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    Default Buddypress Showcase: 12 New Stellar Customizations

    Just a few cool examples of what you can do with Buddypress/Wordpress MU

    Notice the first one (ahem )
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    You know that first site looks familiar. Now where have I seen it before? Nice job.

    A few days ago I bookmarked a thread with different BuddyPress themes. Sorry, you're not on this list, but there are still a wide variety of themes showing off what you can do with BuddyPress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vangogh View Post
    You know that first site looks familiar. Now where have I seen it before? Nice job.

    A few days ago I bookmarked a thread with different BuddyPress themes. Sorry, you're not on this list, but there are still a wide variety of themes showing off what you can do with BuddyPress.
    The age old question is still, where are people getting themes? As far as I can see, the only place to get Buddypress themes is to join a membership site ( and there is only really one), or have them custom designed.

    The amount of free themes ( stable and coded well) still only amount to a handful. And there really aren't many premium themes on the market...actually most that I see are from WPMUDEV affiliates.

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    You can always develop them yourself too. I think that's where most BuddyPress themes are coming from at the moment, but it won't be long before you see similar things with BuddyPress themes as you currently see with WordPress themes.

    After all they aren't all that different. BuddyPress basically adds a few extra files to the standard WordPress theme files. it won't take WP theme developers long to make their themes work for BuddyPress too. Right not it's likely more about waiting for more people to being using BuddyPress than anything else. Once more BuddyPress sites are out there themes and plugins will follow. A commercial market for both will be created so designers and developers can focus on making both better.

    Assuming, of course, that adoption of BuddyPress reaches some critical mass point, which I think it will.
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    Good job, Harold!

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    Very cool Harold. It's always nice to be spotlighted.

    I know absolutely nothing about BuddyPress yet. I'm assuming if it is something I need to know about, Vangogh will tell me. He my blog and techie guru.

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    Kristine think of BuddyPress as a way to add more social networking features to WordPress. People who register get profiles, they can form groups, send messages to each other, etc.
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    Wordpress MU that is.

    Buddypress basically does what Steve said. It allows your WPMU installation to have social networking features like a forum, members pages, etc.

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    BuddyPress now works with regular old WordPress too. And in a few weeks it won't make a difference anyway since WordPress and WordPressMu are becoming the same thing.
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    It does? That must be fairly recent. I assumed it would start being compatible once WP 3.0 is released, didn't know it already works with WP currently. Just late last year I had tried testing out BP with regular WP and it was a no go.

    But yeah, once 3.0 is released, the differences will blur.

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