BuddyPress Themes

Two New WordPress and BuddyPress Review Themes Available on Themeforest

Last week Themeforest announced that they are now accepting BuddyPress themes. The theme market now has two BuddyPress-compatible WordPress themes available specifically for the purpose of creating a review site.

These two themes are by the same author but have a few stylistic and functional differences.

Score: WordPress & BuddyPress Review Theme

The Score theme utilizes the GD Star Rating WordPress plugin for reviews. It includes options to filter reviews and order them by score, date and title.

Notable features, besides full BuddyPress-support, include:

Follow Posts – Follow posts (games) and have them show up in your front-end profile


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ThemeForest is Now Accepting BuddyPress Themes

ThemeForest has announced that it’s doors are now open for BuddyPress themes, due to the recent success of themes already offering BuddyPress support. Salutation is one such theme, which has already had 650+ sales since we last checked after featuring it on WPMU.org:

Salutation: A New HTML5 WordPress and BuddyPress Theme

ThemeForest has already got a couple other themes offering BuddyPress support, including DynamiX (3,600+ sales) and Mingle (1,600+ sales).


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Exclusive Discount Code for Pure: A New Responsive HTML5 BuddyPress Theme

ThemeLoom has released Pure, another responsive BuddyPress theme that uses HTML5 and CSS3. It is BuddyPress-compatible but you can actually use Pure with or without BuddyPress.

Pure features:

Color & Background Options – select the color of the page background or use a texture
Upload your own logo and favicon
Typography Options with Google Fonts
Tons of handy widgets
Built-in event management

View the Live Preview of the Pure theme to see it in action. Resize your browser to test the responsiveness or check it out at Screenfly. Even the slider is responsive and still works at the smallest sizes.
Get a 30% Discount on Pure:


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BuddyPress 1.5 Released: What You Need to Know Before You Upgrade

BuddyPress 1.5, dubbed “Lombardi”, is finally here, after hundreds of bug fixes and many exciting new features. If you’re even a casual BuddyPress user, I guarantee you that you’re going to love the latest release.

The most notable new features of BuddyPress 1.5 include:

A completely reworked Default theme – one you may actually want to use!
A brand-new installation and update wizard
Integration with the WordPress navigation menus and Admin Bar – no more BuddyBar – hooray!
A rewritten interface for managing profile fields

The New BuddyPress Default Theme is a million times better than ever before!


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Salutation: A New HTML5 WordPress and BuddyPress Theme

Salutation caught my attention this weekend. It’s a new HTML5 BuddyPress theme available from Themeforest. The BuddyPress theme market is still very small, and we’re always getting questions on Twitter about where to find themes. This one looks like a decent option.

Salutation uses HTML5 and CSS3, which allows you to make use of all the latest technologies. It also comes with a drag-and-drop layout manager for creating custom layouts for any page or post. You can attach custom headers and footers to your layouts.


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BuddyPress 1.5 Resources: Tutorials, Videos and Info to Help You Get Ready

BuddyPress 1.5 Beta 3 was released yesterday with many bugs squashed in Beta 2 and is now 99% complete. A full release is due out any day now and we’re here to help you get up to speed with all of the new features.

What’s New in BuddyPress 1.5
This is an excellent video from John James Jacoby’s presentation at WordCamp San Francisco. He reviews the development process for BuddyPress throughout the past year and a half and offers an introduction to what’s coming with the 1.5 release.

BuddyPress Overview from Boone Gorges


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BuddyPress Showcase Site BP Inspire Gets an Awesome Redesign

BP Inspire is a great website to visit for getting inspiration for your next BuddyPress project. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of possibilities with BuddyPress. Besides examples of BuddyPress sites, you can also find galleries of both paid and free BuddyPress themes.

Recently the BP Inspire site has undergone a complete redesign and they’re sporting a totally new look:

Here’s what’s new…

Showcase sites will now have the developers details displayed alongside
Simpler design allows for easier voting & sharing


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Headway Themes Makes a Move to Support BuddyPress

Exciting news from Headway Themes this week is that they have released their much-anticipated BuddyPress add-on. This add-on allows Headway theme license holders to customize their own BuddyPress themes and layout using drag-and-drop functionality.

This new BuddyPress add-on lets you:

Easily add a new Leaf with any BuddyPress feature
Includes Integrated BuddyPress Navigation


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BuddyPress 1.5 Beta is Here – Start Your Engines!

Breaking News: BuddyPress 1.5 Beta is here… Yes, you read that correctly! We’re jumping ahead to version 1.5!

The BuddyPress development team has shipped 9 point releases since 1.2 was released in February of 2010, so the latest version will leap frog the version number from 1.2.9 up to 1.5. A developer beta 1 has been sent out into the wild for testing.

Take a look at how far BuddyPress has come since 1.2 was released:

792 tickets closed
494 confirmed bug fixes
2,161 total code changes since 1.2 was released


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