BuddyPress 1.5 and Custom Community Theme

BuddyPress 1.5 beta is out now. Time for us to check out what’s new and update the theme to provide the upcoming version. The official release of BuddyPress 1.5 is planned for end of August.

After a first test round, we have found quite a lot of new and exiting stuff:

The activity stream is completely reworked and much more usable now. To support the new activity stream from bp 1.5 is on top of our list and will hopefully finish on time.

Next new and important change is the new tab “forum” in the profiles. From 1.5 on you will have your forum topics listed in your profile under “forum”. We are already building our own templates, to bring the new profile forum nicely integrated into the Custom Community theme.

There have been minor and major changes all around the bp default theme and we are now on the way to find all the changes and bring it into the new version.

The data structure has changed and some parts of the theme stopped working.
For example, the rewrite and reorder of the profile and groups menu is broken and needs to be fixed.

All in all we are excited about the new BuddyPress version and looking forward to start working with it.

If you have time to play around with the new bp 1.5 beta and Custom Community, you are very welcome to report your experiences here. Please write every bug or suggestion here as comment in the article.

It will help us a lot to provide you all with a smooth update of BuddyPress and the Custom Community theme ;-)

Did we miss something which needs to be fixed in the theme for BuddyPress 1.5?

What Do You Think?