Use any WordPress Theme with BuddyPress

May 30th, 2011

The BuddyPress Template Pack allows you to use any WordPress theme with BuddyPress, and it’s the perfect solutions for businesses and bloggers who are seeking to upgrade to more of a BuddyPress platform without changing too much of their existing design.

Previous users of the BuddyPress Template Pack will be happy to know that the plugin has been upgraded and is now fully compatible with the latest stable release of BuddyPress.

Have you used the BuddyPress Template Pack? Was exactly what you had hoped it to be, or would you recommend any similar plugins or services?




  1. Ipstenu (31 comments.) says:

    I’ve used it since I turned BP on for my site, and it’s always worked great. When you upgrade, you should backup and remove your old template files and let the plugin copy them down, UNLESS you (like me) are painstakingly OCD.

    See every time BP updates, I compare the bp-default theme files with the ones I copied into my theme. If they still match (minus my changes) I’m good. When they don’t, I update carefully, line by line.

    If you do that, you don’t need to worry about deleting the old templates ;) If you don’t, read this:

    I love the plugin. Made it stupid easy for me ;)

  2. tom g (2 comments.) says:

    I wish it would be ok w/and theme. Like Mingle was/is. There should be a WordPress Type for something in the middle w/o all the bells and whistles of BB but more social stuff like “wall” or friends…ect.
    Maybe someday.
    Nice improvement still I wil test drive it.

  3. Patrick B (6 comments.) says:

    I can’t say that I’ve used this yet, but thanks for sharing it, James. I’ve got a blog running the Thesis theme (which I really like), and I’ve been thinking about adding BP to it. The only problem is that I’ve been afraid that I’m going to screw something up. I’ll have to give this a try and see what happens. ha!

  4. Chris Quinn (2 comments.) says:

    Whats the difference between using the template pack and using a blog that already supports BuddyPress?

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