BP Beta Tester provides an easy way to get involved with Beta testing BuddyPress.
Once installed it will help you to upgrade your website to the latest Beta or Release candidate. You will also be able to downgrade to the latest stable release once you finished your Beta tests.
Thanks in advance for contributing to BuddyPress: beta testing the plugin is very important to make sure it behaves the right way for you and for the community. Although the BuddyPress Core Development Team is regularly testing it, it’s very challenging to test every possible configuration of WordPress and BuddyPress.
Please make sure to avoid using this plugin on a production site: beta testing is always safer when it’s done on a local copy of your site or on a testing site. And of course: don’t forget to backup before you start!
Join our community
If you’re interested in contributing to BuddyPress, we’d love to have you. Head over to the BuddyPress Documentation site to find out how you can pitch in.
BuddyPress is available in many languages thanks to the volunteer efforts of individuals all around the world. Check out our translations page on the BuddyPress Documentation site for more details. If you are a polyglot, please consider helping translate BuddyPress into your language.
Growing the BuddyPress community means better software for everyone!
To run BP Beta Tester, we recommend your host/local setup supports:
- PHP version 7.2 or greater.
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater, or, MariaDB version 10.0 or greater.
Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles everything itself. To do an automatic install of BP Beta Tester, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
In the search field type “BP Beta Tester” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found it, install BP Beta Tester by simply pressing “Install Now”.
- If you are using a Multisite configuration of WordPress: head over to the Plugins Network Administration to activate BP Beta Tester.
- Otherwise, go to the Plugins Administration to activate it.
Once activated, go to the home page of your Dashboard (Network Dashboard if your are using WordPress Multisite) to find the BP Beta Tester sub menu of the Dashboard menu. From this page and the main tabs you’ll be able to install Beta or Release Candidates as well as downgrade to the latest stable release.
Can I downgrade to a stable version of BuddyPress once I’ve tested a Beta or RC release ?
Yes, go to the BP Beta Tester Admin Page and click on the Downgrade tab.
Contributors & Developers
“BP Beta Tester” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Makes sure the pre-release transient is deleted on a successful pre-release version install.
When testing Beta/RC, the plugin administration page now includes a link to the development notes of the upcoming release.
Beta/RC/Stable release manual upgrades.