Available immediately is bbPress 2.0 Beta 3, chock full of fixes and enhancements to help smooth out the integration of bbPress into your existing WordPress.org powered site. Your feedback has been super helpful, and there’s been so much testing we think a sarcastic cake-promising robot may be involved somewhere.

You know the drill; this is still beta software, so don’t use it on your production sites. If you’re a plugin or theme developer, or a site administrator, run this only on test environments and report any bugs you find. If you’re a loyal bbPress user who’s anxious to see what the future of bbPress looks like, create a secondary WordPress test site and let us know what you think about it in the support forums. Extra points if you’re testing with WordPress Multisite.

So far we’re right on schedule for this to be the final beta before we start packaging release candidates, with bbPress 2.0 by the end of June (in tandem with WordPress 3.2.) The more you kick the tires and the more miles you put on Beta 3 means a more dependable, longer lasting bbPress 2.0, so put your testing gloves on and take it for a spin!

Here are some of the important changes since Beta 2:

  • Akismet integration
  • Fixes replies within wp-admin
  • Fixes reply notification links
  • Fixes inconsistent breadcrumb behavior
  • Fixes theme compatibility issues
  • Fixes archive and page conflicts
  • Improvements to unpretty permalink support
  • Improvements to importer
  • Improvements to multisite support
  • Normalize theme, shortcodes, and template parts
  • Add humans.txt
  • Add empty index.php files to prevent snooping
  • Add max length to topic titles (default 80 chars)
  • Add shortcodes for login, register, and lost password forms
  • Add proper redirect handling to topics and replies, allowing them to live almost anywhere
  • Add permalink collision warnings if custom slugs conflict

Download bbPress 2.0 Beta 3