Socialize is a multi-purpose BuddyPress theme making it the perfect choice if you want to create a community or social network.
So what is BuddyPress? Basically it’s a plugin that lets you create any kind of social network using WordPress, with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging, and more. Socialize has also totally redesigned bbPress so it now looks like a traditional forum.
Key Features Overview
BuddyPress Fully Integrated
Socialize is one of the few multipurpose themes to have true BuddyPress integration. Every BuddyPress section has been carefully designed to fit right into the theme so you can create the ultimate social network.
bbPress Fully Integrated
If you need to have a forum on the site there’s no need to worry. Socialize is fully integrated with bbPress for all your forum needs. It has also been completely redesigned to give you a traditional forum appearance not usually associated with bbPress.
The Events Calendar Fully Integrated
Socialize has been specifically designed so The Events Calendar plugin fits right into the theme.
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100% Fully Responsive
Socialize has been cleverly designed and meticulously tested so that every aspect of the theme is responsive. This means it looks great on any device at any size, not just the standard sizes but all the sizes in between. Desktop, tablet and mobiles are all taken into account so your content is always shown at its best.
Socialize is tightly integrated with the Visual Composer plugin (worth $30) so you can quickly and easily build amazing page layouts with over 40 elements, many of them unique to this theme. It also now comes with an excellent front end page builder so you can see the changes to your pages as you make them.
All posts, pages and reviews can be filtered using ajax which means the page doesn’t need to be reloaded, the new content is dynamically loaded into the page for much quicker access. Content can be filtered by categories, date, title, comments, views, followers, ratings and awards.
You can add teaser background videos to any page header and users can then play the full video with the click of a button.
With the skin manager you can easily switch from a wide to boxed layout, change the colours of every part of the theme, change the fonts for all the different text section with a selection of the most popular Google web fonts and change the widths of all the main content sections to create your own unique theme.
Socialize comes crammed with portfolio options. With multiple column and masonry displays, item filtering, different content positions you have every thing you need to showcase your work.
Why are icon fonts so important? Simple. They are so easy to use, look great at any size and make your content look that much better. Socialize includes the Font Awesome library to give you nearly 400 icons to use throughout your navigation, paragraphs, buttons, lists, and just about anything else you can think about.
Socialize ensures your website looks sharp on high resolution devices by swapping normal resolution for high resolution images and utilises HTML5, CSS3, and icon fonts that don’t distort with larger resolutions displays.
The theme comes with 2 demo data files so you can get the site to look exactly like the demo site you see in the live preview with ease. This is a great way of getting start so you can better understand the theme.
Manage your blog posts better by taking advantage of WordPress custom post formats. The following post formats are included, each with their own unique style and otpions:
Search Engine Optimization
Socialize is built with the latest SEO practices in mind. Semantic HTML5 for better search result placement, correct use of H tags, main content loaded before secondary content – we have it all covered.
Socialize comes with translation files so you can easily translate your site into any language you want. Socialize is also WPML Ready so if you want a multilingual site you can easily switch between languages.
We offer top notch which means you will receive detailed answers to any questions you may have quickly. Trouble using the theme? Find a bug? We’ll solve it for you.
The theme comes with a ton of pre-built templates which you can modify or create your own and save them for future use.
Individual & Global Options
The theme gives you the ability to change the options on each individual post, page, portfolio item or you can do it globally to change them all at once.
Create Unlimited Sidebars
Create unlimited sidebars that you can display on any page you want.
Comes with a child theme so if you ever want to make any code changes they will not be overwritten when you update the theme.
Multiple Menu Type
Socialize comes with four different menu types including a standard dropdown menu, columned mega menu, content and tabbed content menus, which can all be used together to create a highly specialised navigation to meet your needs.
Front-end and Social Login
Socialize comes with its own login pop up form so your users never have to see the WordPress login page. It also works seamlessly with the WordPress Social Login plugin so your users can login via Facebook, Twitter etc.
Comes with advanced recent posts, recent comments categories and advertisement widgets which you can quickly drag and drop into your sidebar without any need for a plugin.
The theme uses the Redux framework which is a simple, truly extensible options framework for WordPress themes and plugins. This allows you to customize the site live using the WordPress Customizer.
Contact Form 7 Ready
Compatible In All Major Browsers
Valid HTML5 & CSS3
If you run into any problems setting up or using the theme don’t worry, all our themes come with an extensive help file (which is also available online) and a dedicated support site. We also continually release updates to add new features and address any bugs, all of which are listed in the changelog.
If you still have any questions you can submit a support ticket at our support site.