General Summary as of March 2, 2016

This post is a compilation of updates and events over the last few weeks.

The Road to BuddyPress 2.5.0

Beta 1 – Packaged and released by @boonebgorges last February 8, 2016 on schedule.
Beta 1 blog post@im4th with @dcavins.

Release Candidate 1 (string freeze) – Packaged and released by @djpaulgibbs last February 23, 2016.
RC 1 blog post@im4th

2.5.0 Stable Release earlier today – packaged and released by @boonebgorges
Announcement post@im4th with @dcavins and @boonebgorges
Official Changelog@mercime with @rayisme and @djpaulgibbs.
95 tickets were cleared for this milestone

Many thanks again to the 2.5.0 Contributors!
Boone B Gorges (boonebgorges), Brajesh Singh (sbrajesh), Brandon Allen (thebrandonallen), Christian Wach (needle), Damian (timersys), danbrellis, David Cavins (dcavins), Dennis (wpdennis), Fee (wdfee), Garrett Hyder (garrett-eclipse), George Mamadashvili (Mamaduka), Henry Wright (henry.wright), Hugo (hnla), Jeff Sayre (jeffsayre), John James Jacoby (johnjamesjacoby), Jonnyauk, Joost Abrahams (joost-abrahams), kennibc, OC2PS (sooskriszta), Laurens Offereins (Offereins), LenLay, Mathieu Viet (imath), mercime, Michael Beckwith (tw2113), modemlooper, Paul Gibbs (DJPaul), Rami Yushuvaev (ramiy), r-a-y, shanebp, Slava UA (slaffik), Srdjan (jozik), Stephen Edgar (netweb), timeuser, vnd.

BuddyPress Emails Documentation

Many thanks to all who contributed the following Codex articles about this new innovative email notification feature:
Emails by @modemlooper, @rayisme, and @djpaulgibbs.
Email Tokens by @dcavins, @modemlooper, and @djpaulgibbs.
Custom Emails by @modemlooper

BuddyPress “Office Hours”

@boonebgorges proposed a once-a-month concerted bug scrub. @dcavins proposed calling it “BP Breaks Travis Monday.” @djpaulgibbs seconded the idea today and suggested conducting the scrub sometime next week or the week after next.

BuddyPress at WordCamp Paris, Feb. 5, 2016

4 community sites with BuddyPress by @oelita (Sylvie Clément). @oelita shared how she customized BuddyPress according to each client’s requirements in the following projects : a content sharing website, a community site, a matchmaking platform for language exchange, and a social network of gardeners. Slides in French are available at http://www.slideshare.net/Oelita/4-sites-communautaires-faits-avec-buddypress-wordcamp-paris-2016

An alternative media management by @im4th, who is also one of the organizers of WordCamp Paris. He covered the WP media types/management and shared a new plugin, Front-End Attachments, to illustrate how to benefit from the BP Attachment API. Slides are available in French at https://cldup.com/wW276vVmxF.pdf and the plugin is available at https://github.com/imath/front-end-attachments. @im4th reported that because of this presentation, he got invited to speak about BuddyPress at the Bordeaux WP Meetup last Feb. 25 :)

BuddyCamp Miami, Feb. 19, 2016

Thank You to @dimensionmedia, @ptahdunbar, and fellow WordCamp Miami organizers for hosting the 4th BuddyCamp Miami plus providing the livestreams for this event! If you missed watching the live presentations, the archived videos are still available at the time of this post.

BuddyCamp Miami A.M.: State of the Buddy by @johnjamesjacoby, How to Contribute to BuddyPress @_dorsvenabili, and BuddyPress 101 by @dimensionmedia

BuddyCamp Miami P.M.: Developers: Teach Everything You know by @carlalexander, Navigating BuddyPress’ Identity Crisis by @johnjamesjacoby, BuddyPress: New And Upcoming Features by @_dorsvenabili, and a Q & A Panel hosted by @johnjamesjacoby with @boonebgorges, @im4th, and @dcavins via Google Hangout.

Speakers:

 

Google Hangouts Panel: