Good news for BuddyPress users, BuddyPress 1.9 version released today with new notifications component an improved API for developers to interface with them.
In BuddyPress 1.9, Notifications graduates to a full component, complete with a user interface for seeing past notifications, an improved API for developers to interface with them, and lays the foundation for future improvements and integrations to this functionality
BuddyPress 1.9 is named “Sammy” in honor and memory of Sammy’s Pizza joint in Rhode Island, U.S.A where John James from BuddyPress spent some memorable time.
So, What’s New in BuddyPress 1.9
In this new version BuddyPress 1.9 the notification graduates to a full component. Notifications now comes with a complete new user interface to check past notifications.
Now adjust your BuddyPress navigation menu as per logged in or logged out users which is a really effective change because many BuddyPress users tried to achieve this earlier with some external plugins.
BuddyPress 1.9 also introduces three new widgets to make your BuddyPress community even better.
- Friends Widget: a list of recently active, popular, and newest friends of the displayed member.
- Log In Widget: adds a simple “Log In” form to your site.
- Sitewide Notices Widget: display Sitewide Notices from the Private Messaging component.
What Is In It For Developers?
BuddyPress 1.9 comes with improved inline documentation for developers also brings back bp_redirect_canonical() for helping redirect to top level/default members sections
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