BuddyPress

BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

Over the weekend, BuddyPress project lead John James Jacoby announced that 2.2 beta 1 is ready for testing. The upcoming release has been in development since last September. Jacoby’s campaign for six months of BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress development was fully funded in mid-December, allowing him to spend more time (more…)

BuddyPress 2.2 on Track to Provide a Basic Member Type API

BuddyPress 2.2 is under active development and contributors are close to having the basics of a new Member Type API on board for the upcoming release. The new API would allow developers to separate users into different types, a common request for many BuddyPress-powered communities. User types make it possible (more…)

BuddyPress 2.2 Will Add Support for Composer

BuddyPress lead developer Paul Gibbs committed support for Composer to BuddyPress core this week. Developers who want to check it out can find the json file at: trunk/src/composer.json. If you’re not yet familiar with Composer, it’s essentially a tool for dependency management in PHP. It is designed to manage packages (more…)

BuddyPress Feature Plugin Adds Rich Text Fields to Profiles

Earlier this year, BuddyPress contributors announced that the project would be adopting the features-as-plugins model to help speed up future development. This is the same development model that has been working well for WordPress core, helping four major features land in the 3.8 release. The BuddyPress Media Component and Attachment (more…)