BP Mag - Discontinued

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BP Mag theme and its child themes have been discontinued. It has been around for more than 5 Years and have served its purpose well. In order to focus on modern web and new technology, we have retired BP Mag theme and all of its child themes

BP Mag is a premium responsive BuddyPress Theme Framework for Building your very own special social network. It has the unlimited potential to be extend upto any level. The main goal of bp-mag was to provide a basic framework and allow to extend it using child themes with very few lines of code. And it does. With a few lines of code magic, you can manipulate the whole layout and build almost any sort of layout on it.  Further, It uses the current features available in WordPress and leverages the core of BuddyPress.
And in case, you don't want to build the child theme, well bp-mag is itself a complete theme with many more flexibilities as shown below.

New Demo: http://bp.fusedpress.com/bp-mag/

Child Theme demos:-

Available Child Themes For Download:

Available Addons For Download:

Now, let us have a look at the basic features.


  • Truly Responsive
  • Unique widgetized sidebars for almost all component
  • Currently It has 18 widget areas, and at the time of release may have a few more
  • Inbuilt Global unified search for BuddyPress
  • Highly Customizable and Fully widgetized Home page
  • Spacious forum pages
  • Contains templates for Bp-Gallery, Branded login, Global forums and all of our components
  • Admin options to control the features
  • Around 5-10 supplementary widgets for many features
  • mag-blog child theme for seamless blog look and feel
  • Works with Standard WordPress Install when BuddyPress is disabled
  • You can extend it using filters, there are around 180-200 useful hooks which will assist to develop new child themes based on the bp-mag

Basic Advantages:-

  • Theme Framework: Low maintenance for your theme development.
  • Efficient hook/action System: allows developers to extend it in all the way they want.
  • Most of the nifty features you want are included by default in the theme
  • Cuts down your development time, as you can create unique child themes easily(It's not about just the color/background, you can manipulate the layout as you want).

Basic Site/Blog features:-

  • Page Layout: 3 layout option for content orientation
    • 2 column layout(sidebar,Content)
    • Column layout(content,sidebar)
    • Single Column layout(no sidebar)
  • 2 options for fluid/fixed width
    • Fluid layout(auto adjust according to screen size)
    • Fixed layout(1024px)
  • Admin panel for easy customization
  • You get two top menus[optional], can disable/enable from backend
  • You get upto 13 unique widget enabled sidebars (you can enable/disable from back end)
  • Widgetized home page[please see here]
  • Localization supported[advance localization to allow reading the translation files from child themes too]
  • Supports WordPress 3.0 custom menu
  • You get 2 menus , you can enable/disable any of them
  • Multilevel drop down menu
  • Supports post thumbnail/Featured Image
  • Posts contents can be changed by calling simple functions
  • Templates for Custom Blog page
  • Template for Single Column Full Width Page
  • Themed template for Subscribe to Comments management page
  • Support for wp pagenavi/Breadcrumb NavXt

BuddyPress Specific:-

  • Global Unified search inbuilt
  • Unique Widget enabled sidebars for each of the component
  • Friends search On My friends Page
  • Groups search On My groups page
  • Enhanced Group Forum Page

BP Mag includes custom templates for Following Components

BP mag contains some codes/hacks to support following components too:-

Other than the above, we have tested it with the following plugins:-

  • Oembed for BuddyPress
  • BuddyPress Verified
  • BuddyPress Member profile Stats
  • Bp TinyMCE
  • WP Super Captcha
  • Wp Recaptcha
  • Bp Moderation
  • BuddyPress Like
  • BP Group Hierarchy
  • ..the list will grow with more test coming in next couple of days, I plan to support all the plugins(I see it around 270), which claims to be BuddyPress compatible.

For Developers:-

  • Bp Mag is a theme framework, so you have the option to create your own layout in minutes with minimal coding
  • More than 200 action/filter hooks to customize everything
  • Helpers for Custom post template support (you can define unique templates for say movies in "movies" directory of your child theme)
  • Hook based home page, so you can customize it
  • Hook based directory page[ you can changed from the list item to whole loop with functions]
  • Hook based profile page, change the order of any element of profile page
  • Hook based group page, change the order as you want
  • and so on…the list is a little bit long to put here.

And don't forget there are a ton of other features.

For More information on how to Use the theme, Please take a look at the Documentation


Bp Mag single column fixed layout

Bp Mag 2 column layout(fluid)

More Screenshots https://buddydev.com/themes/bp-mag/screenshots/