Bye-bye BuddyBar, you did great!

I have the great honor to announce you all, the BuddyBar that was with us since BuddyPress 1.0.0 (@apeatling gave it birth on September 9, 2009) has been completely removed from our source code on April 29, 2021, 12.854 commits later!

Screenshot of the BuddyBar
Screenshot of the BuddyBar into BuddyPress 1.0.3

Its menus has been transposed into the WP Admin Bar which firstly appeared in WordPress 3.1. It was possible to turn off the WP Admin Bar in favor of the BuddyBar for a while even when we deprecated it in BuddyPress 2.1. We were thinking about completely removing it since version 3.0, but we regularly delayed its disappearance. I can understand it was a difficult move to do 😉. Yesterday, I took my courage in both hands and made this hard move.

To honor its memory and to remember my early times with BuddyPress, I’ve installed the 1.0.3 version of BuddyPress on a WordPress µ (version 2.8.1) configuration earlier today. The least we can say is: it looked really great in our first default theme!

The BuddyPress member’s page, 12 years ago!

Thanks a lot BuddyBar, you did a great job and I won’t forget you 💪 😘

#8-0-0, #buddybar