BuddyPress community builders have been busy creating some beautiful sites. Before the eagerly-awaited BuddyPress 1.2 is released in late January, we wanted to show our readers more exciting examples of what is possible with this ever-evolving platform. Here are 10 fantastic and fresh new BuddyPress communities in no particular order:
Solo Practice University
Solo Practice University is a WordPress/BuddyPress-powered premium membership site, focused on building an educational and professional networking community for lawyers and law students.
Human Operating System
Human Operating System is a community of people who want to reboot, be at their best, and live a life of profound purpose.
Irrational Games is a video game development company, formerly known as 2K Boston, Inc/2K Australia Pty. Ltd, now sporting a highly customized BuddyPress theme.
The Academic Commons of The City University of New York is designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use of technology in teaching and learning.
Sheepworld is a German company designing and selling postcards as well as various gifts with sheep design.
Unstructure.org is an open discussion platform for business professionals, bloggers and contemporary thought leaders to discuss and debate action ideas that would aid the evolution of business.
Ride Oregon is the official site for Travel Oregon’s (the Oregon Tourism Commission) focus on cycling-related travel and tourism in the state.
VW’s Tank Wars
VW’s TankWars is a site that uses WordPress with BuddyPress added so that drivers can keep track of their best mileage score and rankings, as well as upload photos, vote on profiles, and leave comments.
Ooizit.com is a social network for new UK music where users can create profiles, meet new people and earn money.
Hello Eco Living
Hello Eco Living is a site where users can connect and swap ideas with others interested in the environment, health and wellbeing, and many related interests.
If your site is a stunner and it’s not listed here, don’t despair. Just let us know about it. We like to feature new BuddyPress communities from time to time, especially those that have been well-themed, in hopes to inspire more designers to become involved in the BuddyPress project.
Sarah Gooding is a partner at Untame, a boutique digital marketing firm specializing in open source content management systems and social networking architecture. She enjoys staying on top of the latest WordPress and BuddyPress news. Get in touch with Sarah on Twitter @pollyplummer
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