Today the bbPress team is happy to announce bbPress 2.3, release candidate 1.

bbPress 2.3 introduces forum-specific search functionality, so that your users are able to search your forum posts without interfering with your blog posts. It simplifies the fancy topic and reply editors, enabling only the functionality your users should see. Lastly, we’ve included more forum migration tools to help you transition to bbPress from Vanilla, Mingle, and SimplePress.

With that, we bring you bbPress 2.3, Release Candidate 1. Please try it, either on a test site, or wherever you feel comfortable running it, and let us know if you run into any issues.

Oh yeah… If you want to stay on the bleeding edge of releases, check out the bbPress Beta Tester plugin! It’s really neat. :)