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BuddyPress just got a whole lot hotter!

Now this is not to say that BuddyPress wasn’t already smoking hot, but I just got news of a new BuddyPress theme called New Yorker.

New Yorker is a free and fully responsive, newspaper-oriented BuddyPress theme created by my friend Milo over at 3oneseven.com.

If you’re not familiar with the BuddyPress platform, this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with it, because you might just be missing out.

Essentially, BuddyPress is an extensive plugin for WordPress that inherits core WordPress functionality such as themes, plugins and widgets and turns WordPress into a social networking site.

Just like WordPress it was built by Automattic, and just like WordPress it is open source software and it is free to download.

Milo’s New Yorker theme is geared towards a newspaper community website or a news portal. It is an excellent, almost zero-cost solution, for any analogue newspaper looking to make the transition online.

I could see this theme working very well for a community driven newspaper. It excels in its simple and clear layout and in its strong treatment of fonts.

Watch the video for more insight into BuddyPress and the New Yorker theme and then go check those sites out. Let me know if you’re a BuddyPress user and what your experience has been. Also let me know what you think about Milo’s New Yorker theme.

Udpate: in response to Chris’s comment below, I decided it was only right to add an addendum to this post highlighting the BuddyPress specific functions of the New Yorker Theme. So here it is:

Written by Will Ellington

Originally from the UK, I currently live in Osaka, Japan, where I work in higher education. I’ve been a WordPress user since 2004 and have developed numerous projects with it over the years. Wpliving is a place to share things i've learnt along the way, and to explore innovations in WordPress too.

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  1. You didn’t show off the theme very well, you didn’t describe any of the theme’s specific BuddyPress implementations / pages.

    • Thanks for the feedback. I wanted to keep it short. Too long and folks talk of tedium. Too short and I get chastised for omissions. Guess I’ll just have to try harder. Hopefully, at the very least it will serve as a springboard for the odd viewer or two to go explore the theme for themselves…

  2. I think these theme reviews are great. There seems to be a never ending supply of both free and premium themes out there and Google doesn’t always do the best job of narrowing it down. Even if the showcased theme doesn’t look like it will work for me, it at least points me towards a reputable company with lots of great themes and support. Plus, I think the videos showcase the themes and companies better that a list as seen on so many blogs. Please keep it up!

  3. Be careful , they are very buggy and none has been updated in over a yr. She is rude to some people in her forums when they try to show that there’s problems even in the demo on the site. There’s bugs and hacks if you try to change anything in theme.

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