Published on September 7th, 2012 | by Pradeep Farkya
BuddyPress 1.7 : Compatible with all WordPress themes out of box
BUDDYPRESS 1.7 – Compatibility Fixed For All WordPress Themes
Buddypress 1.7,popular wordpress-forum integration plugin,is going to include support for all wordpress themes out of box.This means that starting with Buddypress V1.7 ,wordpress users can install buddypress plugin without having to modify their files and this also means that the “Buddypress Template Pack” which till date has made easy integration of buddypress into any theme will be superfluous.
I have to say that this is the most awaited feature for buddypress.Recently,buddypress has also integrated BBpress which is another wordpress forum plugin.BBpress supports all the wordpress themes without the need for any template modification,but most users would prefer buddypress plus BBpress combination because you get more options and a full fledged forum-integration.For example with the combination you can have BBpress Forum Topic feature as well as Buddypress Support forum feature.
The screenshot below shows that buddypress team has been working towards bringing native theme compatibility for all wordpress themes :
If you have a theme which is currently not compatible with buddypress (1.6) then don’t think about changing your theme to a buddypress compatible theme as buddypress 1.7 is probably going to be compatible with all wordpress themes.