BuddyPress is an open-source social networking packaged owned by WordPress’ parent company, Automattic, which is designed to transform any WordPress site into a social platform.
BuddyPress describes itself thusly:
BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your WordPress.org powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, activity streams, user groups, and more.
Uses suggested by BuddyPress include:
- A campus wide social network for your university, school or college
- An internal communication tool for your company
- A niche social network for your interest topic
- A focused social network for your new product
Want to get started? Download the BuddyPress plugin and check out five of the best BuddyPress themes, available via ThemeForest.
Reign BuddyPress Theme
Reign BuddyPress Theme is fully responsive WordPress Social Network Theme that has been designed to offer you with superb functionalities to create community website. It is RTL supported and SEO optimized WordPress Theme that also allows you to extend your social network to social eLearning or social marketplace solutions using Reign add-ons for LearnDash and Dokan WordPress LMS’.
Other features that make it unique are it’s beautiful header and footer sections, multiple members and group header layouts. Besides, using extra BuddyPress widgets, you can display groups, news, members and sitewide activity on the sidebar. Reign also has native support for Elementor page builder to design rest of pages for your site.
Moreover, it has in built support to most popular WordPress Plugins like BuddyPress, WooCommerce, bbPress, Easy Digital Downloads, Paid Memberships Pro, BuddyPress addons and many more.
The Boss Theme by Buddyboss is an amazing piece of work. It has been very carefully thought out, is simple to implement yet endlessly customizable…
Key features include:
- Great sitewide search
- SEO ready
- Integrates with Gravity Forms out of the box
- Great shortcode options for a more custom look and feel
- Retina ready
- Live notifications
- The entire FontAwesome library baked in
- Translation ready
Check out the full demo here.
Avada has been downloaded by more than 56,000 users, making it the most popular BuddyPress-compatible theme in ThemeForest’s suite right now.
It features a responsive design for viewing on all devices, premium sliders, multiple header design options, WooCommerce integration, custom options and shortcodes, unlimited colors, multiple fonts, and comes Retina-ready for display on iPad and iPhone.
Check out the Avada live demo to see it in action, or purchase it now for $55.
U-Design has been downloaded by more than 34,000 users, and is designed to suit advanced developers and users with no coding knowledge alike.
U-Design features seven sliders, 600+fonts, unlimited color options, ability to include a custom background, sortable portfolios, WooCommerce integration, and SEO-friendly options in a mobile responsive design.
Check out the U-Design live demo to see it in action, or purchase it now for $55.
Striking has been downloaded by more than 16,000 users, and offers the ultimate in site building with a responsive design and eCommerce integration.
Features include an array of custom widgets, unlimited colors and font customization, custom portfolio and blog options, 700+ fonts, complete WP multisite and multi-language implementation, ecommerce plugin support, and SEO options.
Check out the Striking live demo to see it in action, or buy it now for $55.
Kallyas has been downloaded by more than 9000 users, and is a responsive multi-purpose theme designed to be compatible with BuddyPress.
As well as being responsive for viewing on all devices, Kallyas features a simple customizable page builder, unlimited colors and headers, three portfolio layouts, six homepage styles, WooCommerce integration, multilingual support, a wide range of sliders, as well as optional premium features and plugins.
Check out the Kallyas live demo to see it in action, or purchase it now for $55.
Dynamix has been downloaded by more than 8000 users, and strikes a beautiful balance between corporate style and creative license.
It features responsive HTML5 and CSS3, a smart visual page builder, parallax and custom rows, stunning gallery options, media manager, unlimited skins for full visual customization, WooCommerce integration, SEO plugin support, revolution slider, and custom widgets for sidebars, dropdowns and footers.
Check out the Dynamix live demo to see it in action, or purchase it now for $55.
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