BuddyPress 2.1 Is Coming With More Intelligible Social Networking Features

We have noticed various BuddyPress site owners discussing on how they can change the term ‘Avatar’ with ‘Profile Photo’ because it is more unanimous.

Now no worries, BuddyPress 2.1 Beta 1 update is out for testing and “Avatar” has been renamed to “Profile Photo”.

Term ‘Avatar’ Is Now ‘Profile Photo’:

Change BuddyPress Profile Photo

John James Jacoby, the core BuddyPress developer writes that BuddyPress 2.1 is going to be their best version yet, and it is on track for their an almost-on-time release in just a few short weeks. You can check out its beta version here.

@ Mentions Dropsdown Suggestions Panel:

It is coming up with even more useful features like now @mentions interface works just like Facebook & Google+.

BuddyPress 2.1 Beta

Yes, now simply type an @ when posting an status update or while and it will dropdown new suggestions panel for you to select usernames which you like to mention.

Password Strength Meter On Registration Screens:

Now it has a password strength meter which lets your users to set more secure passwords from the registration page or from their user settings page.

BuddyPress Password Strength Meter

Tons Of Under-the-Hood Tweaks & More Features Like:

  • Better theme compatibility
  • New “URL” XProfile field type
  • Continued performance enhancements, particularly on the Members and Groups directories.
  • Higher quality translations (automatically fetched by WordPress), courtesy of our translation volunteers; thanks!

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