Finding the perfect Premium BuddyPress Theme
Setting up your own community is a complicated process. If you are reading this, you have chosen BuddyPress as the foundation for your community and are now figuring out how to find the perfect theme. In this post we’ll focus exclusively on premium themes so if you are looking for free BuddyPress themes, we advise you take a look at our post there
Our Criteria – Three Crucial Tips from our BuddyPress Experts
A good theme is much more than just design and slick effects. Too often we see customers pick a flashy theme that is poorly developed, unsupported and outdated.
Tip 1 – Pick a Theme Developed From a Trusted Developer
The best way to be make sure that your theme is well-coded and supported by people who live and breathe BuddyPress. Developer that care about code quality, security and frequent updates. Below is a short list of developers we consistently recommend to our community of BuddyPress site owners.
Tip 2 – Look Beyond Just Design
It’s very easy to get blown away by a pretty looking theme but keep in mind how you envision your community members interacting. For example, if you want to have a discussion forum powered by BBPress, see if there are any themes that specifically mention compatibility or additional design / configuration options for BBPress. Try to imagine what features you’d like to offer and suddenly picking a theme will become a lot easier. The same principle applies to features that you DON’T need. Do you really need that theme with 300 theme options, 34 sliders and 5,697 pre-designed pages if you’re running a bare bones community?
Tip 3 – Pick The Right Environment for Your Theme
Bought a theme and it’s not performing as well as it should compared to the demo? Chances are you’re on a cheap, shared host. We built our WeFoster Platform to make sure that WordPress communities are fast, secure and available at all times.
No matter how beautiful your website looks, your (potential) members will not be coming back ten times a day if your community is slow.
Without further delay – Our top BuddyPress theme recommendations
So now that we’ve set the stage, here is a short list of themes we recommend over and over again to our customers!
The Multipurpose BuddyPress Theme for the future!
If your goal is to create high quality social community sites, Community Builder will be a great asset. If you have ever used premium a BuddyPress theme and tried to customize it, you will love the simplicity and freedom of Community Builder BuddyPress theme.Learn more
Pro Community Focused, Multi-Purpose BuddyPress Theme
Kleo is the #1 bestselling premium BuddyPress theme on ThemeForest. Kleo is a Responsive, Retina Ready, Community/Social Network WordPress Theme that integrates with BuddyPress as a complete package & includes awesome demos to get you started.Learn more
Intranet/Extranet WordPress Theme
Woffice is a feature rich, powerful Multipurpose Intranet WordPress theme.
All is wrapped with an easy-to-customize design inspired by Google’s Material Design, giving it a beautifully modern feel and easy-to-navigate User Interface. Woffice is fully adaptable to a wide range of applications including Business & Government Intranets / Extranets, School Networks or any Community Network and Associations/Charities.Learn more
A real BuddyPress theme
Besocial WordPress theme doesn’t just support BuddyPress. It is a real BuddyPress Community & Social Network theme…
BuddyPress & bbPress pages are designed with care. Besocial integrates seamlessly with all BuddyPress features, such as: extended profiles, friend connections, private messaging, activity streams, notifications, user groups etc.Learn more
Learning Management System for WordPress, Education Theme
WPLMS is a Learning Management System for WordPress . It is not just a WordPress education theme but a complete eLearning suite. It is suitable for Educational Training Centres, Corporate training, Coaching centres, Course tutors, College, Academy, University, School and MOOC platform. It is an e Learning WordPress theme for course management, instructor and student management using which you can create and sell your courses online.Learn more
Boss is a responsive premium BuddyPress theme that provides a new way of visualizing BuddyPress.
Boss comes packed with features that will help you in every step of the way. Boss includes features that make setting up your site a fun experience, so that you can create an amazing user experience.Learn more