Learn How to Make the Default WordPress Themes Compatible with BuddyPress

The BuddyPress codex is always expanding, and I want to draw your attention today to two very useful tutorials.

The theme development section contains information on everything from building your first child theme to modifying the admin bar. It also contains two valuable tutorials for integrating the default WordPress themes with BuddyPress 1.5+:

Theme Dev: BP Template Pack Walkthrough – Twenty Eleven BP 1.5

Theme Dev: BP Template Pack Walkthrough – Twenty Ten BP 1.5

Take a walkthrough lesson…

If you’re just getting started with BuddyPress theming, you’ll want to bookmark this section of the codex. Both of these tutorials take you step by step through the process of creating and editing the necessary files to get these commonly used themes to be compatible with BuddyPress. Once you’ve mastered this, you can try your hand at integrating BuddyPress with a more custom theme. You’ll be creating your own themes in no time!