Updated to v1.1 : Fully responsive now! Check the changelog
Buddies is a beautiful minimalistic BuddyPress theme, which will adapt beautifully to resolutions down to tablet size. This theme is carefully handcrafted to suit your necessities. Buddies is a theme that will make your community stand out easily, because of it’s clean & crisp design and focus on UX. Everything is pixel perfect. This theme will definitely help your community have a great experience while using your website, because of the simplicity of use.
This time, I’ve tried to give your BuddyPress powered website, a unique experience, never seen on any other BuddyPress theme. Hopefully I’ve managed to provide what you need for your next project, as a starting point. This BuddyPress theme will definitely help your community/users have a good and positive experience, and they will find what they are looking for quite easily and quickly.
Buddies provides out of the box for both BuddyPress and bbPress. The theme comes with a easy theme options panel which can help you set everything to your community needs.
As you might already be accustomed, I will provide that momma-lovin’, exceptional customer support you’re already used to.
This theme uses the same framework as Gratitude, and previous customers opinion stand firmly: it’s one of the easiest frameworks you’ve ever seen on ThemeForest. Everything is where it should be. No hidden functions, nothing unnecessary.
Fully Widgetized Homepage
Fully widgetized = Drag’n'Drop Homepage!
Need theme support?
Jump into the comments section, or drop me a e-mail via my Profile. Tell me what you’ve dreamt last night, ask me your questions, I’m here to answer.
Don’t want to use BuddyPress?
No problem, captain! Gratitude works as a standalone WordPress theme too. If you want to, you can use this theme for just about anythin. Sky is the limit.
Do I have to memorize shortcodes?
No, you’ll never memorize shortcodes using our theme. We’re not a fan of 1000+ shortcodes. We’ve included shortcodes for Alerts, Buttons, Columns, Tabs, Toggles. We kept the rule of KISS (Keep it simple stupid). No, everything should be pretty easy for the user to use. Gratitude has a custom Shortcode Generator, which enables to preview the end result, while you’re crafting the shortcode. How about that? Everything is easy peasy!
Unbranded White Label Admin
Gratitude is using an unbranded theme options panel, the kind of theme options you’ll love to show your clients : simple, yet effective. No unnecessary options included. We’ve kept it to the bare minimum.
Want unlimited Sidebars?
There are many plugins out there for adding multi-sidebar support. A lot of developers just copy the plugins code into their themes to add the feature, but we think it’s best you use the plugin so that you receive update notifications and you always have the latest version. How about that mates? Here is one example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sidebar-generator/
We’ve got it all set up. Gratitude works on all major browsers as intended: Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, IE9. With the rise of HTML5 and CSS3, it’s tough for older browsers to keep up with the trend. Basic IE8 support has been included. Oh, and by the way, you shouldn’t worry about IE8 too much, because Microsoft started making automatic updates to the IE browsers. Now that’s some great news!
Crafted (Coded) with love
And we mean it. We use some of the latest nifty techniques in HTML5 and CSS3. We ensured that the theme provides outstanding search engine optimization, using proper coding standards. We understand we deliver our product to developers, so this theme is properly coded, no unneeded extra features you’ll never use and it’s probably one of the easiest to understand code you’ll ever find on Themeforest. We provide a solid backbone for you to build upon, we offer just enough to get you started with your next project. Everything is straight forward and you’ll get used to the code in less time than you would’ve ever thought.
- WordPress 3.3.1 & BuddyPress 184.108.40.206, bbPress 2 compatible
- Fully Responsive!
- Customisable accent colour via Theme Options
- Custom Background Support
- Full localization (.po/.mo files include)
- WordPress 3.0+ Ready ( Featured Images & Custom Menus)
- White Label Theme Options
- Custom Widgets (Facebook Like Box, Flickr, Recent Activity, Recent Posts, Register, Twitter, Video)
- Shortcode generator with preview function
- Page Templates (Home, Contact, Full Width, etc.)
- Handcrafted Code (Easy to work with & efficient) & Design (Clean and Crisp)
- PSD with UI elements included
- Extensive Documentation
Big thanks to Dan Matituna for allowing me to use his stunning work in the demo.
Note: Images used in the demo are not included in the final download.