The BuddyPress Scholar Theme

Today we released a brand new theme called BuddyPress Scholar over at Premium WPMU DEV.

BuddyPress Scholar is a theme where content and community meet. BuddyPress Scholar is designed to work for heavy content sites and highlight featured categories. It also focuses heavily on your community with strong member activity and forum themeing. What’s more it’s our first new release of a 1.2 compatible theme right at the release of 1.2.


BuddyPress scholar comes with a ton of options and 6 theme preset colour styles right out of the box – you can even configure your own using our simple colour picking customisation. Just some of the features include:

  • 4 page templates
  • Different front page layouts: Choose to have a content focused home page, activity stream or blog showing on the front.
  • Full designed forums and activity streams
  • Fully customiseable front sections to feature your content
  • Advert section in header
  • Post images without the need for custom fields and even set the size
  • Featured post slideshow that automatically shows your images without custom fields
  • Site message and welcome message areas
  • Social media link features – just add your url to link to your Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook urls
  • Multiple sidebars all widget ready
  • Widget ready footer with 4 sections
  • 6 Attractive colour schemes
  • Create your own theme styles using the easy styling system
  • Parent and child theme set up allowing for easy updates
  • BuddyPress 1.2 ready from the start

As you can see with BuddyPress Scholar there is quite a list of features. We’re really pleased with this very flexible theme and hope you will enjoy it. Here are a few screenshots of what you can expect:

Here is what the main front page looks like if you select the home layout and use the default scheme with is Sage.

Scholar full page in sage theme
Scholar full page in sage theme

Here is the default styling using Sage for the forums. As you can see with this theme we’re taking the forums to a more extensive format with regards to styling.

Scholar forum themeing
Scholar forum themeing

Here is what the activity stream looks like, again we’ve really worked on this part of the theme taking advantage fully of the BuddyPress 1.2 features and making it full width to really add impact.

Scholar activity stream
Scholar activity stream

This shows the blog post styling, as you can see we’ve added some icons along with other styling elements to really give you a wide variety of styling options when writing a blog post.

Scholar blog post
Scholar blog post

BuddyPress Scholar also comes with an introduction video and a PDF manual to get your started right off with easily setting up your site. Couple this with the support you get by joining and downloading a theme in our forums, you’ve got a recipe for success with your site.

Click here to check out more features, view screen shots and download. The demo is here.

You can also see here our introduction video for BuddyPress Scholar.

BuddyPress Scholar Theme Demo from Incsub on Vimeo.