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BuddyPress Theme Development

This section is about developing BuddyPress Themes. If you wish to learn more about how to install and use Themes, review Using Themes. This topic differs from Using Themes because it discusses the technical aspects of writing code to build your own Themes rather than how to activate Themes or where to obtain new Themes. From BuddyPress version 1.7+ you can use most any WordPress theme. BuddyPress provides base template files to get you up and running without much effort. The Theme Developer docs are to outline how you can develop and enhance the base files to better suit paricular needs.

Why BuddyPress Themes
BuddyPress and WordPress Themes are files that work together to create the design and functionality of a BuddyPress site. Each Theme may be different, offering many choices for site owners to instantly change their website look.

You may wish to develop BuddyPress Themes for your own use, for a client project or to submit to the WordPress Theme Directory. Why else should you build a BuddyPress Theme?

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