Like BuddyPress, bbPress has released their year in review which has also undergone a significant clean-up effort. Like BuddyPress, a few things were retired such as the plugin repository which is an obvious choice for a more integrated play with WordPress.
We collectively saw the 2.1 and 2.2 releases this year sporting high-demand features like better theme compatibility, multiple user roles, private and hidden forums (a big one!), BuddyPress/Akismet and other integrations. As we shared earlier this month, Jennifer Dodd received upgraded access and the community as a whole is getting even more close-knit.
It’s been a year of growth and 2013 looks to shape up in a very similar fashion:
- Forum specific searching.
- More BuddyPress integration.
- More migrations to 2.x in the various .org usages.
- Performance improvements around recalculating metadata.
- Improved capability mapping, to allow more granular access control.
- Hopefully, another core committer.
Excited to see the growth and heck, even we’ve looked into integrating bbPress here on WP Daily – would that be of any interest to this community? Would that add to the conversations or not?