I know many of our readers use BuddyPress, so I wanted to pass along that BuddyPress 1.0 has finally been officially released.   If you are interested, you can download BuddyPress 1.0 here.

Now that BuddyPress offers the ability to create BuddyPress plugins as well as BuddyPress Themes, I imagine that its popularity will continue to grow.  It also looks like they are already working on the next release.  

According to Andy Peatling:

This is just the first step on a long road ahead. So much is possible now that we have a solid WordPress-based social framework to build upon.

The status updates and gallery components are next on the roadmap, you can expect to see versions of those components appearing later this year. We’ll also be going through the hundreds of enhancement tickets we’ve received, and with your help prioritizing them for future versions.

I’m most excited to see what plugin developers and theme designers can come up with. Even in the pre-release stages, plugins to extend and add functionality have already been popping up. If you’re a plugin developer or theme designer, be sure to check out the skeleton component and skeleton theme. These packages will provide you with a solid starting point to build BuddyPress components and custom themes from.

To those of you that use BuddyPress, what do you think of the latest update?

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. Kevin @ This is Broken Blog says:

    I like the idea. I’m kind of scared by WordPress MU though. I’ve never worked with it and I’m wondering how complicated it is.

    Also wondering if it can be installed in a subdirectory and work beside a normal wordpress installation?

  2. neowordpressuser says:

    Hey guys I’m New to wordpress I’m trying to install it on my 1and1 hosting but when it comes to run mysitename.com/wp-admin/install.php
    it’s says Error establishing a database connection
    But I am certain to modify wp-config.php good. So someone can help me?
    Best regards!

  3. Anittah says:

    I hired wp.mu for the install of WP MU and it was easy-peasy.

    I am looking to hire a BuddyPress+WPMU+BBPress integrated theme designer, though, so if someone reads this and wants to ping me, my contact info is available on the URL above.

    Thanks! And hooray for WP!

  4. Joe says:

    Great post. I have not tried WP MU, but am a kick-ass user of wordpress.org, am currently testing bbpress on my localhost.