The Business theme gives you all the power of a content management system along with the community features of BuddyPress - works great with regular WordPress too!

Version 4.2.8

  • Search text added


Version 4.2.8
  • Search text added

Version 4.2.7
  • Pagination fixed for BuddyPress member page
  • Theme option UX updated

Version 4.2.6
  • Style issue fixed for both navigation

Version 4.2.5
  • Some Style issues fixed.

Version 4.2.4
  • Sidebar issue fixed

Version 4.2.3
  • Sidebar fixed for bbpress pages

Version 4.2.2
  • Sidebar issue fixed

Version 4.2.1
  • Pagination fixed for Blog and News template

Version 4.1.9
  • Code cleaned

Version 4.1.8
  • Fix footer menu not displaying

Version 4.1.7
  • Add nav menu support
  • Add BuddyPress 1.6 compatibility
  • Add theme customizer support
  • Fix attachment page
  • Fix Supersleight causing issues with IE7+

Version 4.1.6
  • Menu fix

Version 4.1.5
  • Use enqueue scripts not print styles

Version 4.1.4
  • WordPress 3.3 ready
  • Fixes for updated theme check

Version 4.1.3
  • Fixed template on blog being a page

Version 4.1.2
  • Removal of functions from child theme using from parent automatically now to enqueue just update child.css with your changes

Version 4.1.1
  • Removal of TEXT_DOMAIN to use a string and also merging of strings for buddypress and theme to give consistency and better language handling.
  • Inclusion of a howto for languages

Version 4.1
  • Custom colour adjustment

Version 4
  • 4
  • -
  • - BuddyPress 1.5 update
  • - Compressed CSS sheets
  • - Reduction in CSS sheet number
  • - Use enqueue for all styling and scripts
  • - New set up theme function
  • - Updated header links and formats
  • - New theme function allows for child themes to override everything including function files
  • - Updated comment forms to use functions and comment_form

Version 3.6.7
  • WordPress 3.2 update

Version 3.6.6
  • Function tidy

Version 3.6.5
  • Documentation update

Version 3.6.4
  • jQuery enqueue

Version 3.6.4
  • Membership variable clash fix

Version 3.6.4
  • 3.1 updates

Version 3.6.3
  • function fixes

Version 3.6.2
  • WordPress 3.1 ready

Version 3.6.1
  • zip format changes

Version 3.6
  • BuddyPress 1.2.7 update

Version 3.5.2
  • ID changes

Version 3.5.1
  • language change - only function and style files

Version 3.5
  • language fix

Version 3.4
  • - BuddyPress 1.2.7 update - Sidebar changes - Regenerated mo / po file - Change in language functions - Full width template - Attachment page

Version 3.3.1
  • Comment fix

Version 3.3
  • Classifieds plugin fix

Version 3.2
  • Updated zip

Version 3.1
  • BuddyPress 1.2.6 update

Version 3
  • New bp exists functionality for sub blogs not showing buddypress navigation

Version 2.9
  • Updated language files and some CSS

Version 2.8
  • Reverting timestamp change

Version 2.7

    Version 2.6
    • Updated to BuddyPress

    Version 2.5
    • Fixed issue where if you use on a sub blog the theme theme options don't work since 3.0

    Version 2.4
    • Updated to BuddyPress 1.2.5

    Version 2.3

      Version 2.3
      • WP 3.0 update, post thumbnails, mo/po file changes

      Version 2.2
      • Updated for BuddyPress 1.2.4 - Changed way call categories in drop downs on theme options - Added ability to position BuddyPress navigation in top navigation or keep in bottom bar - Changed member b

      Version 2.1
      • Added catch for some servers when using logo causes errors

      Version 2
      • Updated to work with BuddyPress 1.2.3

      Version 1.1.9
      • Fixed issue where user profile wasn't showing as menu item

      Version 1.1.8
      • Updated to work with BuddyPress

      Version 1.1.7
      • Fixed theme customisation not working on some servers

      Version 1.1.6
      • Corrected missing php declaration causing some server issues

      Version 1.1.5
      • Fixed wrong opening tag on page

      Version 1.1.4
      • Changed call to content-body check in activity stream - activity/entry.php line change - Fixed preset styles styling of children in some browsers - all styles/css changed

      Version 1.1.3
      • Now supports parent and child navigation for pages

      Version 1.1.2
      • Fixed global language variable name to same throughout

      Version 1.1
      • Fixed friend connections off bug

      Version 1.0.9
      • Added site wide members message to footer

      Version 1.0.8

        Version 1.0.7
        • Updated documentation

        Version 1.0.6
        • Added single WP support, home page as default, updated to BuddyPress 1.2.1 fixes, added mo/po files, added news template, fixed occasional sign up issue

        Version 1.0.5

          Version 1.0.4

            Version 1.0.3

              Version 1.0.2

                Version 1.0.1

                  Version 1

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                    Compatibility WordPress 4.3.1Multisite 4.3.1BuddyPress 2.3.5

                    Business gives you all the power of a content management system along with the community features of BuddyPress available in 4 beautiful preset styles with the ability to create your own look easily.

                    Packed full of features and configurations, BuddyPress Business is the perfect new theme for your site. It comes in 4 business type but still modern theme styles to bring the edge back to business.

                    You don’t have to be running a business site though for this theme to work as it’s got a ton of options to turn on and off and can easily work for any site type.

                    BuddyPress Business

                    Here is a list of the features of BuddyPress Business:

                    • 4 page templates
                    • 2 feature templates
                    • Easily configurable community feature page
                    • Fully customizable front and community page sections
                    • Post images without the need for custom fields and even set the size
                    • Latest news section configurable to a category
                    • Configurable messages through out the site
                    • Add a RSS feed link to your front page
                    • Multiple sidebars: show different content depending on what part of the site users are on
                    • Choose a square or large image logo with or without text
                    • Front page latest news section with or without sidebar
                    • 4 attractive professional theme styles: blue, red, green, mono
                    • Create your own theme styles using the easy styling system
                    • Parent and child themes allowing for easy updates
                    • Theme options that mean no code editing to configure any feature on this theme
                    • PDF manual

                    BuddyPress Business also comes not only with the default color scheme but 4 more styles each with custom image elements to keep the sleek professional design. If one of those preset styles doesn’t fit then you can easily create your own just by using our easy color picker.

                    BuddyPress Business presets

                    The home page is already set up and you can link up the sections using our easy to use theme options. BuddyPress Business focuses more on pages and allows you to feature and link to those pages pulling automatically the first image from the page. The home page has a configurable page feature option, featured category, site message area, link a page to the front to feature it and a whole host of options to select categories to feature the content from your main site.

                    BuddyPress Business comes with a range of widget areas to allow you to further customise. You also get a cracking blog and news template you can link up to show the latest from your blog. You can even link up a RSS feed to the bottom to promote your site or any other RSS feed. BuddyPress Business focuses on your content with the BuddyPress functions featured at the bottom of your site in a community navigation bar that even comes with custom messages all editable under theme options.

                    BuddyPress Business features WPMU DEV’s images without custom fields function. This pulls through the first image in your post automatically and you can even set the size of this in the configurable feature category sections. It is set to be a background image to a html element so is fast, simple and elegant without the hassle of custom fields.

                    Unlike many other BuddyPress themes at WPMU DEV we make sure our themes give your site a total consistent look. We even theme the default BuddyPress pages. Take a look at the activity stream styling in BuddyPress Business:

                    BuddyPress Business activity

                    A WPMU DEV theme also ensures your blog posts look great with a range of text styles for your posts. Take a look at a sample blog post with the BuddyPress Business theme.

                    BuddyPress Business post

                    Check out the demo over at BuddyPress Themes in Action.

                    Not only do you get a great theme but at WPMU DEV you also get great support in our forums, documentation, videos and live chat. Twice a week you can even talk directly to our theme designers so you can talk about anything relating to any of our themes. WPMU DEV really is the place to go to get a great theme and feel safe in the knowledge no matter what you want to do with your site you’ve got the support to do it.

                    As with all the WPMU DEV themes BuddyPress Business is not only a BuddyPress theme it works with WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress. All WPMU DEV themes also have child and parent themes, we don’t make you use one core parent or have to buy a framework like other companies, we let you create your own child themes with everyone of our themes. A WPMU DEV theme really is the only complete solution you need to theme your site.

                    Discover our other BuddyPress themes:

                    Installing a theme from WPMU DEV

                    1. Download the theme file

                    2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive

                    3. Upload the folder to /wp-content/themes/ folder on your site

                    • If you’re using multi-site you’ll need to visit Network Admin -> Themes and Activate it there.

                    4. Make sure your install path is correct for example:


                    5. You’ll see several files and folders depending on the theme package.  Most themes contain a folder for the parent and child theme within the folder called themes.

                    6. Launch FileZilla or your FTP client – read more about using FTP and FTP clients here.

                    7. Enter your domain name, your username and password. NOTE: the same username and password that you use to log into your cPanel.

                    8. Click Quickconnect

                    9. Upload both the parent theme folder and child theme folder to wp-content/themes/

                    • For example, with BuddyPress Daily theme you need to upload bp-daily and bp-daily-child to wp-content/themes/ (bp-daily folder is the parent theme folder)
                    • With Gallery you need to upload gallery and gallery-child to wp-content/themes/ (gallery folder is the parent theme folder)
                    • We provide child themes with themes to enable you to customize your own files without having those changes overwritten when we update a theme.
                    • To find out more about parent and children themes please visit our guide to parent and child themes.

                    Uploading parent and child themes to your theme folder on your site

                    10.  Dragging the theme folders from your computer into theme folder in your WordPress directory uploads these new themes to your WordPress install however they aren’t enabled on a WordPress Multisite install.

                    11. As Super Admin user on WordPress Multisite you have the choice to enable:

                    a) The theme network wide so that all users can use the theme
                    b) Enable access to the theme on a per site basis
                    c) Use Supporter plugin via supporter-themes.php to make it available as a premium theme for supporter sites only

                    Enabling The Theme network wide

                    Here’s how to enable Sleek Photo network wide so that all your users can use the theme:

                    1. On your Network Admin dashboard click on the Themes menu

                    2. Select Network Enable underneath the theme name to enable its access network wide.

                    To enable more than one theme at once:

                    Enabling themes on a per site basis

                    Any theme that has not been activated for the entire network can be activated on a site as follows:

                    1. Locate the site you want to enable specific themes on by searching for the specific site by clicking on Sites > All Sites

                    2. Once you have located the site click on Edit (hovering your mouse over the domain name brings up the action menu)

                    3. Click the Themes tab

                    Only themes that haven’t been enabled network wide appear on the site theme list

                    You can also enable more than one theme at the same time:

                    Using Supporter Plugin for Premium Themes

                    The supporter plugin allows you to select premium themes for supporter sites only.

                    The idea is you make the best and nicest themes available on supporter sites so users will want to sign up to access the themes.

                    To install:

                    1.  Install the Supporter plugin as per the installation instructions.

                    2.  Upload supporter-themes.php to wp-content/mu-plugins

                    How it works is:

                    1.  A Premium Themes page is added to Settings > Supporter in the Network Admin dashboard, where you can select the themes that you want to enable for Supporter sites only.

                    • Only themes that haven’t been enabled network wide on Network Admin >Themes will be listed on this page

                    2.  A Premium Themes sub-menu item is added to the dashboard of all sites under both Supporter and Appearance – but only users using supporter site can activate a Premium theme.

                    3.  Whereas users on non-supporter sites can see all the Premium themes but can’t activate them – instead they see a message saying ‘This feature is limited to supporters only’