BuddyPress 2.8.0 “San Matteo” is now available for download from the WordPress.org plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard. “San Matteo” focuses on various improvement for developers, site builders and site managers.
For Developers & Site Builders
Modernizing the Codebase
To continue the migration of legacy code to modern standards and techniques necessary for the
BP REST API project and other new features moving forward, BuddyPress 2.8 requires at least PHP 5.3. This will allow us to build better, robust, and secure code, benefiting developers and users now and in the future.
More helpful “Activate Pending Accounts” screen
When you click on the username on the “Users > Manage Signups” page, you can now view profile data entered by the user at the time of registration.
List-Unsubscribe header in emails
Allow users to unsubscribe from BuddyPress email notifications in some email clients such as Gmail (web), when properly configured.
Twenty Seventeen Companion Style sheet
BuddyPress looks great in WordPress’s latest default theme with the new Twenty Seventeen companion style sheet.
To change the default two-column page layout to a full-width layout as seen in the image, add the following code to the
functions.php file of your Twenty Seventeen child theme.
More hooks for Messages
We’ve added new filters and actions for different methods throughout the Messages component.
A more flexible Group search
search_column parameter allows developers to specify which columns should be matched, as well as where wildcard characters should be placed, when searching via
Alphabetical sorting for Groups widget
The groups widget can now be sorted alphabetically, in addition to sorting the results by recently active, popular, and newest groups.
Enable choice of
Developers can specify which
PHPMailer should be used when sending BuddyPress with a new filter.
We continue to improve our localization internals, making it easier for translation editors to ensure that BuddyPress will be available for everyone in their own language.
Regular updates to inline code documentation make it easier for developers to understand how BuddyPress works.
Continued improvements for universal access help make BuddyPress back- and front-end screens usable for everyone (and on more devices).
…and much more!
Read about all the bug fixes and feature enhancements introduced in BuddyPress 2.8.0 at our official 2.8.0 changelog.
Thank You to Our Contributors
Many, many thanks to all those who contributed during this development cycle. This is a volunteer-run project, and these contributors freely gave of their time and expertise to make BuddyPress better than ever:
Andrea Tarantini (dontdream), Ankit K Gupta (ankit-k-gupta), angeljs, Boone B Gorges (boonebgorges), Brandon Allen (thebrandonallen), Bunty (bhargavbhandari90),chetansatasiya (ketuchetan), Chirag Patel (chiragpatel), danbp, David Cavins (dcavins), Dennis (wpdennis), Diana K. Cury (Dianakc), finzend, Hugo (hnla),J.D. Grimes (jdgrimes), John James Jacoby (johnjamesjacoby), Jonas Lundman (jonas-lundman), jonieske, jreeve, lakrisgubben, Laurens Offereins (Offereins), lgreenwoo,maccast, Mathieu Viet (imath), mchansy, mercime, Michael Beckwith (tw2113), modemlooper, Mustafa Uysal (m_uysl), Nick Momrik (nickmomrik), Paul Gibbs (DJPaul),paresh.radadiya (pareshradadiya), Petya Raykovska, r-a-y, rekmla, Renato Alves (espellcaste), Roger Coathup (rogercoathup), Salvatore (DarkWolf),Sanket Parmar (sanket.parmar), Slava Abakumov (slaffik), Stagger Lee (stagger-lee), Stephen Edgar (netweb), Sven Wagener (mahype), wordpressrene.
BuddyPress 2.8 is called “San Matteo” after a great pizza restaurant in New York City. San Matteo specializes in the “panuozzo”, a pizza-sandwich hybrid native to Salerno, Italy. The proprietor of San Matteo is a friendly fellow who insists on speaking Italian even to customers who don’t understand a word of it. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by for a great pizza.
Time to Go Get 2.8.0!
Grab BuddyPress 2.8.0 “San Matteo” from the wordpress.org plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard.
BuddyPress 2.8.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Please download the 2.8.0-RC1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository.
This is our last chance to find any bugs that slipped through the beta process. So please test with your themes and plugins. We plan to release BuddyPress 2.8.0 next Wednesday, February 15.
A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but you can get a quick overview by reading the post about the 2.8.0 Beta 1 release.
Release Candidate means we are in string freeze, so translators should feel confident in finishing their BuddyPress translations in GlotPress.
Thanks in advance for giving the release candidate a test drive!
BuddyPress 2.8.0 Beta 1 is packed with new features and enhancements and is now available for testing. You can download the BP 2.8.0-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. We’d love to have your feedback and testing help.
BuddyPress 2.8.0 requires PHP 5.3+, and will not be activated on a server with a lower version of PHP. We also remind you that BuddyPress 2.8.0 will require at least WordPress 4.3.
A detailed changelog will be part of our official release notes, but, until then, here’s a list of some of our favorite changes. (Check out this report on Trac for the full list.)
- BP Email: Allow end user to specify which PHPMailer should be used #7286
- Companion Stylesheet – Twentyseventeen #7338
- Minimum PHP version is 5.3 #7325, #7299
- Support List-Unsubscribe header in emails #7390
- Make group search more flexible #7418 and other groups improvements, like #7419, #7399, #7388, #7386, #7375
- Lots of new filters in various parts of the code, like #6667, #5193
- Lots of inline documentation tweaks and other fixes and improvements
Thanks everyone for all your help to date. We are excited to release BuddyPress 2.8.0 in February!