Tomorrow (Wed 29 July, 2015),…

Tomorrow (Wed 29 July, 2015), let’s use dev chat to set roadmap and dates for BuddyPress 2.4, and figure out what we need to do to ship the fixes in the 2.3 branch.

If you can’t make dev chat yet have feedback you’d like the team to consider, please either leave a note in our Slack channel, or comment on this post. Thanks!

Dev Chat Summary for June 24, 2015

BuddyPress @ WordCamp Europe 2015 Contributor Day, Spain

  • WCEU Contributor Day is this coming Sunday, June 28th! If you want to join and contribute to BuddyPress, you’d need to register separately for that day at this webpage by clicking on the “Start Survey” button near the bottom of the page.
  • @DJPaulGibbs will be leading the BP contributors team and will be guiding you in the areas you’d like to get involved in: coding, designing, documentation, helping out in the forums, among others.
  • Attached below is the video he made inviting you to join the BP Group.

Eye on Accessibility

  • (#6531) and (#6532) – @mercime posted the tickets to address accessibility issues found in some BP templates and a few BP admin screens. @hnla mentioned that there are a few more areas which need some attention as well. The tickets above focused only on the items which were red-flagged during accessibility checks.

bp_create_excerpt returning malformed markup

  • (#6517) @boonebgorges has committed the patch to fix some tag-parsing issues introduced in a previous ticket based on @hnla’s report. Boone has added another patch which fixed the issue brought up by @danbp about the error which showed up when the string to be truncated contains markup.

Improvements on Extended Profile Fields

  • @johnjamesjacoby will be focusing on sign up fields and improvements to the profile fields for early 2.4.0.

Member-type-specific xProfile Fields

  • @boonebgorges mentioned that he’d like to work on member-type-specific xProfile fields “but this probably depends on JJJ’s work, so we’ll see how that goes.” JJJ mentioned that @tanner has done something similar and Boone noted that @offereins also did some significant work towards this (e.g. in #5192).
  • Both @offereins and @tanner have indicated their interest to help make this happen for 2.4.0. 👍 👍

Wrapper for Member Tabs Setup

  • @boonebgorges would also like to explore a BP_Group_Extension-like wrapper for member tab setup and mentioned that he and @dcavins should take a meeting to discuss this. @dcavins in turn said that @im4th was exploring the navigation tabs for his work in #6026 (Blogs with “profiles”).
  • Looks like this is moving towards setting up one super API to manage all BP navigation/subnav items that would be backwards compatible. 🎊

Tickets Ready for Review

  • @rayisme requested dev feedback for the two tickets he’s been working on lately: (#6387) Fix for bp_groups-template in order to support Ajax for group admin actions and (#5817) Additional styling support for BuddyPress Widgets.

Addendum: bbPress Survey 2015

  • Please take the 2015 bbPress Survey and tell your friends! The survey will end a few days after the 4th of July.

Slack log:

Dev Chat Summary for June 17, 2015

BuddyPress 2.3.2

  • @boonebgorges packaged and released BuddyPress 2.3.2 yesterday. This is a security and maintenance release.

BuddyPress Deploy Script

  • @boonebgorges has released the bash script for deploying BuddyPress 2.3.2 at
  • Caveat: “Not intended for general use. Could be very dangerous. Do not even look at it, or your eyeballs might turn to dust.”

BuddyPress @ WordPress London Meetup

  • June 18 – @hnla and @DJPaulGibbs will be sharing information about the recent BuddyPress release and ideas for the future with the group.

BuddyPress @ WordCamp Europe Contributor Day

  • June 28 – @DJPaulGibbs will be on hand for the BuddyPress team which already has 14 signups to date.
    WordCamp Europe contributor day

Comment syncing between activity and post comments for Custom Post Types

  • #6482@im4th has posted a patch to fix comment syncing for activity stream and blog posts. Dev feedback welcome.

And if the Blogs component had Single items?

  • #6026@im4th has just upload a new patch two days ago plus a demo video for this feature for multisite installations. “Blog single items is a way to improve blogs ‘discovery': you can subscribe to it to get the blogs activities in your profile, the admin can add a profile photo for his blog, manage subscriptions, he’s notified of new subscribers. It’s also a new place to manage some specific BuddyPress settings e.g. improving the post type activities by letting each blog admin to control which post type can generate activities.”

BuddyPress @ WordCamp Lyon

  • Parlez-vous français? @im4th’s presentation at WCLyon is now available at

Slack log:

BuddyPress 2.3.2

BuddyPress 2.3.2 is now available. Go get it!

Dev Chat Summary for June 3, 2015

This post includes updates since the dev chat last Wednesday.

BuddyPress 2.3.1

New BP Core Team Member

  • We’re pleased to announce the newest member of the BuddyPress Core Team, @hnla (Hugo Ashmore). He is a long-time BuddyPress core contributor, Forums Moderator, Co-Lead of the BP Codex, completed the new BP companion stylesheets for the Twenty Fifteen and Twenty Fourteen themes in this recent dev cycle, and has many tasks scheduled for this year. Hugo is a freelance frontend developer based in London who enjoys Sunday Roast or Curry. Congratulations @hnla!

New BP Rockstar

  • We’re happy to share the news that @dimensionmedia (David Bisset) is the newest BP Rockstar. @dimensionmedia has organized the first U.S. BuddyCamp (and second ever after BuddyCamp Vancouver) in 2013 and continued to do so in 2014 and 2015. That makes him a Rockstar in our books! To top it off, @dimensionmedia is one of the founding members of WordCamp Miami and has organized the event for the last six years. Quite amazing, really. Congratulations @dimensionmedia!
  • You can view the archived livestream for the morning and afternoon BuddyCamp sessions (you need to create a account to do so): A.M. sessions – P.M. sessions –

BuddyPress in WordCamp Lyons, France 2015

  • @im4th has given a 40-minute grand tour of the “BuddyPress Ocean” last Friday, June 5th, aboard possibly the first ever “floating WordCamp” in Lyons. He has just posted about the event at our blog. He has included images, links to his slideshow, and gists for making BuddyPress work for you in different scenarios, among other tidbits.
  • Check out
  • #wclyons photos by Manuel Schmalstieg are available at

@im4th presenting the BuddyPress ocean. Image by Éric Wayaffe

BuddyCamp in Brighton, U.K. 2015

  • Mark your calendars! The first BuddyCamp outside of North America has been greenlighted. Our very own @DJPaulGibbs and @karmatosed are co-organizers of the first BuddyCamp in the U.K. which will be happening on August 8, 2015 in the beautiful seaside city of Brighton, a 2-hour drive south of London. The calls for speakers and sponsors are now open!
  • Keep an eye on the BuddyCamp Brighton site as things develop over the coming weeks @

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Livio

BuddyPress 2.3.0 has just been released!

Slack log:
Packaging of this release began at the start of the meeting and ended after ~ 2-1/2 hours of fun later :)

Many thanks again to everyone who contributed to BP 2.3.0:

Aaron Jorbin (@aaronjorbin), Boone B Gorges (@boonebgorges), Brajesh Singh (@sbrajesh), CristinaCannon, David Cavins (@dcavins), Dennis (@wpdennis), Dominik Schilling (@ocean90), ecehren, @finzend, George Mamadashvili (@Mamaduka), Greg Rickaby (@gregrickaby), Henry Wright (@henry.wright), Hugo (@hnla), @jaimieolmstead, John James Jacoby (@johnjamesjacoby), jreeve, Justin Sainton (@JustinSainton), K.Adam White (@kadamwhite), Laurens Offereins (@Offereins), @lenasterg, Marc (@natrio), Markus Echterhoff (@mechter), Mathieu Viet (@im4th), @melhop, @mercime, Michael Beckwith (@tw2113), paresh.radadiya (@pareshradadiya), Paul Gibbs (@DJPaulGibbs), Prometheus Fire, @rayisme, Roger Coathup (@rogercoathup), Scott Seitz (@dtc7240), Scott Taylor (@wonderboymusic), Sergey Biryukov (@SergeyBiryukov), @shanebp, Stephen Edgar (@netweb), @svenl77, @WeddyWood, @wolfhoundjesse, @xgz.

Dev Chat Summary for May 27, 2015

BuddyPress 2.3.0 Schedule Updates

  • Scheduled release date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
  • 129 tickets have been closed to date with a few tickets open.
  • @im4th will be preparing the BP 2.3.0 release post and will be naming this release (French pizza).
  • @rayisme will be preparing the changelog for this release.
  • @rayisme has also created a BP changelog generator at After generating the list of tickets for this cycle, some manual work like assigning the closed tickets for each section and posting it in the BuddyPress codex page are still required. An example of preferred changelog is the one from our previous release: Nevertheless, the BP Changelog Generator should help make things easier for anyone who will volunteer or will be assigned this task for the next BP release.

BuddyCamp Miami, Florida

  • In less than 8 hours, BuddyCamp will be live in Miami! @johnjamesjacoby along with @dimensionmedia, @modemlooper, Rami Abraham, and Brian Messenlehner will be there to share what’s new and what’s cool about BuddyPress.
  • BuddyCamp Miami is a part of WordCamp Miami

BuddyPress at WordCamp Europe 2015, Spain

  • Must see! @DJPaulGibbs’ video invitation to join the BuddyPress group at the WordCamp Contributor day on Sunday, June 28, at
  • Whether it be coding, designing, documentation, etc., there are many ways for anyone interested in contributing to help make the BuddyPress project better. You will need to register separately for the Contributor Day to join Paul and other BP aficionados. Just click on the “Start Survey” button of this page,, and fill in the requested information.

Slack Log:
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