The fact is that BuddyPress themes are not so often created and published. WPDEVMAG is going to keep eye on and this time we are going to focus on BuddyPress themes that were created during year 2018. BuddyPress themes created and published on ThemeForest during the last year were “Aardvark – BuddyPress, Membership & Community Theme”, “Gwangi – Dating & Matchmaking Community Theme” and “Olympus – Responsive Community & Social Network WordPress Theme”.
Development teams behind these themes are GhostPool from the UK, Themosaurus from Belgium and Crumina from Ukraine.
Aardvark – BuddyPress, Membership & Community Theme
Aardvark is coming from experienced GhostPool. GhostPool, the company from the UK, has already developed excellent BuddyPress themes. They are one of the Power Elite Authors on Themeforest.
Aardvark is a complete community focused WordPress theme, GhostPool stated on the official Aardvark page, adding that Aardvark is a full multi-purpose theme.
There are several things which Aardvark is offering to be done in an easy way and besides creation of community network, as the official “copy” shows, this BuddyPress theme is a great solution for “creating Paid membership sites”, “to provide Online Courses”, “to build an Online store”, “to Run a news site” and to do much more with it.
It’s created for anyone and everyone “but specifically if you want to create a community, charge for membership access and sell online courses this theme is perfect for you”, GhostPool explains on the official page.
Official link: https://themeforest.net/item/aardvark-buddypress-membership-community-theme/21281062
Gwangi – Dating & Matchmaking Community Theme
The development team behind BuddyPress theme Gwangi is Themosaurus. It’s creative and development team from Belgium. They are very experienced, as officially stated, Themosaurus is having “Million Years of WordPress Experience”.
Theme “Gwangi” is a design masterpiece and it’s having fully redesigned BuddyPress UX. Made for dating and matchmaking networks, Gwangi is having over 100 layout options and it’s fully WooCommerce supported. That is giving Gwangi big power and it’s making Gwangi an excellent full multi-purpose BuddyPress theme.
As Themosaurus team says on the official Gwangi page, this theme is perfect for Dating Sites, Social Networks, Communities and it’s having unique solutions such as Matchmaking based on profile fields, Members swap like Tinder, redesigned BBPress UX, Global search via AJAX, Mutual friends like Facebook and many other “social network and community styled” options and possibilities.
What is also interesting with this theme is well designed and organized “live preview” WordPress Customizer giving the users possibility to change every detail in a very easy way – as Themosaurus says – “without any bloated PageBuilders”.
An excellent number of demos is a big plus also for Gwangi.
Themosaurus suggests WooCommerce Subscriptions and WooCommerce Membership integrations for the creation of earning money solutions.
Official link: https://themeforest.net/item/gwangi-dating-community-theme/21115855
Olympus – Responsive Community & Social Network WordPress Theme
Olympus is a piece of art of the development team Crumina. It’s Ukrainan Elite Author on ThemeForest.
As Crumina says on the official page of Olympus theme, it’s “the only tool needed for building a powerful social network and creating a friendly community with hundreds of members”.
This WordPress (BuddyPress) theme is having extended functionality via WP Bakery Page Builder plugin. “WP Bakery Page Builder” and “Layer Slider 6” are two “included plugins” that users get for free with Olympus theme.
Also, one thing that Crumina team is especially promoting is the solution of “unordinary” media galleries. Together with rtMedia, Olympus Social Network Theme is bringing the option to create Video, Music or Photo albums in an original way.
Olympus is the pre-built social network. BuddyPress and WooCommerce Ready. Combination of powerful plugins, outstanding code, and great design.
Official link: https://themeforest.net/item/olympus-responsive-community-social-network-wordpress-theme/22788499