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Version 8.0.0

Version 8.0.0 is a major BuddyPress feature release.

For Version 8.0.0, the database version (_bp_db_version in wp_options) was 12850, and the Trac revision was 12965. Read the full ticket log here here.


Members Invitations

Whether public registration is enabled or not, you can activate this great new opt-in feature from your site’s BuddyPress settings; with it, your trusted members will handpick new members who will enrich your community. Once activated, each member will be able to send new Member Invitation emails and manage the pending invitations directly from his or her profile area. You keep control of everything thanks to two new screens we added to the BuddyPress Tools dashboard: invitations and opt-outs management. Read more about the feature in this developer note.

Improved registration experience

  1. You can select any xProfile field from any xProfile field group to use on your site’s registration form. Learn more about it reading this developer note.
  2. If your site requires that users accept specific rules such as terms of service or a code of conduct, you can now take advantage of the new Checkbox Acceptance xProfile Field type to record their agreement. This developer note will teach you more about it.
  3. Once a user activates his or her account, BuddyPress will send a welcome email to help get him or her engaged with your community. You can customize the content of this email from the Emails menu of your WordPress dashboard. Have a look to this developer note to find out more about it.

WP xProfile field types

Two new field types can now be used to include WordPress-specific information about the member in xProfile field loops without duplicating data. The WP Biography field type lets you include the user’s Biographical Info and thanks to the WP Textbox field you can include the first & last name, the Website URL as well as any of the custom contact methods of your users. Read more about it in this developer note.

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