DescriptionWe recommend Elegant Theme :
Buddy is a clean, modern and fully responsive WordPress and BuddyPress theme that can be used for any type of website, whether it be business, corporate, community, magazine, portfolio, etc. With an auto install feature you will have the theme set up in under a minute. And if you want to get to know Buddy a little better, the theme comes with detailed documentation and top-notch free support.
FULL BUDDYPRESS/BBPRESS THEME (not required though!)
Nowadays any theme will work with BuddyPress/bbPress, but Buddy is actually built as a BuddyPress/bbPress theme meaning it styles all the BuddyPress/bbPress pages to match the theme. However if you don’t want to use BuddyPress and/or bbPress, no problem, the theme doesn’t require it and works just fine without it!
This theme uses shortcodes to create the homepage. The shortcodes come with a ton of options and can be moved around the page meaning there is unlimited possibly for homepage layouts. The default homepage set up comes preinstalled with the theme.
AUTO INSTALLATION & DEMO CONTENT
Once the theme is activated it automatically installs the necessary pages so you can get the theme set up in under a minute. Additionally you can install the demo content to get the theme looking exactly like the live preview site.
The theme is completely responsive meaning the theme adapts to any screen size from a large computer all the way down to a mobile device. Try it for yourself, resize your browser window and see how the theme changes to fit the window.
RETINA/HIGH RESOLUTION SUPPORT
All the latest Apple products display things at a higher resolution, meaning your existing website images look a little pixelated or blurry on these devices. Retina displays will become more common place in the future so consider this when purchasing a theme. This theme offers total retina support by using font icons instead of image icons and doubling the image resolution on retina displays to ensure your website looks crystal clear.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
SEO is top priority with this theme and is vital for a top Google ranking. Important content is placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position so it is crawled first by search engines. Headings are wrapped in heading tags (h1, h2, h3 etc) to tell the search engine they are important. The theme also uses heavy internal linking through related posts, primary navigation menus, sidebar and footer navigation.
This theme comes with an extensive help file that explains how to set up every aspect of the theme. If you encounter any problems or just have a question after purchasing the theme head over to the dedicated support site at http://ghostpool.ticksy.com
Here’s a list of some of the other theme features that were not mentioned above:
- Free $80 JW player (series 5) commercial license worth (YouTube, Vimeo, self-hosted audio/video support)
- Lots of style settings to change the theme appearance (colours, text, backgrounds)
- Tons of custom shortcodes with shortcode generator
- Custom post/page/category options
- Fully localised (translation files)
- Image resizing
- Unlimited Sidebars
- Compatible in all major browsers
- BuddyPress/bbPress ready
- WooCommerce ready
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY
A truly epic theme!
I spent the last 6 months building my website focused around news style/magazine but after seeing this… instantly fell in love with it. I’m going to do some pretty crazy hacks to this!
Kudos to you!
Awesome theme + great support! Five starts from me!
I bought it, it’s an awesome theme, so flexible.
Wonderful theme. I purchased a grand total of 4 premium themes, prior to finding this. None of them were perfect.
This is exactly what I wanted. A professional, responsive BuddyPress theme, it’s superb. – tehkseven
Well, I recommend it for every single WordPress-fanatic who wants to work with Buddypress. Installation was easy, setting up the components (sorry, ex Joomla user) was done within minutes and every plugin I tried worked out of the box and that is something that was a pain in the #*@ at other themes. Really great job on this theme, pretty easy to customise by the way. – lastpost
Thanks for the quick service support. I highly recommend this theme. – consultsite
Just want to say I’ve been working with this theme since it’s release and I rate both it and Dan’s support very highly! – FlipFl0p
Easy to customize, makes the job, good documentation, cleverly coded, important options are there, powerful features and good BuddyPress and bbPress integration, a big + for Woocommerce. – ganjou
I was hosting my forum on a custom vbulletin theme and was constantly upgrading and paying $100’s every year just on maintenance – I changed to WordPress/BBPress and chose this Buddy theme – Due to the excellent design, flexibility and support of the theme even with very limited technical knowledge I now have an amazing feature rich site which I maintain myself. – Jon – systemsfortraders.com
I just wanted to say that we tried various themes before deciding on using Buddy, but we’re glad we made the decision as it just looks like a social network. It’s easy to use and other plugins work extremely well with it, including WooCommerce. A proper looking site Thanks you. – Business-Web
- JW Player provided by JW Player for WordPress.