A truly beautiful theme that takes inspiration from Facebook and delivers you more than you ever thought was possible from a theme – BuddyPress, WordPress or Multisite ready to go!

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BuddyPress Social Front Page
Adminbar Settings
Layout Settings
Gallery Settings
CSS Settings
Top Header Settings
Intro Settings
Header Settings
Navigation Settings
Post Settings
BuddyPress Settings
Button Settings

Inspired by Facebook, created by WPMU DEV, Controlled by YOU

Ever seen a feature on Facebook and thought “If only I could have THAT on my BuddyPress network?”

We know you have. That’s why we created Social, the BuddyPress theme inspired by the world’s largest social networking site…Facebook!

Create an Experience Worthy of Facebook, from Start to Finish

Let’s start with the first features your members will notice when they land on your BuddyPress Network. Surely you’ve noticed that Facebook displays a different page to users who are not signed in. This is normally a headache to reproduce using regular BuddyPress themes, but not now that you have Social at your fingertips, check it out:
BuddyPress Social

From there, Social continues to deliver a feature rich social media experience for you AND your users by giving you feature control options like:

  • Creating privacy options which allow only logged in users to view members’ profiles
  • Restricting group creation and editing only to admins or editors
  • Customizing your design and layout using built in theme styles and easy styling system
  • Creating parent and child themes, allowing for easy design updates
  • Choosing from 3 page templates including: full width, blog style or news styles
  • Customizing admin bar colors
  • Customizing your home page welcome message
  • Choosing a 3 column or 2 column home page and blog layout
  • Displaying content on home page using featured block styles (gallery or article style)
  • Creating custom image fields
  • Customizing your site header
  • Displaying most commented posts or recent comments using built in widgets
In a good Social Network, your home page is heart of your site. With BuddyPress Social, you can put everything right out their in the open to create a truly intuitive, user friendly social experience for your members. Best of all, you get access to gobs of exciting features, while keeping a consistent style and layout for your Social Network.
Check it out…
BuddyPress Social activity
Clean as a whistle, and very user friendly…your users will feel like they’re on Facebook, only with YOUR branded design!

(Check out more examples at the BuddyPress Social Demo Site)

Make BuddyPress Social Your Own Brand Creation

Okay, so BuddyPress Social has a subtle but strong brand out of the box, but we know you don’t want to look exactly like Facebook.

That’s why BuddyPress Social gives you the power to format your network using customizable feature blocks, widgets and even a gallery.

Want to monetize your Social Network traffic? BuddyPress Social gives you built in advert placement capabilities using images or advert code.

You get a range of colors and text styles for your branding your posts and pages.

Take a look at a sample blog post using the BuddyPress Social theme:

BuddyPress Social post

BuddyPress Social offers all the support and compatibility features which come with WPMU DEV themes and plugins  (more on this below).

If you’re eager to turn your BuddyPress site into a Social Network worthy of Facebook, have complete control over your branding and design AND loads of content sharing and display features, click the Download link on this page to get started.

Guaranteed Quality, Support & Compatibility

PLUS: ‘Guaranteed To Work’ Compatibility with the Latest Version of WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress

We guarantee that all our themes work with the latest version of WordPress, Multisite and, if appropriate, BuddyPress too … no more suffering with broken, poorly coded, free plugins… that’s the WPMU DEV money-back guarantee.

PLUS: Absolutely NO license restrictions

Whether you choose to purchase one theme or all our plugins and themes, you can use your purchase on as many sites as you like, for as long as you like, no ongoing membership or subscription required, everything at WPMU DEV is 100% GPL.

PLUS: No subscription or ongoing membership required

Simply join and then cancel your membership, and you can carry on using our plugins and themes for as long as you like, wherever you like. Or, become an ongoing member for more support, updates, new plugins and APIs for videos, our dashboard and more. It’s up to you!

PLUS: Unlimited Live & Q&A Support from the WordPress experts, for anything to do with WordPress at all!

All WPMU themes and plugins come with simple usage instructions, and unlimited member access to support Q&A where our dedicated team of WordPress support and development experts are waiting to answer your questions 24 hours a day – no appointment required!

PLUS: Fully internationalized, fully white-label ready, fully customizable

It’s easy to translate any WPMU DEV plugin or theme, and it’s equally easy to white-label them so your clients or users never know your secret source. As 100% GPL code, you’re even free to edit our plugins and themes as much as you like, no questions asked.

PLUS: More Amazing Premium WordPress Plugins

Buy BuddyPress Social now and we’ll show you how to upgrade to premium membership and gain access to EVERYTHING we offer: more than 300 plugins and themes, all with the same the updates and support we’ve just promised you.

Join more than 100,000 satisfied customers who trust WPMU DEV as their #1 WordPress resource – it’s like having your own dedicated WordPress team.

Click the download button on this page to get your hands on BuddyPress Social. 


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