BuddyPress 1.5 has been released. With “hundreds of bug fixes, enhancements, and all-new features,” this is one of the largest updates that the WordPress-powered social networking platform has received in quite some time.
Some highlights of this release include a new installation and update wizard, a new profile manager, integration with WordPress navigation menus, and a greatly improved default theme.
Before upgrading, you may want to stop by this handy guide for some tips as well as plugin and theme compatibility reports. This release has been well tested over a few beta releases and release candidates, but if you run into any trouble, please feel free to contact the BuddyPress support forums.