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BuddyPress 1.0 Just Released!

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BuddyPress LogoAndy Peatling, head of the BuddyPress project, just announced that BuddyPress 1.0 has been released. For those of you who don’t know, BuddyPress is a series of plugins and themes for WordPress MU, which extends it to allow social networking features and functionality.

With this release of BuddyPress, that probably means people are going to start making themes for it. I’ve already asked if you all would be interested in bbPress themes in the past (more on that later). Remember, this site is called Theme Lab, not just “WordPress Lab,” and I don’t want to limit myself to just creating WordPress themes for this site in the future.

If any of you are using, or plan to use, BuddyPress, would you be interested in me creating themes for that too? I’ll admit I don’t have much BuddyPress experience at the moment, but I can always learn if there’s enough demand for it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

  • http://wpmututorials.com Andrea_R

    Just a tip: it’s the *member* themes people really want to see new ones of. BP has a home theme, for the front page and most other parts, and a member theme – which controls the various profile areas and such. This is *not* like a WP theme at *all*.

    While it’s pretty easy to use BP widgets in a regualr WP theme, the member part has been tripping up a lot of people.

  • Leland

    @Andrea: Thanks for the tip. I’ll look into the BuddyPress member themes you mention. Like I mentioned in the post, I’m not really that experienced with BuddyPress, so your insights are appreciated.

  • http://www.wpdone.com WPDONE

    I like your idea to go further and don’t limit to WordPress themes.

  • http://www.michaelkuhlmann.com mike

    got a buddypress theme for ya… http://www.michaelkuhlmann.com/files/avek9-bp-theme.zip

    it’s got a fixed width optimized for 1024×768 screens and a psd file to tweak the masthead. enjoy =)