Get Social With bbPress, BuddyPress, and the Genesis Framework

Meet-CarolineWe’ve received a lot of inquiries, tweets, and messages on what’s coming next in our theme store and after a few month hiatus, I’m happy to report we have a new theme released and ready for usage.

Our latest theme, Caroline, is now available and it’s full of lots of functional goodness.

Instead of integrating our theme into one or two major plugins, we decided we’d go full out crazy and style it to support four very popular plugins. When you purchase Caroline, you’ll receive a premium Genesis child theme that is pre-styled for LearnDash, WooCommerce, bbPress, and BuddyPress. We’ve also added in The Events Calendar, so you can round out this theme with a plentiful amount of options.

While our demo of Caroline uses a university as the sample user, it really be used for any website that would include forums, a social network, a learning management system, or an e-commerce storefront.

And we didn’t stop there with features and options. Caroline also supports my two favorite plugins, Gravity Forms and Soliloquy.

Caroline Comes Packed With Features and Options

  • Text or image based logo
  • Two navigation menus
  • Hero image or rotator
  • Call to actions
  • Email subscription option
  • Social media integration
  • Integrated blog
  • Online store with shopping cart
  • Social profiles for users or website members
  • Members list
  • Groups
  • Forums
  • Learning management software
  • Professional looking inquiry forms
  • Events calendar or list
  • Mobile responsiveness
  • HTML5 coding
  • Schema support

If that all feels a bit like functional overkill, don’t worry. You only need to install the plugins you want to use and you can ignore any features that don’t fit into your website.

Who is the Real Caroline?

WordCamp Las VegasCaroline is named after the friend and fellow Genesis developer, Carrie Dils. Wait just minute, isn’t Carrie Dils a competitor of Web Savvy? Well yes and no.

We both work with the Genesis framework and we both sell stock Genesis themes, but we really service very different types of customers. And honestly, I wouldn’t care anyway. Carrie is my WordPress BFF and I like her more than I can articulate in a blog post.

If you are not familiar with Ms. Dils, let me tell you a little bit about her. If I used one word to describe her, it would be “amazing” but that simply doesn’t tell you enough.

Carrie at WordCamp Las VegasShe is extremely funny – so funny my stomach hurts from laughing when I’m with her. She sings and plays the guitar and can create some very humorous lyrics. She likes the penny slots but only if bubbling fish are involved. She can ride a mechanical bull, but cannot stay on it very long which made me laugh even harder since she is a Texan.

But Carrie isn’t all fun and games. She also has a very professional side to her and I like this side as much as I like the personal side of Carrie. She is generous with her time and gives a lot of support and wisdom to the Genesis community. She teaches courses at Lynda.com and does so because she is wicked smart. She is very well respected within our Genesis community, has an active podcast called OfficeHours.fm, and takes giving back even further by speaking at WordCamps around the country.

Rebecca Gill WordCamp Las VegasI first met Carrie at WordCamp Las Vegas in 2013. My first comment to her was stupid beyond belief and while she could have completely dismissed me, she did not. She laughed and let me recover from my social snafu. I have very fond memories of her that trip and I left thinking I needed to spend more time with her. Which I did.

I next connected with Carrie on my way to CaboPress is 2014. She did not go to this event, but I spent the day with her on route to the conference. I literally flew through Dallas and spent the night so we could reconnect. Our next adventures took place at WordCamp Las Vegas 2014, PressNomics 2015, and WordCamp San Fransisco 2015.

Let me just say this – you can pack a whole lot of work, fun, and great memories into a weekend conference. Carrie and I have proven this over and over again.

Since I always name our stock themes after people I care for, Carrie Dils was a natural choice for our newest release.

Grab a Copy of Caroline and Start Digging Into Great Plugins Like bbPress and BuddyPress

If you’ve never worked with BuddyPress or bbPress, now is the time to jump in. Our Caroline theme is perfect for getting started with these advanced plugins, because we’ve done all integration for you.

Learn more about our theme by visiting the online demo or product page:

Purchase the Caroline theme ->

If you’ve purchased our Developer Pro Pack, Caroline is already waiting in your account and is ready for download. Please note this license is no longer for sale, but we do add new themes to the license as they are release.

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