- See previously BP Dev Chat summary (October 30)
- In attendance: @karmatosed @espellcaste @im4th & @johnjamesjacoby
- Slack archive
A maintenance release will be packaged at the beginning of next week (December 9).
BP Beta Tester
The first version of the plugin has been deployed on the WordPress.org repository. An announcement has been published on BuddyPress.org. A first issue has been raised and @im4th will work on fixing it asap. If you want to contribute to this plugin (you’re very welcome), please make sure to share your issues or pull requests into its GitHub repository.
The full results of the poll and information about the BP Blocks GitHub repository has been published on BuddyPress.org.
@im4th will work on preparing the data stores for the Groups and Members component and @karmatosed will soon share sketches to help us on the design part.
6.0.0 and up
Tickets needing feedbacks
Moving the BP Devel site (this site) to a new Make.BuddyPress.org site (see #5525). There’s now a test drive you can use to contribute to the BuddyPress contributor documentation or to review the developments made so far. You can read more about it from here.
@im4th insisted to have feedbacks about #8156: Move the Local Avatar and Cover Image features into the Members component. He’d like to early commit the changes and inform about them as there are some functions and hooks to deprecate. The good news is : there’s no need to edit existing templates.
@dcavins would be very happy to get feedbacks about #8139 and @espellcaste will work on #8173 during this development cycle.
A full featured standalone BuddyPress Theme
This is @johnjamesjacoby ‘s plan to improve our users experiences and captivate a new audience. It would be a 3-columns social layout theme (that’s become the obvious go-to for everything from Slack to VSCode).
In his opinion, the original “bp-sn-parent” theme was what originally attracted many folks to BuddyPress, 10 years ago. It was opinionated, design wise, pretty, and it showcased everything that it could do all at once.
As we are still shipping the BP Default theme and as we kept BuddyPress compatible with standalone BuddyPress themes, it should be easy to replace BP Default or give him a new neighbour into the
bp-themes directory of the built BuddyPress.
Finally it could be developed from GitHub. @im4th & @vapvarun volunteered to give a hand. @johnjamesjacoby will soon write a ticket about it on BP Trac.
It will happen on December 18 at 19:00 UTC in #BuddyPress.
PS: if you have ideas or questions, feel free (and we are strongly encouraging you) to comment this summary to share them!