Message Without Being Connected & More – BuddyBoss Monthly Update

Welcome to another exciting edition of our BuddyBoss Monthly Product Update! At BuddyBoss, we are dedicated to providing you with the best tools and features to create and manage your online communities effortlessly. Our team has been hard at work, fine-tuning the BuddyBoss platform and app to ensure a seamless and value-packed experience for you and your users.

This month, we are thrilled to unveil an exciting new feature, enhancements, and bug fixes that take your website and app to the next level. With a focus on improved communication, customization options, and enhanced user engagement, our latest updates are designed to cater to your specific needs and requirements.

Stay tuned for the full blog to explore all the fantastic updates and how they can elevate your community’s performance and engagement. At BuddyBoss, we’re committed to delivering nothing short of excellence, and we can’t wait for you to experience the enhanced BuddyBoss theme, platform, and app firsthand!

BuddyBoss Platform

What’s New

This month, we are  we are thrilled to announce a powerful feature to the messaging functionality on the BuddyBoss platform. With this new feature, site administrators now have the ability to allow specific profile types to send messages even if they are not connected to each other.

Previously, when users wanted to initiate a conversation with someone, they needed to be connected as friends or have some form of relationship within the community. While this approach is valuable for maintaining a sense of privacy and control over who can message whom, it may not always align with the unique needs of certain communities.

With the new feature, site administrators have the flexibility to customize the messaging experience based on the profile types within their community. For example, you can create specific profile types such as “Verified Experts” or “Mentors” and allow them to send messages to any user, irrespective of their connection status.

Enhancements to The Existing Features:

  • Identified code improvements across different components by taking reference from BuddyPress recent releases. Staying up-to-date with the latest advancements ensures optimal performance and reliability.
  • New repair option to recalculate group member count for each group. Easily manage and maintain accurate member counts for your groups.

Bugs Fixed This Month

  • Unable to click the activity comments from the group search when a member was tagged using the “@” function. This issue has been resolved, ensuring smooth navigation within the activity comments.
  • Child group was displaying the parent group description from the subgroup page. This bug has been fixed, and now the correct descriptions are displayed.
  • Unable to download folders due to size constraints. We’ve addressed this issue, and now you can download folders without any limitations.
  • Clear API cache when a member is blocked/unblocked. Improved cache handling ensures accurate data representation in different scenarios.
  • Events page was showing blank instead of the login screen when visited from the guest user on a private site. This issue has been fixed, and now the events page displays correctly.
  • Fixed access to public pages as a logged-out user, so it no longer redirects to the login form. Enjoy seamless navigation even as a guest user on your site.

BuddyBoss Theme

Bugs Fixed This Month

  • “My Discussion” link was displaying a 404 error when using Elementor ‘Forum Activity’ widget if the forums page slug was updated. This has been fixed, and the link now works as expected.
  • Using the forum shortcode in the sidebar no longer causes UI issues, including the new discussion popup being blocked. Your forum UI will function smoothly.
  • Templates updated for WooCommerce 7.8.0, ensuring compatibility with the latest WooCommerce version.

BuddyBoss App

What’s New

We understand the importance of providing a consistent and unified experience for your community members, regardless of whether they are accessing your community platform from a desktop or a mobile device. That’s why we We ensured that the same messaging capabilities and rules set on the platform are mirrored in the app.

Enhancements to The Existing Features:

  • Updated core codebase to use React Native 0.70.10, ensuring the app remains cutting-edge and up-to-date with the latest technology.
  • Hooks to allow users to customize the radio component container. Personalize the radio component to suit your preferences and enhance user engagement.
  • Hooks to allow multiple filters for the courses screen. Easily filter and sort courses based on various criteria, providing a tailored learning experience for your users.
  • New hook to allow users to automatically navigate to the next lesson or topic on the press of Mark Complete. Streamline the learning process for your users and make progress tracking effortless.
  • New hook to allow for a component to be added after an index list header. Customize your app’s layout and add components in a way that suits your content.
  • New hook provided to customize the posts widget title. Tailor the appearance of the posts widget title to match your app’s branding and design.

Bugs Fixed This Month

  • Hotfix release for React Native 0.70 where the keyboard toolbar will not show on certain mobile devices. We’ve resolved this issue to improve the typing experience.
  • Custom translations were not displaying in the latest builds. This bug has been fixed, and your custom translations will now be accurately shown in the app.
  • Updated the react-native-video-player library to support the auth token for videos, which had issues playing. Enjoy smooth and uninterrupted video playback within the app.
  • Android builds were failing if the repo name is different from buddyboss-custom-code. We’ve fixed this issue, and Android builds will now work as expected.
  • H5P video playback issues fixed for Android devices, ensuring seamless viewing of H5P content.
  • Long threaded messages were not fully showing on specific Android devices. We’ve resolved this display issue for a better messaging experience.

Wrapping Up

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the latest updates to BuddyBoss Platform, BuddyBoss Theme, and BuddyBoss App. These enhancements and bug fixes were made with your experience in mind, and we’re committed to providing you with a top-notch community platform.

As always, we value your feedback and are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated support team.

Thank you for being part of the BuddyBoss community, and here’s to your continued success!

Author Faisal Sarker Faisal is a tech writer and marketer. Apart from writing useful content that help people around the world, he also likes to travel and read books of all genres in his leisure time.
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