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, private messaging and much more. Socialize has been specifically designed to make the most out of BuddyPress and has also totally redesigned bbPress so it now looks like a traditional forum.
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More Key Features
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.
The theme has been designed to look great with WooCommerce (ecommerce plugin). It also comes with a cart button in the header that shows the number of products added to the cart and a dropdown of the products added.
Profile Link/Notifications Counter
Socialize gives you the ability to add the logged in user’s profile link to your menus and add the BuddyPress notifications counter beside it so users can keep track of who’s sent them a message, friend request etc.
Multiple Advertisement Areas
Socialize allows you to add leaderboard ads in the header and footer of the site which are fully responsive. We also provide an Advertisement element that allows you to insert ads anywhere within your content or sidebar.
Multiple Page Headers
Select from 4 different types of page header including standard, large, fullwidth and full page. You can also add videos in your page header that play in the background and when clicked load a full video.
Sticky Sidebars Socialize comes with Theia Sticky Sidebar plugin (worth $18) that allows your sidebar to become permanently visible so it moves down the page as the user scrolls through the content. This great for ads and other information that you want to keep in view all the time.
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.
Search Engine Optimization
Socialize is built with the latest SEO practices in mind. Semantic HTML5 for better search result placement, schema markup of all content, 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.
Socialize comes crammed with portfolio options. With multiple column and masonry displays, item filtering, different content positions you have everything 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.
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 options: Standard, Gallery, Link, Quote, Audio and Video.
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.
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.
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.
Full List of Features
- BuddyPress integration
- bbPress integration
- Multiple layouts for homepage, posts, pages and categories
- Ajax filtering
- Bundled with Visual Composer (worth $34)
- WooCommerce integration
- Tons of customization options
- One click install
- Powerful menus
- Front-end and social login
- WooCommerce integration
- Profile link/notifications counter
- Multiple advertisement areas
- Multiple page headers
- Sticky sidebars
- Retina ready
- Search engine optimisation (SEO)
- Translation ready
- WPML support
- Icon font (FontAwesome)
- Clean code
- Post formats
- Individual and global options
- Create unlimited sidebars
- Child theme
- Redux framework
- Contact Form 7 ready
- Compatible in all major browsers
- Valid HTML5 and CSS3