BuddyPress 3.0 Beta 2 Released

The BuddyPress development team has released Beta 2 of BuddyPress 3.0. BuddyPress 3.0 is a major release that contains some significant changes. A new template pack called Nouveau will replace the bp-legacy template packs introduced in BuddyPress 1.7. The new template pack has been refactored to be semantic, accessible, and use a new set of markup files. Loops, members, and …

bbPress 2.6 Beta 3 Likely as Team Focuses on Solid Data Migration Path

For the past few months, users have been testing bbPress 2.6 Beta 2. bbPress 2.6 will be the first major version update since 2014 and will include the following features: Per-forum moderators Improved favorites and subscriptions management Improved BuddyPress integration Performance improvements User experience improvements to meta-boxes and admin-area tools Tighter integration with the WordPress Dashboard Template tweaks and clean-up In …

BuddyPress 2016 Survey Results Show 54% of Respondents are on PHP 7.0+

The results of the BuddyPress 2016 survey have been published. This year the survey received feedback from 302 respondents in 61 different countries, a 43% increase in responses from 2015. The top five countries represented in the survey include the United States (27.15%), India (7.62%), United Kingdom (6.95%), Germany (6.29%), and Canada (3.64%). English remains the most popular language for …

BuddyPress 2.7.4 Patches Security Vulnerability That Could Allow Arbitrary File Deletion

The BuddyPress development team has released BuddyPress 2.7.4 to address a security vulnerability that affects all versions back to 2.0. According to John James Jacoby, lead developer of BuddyPress, “This version patches a vulnerability to the BuddyPress core attachments API that could allow arbitrary file deletion on certain installation configurations.” The vulnerability was responsibly disclosed by Sam Pizzey through the HackerOne …