Connect is a WordPress and BuddyPress theme for those that want to build a community around their news site. Since BuddyPress has progressed so much in the last year, we figured a theme with social networking capabilities was overdue. Besides, our community has been asking for such a theme for quite some time. Now you have it with all these features below:
The theme is fully responsive and ready for any device (table, mobile phone, etc).
Like many of our themes, Connect also has several category templates to give up your site some much needed variety. These include:
Connect has three post templates. You can decide exactly what layout a post should have. Here are examples of post layouts:
To keep things interesting, you not only have the option to turn any category menu item into a mega drop-down, but you can also embed a category-specific ad within it. During our tests, we noticed many users clicked on those ads, so let’s hope you have the same results.
As with most of our themes, one blog post is never enough to capture all the theme features.
BuddyPress’ tagline is Social networking, in a box. That’s exactly what you get with the Connect theme. Go ahead and start your own WordPress-powered social network!
It’s 10PM here in NYC, and before I head out into the city that never sleeps, I wanted to finish some tweaks and tests on our upcoming theme. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve been working on behind the scenes. It’s next on the release schedule so stay tuned.
Connect – A WordPress and BuddyPress combo theme. Now you can run an online newspaper and a social network all on one site. Teaser image below:
What do you think? Like what you see? Tell us in the comments below.
Approximately 12 hours ago, it seems our Playground was hacked. We are working with some security experts to clean up the site, however it seems all users will get a message that this site is infected with malware. We’re going through the entire site and all other ancillary sites to make sure there’s nothing malicious.
We’ll keep you updated on our progress.
We’ve got some great new and exciting projects in the pipeline, but not enough time to get them off the ground. So we’re ready to bring in a few more folks. Most importantly, we are currently hiring a Support Forum pro who can put WordPress into a headlock. So if you’re looking for a flexible gig, come work for Gabfire Themes.
NOTE: We’ll train you on several aspects of our ecosystem so we do not expect you to know everything. However, you should be able to easily navigate WordPress, have a good understanding of web design/development, PHP, and perform simple code updates to files.
As a member of the team, you’ll:
Interested? If so, contact us now and tell us about yourself and what you bring to the table. More information is always better.