BuddyPress 1.6 RC1 Released: Start Testing Now!

For those of you who have been waiting on the edge of your seats for the BuddyPress 1.6 release, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s almost here. We weren’t sure exactly when it would be released, but now we are closer than ever with RC1 out the door today. Time to fire up your BuddyPress development environments and start testing! We’re all very excited about the new features that BuddyPress 1.6 will include and the more people testing, the faster we can all squash any remaining critical bugs.

BuddyPress Developers: Make hay while the sun shines…

If you have a BuddyPress plugin or theme that you support, you have very little time left to get your code compatible with BuddyPress 1.6 before the official release. Core BuddyPress developer Boone Gorges has reported that there have been very few changes that would affect plugin compatibility. However, you’ll want to check your plugin to make sure. Commercial theme developers especially will want to stay one step ahead of the game so their products can immediately support the latest and greatest version of BuddyPress.

If you find any bugs, there are two ways to report them. Drop a note on the BuddyPress support forums or post a ticket at the BuddyPress Trac.

BuddyPress 1.6-RC1 can be downloaded from WordPress.org. The final release should be available any day now and we’ll make sure to cover that on WPMU.org, as well as help to answer any questions you may have about upgrading when the time comes. Have a great weekend playing with the BuddyPress release candidate! :)

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