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June 25, 2009

BuddyPress Updated to 1.0.2

The community plugin for WordPress MU, BuddyPress, has been updated to 1.0.2. This isn’t a crucial update, but it does fix some bugs, says Andy Peatling, so you should hit that update button from within the admin interface. Personally, I’m happy to learn that BuddyPress 1.1 and onwards will manage language files better, since you need to re-upload those after every update. Very good.

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June 17, 2009

The BuddyPress Roadmap

A while back there was a poll on the BuddyPress website about what should be tackled next. BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress MU that turns your install into something of a social network. It is currently out in 1.0.1.

The results are in and among the things we’ll see in BuddyPress 1.1, apparently due August 17, are filtering of the activity stream, group categories and tags, image posting to wire as well as quick posting to blogs through the theme, and some other things. Not counting bug fixes an other things that might arise along the way of course.

Project leader Andy Peatling urges developers to join in on the fun, and possibly the roadmap will help. After all, it goes beyond 1.1, all the way to 1.4 actually.

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May 1, 2009

BuddyPress 1.0 Is Out Now

Developer Andy Peatling has announced the BuddyPress version 1.0 release. BuddyPress is a set of plugins for WordPress MU, being the multi-user version of WordPress, and won’t work with a standard install. It adds various Facebook-ish functionalities, you can in fact take it for a spin at testbp.org. That’s the default install.

Peatling mentioned upcoming functionality in his announcement post:

The status updates and gallery components are next on the roadmap, you can expect to see versions of those components appearing later this year. We’ll also be going through the hundreds of enhancement tickets we’ve received, and with your help prioritizing them for future versions.

I’ve been using BuddyPress for a project for some time, and it appears to be working well enough, although it might be a bit tricky for some to setup, just like WordPress MU is. Read more on the official WordPress blog, and download 1.0 from here.

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August 6, 2008

Gravatars On Badges For WordCamp San Francisco 2008

This is actually pretty cool. It appears that you’ll get your Gravatar printed on your WordCamp San Francisco 2008 badge if you’re attending, according to Andy Peatling, who urges you to have a Gravatar with as high resolution as possible (being 512×512 pixels) ready by August 14. WordCamp San Francisco 2008 is scheduled for August 16, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Aaron Brazell, and our very own Lorelle VanFossen.

Hat tip: Matt Mullenweg’s blog

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