BuddyPress 1.5 to be released in coming weeks instead of BuddyPress 1.3
Aug 01 2011 - 1 MINS READ

The core BuddyPress team and other volunteer developers have been working hard on BuddyPress 1.3 since February of 2010. They have released 9 point releases since then and the next release will be a major update, so they will be skipping versions and releasing the next version as BuddyPress 1.5, instead of 1.3.

There has been a lot of work put into 1.5:

  • 792 tickets closed
  • 494 confirmed bug fixes
  • 2,161 total code changes since 1.2 was released

1.5 has been officially released as beta software, for developers to test their themes and plugins on over the next several weeks. DO NOT run this beta on your live production site, as it is just beta software and is still in testing. There could be bugs in the software that are uncovered and then patched over the next several weeks. I expect the software to be released to the public around the end of August, possibly early September. You can download BuddyPress 1.5 Beta 1 today if you are interested in testing it.

We will be working diligently to update the BuddyBoss theme in time for the official release of BuddyPress 1.5, so you will be able to safely update BuddyPress with an up to date theme.