BuddyPress 9.0 Scheduled for Short Development Cycle to Ship Block-Based Widgets Ahead of WordPress 5.8

BuddyPress 9.0 Scheduled for Short Development Cycle to Ship Block-Based Widgets Ahead of WordPress 5.8

Posted by WP Tavern on June 28, 2021 at 6:07 pm
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BuddyPress 8.0 was just released earlier this month on June 6, but the core development team is gearing up for a short development cycle for 9.0. The release will be specifically targeted at getting BuddyPress core widgets ready for WordPress 5.8’s new block widgets experience. Contributors are aiming to hit the following timeline to ship 9.0 before the next major WordPress release: Beta: July 8.RC: July 12.Final: July 16 BuddyPress entered the world of blocks with the release of version 6.0 in May 2020, allowing users to insert a specific Member or Group into content. Version 7.0, released six months later, introduced blocks for featuring a list of members, a list of groups, and the ability to embed a public activity post. Over the next few weeks, BuddyPress contributors will continue the process of migrating the rest of the BuddyPress component widgets to blocks. These include the following: Blogs Recent Posts Widget: A list of recently published posts from across the networkBP Core Login Widget: Shows a Log In form to logged-out visitors, and a Log Out link to those who are logged inBP Core Friends Widget: A dynamic list of recently active, popular, and newest Friends of the displayed member.…

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