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Wordpress has neatly integrated Buddypress with WordPress and WP blog owners now stand a great opportunity to build a social networking layer on their blogs.
Owing to tighter integration with wordpress, installing Buddypress has been made simpler and expect blog owners to start bringing the community.
Buddypress ships with a default theme and we thought, we will bring you some of the amazing Buddypress themes that will help you create a great socionet for your readers.
Here is the list.
Buddymatic Theme Framework
Buddymatic is a highly extensible Theme Framework for WordPress & WordPress MU blogs including BuddyPress enabled home and member blogs.
This framework features 13 widget-ready areas, drop-down menus, grid-based layout samples, plugin integration, shortcodes for your footer, & a whole lot more. BuddyPress functionality is integrated into the framework and activated when BuddyPress is detected.
Inspired by Facebook, this theme packs Buddypress’ activity stream as well as the update box on the frontpage, giving it a Facebook appeal.
By the same author, there are a few other themes like Avenue K9, Jukt etc [download the pack from here].
Cosmic Buddypress Theme
Inspired by Orkut, Cosmic brings the well known Orkut colors to Buddypress. The theme has 7 widget areas and also ships with extra addons like slideshow.
Download the theme from here
New Yorker BuddyPress Theme
Elegant style, the theme [link] brings in great visuals and content like an online magazine. Use it if you are an online mag and plan to build a community around the same.
Few supported features include jQuery powered frontpage slider, built in options page for full control over the BuddyPress frontpage settings, built in drop down page menu, built in related posts etc.
Sense & Sensibility BuddyPress Theme
If you prefer minimalistic layout, this one is for you.
If you have come across interesting BuddyPress themes, please share.