25 Jun 8 New Examples of BuddyPress Powered Communities 2019
In previous articles, we spoke a lot about the various BuddyPress themes you can use to create an engaging social network. Since then we have had comments and emails from readers expressing how much that as helped them. But we didn’t stop there we also put together a few amazing plugin to help your social community stand out even more. I have mentioned that thing because now I want to give you even more; I have spent hours search for the most inspiring sites powered by BuddyPress just to get you some live examples to draw inspiration from. In this round up I have tried to find websites in different fields such as fashion, business, education, and so on to give you a better idea of what you can achieve.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at my findings:
You Look Fab
The site is by far one of my favourites for many reasons. The first is the layout and design is just amazing if you look at one of these sites mentioned here check this one out. The flow of the site keeps me scrolling down and view more. Kudos to the designer and developer of this theme they got it right. I tried to find fault in it but couldn’t the attention to detail is just phenomenal.
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Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Bridge
What I like most of all about this website is the design that is modern and sleek. Most impressive is how they incorporated BuddyPress to have the look and feel in keeping with the rest of the website. When I first arrived at Milwaukee School of Engineering, I doubted whether this site was WordPress powered. The was mainly to the custom approach they took with the permalink moving away from the default. This site defiantly gets the thumbs up from us.
On arriving on dogs universe, I was at first overwhelm by the amount of information set in front of me. The positive of this site is how the integrated all the different section of the site to get a seamless browsing experience. Now on the negatives the entire site is a bit busy with a bit of rearranging they could be onto a winner. I would personally use the homepage to tell a story of what the site is about as you scroll down the page and look changing a few of the menu item to a drop-down menu.
Independent Fashion Bloggers
I first discovered this website some five years ago and hadn’t realized the community runs on BuddyPress. Hats off to ifb for what they have created, they turned the clunky default BuddyPress styling and total made it more feminine and easily to navigate. They get thumbs up for the integration and overall design.
The European community as done a magnificent job of promoting its user-generated content on the homepage. This as several benefits it shows that the community is active and alive and can help with the search engines because your content stands a greater chance of being index. Another positive is the minimalism going on everything seems well layout and easy to access.
The only negative I can say is they could have done more with their members page.
This Help subdomain is pretty basic, but it’s straight to the point. It could do with a lick of paint to make it more modern, but I think it looks great let me know your thoughts below. Also, the screenshot taken does not do the site justice, so I urge you to go check it out.
If you are looking for a design a bit out the box, then SheepWorld might give you food for thought. You have to check it out to see what I mean the background image as cute inserts moving around the screen. The positive Sheep World is the design because you would defiantly leave a lasting impression giving readers something to talk about. I was looking for negatives to comment on, and the only thing I could find is that the colours can be overwhelming. What is also interesting and worth mention is that when you try to click on a post from BuddyPress it redirects you to a well put together login page asking you to login.
Fox MIS homepage looks somewhat outdated but when you go to the members page and scroll deeper the user experience and design is quite good.
Hopefully, you have now gone away with more food for thought. My aim here is not to show you these sites for you to copy it’s far better to be original and stand out. I want you get a better understanding of how thing fit together and to create something mind-blowing for me to add to this roundup. As mentioned above serval hours was spent on putting this piece of resource together. So if you find any value in it at all please search it your network and let us know how we’re doing in the comments. It’s also worthing mentioning that I found a lot more cool examples of BuddyPress websites but unfortunate not all of them made the list.