BuddyPress 2.0 Beta 1 Is Out

BuddyPress 2.0 Beta 1 just came out with plenty of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. The 2.0 release features some new major features for not only BuddyPress, but it will improve your WordPress’ performance too. I’m pretty excited for this release.

Here’s the list of all new exciting features:

  • BuddyPress User Extended Profile data can be edited at from the Dashboard > Users tab, where you can add profile picture and do all BuddyPress related tasks.
  • Non-Multisite installations can now also mark users as spam from the Dashboard > Users tab. The spam users will only be visible to site admins.
  • Dashboard > Tools tab now contains a couple of tools for correcting data occasionally gets out of sync on BuddyPress installs.
  • Unconfirmed plugin is now part of the core, which you can use from Dashboard > Users > Pending tab. It allows you to manage unactivated users, by manually activating, deleting their pending profiles, or resending the activation email to them.
  • Now, if a user replies in the activity to a new blog post activity item, the comment will be added to the blog post itself.
  • New friendship activity items, such as “Facebook and WhatsApp are now friends,” will no longer stored statically in database tables, but will be generated dynamically at the runtime.
  • There’s a brand new API for registering xprofile field types. See #5220. User last activity data has been moved from database’s usermeta table to activity table. More details are available at this link.
  • Metadata functions have been completely rewritten, so plugin developers should see #4551 and especially #5399. Major improvements have taken place to object caching, so if you’re using a plugin for caching, then please test this beta version.

That’s a hell of a release, right? If you’re interested in testing BuddyPress 2.0 Beta 1, then you can download it from this link. Found a bug? Please report it to the support forums or submit a ticket.