Word from the bbPress end of the internet is that a public alpha of the in-development bbPress plugin will be available very soon. Just yesterday on their forum, bbPress lead developer John James Jacoby said “Going to be cleaning up the trac tickets for the plugin over this weekend and uploading a 2.0-alpha-1 to the WordPress.org plugin repository in the next few days.”
Anyone else excited?
In full, Jacoby said:
Going to be cleaning up the trac tickets for the plugin over this weekend and uploading a 2.0-alpha-1 to the WordPress.org plugin repository in the next few days. This should make downloading, installing, and updating the plugin easier for everyone now that it’s ready for more testing.
The original alphas won’t include Gautam and Nightgunner5’s converter, but I’ll spend some time with it before launch and see about fitting it into core.
The reference to “Gautam and Nightgunner5’s converter” means that the bbPress standalone to bbPress plugin converter won’t be included in the soon-to-be-released alpha plugin.
For those new to this project, bbPress is the name for a standalone forum software project that was started in 2004 by Matt Mullenweg. Recent bbPress activity has been focused on creating a WordPress plugin version of bbPress to make integrating bbPress forums into WordPress sites easier. bbPress still runs the WordPress.org support forums, and is fully functional as a standalone forum solution.
If you’re excited for bbPress then you can be ready to help test right away by watching the WordPress.org plugin page for the download link. You can also follow development and, if you’re willing, offer a hand of support on the bbPress trac.
If you’ve tested the current bbPress plugin share your thoughts in the comments.