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How to install an alpha/beta version of bbPress for testing?

  • Shmoo


    Just curious, for some reason it doesn’t work anymore..

    I’ve done this for many years now, visit the Trunk and download the latest version with all raw changes. Activate it locally and run some tests, create themes, make changes..

    Right now, when I download this latest raw version of bbPress and activate it in my local environment it doesn’t do the trick it should do for me. bbPress native styles will not load frontend and in the dashboard the icon font is broken, probably lots more doesn’t work like normal.

    I just want to install a clean and lean bbPress version only in raw alpha/beta state.


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  • Robkk


    I don’t think any styles have changed in the beta release, if there is you can use the default CSS styles from the latest stable version.

    It might be better to copy the files into a theme you are working on though instead of the beta plugin. It should still work.



    It’s not a solution to the problem but just a work around.

    What does this mean?
    I think this has something to do with it, and it’s probably part of some Gulp testing-thing they are using or so.

    Property sv:eol-style set to native
    Property svn:auto-props set to 
    *.css = svn:eol-style=native
    *.js = svn:eol-style=native
    *.php = svn:eol-style=native
    *.txt = svn:eol-style=native
    *.scss = svn:eol-style=native
    *.gif = svn:mime-type=image/gif
    *.jpg = svn:mime-type=image/jpeg
    *.png = svn:mime-type=image/png
    Property svn:global-ignores set to 
    Property svn:ignore set to 

    Hey @macpress, you were close, very close on your second post here, we’re using Grunt, not Gulp as part of our build process. 😉

    Anyway the overall summary is that certain styles are compiled from SCSS into CSS, or minified CSS, or minified JS via our Grunt build tools.

    A more in depth document (that has not yet made it into our codex) on all of this can be found here:

    If you don’t want to install NodeJS and Grunt we have another /trunk SVN repo that has everything already compiled via the “developer version” on our plugin page, this isn’t truly /trunk though, this is a manual copy of our main repo we upload/update periodically, semi frequently.

    FYI: The *.php = svn:eol-style=native SVN is our “Version Control Software” and this stuff sets us sets of rules for different file types or ignoring certain files and folders.



    Thanks for this update..

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