Welcome to our collection of amazing themes for building online communities using the best content management system around, WordPress. With these themes, you can create a cool, fun community based around any sort of niche, where your visitors can connect, share information and contribute unique and original content to help grow your community. That’s pretty cool. With WordPress and a BuddyPress and bbPress ready theme, you can start any sort of online web forum you’d like, no matter what the subject matter, it’s going to look incredible and you’ll be able to grow an online community of like minded individuals quickly and easily. We really hope you enjoy these WordPress forum themes powered by bbPress and BuddyPress. before we get too far, you may be interested in our original collection of BuddyPress WordPress themes.
Has it already been 11 years? Wow! Buddypress, the premier Social Networking plugin for WordPress, was created way back in 2008, while trying to add social networking capabilities to a website that was powered by WordPress MU. The first stable release was in May of 2009 and since that time, Buddypress has grown and changed a lot, from very basic to a powerful tool that allows you to create entire social network websites with ease. In 2016, there are a whole bunch of free and premium Buddypress themes out there to choose from and also a massive number of useful plugins available for WordPress and Buddy Press that really expand the amazing built in features and let you power up your features and functionality.
BuddyPress has been around for a while now, but it’s popularity is still growing. As more and more developers create new addons and extensions, it’s getting more powerful than ever. Always a nice combination.
If you would like establish a social network on the internet, you probably already know that BuddyPress is a superb option. It’s got to be the first plugin you come across if you’re creating a community. Why is it so popular? Because this zero cost plugin provides a simple and fast way to develop a new online community with user profiles, activity streams and plenty more. WordPress and BuddyPress are really well suited to make it easier to build a quite well run, small or big online community of like minded or compatible folks, regardless of what category you are thinking about.
Although BuddyPress is designed to work well with most WordPress themes, it really is highly recommended to go for one that is specifically built for BuddyPress, so that you are capable of make a better use of all of the great benefits it provides. BuddyApp is one such theme. With this particular BuddyApp theme, the notices look fantastic and mailing comments has never been easier, since this phenomenal layout specializes in letting people develop brand-new connections, get brand new pals and deliver comments. Construct a strong community with countless unbelievable functions. Users can customize a lot of options such as share work and ideas, check out statistics, follow other users, build collections and so much more.
The Enfold WordPress theme was built by Kriesi, one of the most popular expert developers at ThemeForest WP design marketplace. Enfold was created to offer a highly malleable theme to people who did not have professional design skills. It combines user-friendly control panel options with a good-looking and accessible appearance that is ideal for many different types of websites. Best of all, it offers simple drag and drop positioning of all page elements and features. Enfold is even perfectly adapted for BuddyPress to make a cool, informative social network for your very own.
No matter what industry you work in, Enfold has an option for you. It comes standard with various pre-made pages perfect for corporate business, restaurants, creative portfolios, basic or advanced blogs and more. It even offers unique “Coming Soon” web pages to build interest before launching the main site. Choosing one of these demos is as easy as pushing a button. People who want to create an even more specific look will appreciate the easy drag and drop page editor. This allows for specific placement of many different site features and content blocks that can best be used to share the information you want with your visitors. The Enfold WordPress theme has extensive manuals and documentation as well as tutorial videos to help with every aspect of website creation. Check out this collection of WordPress portfolio themes for more examples of what can be done with WordPress.
Boss 2.0 is here and it’s a powerful way to craft a unique BuddyPress community. This theme is by BuddyBoss and Boss is, I guess not too surprisingly, their best selling theme. There’s absolutely no kind of social network you can’t launch with Boss, any topic, any language. Inspire your users to create new connections, create memories and create an entire community. The layout of the Boss theme is very flexible, you can customize nearly everything you see from colors to layouts to fonts, widgets, navigation photos and much more. The possibilities are absolutely endless. The Admin panel is powerful, simple to use and it’s also a sort of ‘set it and forget it’ situation, you shouldn’t ever have to reconfigure your site after the initial setup. Want to create an online learning platform? Well, just slap on the Social Learner Add-On and you’ll be in business. Ad membership levels too, offering some premium features not found in the basic level of membership.
Divi is an incredibly powerful theme, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it fully supports BuddyPress, in addition to all of it’s other features. Divi is a multipurpose powerhouse template, so if you want to integrate BuddyPress with an amazing portfolio, an online webstore, a business portal or even your personal blog, Divi can do the trick. The functionality is high level and best of all, since Elegant Themes is one of the most trusted theme makers around, their support is top notch. Yep, if you want to add the most popular social network builder plugin to a WordPress theme, you might want to consider this theme.
Divi is also perfectly suited for building an online forum with bbPress, so you can really ramp up the interaction on your website. Check these out if you want to see some more personal blog themes for WordPress.
This is Weston, from Theme Trust and while it looks like your ordinary multipurpose theme built around Visual Composer, it’s got a lot of great features inside. With Visual Composer installed, you can add tons of awesome functionality to turn Weston into a full featured BuddyPress website. Check out some of the short codes here. Since Weston was built with Visual Composer, it’s highly flexible and allows you to create a social network from the ground up. Share a common interest with a large group of people, you can build a whole community around it. From small towns to sports teams, music groups to shared hobbies, there’s nothing that a great Buddypress theme like Weston can’t do to help you create a memorable community that you can be proud of.
Community Junction, this theme supports both bbPress and BuddyPress, it can make it possible to create a community based on a shared interest. That allows your visitors to register, create a profile and start making posts, comments and connections with other users. It’s like a social network in a box, no matter what that shared connection is, from sports teams to food, towns and companies. Community Junction is also WooCommerce ready, so you can sell some products if you want to. BuddyPress and WordPress are a wonderful fit, as they perfectly mesh to create an awesome and powerful social network on any topic you’re interested in.
Looking for a powerful, full featured theme that allows you to create an online community? Have a look at One Social, from BuddyBoss. Some of the features of One Social include social login integration, so folks can connect from their Google Facebook or Twitter accounts. The powerful, well appointed admin panel does plenty to increase your ability to customize your community. Create a blogging platform, allowing your readers to create their own blog, with User Blog Add-on. You can even sell products with WooCommerce. Here are some additional WordPress eCommerce themes.
One Social is a sweet little theme from BuddyBoss, it’s got a nice presentation and simple, effective design. Looking to create a powerful, great looking web forum and online community with BuddyPress and bbPress? This theme can really get the job done. With a simple, clean, well laid out and minimalist design, your site’s members will be able to easily see what matters most, and that’s your content, not to mention the connections that your site’s members make. What kind of social network are you creating? Whether it’s a large-scale social community or a small, highly specific project, say an intranet website for your company, the One Community WordPress theme is a great choice to help you get the job done. With One Social, it’s possible to customize your site in any way you could possibly want to customize it. One Community is simple, it’s intuitive, it’s very easily customized and it’s flexible enough for any kind of membership group. One Social also supports multiple languages, which means you’ll be able to accept and welcome community members from all over the world.
What kind of community are you trying to start? A local group centered around your neighborhood or town? Maybe a community for sports fans of a particular team? How about something like a shared love of food, news or entertainment? Whatever it is you need to discuss, a great BuddyPress theme like OneCommunity could be the perfect way to get started. One Community has a simple, modern and beautiful style that’s perfect for letting the focus fall on your content, and the connections your community members are able to make on your website. That’s crucial, since user experience can be increased as the content becomes more of a focus. Simple to use, multilungual support, social login integration and a powerful admin panel, it’s all there with One Community. You can even add a User Blog add-on to turn this theme into a true multi-author BuddyPress community.
More features include social login integration, so folks can connect from Facebook, Twitter or Google+ if they’d prefer that. The powerful admin panel increases the customization abilities. Create a blogging platform with User Blog addon. Sell products with WooCommerce. Replicate the demo site with a one click installation.
Woffice is a BuddyPress enabled Intranet/Extranet theme for WordPress, powerful and feature filled, Woffice has a modern feel, a material-design inspired interface and it’s also got a lot of helpful options that make it an ideal theme for people who want to harness the power of BuddyPress to craft and intranet or extranet solution. There’s a projects manager feature, slack notifications, member dashboard and more. All of this helps you help people to work together. That’s what BuddyPress is all about! Woffice has been one of the most popular BuddyPress themes for a couple years now and it’s still going strong.
Live Support is a WordPress tech support or help desk theme that’s Buddypress compatible, so you can create an online community to help provide support to your users, no matter what niche. Live Support allows for live help chat, acts as a full service knowledge base, is WPML supported so you can provide help in multiple languages and there are several pre-made styles to choose from to help provide the right layout that fits with what you’re trying to accomplish. While this theme is BuddyPress compatible, it also works as a normal site, good for blogs or corporate websites.
Sports magazines are a perfect fit for viral news blogs, which is why we’ve put HTMagazine in this collection. This theme makes it easy to help your audience share your content through all the major social networks, whether it’s football highlights, basketball, cricket, baseball, rugby or golf. No matter what sports information you’re creating, a theme like MHMagazine is a wonderful way to help monetize and popularize your content. When you look for the best WordPress blog theme, you’ll need to find one that has numerous functional attributes. With how often and how quickly sports make the national and international news, you’ll have no problem with creating new and interesting content, so it’s critical that you have a theme that allows you to blog with ease. HTMagazine attempts to do just that with features like responsive display, BuddyPress and bbPress functionality, WooCommerce, a reviews and ratings system built right in, a drag and drop page creator and Google Ads/Adsense support for simple, quick and effective monetizing of your content. Here are some more WooCommerce WordPress themes you might like to have a look at.
HTMagazine works for any sort of business, so don’t feel like Sports is the only thing this theme would work for. I’ve seen demo sites for Video, travel, politics, technology, fashion and design, health, food and travel, gaming, news magazines and more. HTMagazine is flexible and dynamic, which has made it quite popular on ThemeForest. HTMagazine is also filled to the brim with SEO features to make your site load up lightning fast, allowing for high rankings in the SERPs. The powerful admin panel is where you’ll be making edits to this wonderful theme and it’s got enough options that you can add a lot of functionality and create a singular and unique look for your website. Great support, advaqnced typography, retina display and optional boxed or ffull-width layouts make this theme a real winner for any sort of magazine.
Jannah is a magazine theme with BuddyPress functionality, so you can build a sort of online social community based around whatever kind of content you produce. It’s a really cool combination of tools, a simple, clean cut magazine theme with attractive layout and bold styling, with the power of bbPress and BuddyPress. There are plenty of demo versions included, each one installs with just one click. There’s a tech magazine, recipes and cooking magazine theme, several creative versions for video, portfolio, photography and agencies. Also a hotel theme, travel blog, automotive theme, pet store magazine theme, education, personal blog and more. Each one looks fantastic on any device, thanks to the perfect responsive nature of this template. Jannah offers several customization options for each, like custom headers, Ajax menus, web push notifications and Jannah is perfectly AMP compatible. All that in a wonderful BuddyPress theme, that doesn’t come along every day. And if you want it to look a little different, the included page builder allows for even more variety. This theme really is multipurpose. For more themes that can be used for establishing an online dating portal, you should have a look at these WordPress dating themes.