Today we tagged bbPress 2.1 beta 1 in the plugin repository. This means we think it’s ready to release to everyone but want to get a few extra eyes on things before we do. It’s the second major iteration of bbPress as a plugin for your self-hosted WordPress powered website, and we think it’s pretty awesome.

Even though bbPress 2.1 is almost ready to go, we don’t recommend you run it on a production site quite yet. Instead, set up a test site or a local installation to play with. If you find a bug, patch it or let us know. If you fix something, your prize will be pie and props.

We are aiming to release bbPress 2.1 by the end of June, based on how the beta period goes. The more help we get with testing and fixing bugs, the sooner the final version ships. If you want to be a beta tester, check out the WordPress Codex article on how to report feedback.

If you think you found a bug, please report it! Start by bringing it up in the support forums, or if you’ve confirmed that other people are experiencing the same bug you can report it on the bbPress Core Trac. If you find a security vulnerability, please be discrete and let us know privately using one of the methods posted on the WordPress contact page.

Theme and plugin authors, if you haven’t been following the 2.1 development cycle, please start now so that you can update your themes and plugins to be compatible with this new version of bbPress.

Download bbPress 2.1, Beta 1 ↓