BP Dev-Chat summary: december 7, 2022


11.0.0: we’ll package another beta!

That’s the important decision we made during our meeting a few minutes ago. We prefer to delay 11.0.0 final release to early next year.

Why?

In 11.0.0 we’re making an important change about the way BuddyPress is loading deprecated code. Everything is fine with it when you use one of the BP bundled template packs (BP Nouveau or BP Legacy). Using a template pack to dynamically inject BuddyPress content into one of the templates of your active WordPress theme’s (most likely the page.php one) is the plugin’s default behavior since version 1.7. But we forgot there was still some BP Default old classic theme fans around 😱.

Since version 1.9, The BP Default theme is “hidden behind a filter” for new BuddyPress installs. In other words, you need to add some custom code to bring it back. That’s why we haven’t thought about it so far. Fortunately we were alerted into our Slack channel about issues when this theme was still used and active on the WordPress site (this can be the case if you regularly updated BuddyPress since version <= 1.8).

We’ve been working on it and we think we’ve fixed BP Default issues. Releasing a third beta version instead of directly making the release candidate available seems a wise move. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

11.0.0 updated schedule

  • Beta3: December 8, 2022
  • RC: December 1st, December 15, 2022
  • Release: January 5, 2023.

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on December 21 at 19:30 UTC in #BuddyPress. If you have specific points or ideas you want to discuss about, don’t hesitate to share them in comments.

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