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bbPress is an awesome plugin which allows your to run a forum using WordPress or BuddyPress which integrates with the membership system, it’s an amazing way to add a forum section to your existing WordPress installation.

This plugin will use some default styling from which the theme you are using on your site but if you are looking for something a bit different and well designed then you would be looking for a theme that is specifically designed for bbPress.

So for today’s WordPress Wednesday post you’ll find 8 premium themes for bbPress but unfortunately I would like to show some free ones but I was quite disappointing in the quality of some of the free bbPress themes.

1. Flix – $60


Flix is a community and power blogging theme for WordPress with BuddyPress support included into the the theme where you can start your creating your own community in no time. But BuddyPress and bbPress are only two of many superb features of this theme.

With the SmartTab system, you can put your authors in the spotlight. Easily order the front page by posts from a specific author a specific category without reloading the page. This team blogging feature is perfect for both small and big blogs that have multiple contributors.

2. Huddle – $60


Huddle is a clean, robust and easy to use community theme designed and developed for WordPress and make compatible to run seamlessly with both BuddyPress and bbPress plugins installed. This community theme is both elegant, clean, modern, and easy to use with top notch features and functionality out of the box.

3. Social Buddy – $55


Social Buddy is a responsive community WordPress theme that integrates with BuddyPress & BBPress and is perfect for niche communities and social networks, with it’s extensive documentation and intuitive options panel it’s quick to setup and a breeze to customise.

4. CheerApp – $50


CheerApp is a great theme that is most suited for software developers; it’s design and functionality were created especially for showcasing apps, but it will do a great job of standalone bbPress forum too. CheerApp offers huge number of features that will help developers promote and support their apps. features such as a  Knowledgebase, live search, support forum based on bbPress, FAQs, pricing tables, slider with video support  are packed into this very nice, modern and functional design theme.

5. Buddy – $60


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.

6. Engage – $60


Engage is a community based theme built on WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress that allows your visitors to signup on your site. Members can then build their profiles, send messages, friend other people, interact in groups, post in the forum, share interests, and much more. You can easily customise this theme right from the theme options panel; changing the colour of the links, headings, backgrounds, text, etc to create your own community quickly and easily.

7. Support Desk – $50


Support Desk is a responsive helpdesk theme for WordPress. Which intergrates with bbPress and allows you can have your own support center without paying monthly fees and which is perfect for staff to communicate with customers.

8. Bounce – $55


Bounce is a powerful, professional and fully responsive WordPress & BuddyPress theme. If you want to impress your visitors with a good looking theme then look no further.


WordPress Wednesday – 8 Premium bbPress Themes