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Community is what it’s all about. BuddyPress is a rich WordPress plugin that turns your site into a social network. It’s popular, and free. You get features like groups, user profiles, and activity streams. While the BuddyPress plugin will add these features to any theme, there are themes specifically developed to enhance its features. Want one for your site? We’ve sorted and found the best of them. See our list of the most cutting-edge, best BuddyPress themes out there, from a variety of developers. Read on, and enjoy!

Best BuddyPress Themes List


Social Buddy

  • Type: Niche community site
  • What We Like: Its simple but sleek layout

Social Buddy is a responsive community WordPress theme that integrates with BuddyPress & BBPress. It’s perfect for niche communities and social networks. With it’s extensive documentation and intuitive options panel, it’s quick to set up and a breeze to customize. It’s up-to-date and fully responsive; even the sliders are touch-and-swipe supported. Uses HTML5 and CSS3. We like the simple but sleek layout.

Best BuddyPress Themes (Social Buddy)

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Salutation

  • Type: Niche community site
  • What We Like: Attractive community-oriented homepage,  clean menus, slider revolution plugin

Salutations! The Salutation WordPress Theme is a WordPress and BuddyPress theme designed to be a fully functional community portal. BuddyPress lets your users interact through groups, forums, friends, status updates, private messaging and a lot more. Salutation’s focus is on on well-organized content at a high level. It’s easy to navigate, and promotes user satisfaction. The well-thought out menus and page layouts create a positive user experience that allows your users to find what they want easily and quickly. Salutation includes admin elements that give you total control of your site’s look, layout, and design. The unique and easy-to-manage design ensures your site will stand out and be remembered.

Salutation WordPress Theme BddyPress

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Bounce

  • Type: Niche community site
  • What We Like: The clear call-to-action on the front page, professional look

The Bounce WordPress Theme is a powerful, professional and fully responsive WordPress & BuddyPress theme. This is truly a great-looking theme. Mainly, the large, clear call-to-action for users to sign up directs your traffic right away. A second call to action below the fold strengthens your conversions from visitor to new member. And of course, everything that’s going on is visible right on the front page, inviting new members to join in.

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Buddy

  • Type: Niche community site
  • What We Like: Rounded corners, including the slider; friendly feel

The Buddy WordPress Theme is a clean, modern and fully responsive WordPress and BuddyPress theme that can be used for any type of website, whether it be business, corporate, community, magazine, portfolio, etc. It looks so open and inviting! We like this one because it’s design really looks like a community site, and a great place to socialize at that. The widget areas for community stats, members, groups and discussion are fantastic. And the rounded corners on the boxes make the site seem friendly and inviting. The theme includes thorough documentation and free support. The theme also works great with the BuddyPress/bbPress plugins.

Buddy WordPress Theme

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 Sweet Date

  • Type: BuddyPress dating site theme; ride-sharing theme
  • What We Like: A front page that can organize a lot of information in a helpful way

Need a dating site theme? The Sweet Date WordPress Theme is a BuddyPress-compatible, unique, clean and modern dating site theme. It is perfect for a dating or community website, but can be used for other purposes. For example, in the demos you can view two dating site layouts and one layout for a carpool / ride-share site. This theme has sold more than 800 copies and it still maintains a nearly 5-star user rating. It has everything you need to build an interactive community. Although originally designed as a dating theme, Sweet Date can be customized to match any business.

Sweet Date WordPress Theme

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Opinions

  • Type: Community site and blog/magazine
  • What We Like: Clean, well-organized homepage

The Opinions WordPress Theme is a BuddyPress-compatible site theme that will give you a beautiful community site. Everyone has an Opinion! That’s the real substance behind great communities – a constant flow of different opinions. Our latest theme – aptly titled Opinions – really has all the bells-and-whistles needed to set up a community platform based on a magazine theme. With Opinions, we wanted to display a large amount of content in a clean magazine layout while also taking advantage of BuddyPress functionality to create a truly social platform.

Opinions - one of the best BuddyPress themes

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Divogue

  • Type: Multipurpose theme with BuddyPress integration
  • What We Like: Stylish design, multiple uses

You can do just about anything with this one. That’s the nature of multipurpose WordPress themes, designed to a high standard with many possible uses and plugins in mind. We’re including it here because it’s a gorgeous multipurpose theme that has BuddyPress compatibility. It would work well as a magazine, niche, or business page that has a thriving community section, a great way to grow an audience. The Divogue WordPress Theme is modern, fully responsive, highly flexible, retina-ready. It comes loaded with features which are intuitive and user-friendly. It’s also good for eCommerce, as it is built to be fully compatible with WooCommerce. Create any kind of website with it. The possibilities are endless.

Divogue WordPress Theme

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Klein

  • Type: Attractive business-style theme layout, somewhat multipurpose
  • What We Like: Drag and drop BuddyPress components; Paid Memberships Pro integration

Want something tried and true? The Klein WordPress Theme is one of the more popular, highly-rated themes of its kind on the marketplace. It’s made to support BuddyPress, bbPress, and WooCommerce. It also integrates with Paid Memberships Pro, which looks great on the homepage. This innovative design is perfect for sites that interact with lots of users. Now your audience can create profiles, send messages, add friends, or share their statuses. Collaborate with others through the forums, or sell anything you want. Version 2.0 of Klein makes it easy to create a number of different layout styles with drag-and-drop tools. There are more than 45 elements to choose from, ranging from simple text to complex BuddyPress elements like ‘Activity Stream’, ‘Members Loop’, ‘Groups Carousel’, etc.

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One Community

  • Type: Niche community site
  • What We Like: Forum highlights, somewhat metro-style forum menu

The OneCommunity Theme is all about BuddyPress integration. It has a drop-down-ready top menu, and a unique secondary menu in the header that welcomes guests and lets them browse the community easily. The design has an open, bright, straightforward feel. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche.

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Connect

  • Type: Niche community site
  • What We Like: Forum highlights, somewhat metro-style forum menu

The Connect WordPress Theme is a clean, solid and easy-to-use community theme for WordPress, BuddyPress & bbPress. You will be up and running within minutes and you choose between several different color and layout options to fit your requirements. BuddyPress is a plugin that adds powerful community features to WordPress such as groups, profiles, discussions, friends, private messages and many more.

Connect WordPress Theme BuddyPress

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DynamiX

  • Type: Multipurpose theme
  • What We Like: Professional look, high rating by customers

The DynamiX Theme is one of the most powerful responsive multipurpose themes around today. It can do it all, but we are impressed with the sleek design of the Community / BuddyPress section. Just check out the demo and click on the “BuddyPress” tab in the menu. This is also an extremely popular and highly rated WP + BuddyPress theme, with more than 8,000 users and nearly a perfect 5-star customer rating, at 4.6 stars! That’s why it’s also made our “Most Popular” list.

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Plexus

  • Type: Multisite theme, compatible with Multisite and BuddyPress
  • What We Like: Fresh, welcoming design; free plugins included

The Plexus WordPress Theme is a fully responsive and retina-ready WordPress and BuddyPress theme through which you can create a WordPress multisite and blog network. It’s packed with features and plugins like Visual Composer and Layer Slider. It’s also got a fresh, welcoming design and layout. If you want to use the theme without multisite, BuddyPress or bbPress, not to worry. The theme works great without them!

Plexus WordPress Theme for BuddyPress and MultiSite

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Huddle

  • Type: Community site
  • What We Like: Call to action to join is clearly visible, clean layout

The Huddle WordPress Theme is a clean, strong and effortless community theme for WordPress and BuddyPress. It works seamlessly with both BuddyPress and bbPress. The demo page is reminiscent of Facebook. At last, a community BuddyPress theme that is elegant, clean, modern, and painless, with great features and functionality built in.

Huddle WordPress Theme

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Razor

  • Type: Community site and blog
  • What We Like: Attractive layout and slider

Here’s another one that’s reminiscent of Facebook, but with a slider in the header. The Razor WordPress Theme is a clean, pro design for WordPress. The layout is responsive and retina-ready on compatible devices, but Razor’s beauty goes beyond the surface. Its modern features and advanced controls add something to the possibilities. They are limitless when you want to make websites, communities, social networks and more. We really like this one.

Razor WordPress Theme

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Made

  • Type: Community and Reviews Magazine
  • What We Like: User ratings, Google rich snippets

Want a reviews site? The Made WordPress Theme is a review/magazine BuddyPress theme with a lot of muscle. It’s fueled by a well-built framework that spotlights your content, and is demonstrated to increase the time users spend browsing and using your site. It’s a content and ratings site, and even allows user ratings and Google rich snippets. Two unique skins, unlimited color schemes, and a fantastic variety of background designs let you make Made unique.

Made WordPress Theme BuddyPress

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Mingle

  • Type: Community site
  • What We Like: Extremely popular (More than 5,000 purchases) and highly rated (4.32 stars)
  • What We Don’t Like: The latest version is not yet responsive

The Mingle WordPress Theme is an extremely popular, best-selling theme that’s BuddyPress ready! Mingle can be adapted to lots of different needs and has an intuitive layout. You get complete command of your website’s look and layout. The design is quite memorable. It also has effects in the header.

Mingle BuddyPress Themes

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If this list helped you narrow down your search for BuddyPress themes, let us know! Suggestions are also welcome. Just leave a comment! We will update this page regularly with new themes that make the cut. Need the plugins? You can download BuddyPress here, and get bbPress here.

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