If it seems like you heard BuddyPress update news just last week, well, it was just last week. Movement on BuddyPress 1.5 “Lombardi” has been swift, crossing the finish line early this morning with the big update to its final release.
To recap: this big release brings a reworked default theme, a new installation and update wizard, tighter integration with WordPress features and tons of other improvements. The complete list of BuddyPress 1.5 changes can be found on the BuddyPress Codex.
John James Jacoby has been a busy blogger today, posting the BuddyPress announcement just minutes apart from the bbPress 2.0 announcement. Jacoby also blogged about why the BuddyPress team opted to name this version Lombardi:
The BuddyPress core development team is made up of pizza fanatics who thought it fitting to pay homage in this release to the first pizzeria in the United States. (As a bonus, two of our developers hail from the Badger State where the name “Lombardi” has a different but no less important connotation.)
Whether you will be upgrading to 1.5 or trying out BuddyPress for the first time, share your impressions of the new software in the comments below. Is it everything you hoped it would be?