BuddyPress 7.3.0 Maintenance & Security Release

Hi!

BuddyPress 7.3.0 is available, please upgrade asap 👉 https://buddypress.org/2021/04/buddypress-7-3-0-maintenance-security-release/

#7-3-0, #maintenance, #release, #security

BP Dev-Chat Agenda April 14, 2021

Hi!

Please join our development meeting tomorrow April 14 at 19:30 UTC. It will happen in #BuddyPress. During 30 minutes, we will discuss about our progress on the 8.0.0 milestone. As a reminder, the first beta is scheduled for next week 😱. Here’s the 8.0.0 schedule:

  • 8.0.0-beta1: April 22
  • 8.0.0 stable release: May 26.

We’ll need to make a decision about including the network/community invite feature (#8139) into 8.0.0 release. If we’re very close to be ready we might postpone the beta release by a week, otherwise, we’ll postpone the feature to next major release.

If you have specific/additional points you need to discuss about, please share them into the comments area of this post.

#8-0-0, #agenda, #dev-chat

BP Dev-Chat summary: March 31, 2021

8.0.0 progress

  • @dcavins made interesting progress about the Network invites ticket (#8139) working on a new patch to manage optouts (see #8448). He was happy to get feedbacks from @boonebgorges and @im4th about it. As it would be really great to have this feature added to Core for the 8.0.0 milestone @im4th has offered his help with the BP Nouveau Template pack JS/PHP parts needed to be improved to welcome the feature. @dcavins will update the main ticket with directions about this area.
  • @vapvarun will submit new patches about these two tickets:
    • Acceptance Checkbox Field (#4747)
    • new BP Email when a user has successfully validated their account (#8428)
  • @im4th added some patches about improving the signup form customization (#6347), feedbacks are very welcome, there’s a demo of the first patch after this bullet list.
  • @im4th suggested, once again, we update the initial 8.0.0 schedule to give us 1 extra week (3 more than the initial schedule) to try to have the Network Invites feature ready for 8.0.0 and finally decide about its inclusion in 8.0.0 during next dev-chat.
  • @espellcaste did a great job about caching the item schemas to improve the BP REST API performance (#GH386). He will try to work on the ticket about migrating BP Core builds to GitHub Actions (#8421) in the coming weeks.
Demo of the first patch on #6347

Updated 8.0.0 schedule

  • 8.0.0-beta1: April 22
  • 8.0.0 stable release: May 26.

Open Floor

@vapvarun shared the latest plugin he submitted to w.org Plugins Directory. If you’re looking for a nice way to preview any links into your activities, give it a try 😉

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on April 14 at 19:30 UTC and of course in #BuddyPress. If you have ideas or questions, feel free (and we are strongly encouraging you) to comment this summary to share them!

#8-0-0, #dev-chat, #summary

BP Dev-Chat Agenda March 31, 2021

We’ve been working hard on our sides during the last 2 weeks, let’s come together and share about our progress during today’s meeting March 31 at 19:30 UTC. It will happen in #BuddyPress. We’ll have 30 minutes to discuss about the 8.0.0 milestone. As a reminder, here’s the 8.0.0 schedule:

  • 8.0.0-beta1: April 15
  • 8.0.0 stable release: May 19.

If you have specific/additional points you need to discuss about, please share them into the comments area of this post.

#8-0-0, #agenda, #dev-chat

2 new xProfile Field types will be introduced in BuddyPress 8.0.0

The BuddyPress xProfile component gives you the power to easily create as many profile fields as you wish and to organize these fields into groups of fields. So far there was only one field which was linked to an existing WordPress user field : the base Name field. This field’s data is synchronized with the WordPress user display name (unless you opt out this synchronization from the BuddyPress Options Administration screen).

WP xProfile field types are arriving!

In BuddyPress 8.0.0, you’ll have the extra power to include other WordPress fields into the xProfile groups of fields. This time, unlike what we’re doing for the Name field, we are not duplicating and synchronizing field values between the WordPress user field tables (the wp_users & the wp_usermeta ones) and the BuddyPress xProfile data table). Instead we are directly using the WordPress user field values.

Creating these new field types, we’ve also improved our xProfile field API so that you can now have more control about the features your custom type of field can support.

/**
 * Custom xProfile field type.
 */
class Custom_XProfile_Field_Type extends BP_XProfile_Field_Type {

	/**
	 * This property enforces Field's default visibility.
	 */
	public $visibility = 'public';

	/**
	 * Supported features for the WordPress field type.
	 */
	public static $supported_features = array(
		'required'                => false,
		'do_autolink'             => false,
		'allow_custom_visibility' => false,
		'member_types'            => false,
	);
}

Using the static $supported_features property, you can disable the corresponding features meta boxes from the xProfile Administration Screen. The above example is showing the supported features by the WordPress fields : as defined by WordPress, these fields cannot be made required, cannot have their visibility changed for something different than public and cannot be restricted to a member type. Below are the values used by default for any xProfile field type.

A regular xProfile field can be made required, can be restricted to a specific member type, can be set to let members define the field data visibility and can be auto linked to a members search request about the field value.

1. wp-biography

The first type is specially designed to let you include the biographical information of the user into the group of xProfile fields of your choice.

2. wp-textbox

Using this type of field, you can insert the first name, the last name, the website URL and the potential WordPress User Contact Methods you added. Once you created your wp-textbox field, you’ll just need to use the advanced meta box below the field’s description textarea to select the information to include into the group of fields of your choice.

Watch the demo!

The video below will show you how to create a new field to add/edit the Member’s website URL and the Biographical information directly from their front-end profile.

If you want to read the full story about these new xProfile field types, head over to this ticket on our Trac environment.

#8-0-0, #wordpress, #xprofile

BP Dev-Chat summary: March 17, 2021

8.0.0 progress

  • @dcavins made interesting progress about the Network invites ticket (#8139). He asked for a review by @im4th about the patch he added on #8444 and still hopes to have it ready for 8.0.0. Some work still has to be done for the BP Nouveau template pack.
  • @im4th suggested we update the initial 8.0.0 schedule to give us 2 extra weeks as we’ve been pretty busy working on the 7.2.1 security release lately. The team agreed to this suggestion.
  • To help @vapvarun to carry on progressing about the Acceptance Checkbox Field (#4747) @im4th will start committing – asap – the parts he needs from the ticket about updating WordPress fields from the xProfile fields API (#7162).
  • @im4th thinks we should use the Acceptance Checkbox Field to manage the GDPR consent checkbox we’re including into the signup form since BuddyPress 4.0.0 and believes users would really enjoy all these new field types if we could fix #6347 (Let admins pick signup fields).
  • @espellcaste did a great job with starting the migration process from Travis to GitHub actions about BP REST API unit tests (#GH383).
  • @vapvarun posted a first patch about adding a new BP Email when a user has successfully validated their account (#8428).

Updated 8.0.0 schedule

  • 8.0.0-beta1: April 15
  • 8.0.0 stable release: May 19.

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on March 31 at 19:30 UTC and of course in #BuddyPress. If you have ideas or questions, feel free (and we are strongly encouraging you) to comment this summary to share them!

#8-0-0, #dev-chat, #summary

BuddyPress 7.2.1 Security Release

Hi!

Please, make sure to update BuddyPress to 7.2.1 to apply the security patches included in it.

👉 https://buddypress.org/2021/03/buddypress-7-2-1-security-release/

#7-2-1, #release, #security

BP Dev-Chat summary: February 17, 2021

7.2.0 Maintenance release

It was released just after the dev-chat. Its main goal is to fix an ugly issue about the BP Nouveau twentytwentyone.css companion stylesheet (See #8425). Some other tickets relative to this companion stylesheet has been fixed and added to the release.

8.0.0 progress

  • @im4th suggested we should improve the registration process, and this led us to consider fixing the following tickets for 8.0.0:
    • #6347 Let admins select profile fields to use during registration,
    • #4747 Add a profile field to manage pages needing acceptance (eg: terms of service, code of conduct),
    • He also believes the password should be set once users activated their account, he’ll probably open a new ticket about it soon.
  • @im4th requested some patch testing about 2 tickets, please help us progress on these:
    • #7162 Edit WordPress fields on front-end via new xProfile field types
    • #8001 Replace At/Who JavaScript Libraries by Tribute.

PS: about #8001, At/Who libraries contain some deprecated jQuery code and @im4th thinks we should try to keep the Mentions autocompleter to show in tinyMce as it is used into the BP Nouveau Messages UI.

Next Dev-Chat

It will happen on March 3 at 19:30 UTC and of course in #BuddyPress. If you have ideas or questions, feel free (and we are strongly encouraging you) to comment this summary to share them!

#7-2-0, #8-0-0, #dev-chat, #summary

BuddyPress 7.2.0 is now available

This is a maintenance release, please update!

https://buddypress.org/2021/02/buddypress-7-2-0-maintenance-release/

#7-2-0, #release

BP Dev-Chat Agenda February 17, 2021

Hi!

Please join our development meeting today (February 17) at 19:30 UTC. It will happen in #BuddyPress. Here are the points we will discuss about during 30 minutes :

  • 7.2.0 Maintenance release,
  • 8.0.0 Progress.

See you there 😉

#7-0-0, #8-0-0, #agenda, #dev-chat