BP Social Network Theme

About This Theme

BuddyPress 1.6.1+ plugin must be activated on WordPress 3.4.1+ in order to use this child theme of the BuddyPress Default theme.

The design of this theme was ported from the original BuddyPress Social Network Theme by Andy Peatling and BuddyPress.org contributors for BuddyPress version 1.0. While this theme author has tried to keep faithful to the original design, there are instances where certain deviations were necessary due to the major changes in codebase and templating from BuddyPress 1.0 to current BuddyPress 1.6.1


You can install this theme in at least two ways: upload the theme via the built-in WorPress theme uploader or upload the files via an FTP client.

1. Using WordPress Theme Uploader

Download the theme’s zipped folder from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/bp-social-network/

Login to your WordPress admin.
In the “Appearance > Themes” menu click the tab “Install Themes”
At the top of the page click, “Upload”, then click the file input to select a file.
Select the zipped theme file, “e.zip”, and click “Install Now”
After installation you will receive a success message confirming your new install.
Click the link “Activate”

2) Uploading by FTP

Login to your FTP server and navigate to your WordPress themes directory.
Normally this would be “wp-content/themes”
Extract the files from the zipped theme.
Copy the folder “bp-social-network” to your themes directory.
After the files finish uploading, login to your WordPress admin.
In the “Appearance” menu click “Themes”
Click “Activate” for the theme “BP Social Network”

Configuring the Theme