Do you want to take your online community to the next level? It’s easy.
Just create a social site. Yeah – a site like Facebook. Exclusively for your community. Why, of course, your Facebook business page is great. But…It can’t live on your WordPress site, right?
Besides: the data. The invaluable data contributed by your community. When it’s on Facebook, Facebook owns it. You don’t. If you ever wanted to use it, you’d be required to go through all the lengthy data usage policies set by Facebook. While if it belonged to you, you’d make the data usage policies!
And then the control issue is also there. You can’t control what features or functionality Facebook rolls out. Neither can you extend it on your end.
Lastly, if you truly want to create an exclusive, internal network for your site members, you need to do better than that. How?
BuddyPress is a free WordPress plugin that lets you add social network features like user profiles, activity streams, user groups and more to your WordPress site. With 600+ plugins for BuddyPress, you can easily extend its functionality.
And Boss. is possibly the best BuddyPress theme out there. Read on to find out why.
Boss. – a Stunning BuddyPress Theme With Social Login
Boss. is a responsive BuddyPress theme, ideal for creating social sites.
It might seem like a lot of work to set up a theme with as many settings and features as Boss, but it’s not. First, the theme is intuitive and adds a BuddyBoss tab to the backend menu. All the theme options can be accessed by clicking this tab. Also, there are a plenty of short tutorial videos that will help you kickstart your site.
How to configure BuddyBoss:
Responsive – Offers Seamless Experiences Across All Devices
Boss. looks great across all screen sizes. You could even say that it’s built mobile first.
A Highly Intuitive Admin Panel
Boss. comes with a powerful admin panel packed with all the theme settings. You can set the layout, fonts, colours, logos, image sliders and more straight from it.
2 Stunning Layouts (and Seamless Switching With a Single Click)
Boss. lets you choose between 2 great-looking layouts: Fluid and Boxed.
If you’re wondering how they look on the front end, see the following previews of the fluid and boxed layouts respectively.
An In-built Super Slider Maker (no Need for a Third Party Plugin)
Love them or hate them, but sliders will have their place. And when done right, there’s nothing that can set the mood of a site better than a slick slider.
Boss. allows you to add a slider to your site’s homepage by using a simple drag & drop feature for adding slides.
You can turn the slider off if you like.
Multilingual – Boss. Speaks Many Languages
Boss. is translation-ready and can speak your language. So go ahead and create a social network in your native language.
Supports WooCommerce – Open an Online Store Anytime
Fancy adding a shop to your site? Add one and start selling. Boss. lets you add a WooCommerce powered store to your site.
Easily Convertible to a Social LMS – Start Offering Courses
You can get the Social Learner add-on and convert your Boss. powered BuddyPress site into a social learning platform.
You will need a copy of either Sensei or LearnDash to make Social Learner work.
Seamless Integration With Top BuddyPress/WordPress Plugins
Boss. offers tight integration with most of the popular BuddyPress/WordPress plugins.
Social Login (Integrated With 25+ Social Networks)
Boss. is designed to be user-friendly. It allows your users to sign in using their social accounts like Facebook and Google. Boss. supports more than 25 social networks.
Boss. comes with handy logo settings and sports a provision to add a custom favicon.
A Ton of Typography Options — Style Every Piece of Text
Boss. lets you customize all the text on your site. There are a lot of fonts and a lot of settings for each font.
An Advanced Search With Live Results (Think Google’s Auto-suggest Feature)
With Boss., your community members can look for their friends, posts, and all the other components of your BuddyPress site using the same search bar. And as a user starts typing the search phrase, the search results start appearing in a live drop-down.
As your users get messages, friend requests, or get tagged in posts, they are notified in real-time.
So that’s about it for all the main features of the Boss. theme. But they are not all — you can read more here.
Boss. is a well-rounded WordPress/BuddyPress theme. You can use it to create your social network, launch your online course, and even to start selling.
If you have any questions about Boss., please leave them in the comments. I’d be happy to answer them.