WordPress Designer News – BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 1 Now Available To Test
John James Jacoby, Project Lead for BuddyPress announced that v2.2 is now available for you to test in Beta format.
The latest incarnation of BuddyPress has been in development since last September.
Ahead of the official release, there is still more testing to be done, some more than others, but here is a quick rundown of what is required:
- Member types will allow developers to register different types of users, eg. ‘teacher’ vs ‘student’
- Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items
- Numerous improvements need to be made to the Legacy template pack
- Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving more specific results are required
- Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations
- A mountain of under-the-hood improvements
- Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions and filters
The best time is now upon us for BuddyPress site administrators and plugin and theme developers to start testing their extensions against the beta.
BuddyPress 2.2 Beta 1 can be downloaded from the BuddyPress website.