What is BuddyPress?
BuddyPress is a free plugin for WordPress that is used to add social networking features. For newcomers, think of BuddyPress as an out-of-the-box social networking website, complete with an administration area that lets you manage the site. Our themes rely on having a self-hosted version of WordPress with the BuddyPress plugin installed on your own website.
How do I install the BuddyBoss theme?
It’s quite easy. Just follow these instructions.
How do I buy the theme? When will I get it?
Click here to purchase the BuddyBoss theme. You will be taken to a purchase screen, and from there you will be able to complete your payment. After your payment has been submitted, a download link will be sent to your email address.
How do I download updates to the theme?
Read our Guide to Updating. At any time you can log into this website and click “My Downloads” at the top of the page to access updates to your purchases.
Which payment types do you accept? Can I use PayPal?
We accept Paypal and all major credit cards.
Can I test the BuddyBoss theme before purchasing it?
Yes! We’ve made it easy to test the theme with our online demo.
Does the BuddyBoss theme work with the latest versions of WordPress and BuddyPress?
Yes, we keep the BuddyBoss theme up-to-date and working with the latest versions of WordPress and BuddyPress. Our themes are developed and optimized for WordPress 3.6 or higher, and BuddyPress 1.7 or higher. Any version prior to that may have problems with some theme functionality.
Can I change the language of the theme?
The theme uses the default language files included with the BuddyPress plugin. You will need to use a BuddyPress language file.
Which browsers and operating systems do you test the themes on?
We test our themes on Internet Explorer 8+ and the latest versions of Firefox, Safari. and Chrome. Our themes will work on any operating system. The BuddyBoss theme no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 or 7.
How frequently are your themes updated?
We update our themes if we discover bugs or if there is a new feature that we would like to add. We also update our themes to work with new versions of WordPress and BuddyPress. Read about theme updates →
Will the BuddyBoss theme work with my plugins?
Yes, the theme should work with most plugins. However we cannot guarantee that it will work with every specific plugin. There are thousands of WordPress plugins and hundreds of BuddyPress plugins, and it would be impossible to test our themes with every possible setup.
Can I use the BuddyBoss theme on multiple sites?
Yes, you can use all of our themes on an unlimited number of domains.
Can I remove the BuddyBoss link in the footer?
Yes, you can remove the credit link in the footer. However we do appreciate the links
What are the minimum server requirements?
BuddyBoss should run fine on most server setups. If you run into server issues, make sure your host has the following standard requirements.
- PHP 5.2.4+
- MySQL 5.0+
- The mod_rewrite Apache module
How does the Wall Component work?
The Wall uses BuddyPress’ built-in Activity posts and cleverly uses them as interactive wall-to-wall posts. The Wall can be toggled on or off by the site administrator – if the Wall is turned off your site will revert to the default setup. If you enable “User Photo Uploading” you can upload images into the Wall as well.
What types of images and videos can users embed in Wall posts?
Standard image types (jpg, png, gif) can be uploaded if you enable “User Photo Uploading”.
Images and videos can also be embedded from the following sites by pasting in the link to the image/video URL:
- Flickr (both videos and images)
- FunnyOrDie.com (WordPress 3.0+)
- Instagram (WordPress 3.5+)
- SlideShare (WordPress 3.5+)
- SoundCloud (WordPress 3.5+)
- SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
- Twitter (WordPress 3.4+)
- YouTube (only public and “unlisted” videos and playlists – “private” videos will not embed)
- WordPress.tv (only VideoPress-type videos)