When you first install BuddyPress into your WordPress site, it only comes with the default theme. To make your site truly our own, you may want to install a theme to enhance the look of your site and make it unique. Below is a list of BuddyPress themes whose designs impressed us. All of these themes are free to download and install on your site.
BuddyBasic is a streamlined but highly functional framework for developers to use to build BuddyPress themes. It also serves as a good default theme.
The solitude theme features a two column fixed layout with a jQuery powered slider for the frontpage. This theme is easily configured through the themes option panel, and the theme is fully widgetized.
Ines is a flowery BuddyPress template with sliders. It has a built-in social networking features such as a flickr panel and other features. The theme is fully widgetized.
Cosmic Buddy is inspired from old orkut theme. It has a clean, elegant feel and a light blue color-scheme.
Bruce has an extensive option board, clean color scheme and is based on a grid layout. There are built in sliders on the front page – such as login slider, featured posts, and a tabbed slider. It is powered by the jQuery framework.
New Yorker is a magazine-styled theme. It features a stylish fluid three columns layout.
Early Morning is a child theme for the WordPress theme Buddymatic. It was created by Christi Antohe.
Spyker is a car-inspired theme for BuddyPress. This theme is gray-colored with light wooden effects.
Speed is a TopGear-inspired theme. It features a three column, magazine-style, fluid layout.
Detox is a magazine-style theme. It has flickr support, pagenavi support, a frontpage slider, an options panel, and related posts. Recent comments are also built into the theme.
This is a grey/yellow-colored sports-style theme. It is fully compatible with BuddyPress 1.2.
Sophia is a child theme created by Ian Stewart for Thematic. It is an elegant, minimalist theme.
Blogcastor is a simple designed theme with clean lines. It is a suitable theme for someone who wants to build a social networking site. It has multiple widget options and a lot of customization options.
Malleable is a child theme for the WordPress theme, Hybrid.
Fishbook is a Facebook-inspired BuddyPress theme created by Michael Kuhlmann.
Bleeding is a clean and well-structured BuddyPress child theme. It is not a standalone theme and needs the bp-sn-parent theme.
Avenue K9 is a bright theme based on the default BuddyPress theme framework and is created by Michael Kuhlmann.
The Magazine theme, as it’s name suggests, is a magazine-styled theme. It has common magazine theme features such as a slideshow and featured categories.