01 Dec Best New WordPress BuddyPress Themes
If you are planning to create a kick ass Social network/community, then you are in the right place. With the help of BuddPress, you can now create a fully function social website in no time for less than a $100. In the past, there was a huge barrier for webmasters like you and me that did not have tens of thousand dollars to develop a fully function social network. Plus you would have to pay huge maintenance cost also.
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Fast forwards a few years to present the day we can now achieve this in less than 10 minutes. Today we will look a some of the best premium BuddyPress themes available. You can also create a social network using free BuddyPress themes available on wordpress.org; we have not included any free templates in this collection mainly because the premium themes tend to have more cutting edge features, update more frequent and usually comes with premium support.
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In no particular order, let’s have a look at wants available right now. You might want to bookmark this page as we provide regular updates.
1. Sweet Date – WordPress Dating Theme
If you were planning to tap into the dating niche, then this theme would be the best recommendation out the box. Also, if you require your users to pay a membership fee then Sweetdate as a membership feature built in. This theme also features MailChimp integrated as standard to help you build your mailing list. One of the most impressive features of this theme for me is the user area that is elegantly designed no one would know your site is running on WordPress; you have to see it!
OneSocial is a recent BuddyPress theme from BuddyBoss, the company behind the popular Boss Theme. With the lack of minimalistic and clean BuddyPress themes on the market, BuddyBoss seeks to change that, with this new theme.
When it comes to BuddyPress, we all know that BuddyBoss is the benchmark that other theme providers look to when designing their themes, so it is no surprise that this theme holds up to the values of the company. With OneSocial, they decided to rethink how BuddyPress should display, making some big changes that have resulted in better user experience, simplicity and an interface that doesn’t challenge your brain.
This theme supports both BuddyPress and bbPress, and also other BuddyPress and bbPress plugins. The company is known for their great customer service, so if you run into a problem, while rare, you can rest assured they’ve got your back.
3. KLEO – Community WordPress Theme
This theme is more orientated around building a community, Kleo is a multipurpose theme so you can create an eCommerce store and maybe have a community section for your users. You can do a whole lot more with this theme like creating a membership site; this theme was created by the same guys who created sweet date so it as all the key features mention above.
4. Salutation – Responsive BuddyPress Theme
Salutation is a clean BuddyPress ready theme with drag and feature to help you create a unique site that you can easily incorporate your branding into. With the recent update created by the theme author, your users can now enjoy visiting your site on tablets and mobile.
5. DynamiX – Business / Corporate WordPress Theme
Dynamix is a powerful multipurpose theme that is compatible with BuddyPress, bbPress and WooCommerce. This means you can create a site within almost any niche with this template. A few key points worth mentioning with this theme is that it’s responsive, SEO optimized, retina ready and comes with drag and drop builder plus unlimited skin selection and more.
6. Boss theme
Boss theme is overall one of the best BudyPress themes currently on the market. It is easily integrated with many of the top WordPress plugins out there. If you are serious about creating a community, then I urge you to check out this theme. I will point out that it is slightly more expensive than the over themes mentioned here. But you get ample features to make that money easily back!
Let have a look at a few of the features on offer:
- Social login integration to increase signup and reduce the bot signups.
- Translation ready and RTL support so now you can cater for a nonspeaking English audience.
- The ability to turn your website a social online learning platform thanks to Sensei and LearnDash integration.
- If you want to implement memberships you can with the help of Paid Memberships Pro, which you get for free.
The list goes on, click the link below to find out more.
7. Mingle – Multi-purpose WordPress Theme
This was on of the 1st premium BuddyPress theme I remember having the opting to choose from 3 years ago. Although this theme was created a few years ago the author as done a great job keeping Mingle up with modern standards. It as remains very popular and for good reasons to, you get features like drag and drop builder to personalize further your site. The one this I do not like with Mingle is the fact that it is not responsive with is something I would think about if you were considering purchasing this theme.
8. Klein – Community Theme
This theme comes with the Visual Composer plugin, which those who follows the WP scene will know is a very powerful front/backend editing plugin. This is included free of charge which would usually cost you $30 plus you get RevSlider worth around the same price. Your members can create profiles, send messages, add connections, or share what’s happening in their life. Collaborate through forums or sell any products you require. Klein is also Woo commerce ready which mean you can easily integrate an eCommerce store.
9. Social Buddy – WordPress & BuddyPress Theme
With Social Buddy, you can easily create niche community base site, with is responsive and very functional. If you just want that theme the looks professional and integrate with BuddyPress without the complicated theme options then this might be the theme for you. Few key features worth mentioning is the homepage layout option that you can easily change to make it your own.
10. Explicit – Review/Magazine Theme
If you want to create a review magazine type site and wish to create a community around that then the theme would be well suited. You have infinite review criteria with this theme create by the industrial themes guys. This theme is also compatible with bbPress and WooCommerce, so the usage of the theme is limitless.
So there you have it a list of the best BuddyPress WordPress themes for 2016 and beyond. Let me let me know in the comments below which team is your favourite and if we’ve missed any out. As always you find any value in this collection, please consider this unit to your friends and family or just leave a comment. Be sure also to check out the recommended articles mentioned at the start.
*last updated 09/23/2019