comment on the most recent BP Dev Chat summary post.

7 responses to “BuddyPress 10.0.0 Beta 1 Delayed, Stable Release Rescheduled for December 24”

  1. Pushing to release anything December 24 sounds like a recipe for pain.

    Christmas. Then New Years.

    Why not bump to December 27 or January 6?

    • First of all, Christmas is on December 25 technically speaking.
      Though, technically speaking when it is December 25 in Auckland New Zealand…in Toronto, Canada it is still December 24 (18 hour difference).

      Anyways….No one celebrates Christmas on December 24. Technically speaking December 24 is Christmas Eve, not really a holiday.

      Next Orthdox/Eastern Christmas is January 7.

      Just like I don’t celebrate Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and so forth holidays. I don’t celebrate Geographical holidays and so forth.

      If a release of WP, BP, or whatever else in the WP universe…….comes out on a holiday for you…update the next day.

      Just like if I am on Christmas holiday somewhere in a cottage/airbnb during the week of December 24-ish…I’ll update when I get back.

      Also, don’t so many people have automatic updates? so the release date does not really matter, does it?

      • I agree with your general point – I don’t mind if updates are released on holidays. Just update after the holiday, or enable automatic updates before. BUT I want to point out that it’s wrong that, “No one celebrates Christmas on December 24.” Indeed, many people do celebrate Christmas on December 24. Especially people from some Latin and European countries.

        • I wasn’t saying they shouldn’t release on Christmas Eve because of religious reasons! Just for the added stress of doing anything right before a day many people take off.

          My point was: Don’t ship on Fridays!

          • As a Latino from my mother’s side (yes I know I have an Eastern European name – dad’s side)……..two days celebration would be for one side of the family, then on Christmas (25) the other half.

            Noche Buena = Good Night. Noche = Night, Buena = Good.

            Noche Buena is not Navidad. (Navidad = Christmas).

            The original comment I replied to called December 24 as Christmas, it’s not Christmas.

            Also, Not all Latinos celebrate Christmas. There are non-Christian Latinos.

            Saying no on Christmas Eve/Day, New Year’s Eve/Day, Easter, etc…is sort of imposing Christian/Catholic holidays on others.

            In average there are 5 holidays per month when you include other religions. Plus in average 2 more special days based on Country….July 1 (Canada Day), July 4 (US Independence Day).

            The other roughly 190 countries have their own Independence Day or similar holidays.

            Shall we not put out a WordPress version on a Sunday? That’s Church day for me and most Catholics. It’s my special day.
            Friday and Saturday are special days for other religions.

            Are you getting my point?

      • Anyways….No one celebrates Christmas on December 24.

        Chiming in to let you know that Christmas celebrations are held on Christmas Eve in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and a handful of other countries.

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