If you’re thinking of creating your own community-based website you could do a lot worse than BuddyPress. BuddyPress is a great solution for those looking at building a community online, with activity stream functionality, groups, messaging and a whole lot more.
You may well be using BuddyPress already and love it, more power to you! If you’re thinking of BuddyPress and ways to implement it, it would be worth your while taking a look at these BuddyPress compatible themes from ThemeForest.
Some are specifically for BuddyPress (i.e. it’s the main function of the theme) whilst others incorporate it, it’s good to know your options though. We’ve got 99 of the best selling/most popular BuddyPress themes available on ThemeForest.
All will offer a slant, from the community at the heart of the theme to gaming themes with a community element, price comparison themes again with a community element to them. You get the drift methinks.
Here are the 99 BuddyPress compatible themes by the way
Be careful when purchasing your BuddyPress compatible theme
Always, always, always do your due diligence, when purchasing themes or indeed plugins from marketplaces, in this case, ThemeForest. DO NOT be afraid to ask questions about a product you like.
Read through the support section and see how helpful the author of the item actually is, whether there is a language issue (not being able to speak your language or speaks it badly). Authors live and die through support, so if the support isn’t there for your BuddyPress compatible theme, then take a swerve on it and stay well clear.
Also, always check the last theme update timing, if a BuddyPress theme has not been updated for over 6 months why?
It may be because it doesn’t need anything new, but be wary, as updates bring new functionality and potential fixes. If the BuddyPress theme you’re interested in shows no updates, again ask the question, always be asking questions!
That way you can avoid being stuck with a lemon, and of course being out of pocket.