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bbPress 2.1 now available!

Published on July 8th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Out now is bbPress 2.1!

It comes with over 150 individual fixes and enhancements since 2.0, and is considered a safe update to any site running bbPress 2.0 or higher.

Here are some 2.1 carrots to entice you to update:

  • WordPress 3.4 compatibility
  • Deprecate $bbp global, use bbpress() singleton
  • Private forums now visible to registered users
  • Updated forum converter
  • Topic and reply edits now ran through Akismet
  • Vastly improved theme compatibility
  • Fixed Akismet edit bug
  • Fixed Widgets nooping globals
  • Fixed translation load order
  • Fixed user-edit bugs
  • Fixed settings screen regressions
  • Improved post cache invalidation
  • Improved admin-side nonce checks
  • Improved admin settings API
  • Improved bbPress 1.1 converter
  • Improved BuddyPress integration
  • Improved template coverage
  • Improved query performance
  • Improved breadcrumb behavior
  • Improved multisite integration
  • Improved code clarity
  • Improved RTL styling
  • Added 2x menu icons for HiDPI displays
  • Added fancy editor support
  • Added fallback theme picker
  • Added tools for importing, resetting, and removing

Major props to the following individuals for helping make 2.1 a success: Adam Ellis, andy, alexvorn2, anointed, boonebgorges, chexee, cnorris23, daveshine, DJPaul, duck_, dudd, ericlewis, fartlek, GautamGupta, isaacchapman, jaredatch, Jason K, jmdodd, Kaspace, mamaduka, markmcwilliams, mercime, mesayre, michelwppi, mouratidis, MZAWeb, nacin, netweb, Nightgunner5, Omicron7, pavelevap, petemall, ptahdunbar, ryangannon, ryanimel, ramiy, scribu, schrepel, sorich87, thebrent, tmoorewp, tott, tungdo, valendesigns, vibol, Viper007Bond, westi, and wonderboymusic.

Go download bbPress 2.1!

bbPress 2.1 RC 4

Published on July 2nd, 2012 by John James Jacoby

A weekend worth of work, and bbPress 2.1 RC 4 is ready to go. It fixes some issues with Akismet, cache busting, and Widgets, so if you’re already running 2.1 this is a safe update for you.

Call our development tracker if you see anything strange in your bbPress neighborhood.

Download bbPress 2.1 RC 4!

bbPress 2.1 RC 3

Published on June 28th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Keeping pace with daily updates, RC 3 is now available. It comes with some security hardening around editing users, subscriptions, and favorites, so it’s a recommended update for anyone already using bbPress 2.1.

Please hit up our development tracker if you notice anything funky going on. Several others have done so during the prerelease process, and it’s because of them we’re able to rapidly stay up-to-date.

Download bbPress 2.1 RC 3!

bbPress 2.1 RC 2

Published on June 27th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Less than 24 hours after RC 1, meet bbPress 2.1 RC 2. We fixed a few more bugs uncovered quickly after RC1 was packaged, and want to keep pace.

We’re *still* confident you can use RC 2 on a live site, and welcome your feedback on our development tracker if something isn’t working correctly.

Download bbPress 2.1 RC 2 now!

bbPress 2.1 RC 1

Published on June 27th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Available immediately is bbPress 2.1 RC 1. RC stands for ‘release candidate’ which means we think bbPress 2.1 is good to go, and it’s up to y’all to let us know if it’s not.

We’re confident you can use RC 1 on a live site without bursting your balloon, but please let us know if it pops your site by reporting any oddities at our development tracker.

Download bbPress 2.1 RC 1

bbPress 2.1 Beta 1

Published on June 18th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

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 ↓

bbPress 2.0.3

Published on June 13th, 2012 by John James Jacoby

Out now is bbPress 2.0.3.

This maintenance release fixes an issue with single forum visibility when toggling it between private, hidden, and public. It also is confirmed working with WordPress 3.4.

If you already have bbPress 2.0.2 installed, updating to 2.0.3 is quick and easy via the WordPress dashboard. This is also a safe update if you’ve already integrated bbPress 2.0.2 with BuddyPress’s Site-wide forums feature.

bbPress 2.0.2

Published on November 28th, 2011 by John James Jacoby

Available immediately is bbPress 2.0.2.

This maintenance release adds proper template redirects for logged-in users, and fixes a few bugs with the freshness recounter and closing topics.

If you already have bbPress 2.0.1 installed, updating to 2.0.2 is a cinch via the WordPress dashboard. If you’re still thinking of moving from a bbPress 1.x powered site, the method noted in our 2.0 post still applies. If you integrate bbPress 2.0.1 with BuddyPress, nothing additional needs to be done; it will still just work.

bbPress 2.0.1

Published on November 13th, 2011 by John James Jacoby

Available immediately is bbPress 2.0.1.

This maintenance release fixes a bug when anonymous posting is enabled, allowing logged-out users to potentially edit topics and replies. If you allow anonymous users to create content on your forums, we recommend you update to 2.0.1 immediately.

If you already have bbPress 2.0 installed, updating to 2.0.1 is easily done via your WordPress dashboard. If you’re still thinking of moving from a bbPress 1.x powered site, the method noted in our 2.0 post still applies. If you integrate bbPress 2.0 with BuddyPress, nothing additional needs to be done; it will just work.

bbPress 2.0 now available!

Published on September 21st, 2011 by John James Jacoby

In hot pursuit of BuddyPress 1.5 follows bbPress 2.0!

No longer are the days of elaborate xml-rpc connections or impossible to figure-out cookie configurations! No more are the integration woes, complex theme arrangements, or separate dashboards! bbPress 2.0 represents a complete rethink of how to fit forums inside WordPress in the simplest, most elegant way possible.

Simply by activating bbPress 2.0, any standard WordPress theme is suddenly capable of having support forums, user profiles, topic tags, and custom topic views. Your users are able to mark topics as favorites to read them later, and can subscribe to be notified via email to topic replies, so they never miss out on the conversation.

bbPress 2.0 comes with Akismet and BuddyPress functionalities baked-in, so if you’re already using either plugin, no additional configuration is required.

If you already have a previous version installed, updating to 2.0 is easy with the bbPress Importer. Move your bbPress 1.0 powered content into your new WordPress/bbPress installation and you’re ready to go. (There is already a migration plugin in the works for other forum software that promises to be pretty amazing, too!)

If you’d like to see bbPress 2.0 in action, a few brave developers have been using it on their live sites already:

In the coming weeks we’ll be moving our own forums onto bbPress 2.0, adding a codex to improve the documentation, and doing some general housekeeping here at We’ve put a lot of work into rebuilding the software, now it’s time to rebuild the site to properly support it!

Props for 2.0 go out to: andy, anointed, boonebgorges, christopher-jon, Coolkevman, cnorris23, dimadin, DJPaul, duck_, dudd, Fartlek, GautamGupta, greenshady, jaredatch, jghazally, Jason K, Kaspace, markmcwilliams, mouratidis, nacin, Nightgunner5, petemall, ryangannon, ryanimel, ramiy, scribu, schrepel, sorich87, vanillalounge, Viper007Bond, westi, and wonderboymusic.

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