Well, there’s one coming up in Miami this year that you’re not going to want to miss, especially if you’re in the south-east region. Tickets are already available and the space is limited so get your tickets now! The deets are as follows: BuddyCamp Miami 2013 April 5th @ University of Miami, Life Science & Technology Park Exciting. Remember, it’s a mini-camp, sotospeak, before the much larger WordCamp Miami event!
Another crazy week this week, right? I feel like there’s a never-ending flood of great content that’s being created about WordPress and related topics of conversation. It makes our jobs incredible easy and incredibly difficult at times because we have to identify the topics that we want to cover more fully and the ones that we can only point to and say “Go check this out!” In anycase, here’s your weekly roundup of conversations that you may have missed:
Anxious to get your hands of the newest version of BuddyPress 1.7? Well, it’s here – and if you’ve been following the development at all then you know this one’s a doozy: BuddyPress 1.7 is likely to be our most revolutionary release to date. With it will come full theme compatibility with almost all existing WordPress themes, making it easier than ever to get your community up and running quickly. It’s in Beta, so be careful when you install it on an active site, but for sure if you’re starting a fresh new BuddyPress site then you’ll want to actually […]
We’ve gone through another round of maintenance and security updates including WordPress 3.5.1 and BuddyPress and bbPress being updated to their 1.6.4 and 2.2.4 respectively. For BuddyPress we’re seeing security updates inside the the bp-default theme’s ajax and in bbPress an update on the Forum Importer/Converter tool Maty Siman has been a big help on these last two releases and we have much thanks for you good sir! Get both the updates directly here for BuddyPress and here for bbPress.
It’s been a very full second week of January as people are definitely back in the saddle and writing and publishing great content. Businesses are attempting to hit their stride as they shake off the dust from the winter break and products are being released left and right. Fantastic for all of us as we continue to grow our own businesses, personal, and professional lives – it’s just tough to keep up with it all! We’ve got nearly 50 resources in this one. Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend and make sure you check out WordCamp Victoria’s Live Coverage as well!
BuddyPress has recently shared their annual year in review stating that 2012 has been a year of clean-up, revision, and streamlining where now the entire platform runs on a much smaller set of plugins with the intention and now ability of supporting the project much more properly. In addition, if you’ve been tracking with the project, the group forums were retired gracefully and they managed to release both the 1.5 and 1.6 this past year. With a new 4th core committer, Raymond Hoh, it looks to be an exciting year for BuddyPress and the continued growth of a social platform that […]
BuddyPress implementations are growing year-over-year but it’s always neat to find a somewhat non-conventional use that really shines. For example, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) recently was voted to be one of the top 10 most innovative schools because of their implementation of BuddyPress for admissions, beating out the likes of Harvard for a higher slot in the ranking: The college admissions process is a painful experience for many hopeful students, filled with strict guidelines and often unhelpful officials. But the Milwaukee School of Engineering may have developed the solution. Their Bridge program is an original approach to the process of […]
BuddyPress has just released version 1.6.2 with 11 tickets closed including a change on the wp_create_thumbnail() being deprecated in WordPress 3.5. It should be an easy update for those running BuddyPress 1.5/1.6 and are updating to WordPress 3.5, which should drop today if nothing changes dramatically. You a fan of BuddyPress? Show us your installation! I’d love to see your implementation.