At BuddyDev, we believe in continuous self improvement. It has been around two and half years since we launched BuddyDev and what an awesome journey it has been. Thank you all for your continuous support and helping us to improve continuously .
While launching the new website, I will take this opportunity to thank my new team members Pardeep Singh(our very own rockstar designer) and Kamal(the one who contributed day and night on the html/css and helped me to test most of the things).
In the redesign, we focused on two things:-
- Usability of the site interface
- Readability of the content
The BuddyDev forum(it has moved from old url http://buddydev.com/forums/ to http://buddydev.com/support/forums/) is built on the sub blog support. It was a pleasant surprise to find the upgrading from bbpress 1.x to 2.1 so easy(Special thanks to John James Jacoby for bbpress 2.1 and @Shawn for forum importer plugin(which is part of bbpress 2.1 now)).
We are still in the process of uploading the plugins/themes to the website(we changed our download manager plugin and created a new one for better version management).
In the next iteration(hopefully in a fortnight), we will give another shot on readability again.
And before leaving, I will like to tender my sincere apologies to all our members/visitors whom I could not reply earlier. Life has been a little bit hectic this year. I have promised my self to be more active and invest more time on BuddyDev. Hoping to reply you all by tomorrow.
Please do let us know your feedback about the new site in the comments below or using the left feedback link and help us make BuddyDev better for all of us.
PS: We will update(have already updated many) all of our plugins/themes for BuddyPress 1.6.x by this weekend. Also, we will be releasing BP relationship, private message attachment, blog avatar a n a couple more plugins by the weekend. There are 4-5 BuddyPress themes in pipeline, which we hope to complete by 15th september.