BuddyPress 2.8, named “San Matteo” was released yesterday. The release builds on previous releases in many areas, including email handling, Twenty Seventeen support and a more modern codebase.
You might recall BP v2.7 bumped the minimum supported WordPress version to v4.3. BuddyPress 2.8.0 moves things further by requiring at least PHP 5.3 to function optimally.
This does not mean that BuddyPress will stop functioning on your website if you choose not to update your version of WordPress. Even so, we always advise our users to keep their software up to date where possible.
More features include:
- Twenty Seventeen compatibility: Twenty Seventeen has a two column page configuration that displays the page title is in one column and content in the other. This can be undesirable for situations where page content needs to be prominent. You can now add a few lines of code to your
functions.phpfile to remove the two column CSS.
BuddyPress 2.8 can better use the newest WordPress default theme with the new Companion Style sheet.
- Better email management: BuddyPress 2.7.0 added email subscription management to directly facilitate the removal of any or all subscriptions via email tokens and unsubscribe links. This version adds support for the
List-Unsubscribeheader in emails to allow users to unsubscribe from BuddyPress email notifications in some email clients.
These are just a few of the many, many features, tweaks and improvements that this version brings. For a list of all the changes, please refer to the official release changelog.
Contributions by the team
A lot our products are designed to work exclusively with BuddyPress. We are proud members of the global BuddyPress community, and are happy to help out in any way we can.
Two rtMedia developers, Bhargav & Sanket, have their names in the contributor’s list of BP 2.8.0. We will be cutting a cake to celebrate this soon enough 😀
Edit (17/2/2017): We celebrated this Friday! ??
Compatibility with rtMedia
rtMedia version 4.3 and all our premium addons are fully compatible with BuddyPress v2.8.0. Feel free to use our support channels if you encounter any problems when updating your website.
rtMedia 4.3 is a major update in itself; we will be releasing post documenting what’s new soon enough! Keep an eye on this blog and our social media channels.
Header image: http://www.sanmatteopanuozzo.com/
Important links: BuddyPress 2.8 release post | rtMedia store
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