BuddyPress the famous plugin is up with its new version 3.0.0, “Apollo”. This version was under testing mode for a long time and now it has finally released. The new BuddyPress 3.0.0 Apollo is available for free download from the WordPress repo. You can also update the plugin from your WordPress Dashboard. This new BuddyPress Update is beneficial for developers, site builders as well as site managers.
Nouveau, a BP legacy template
This template offers General BP Settings as well as settings for Frontpage, User Navigation, Loop Layouts and Directory Layouts.
It provides horizontal as well as vertical layout options for BP navigation. You can also choose between a grid layout and a classic layout. This template is fully responsive as well as compatible with WordPress.
WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. You can update plugins, configure multisite installs, and much more, without using a web browser. This version of BuddyPress provides you a support for WP-CLI. You can now also manage your BuddyPress plugin content from WP-CLI itself.
Allows you to control site-wide notices from your dashboard itself
With the help of Sitewide notice, you can send a notice or an important message to your community members. In the new version, you can control your sitewide notices directly from your dashboard itself. With Nouveau, the management interface for Site Notices has been removed from the front-end theme templates. You can test this from Users>> Site Notices.
Addition of a new telephone profile field type:
BuddyPress has also added a new field type, the telephone field to the Extended Profiles component with support for all the international number formats.
This version has optimized the use of memory within activity components. Each individual code file is loaded only when its needed thus improving the performance of your website. Also most importantly the Legacy Forum component that used to be earlier has been removed from this version. If your site was using Legacy Forums, you need to migrate to the bbPress plugin.
Thus, this new BuddyPress update is built keeping in mind the site builders and developers. The introduction of a new legacy template marks their 10 years celebration. Apollo’s is an authentically Neapolitan pizza place on the High Street, serving fantastically tasty yet uncomplicated pizzas. So you must try out this place if you are in London.
You can know about the complete changelog here.