BuddyPress 5.0 to Display Debug Info in the New Site Health Info Screen

The upcoming BuddyPress 5.0 release will add plugin-specific debug info to the new Site Health Info screen that is coming in WordPress 5.2.

Mathieu Viet, who contributed the patch, said the information could be very useful to help solve issues on the BuddyPress forums. The panel is displayed at the bottom of the screen. It includes the BuddyPress version, active components, active template pack, and a list of other component-specific settings information.

This is a good example of how plugins can hook into this screen to add specific debug information. Users who need support can copy the information from the screen and paste it into the support forums for faster assistance with their issues.

BuddyPress 5.0 is expected at the end of May and will ship with this new site health enhancement.

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  1. With a project coming up that might end up using BuddyPress, it would be wonderful to have some sort of blog post or page on a BuddyPress site that actually gives an idea of whats coming in 5.0.0. What major changes? New Features? Breaking code?

    I searched and the best I could find was the list of closed and open tickets with the 5.0.0 tag on their trac, which really isn’t that helpful.

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  2. This “Info” tab/screen makes total sense. This kind of info/Debug data is absolutely helpful for site owners already, and especially in plugin support.

    That is the reason, I already began to add such integration to my own plugins. The first 5 are live with it, a lot more will follow.

    Finally a central place and API for doing such things! :-)

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