If you run a BuddyPress site, then you probably have come across the premium BuddyPress store — BuddyBoss. BuddyBoss is home to many stellar BuddyPress offerings including Boss 2.0, their flagship Facebook-styled BuddyPress theme. The BuddyBoss team has just released another beautiful BuddyPress theme called OneSocial.
OneSocial is a simple and minimalist BuddyPress theme that can enliven your site with its personality.
The thing that I like best about the theme is that it keeps the focus on your content in a way that’s ENGAGING and not DISTRACTING. This is a serious problem with some jazzy BuddyPress themes out there – they’re too flashy and take away the spotlight from your content.
Let’s dive deeper into some of the key features this new theme.
Minimalist Design with a focus on content
Content is the magic ingredient in the success of any site — BuddyPress sites included. Don’t forget that it’s content that gets more members to register. It’s content that drives engagement. Like I said earlier, lots of BuddyPress themes are too loud and don’t help members in consuming the content of your site. But thanks to its minimal design, OneSocial does a great job of hooking readers to your content.
Perfect to create local communities
OneSocial is translation-ready, so you can use it create communities in your native language. By just creating a community in a local language, you can skyrocket the engagement quotient of your site.
Works seamlessly with WooCommerce
OneSocial is made compatible with WooCommerce, so if you ever want to add a store to your BuddyPress site, all you’ll need to do is to install WooCommerce. You won’t have to worry about getting WooCommerce and OneSocial work together. The BuddyBoss team already done the heavy lifting. The minimal design of the theme is present in its store layout too.
As you can see in the following screenshot, you’re naturally drawn to focus on the items on sale. It’s almost like the theme’s simple design is directing you to do so.
Supports registration and login via more than 26 social sites
OneSocial is powered by the most popular WordPress social login plugin. And so it allows your users to sign up for your site using accounts of any of their 26 social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and others. You could see more signups as a result of this feature as users will be more likely to sign up if you make it easy.
Looks great on all mobile and tablet devices
OneSocial is fully responsive. It adapts beautifully to devices of different screen sizes.
Gorgeous Member and Group pages
A special shout for slicks pages displaying the different members and groups.
The search option on the Members and Group pages work great. As you type your search phrase, all the matching results show up instantaneously in a live drop-down. These results span across your entire BuddyPress site and include all the matching posts, friends, and groups.
Real-time notifications for all updates
OneSocial gives real-time notifications to users when they get new followers, receive private messages, get friend requests, and more.
If you’re looking to redefine your BuddyPress site experience, go for OneSocial. Its minimalist design and ease of use will get users hooked to your site while keeping all the focus on your content. OneSocial is a great bet at $99. It suits all kinds of communities, so you don’t have to worry if it’s good for your niche. It is.
Besides, no matter how large your community grows, OneSocial will keep up with it without without getting cluttered.
I’d also like to mention about a very organized and intuitive settings panel. If you want to change the font, or add a logo, or if you simply want to choose different cover photos, you can do so within seconds.
Here’s a snapshot of the different pricing plans:
For a full list of features, click here.
If you’d to know anything else about the theme, just leave your questions as comments below. I’d love to answer all of them.