Many people have already noticed that Automattic has soft launched TalkPress. TalkPress was mentioned and explained some time ago in the bbPress forums, but there is no harm in restating our intentions here. It has been public for a while that Automattic was going to launch a hosted forum service based on bbPress and the […]
Today we are releasing a new version of both bbPress 0.9 and bbPress 1.0-alpha. The 0.9.0.4 stable release includes a security fix to stop a potential XSS attack on login pages with Internet Explorer 6, so it is highly recommended for all users. Additionally, the 0.9.0.4 release includes a significant MySQL speed-up fix for front […]
Hot on the heels of 1.0-alpha-3 comes 1.0-alpha-4. I’d like to say that there are significant differences between the two releases, but this is basically a bug fix release, and more specifically a release to fix one major bug! Download from the download page is now available.
Today bbPress 1.0-alpha-3 was made available via the download page. A couple of major improvements include new re-added support for “deep” integration and a new notification system that will report fatal errors in plugins on activation. BackPress is now also up to scratch with the code it borrows from WordPress 2.7, meaning a lot of […]
It’s about time everyone was let in on the progress we have made towards version 1.0 of bbPress. I expect the next alpha release to be made sometime in the next two weeks. This release will include our first implementation of Pingbacks both to and from your bbPress installation. The first draft implementation of this […]
There are a few changes in 0.9 which plugin developers need to be aware of. So here are some notes to help you get your plugins running under the new release.
Most of those who follow the tech-blog-o-sphere* will be aware of the recent financial news regarding Automattic, the company that more or less stewards bbPress’ production. For the rest of you here are some links that cover the story. Some people may be wondering what this news means for bbPress. Well, for a start this […]
With the introduction of the new BB_Query_Class in bbPress 0.8.3, the old method of adding custom “views” to bbPress has been removed. You should no longer directly manipulate the $bb_views array, nor does the bb_views hook work. To add a view, you should instead use a new function: bb_register_view(). Also available is bb_deregister_view() for removing […]
WordPress 2.3 is now available. I mention that because the current version of bbPress (version 0.8.2) is not compatible with WordPress 2.3 if you are loading both scripts at the same time. If you’re not loading both scripts at the same time, everything is fine. A new version of bbPress will be coming out in […]
bbPress has twenty or so functions that select groups of topics or posts from the database. Some of them do very specific things, and some of them do something only slightly different from another such function. Maintaining this large group of functions and keeping them all consistent was beginning to become a nuisance. Additionally, it […]