Top 25 Premium BuddyPress Themes

BuddyPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create state-of-the-art community websites and social networks. It requires absolutely no programming experience and is 100% free. Moreover its features are much better than those of expensive scripts and applications. On a BuddyPress site users can create profiles, form groups, take part in forum discussions and interact with other like minded users via private messages. Unfortunately the software is slightly different than the WP engine because of which it doesn’t support ordinary themes. There are plenty of free ones available on the official site but each one of them is being used by hundreds of sites. If you want your social network to be different then try using one of these premium buddypress themes:

Community Junction

Community Junction

A social networking platform that allows you to build relationships and connections for your company, community or anything else you wish to create a network for. It has a forum page with bbPress sub-forums and recent topics as well as a members list page, blog page, group page, activities page and anything and everything else you need to connect.

• Full integration with bbPress
• Pop-up window with member notifications
• Wide layout
• Compatible with WooCommerce
• Translation ready
• Blog section
• Over 40 inner pages

Engage

A community-based site, Engage allows your visitors to interact with other members within groups, by messages, forum and friending each other. They can share interests and network within their fields by accessing thousands of other like-minded members.

• Theme colour selectors
• Threaded comments
• Query contact form
• Custom page templates and backgrounds
• Theme options panel
• Useful shortcodes

Klein

This mobile-ready theme boasts the ability to create aesthetically pleasing pages with a simple drag and drop function, no hassle. It includes a visual page composer package meaning you can create complex layouts quickly with no need to mess around with short codes, plus the ability to add columns and elements with one click and move them around as you please. You can also have your very own social networking platform.

• Ability to sell online
• SEO ready
• Own social networking platform
• Visual page composer
• 3rd party integrations
• Custom BuddyPress components

Mingle

Using this theme you can create a website that not only looks good but also performs well in terms of search engine rankings and speed. Its layout can be changed with the help of a simple drag-and-drop interface. The control panel is also quite user-friendly.

• Drag-and-drop layout builder
• Built-in contact form
• Ability to create unlimited sidebars with sidebar builder

Flix

This is a great option for multi-author blogs and news websites powered with Buddypress. With Flix you can easily put your best authors in the spotlight and highlight interesting content. It integrates with MailChimp and all the major social media websites. Another unique feature of this theme is that it can be resold very easily. In the back-end panel you can add your own graphics, logos even change the theme name.

• jQuery tabs
• Fast and responsive design
• Ideal for marketing websites and multi-author blogs

Grand Mag

Completely automatic from the skin builder to the shortcode generator, Grand Mag is an industrial strength magazine/review theme that does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is adapt it to your taste with its selection of colours and responsive layouts and you’re away.

• Portfolio/Gallery included
• Unlimited custom sidebars
• 8 custom widgets
• Skin builder
• Support Center
• Shortcode generator (130 shortcodes included)

Plexus

Plexus is designed to allow you to host a blog network and make the most of a WordPress multisite. It has unique network settings meaning you can decide how much control you give to blog admins, theme options, logo links and navigation. It also comes with a layout builder which includes over 40 content blocks including sliders, post grids, columns, buttons and more.

Features:
• Skin maganer
• Translation ready
• SEO optimized
• Layout builder
• Sitewide widgets
• Unique network settings
• Fully responsive
• Retina ready

Social Buddy

Aimed at niche communities and social networks, Social Buddy is quick to set up and easy to customize to your specifications. It has a touch/swipe supported homepage slider making it easy for your viewers to flick between pages and is fully responsive on all devices.

• Responsive design
• Colour picker
• 2 Custom widgets
• SEO built-in
• Translation ready
• Blog sidebar

Wild Community

Wild Community

WildCommunity calls itself a social network in a box. This is because it is designed to allow users to register on your site and begin posting messages, making connections and creating and interacting within groups. Perfect for networking within your company, school sports team or other such community.

• Responsive layout
• A selection of front page designs
• Compatible with WooCommerce
• Translation ready
• Integrated with Gravatar.com
• SEO friendly
• Over 40 inner pages
• Step-by-step theme installation instructions

Kleo

Kleo encompasses clean cut, modern design with high resolution and a responsive layout. It is created to be the perfect platform for corporate and business websites with the ability to share ideas via forums, create groups and sell online. It also has a powerful admin panel which is customizable and super easy to use. Your customers will also benefit from the Facebook Login Integration making their sign-up and log-in time a lot quicker and easier.

• High resolution
• Widget ready
• Notifications
• Responsive layout
• Ability to sell online
• Facebook log-in integration

Cinematix

Good for making connections, Cinematix allows users to register on your site, create a profile and start posting messages and interacting in groups, perfect for building a social network for your company or niche community. It has 10 colour schemes so you can express your brand how you wish and is compatible with WooCommerce so you can also sell your goods straight from your site.

• Full integration with bbPress
• Alternative front page with metro layout
• Wider layout
• Translation ready
• Blog section
• Over 40 inner pages
• Step-by-step installation instructions

One Community

This is a simple looking theme but it comes packed with advanced features. It has a fluid layout which can adjust itself to any screen size. This option makes it very friendly towards mobile devices. Also, this theme is very responsive. On a decent broadband internet connection it loads up in just a few seconds.

Power Mag

This theme prides itself as the ‘Most Muscular Magazine/Review Theme’, and it has to be said it does look pretty ‘muscular’. Bold font and effective use of colour makes this magazine/news/blogging theme stand out amongst the rest. It is SEO optimized and fully responsive with the ability to also build complex layouts very quickly.

• Visual composer drag and drop page builder
• Fully responsive
• Retina ready
• Built-in template system
• Social counters with custom plugin graphics
• Jackbox responsive lightbox

SuperMassive

SuperMassive is probably the most customizable theme on this list. It comes with dozens of shortcodes, multiple skins and excellent support for audio and video files. It is the ideal choice for those who want to build a unique and recognizable online brand but don’t have the technical skills required to do so. It is fully compatible with Buddypress but can be uses on any WordPress site.

• Free JW player (worth eighty dollars) included
• Login and register pages
• Image enhancement and resizing
• Font replacement

Sweet Date

As you’ve probably guessed, this is a theme for dating portals. It has various powerful features like a matching system, quick profile navigation, Facebook login and highly customizable profile templates. It can also be integrated with WooCommerce to accept payments. Whether you want to create a full-blown dating portal or just a small community, Sweet Date is the way to go.

• Retina ready
• Built-in matching system
• Well documented and optimized code

Social Chef

This lively looking theme is designed for chefs and foodies to create a social community of fellow food lovers who can share tips and view featured chefs and recipes. Members can create a profile and engage in activity feeds creating a lively network.

• Responsive layout
• SEO optimized
• Translation ready
• Extensive theme options
• Front-end recipe submissions
• 12 colour schemes

Made

This is another high-quality Buddypress theme designed specifically for review websites. It has Google Rich snippets and schema.org markup so you can display your ratings on Google’s SERPs and attract more people to your website. Another great thing about Made is its huge number of customization options. You can make changes to each and every visual element of your website, making it unique and stunning.

• TinyMCE buttons for easy editing and customization
• Multiple color schemes for ratings
• Three distinct layouts

Salutation

This theme is quite similar to Mingle. It has a drag-and-drop layout manager, an elegant design, search engine optimized coding, shortcode generator support, unlimited sidebars and much more. With this theme you can create a thriving community website for your school, workplace, sports teams etc.

• Unlimited color combinations
• Unlimited page layouts and page templates
• Layout manager

Review It

If you want to run a review website with BuddyPress then ReviewIt is the way to go. With this theme you can start a feature-rich review system without having to use any additional plugins and scripts. The theme uses GD Star Rating system, one of the most powerful rating systems available on the Internet. The theme was created for BuddyPress but if you don’t want to use this platform, no problem, the theme doesn’t require it and works just fine with WordPress!

• Two beautiful skins
• Quick setup with auto-installer
• Cufon font replacement

DynamiX

This is probably the most powerful BuddyPress theme available on the internet. It has dozens of unique features and customization options. To give your site a personal touch you can use your own color schemes and backgrounds. Alternatively you can use one of the pre-installed skins. Management of images is also a breeze, thanks to the built-in gallery manager. DynamiX can also be used on e-commerce sites.

• Visual page builder
• $59 in free plugins
• Built-in support for Retina graphics

Score

Ideal for a game review site, Score has a clearly laid out homepage to display all your top games/videos/news. It comes with useful customer support free of charge so you can learn how to use the theme to its full potential and the most out of all its integrated features.

• 2 unique skins
• Powerful shortcodes
• Advanced review system
• Translation ready
• SEO optimized
• Advanced admin panel
• Premium JW player

Buddy

A clean and simple layout that can be used for a variety of sites; business, community, portfolio, magazine and more. It features an advanced admin panel and shows your members and groups clearly down the side of the page as well as your latest posts at the bottom.

• Translation ready
• SEO optimized
• Powerful shortcodes
• Custom layouts
• Retina ready
• Fully responsive

Razor

This theme has endless opportunities for building websites, communities and social networks. It features a layout manager that can be used to set a different custom layout for every page. The layouts, colours and page templates are all unlimited so you can really adjust the look and functionality of your site to exactly how you want it.

• Retina (HiDPI) graphics enabled
• Responsive layouts and mobile support
• Contact Form builder
• Drag and drop layout manager
• Layered PSD files

Huddle

This theme comes with an elegant design, clean code and 9 powerful widgets, each of which adds a new feature to your site. In addition to BuddyPress, it also supports simple WordPress blogs bbPress forums. In case of issues you can contact the authors using the dedicated support forum (Link can be found on the download page).

• Six page templates
• Clean SE friendly code
• Nine custom widgets

Bounce

Another powerful Buddypress theme, Bounce comes with 7 beautiful skins, unlimited homepage layouts (you can create layouts with the help of shortcodes) and search engine friendly coding. It also has a cheaper WP version in case you don’t want to use Buddypress.

BuddyPress is a very powerful script. If you want to build a private social network for your friends, family members or clients then this is the only piece of software you’ll ever need. With a premium theme you can impress your users and increase the performance and potential of your site.