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Commons In A Box

A platform for easy and powerful community websites. Powered by BuddyPress.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.7 and BuddyPress 2.7
  • Updated plugins: bbPress 2.5.12, BuddyPress 2.7.3, BuddyPress Docs 1.9.2, BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.7.0, Invite Anyone 1.3.12
  • Theme improvements: Fix bug that prevented secondary profile group tabs from appearing in Edit mode; Fix bug that caused post trackbacks and pingbacks not to appear in some cases; Fix some PHP deprecation and error notices; Fix bug that caused images and other elements not to render properly in theme documentation.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.6 and BuddyPress 2.6
  • Update plugins: bbPress 2.5.10, BP Groupblog 1.8.13, BuddyPress Docs 1.9.1, BuddyPress Docs Wiki 1.0.10, CAC Featured Content 1.0.7, External Group Blogs 1.6.1, Invite Anyone 1.3.11, More Privacy Options 4.6
  • Theme improvements: Improved escaping for some strings; Don't show settings links when Settings component is inactive; Fix some PHP notices; Fix bug that prevented admins from visiting a private group's Manage tab; Fix bug with Manage Folders interface in BuddyPress Docs 1.9+


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.4 and BuddyPress 2.4
  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.6.0, BuddyPress Groupblog 1.8.12, Invite Anyone 1.3.9
  • Fixed bug that could cause errors when installing Commons In A Box on top of an existing BuddyPress installation.
  • Theme improvements: Fixed problems with CSS and JS assets on SSL-optional sites; Fixed PHP notices in Recent Posts widget; Allowed slider settings to be filtered by child theme; Enabled Composer support for theme management


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.3 and BuddyPress 2.3
  • Updated plugins: bbPress 2.5.8, BuddyPress Docs 1.8.8, CAC Featured Content 1.0.6, Invite Anyone 1.3.8, More Privacy Options 4.1.1
  • Theme improvements: Fixed bug that prevented URL field types from being displayed properly when registering or editing one's profile; Fixed localization on Registration and Activation pages; Fixed JavaScript error that occurred after Joyride tour completion.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.2 and BuddyPress 2.2
  • Fixed bug that could cause fatal errors in some cases where bbPress is not network-activated
  • Updated plugins: bbPress 2.5.7, BP Group Announcements 1.0.5, BP Groupblog 1.8.11, BuddyPress, BuddyPress Docs 1.8.6, BuddyPress Docs Wiki add-on 1.0.9, BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.5.1, CAC Featured Content 1.0.5, External Group Blogs 1.6.0, Invite Anyone 1.3.7
  • Theme improvements: Added an option to the Recent Blog Posts widget that allows the inclusion of groupblog-related posts; Improved styling for forum topic headers; Fixed bug where theme admin panel JavaScript did not load on some setups; Fixed bug that prevented media uploads in the theme admin on some setups; Updated registration templates to match recent versions of BuddyPress; Added support for the DiRT Directory Client plugin; Improved appearance of CBOX Theme's mobile menu with the WP Admin Bar; Improved appearance of form fields on IE; Improved compatibility with bxSlider; Improved localizability of some strings; Improved appearance of groupblog navigation item.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.0 and BuddyPress 2.1
  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress 2.1.1, BuddyPress Docs 1.8.5, BuddyPress Docs Wiki add-on 1.0.8, BP Group Announcements 1.0.4, BP Groupblog 1.8.9, BuddyPress Group Email Subcription 3.5, BP Reply By Email 1.0-RC3, Invite Anyone 1.3.4
  • Theme improvements: Fixed visibility issues related to activity tour popups generated by Joyride; Fixed bug that caused fatal error when parsing LESS stylesheets; Fixed bug that prevented header logo from showing up in recent versions of Chrome; Support for BuddyPress 2.1 @-mention autosuggest; Improved CSS for overlapping sidebar and header elements


  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.9 and BuddyPress 2.0
  • Updated plugins: BP Groupblog 1.8.6, BuddyPress 2.0.1, bbPress 2.5.4, BuddyPress Docs 1.7.0, BuddyPress Docs Wiki add-on 1.0.7, Invite Anyone 1.2.1, More Privacy Options
  • Theme improvements: Improved menu rendering; Fixed background color and footer background overlays in some instances; Minor styling improvements to bbPress


  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.8 and BuddyPress 1.9
  • Updated plugins: bbPress 2.5.3, BuddyPress 1.9.2, BuddyPress Docs 1.5.6, BuddyPress Docs Wiki 1.0.6, Invite Anyone 1.0.26
  • Fixed bug in Plugin Dependencies library that caused errors on some setups
  • Fixed miscellaneous PHP notices
  • Theme improvements: Improved compatibility with the new Notifications component in BuddyPress 1.9; Support for the WP 3.8 responsive admin bar; Visual and text improvements to the Featured Slider tool; Fixed some jQuery UI conflicts on the theme admin panel


  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.7
  • Updated plugins: bbPress 2.4.1, BP Group Announcements 1.0.3, BP Groupblog 1.8.5, BuddyPress 1.8.1, BuddyPress Docs 1.5.5, BuddyPress Docs Wiki 1.0.5, Invite Anyone 1.0.25, More Privacy Options 3.7.1
  • Added a Paste From Word button to the visual editor in bbPress forums
  • Theme improvements: A brand new slider that is easier to use and performs better in various environments; Improved appearance of Docs attachment lists; Fixed some debug notices

  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.6.1


  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress 1.8, BuddyPress Docs 1.4.5, BuddyPress Docs Wiki 1.0.4, BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.4, BP Groupblog 1.8.4, BuddyPress Reply By Email 1.0-RC2, Invite Anyone 1.0.23, External Group Blogs 1.5.2
  • New CBOX option: For BuddyPress group pages, set the default tab to "Forum" instead of "Activity".
  • For bbPress, reinstates the TinyMCE editor that was disabled since v2.3.
  • Fixed bug in Custom Profile Filters for BuddyPress that caused some social networking fields to render incorrectly
  • Theme improvements: Fix visibility of second-level dropdown menus; on multisite installs, allow admins to set a different front page on sub-sites and also allow usage of the homepage slider on sub-sites; fixed bug that prevented the Comments section from appearing on BuddyPress Docs pages; improved compatibility with BP Docs Wiki; fix 'New Topic' button for group forums; various compatibility fixes for IE8; fix some debug notices; improve the appearance of comments on Docs; improve localizability; improve WP 3.6 compatibility; allow some HTML in slider excerpt; fix styling when slider is disabled; ensure that slider can display more than 8 items; improve documentation on how to get set up with the slider


  • Updated plugin: BuddyPress 1.7.2
  • Removed Bebop from Optional plugin list, due to uncertainty about future upgrades
  • Theme improvements: Fixed bug introduced in 1.0.3 that caused some widget areas not to appear; improved CSS handling on nav menus and on the registration page; fixed bug in the appearance of the slider widget


  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress 1.7.1, BuddyPress Docs 1.3.4, BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.3.2, Invite Anyone 1.0.21, bbPress 2.3.2, More Privacy Options 3.5, BP Groupblog 1.8.2, Bebop 1.3.2
  • Properly activate the CBOX Theme when installing BuddyPress on a secondary site
  • Workaround a bbPress 2.2.x role permissions bug when a user creates a new site in BuddyPress
  • Theme improvements: Support for BuddyPress 1.7.x; removes the Site Features slider limit


  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress 1.6.4, BuddyPress Docs 1.2.10, BuddyPress Docs Wiki 1.0.3, BP Group Announcements 1.0.2
  • Fixes inconsistent Updates count in toolbar
  • Theme improvements: Better appearance on mobile devices; fixes bug in Superfish menu; better compatibility with Markdown plugin;more intelligent activity tour display for members with no groups/friends/favorites


  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress 1.6.3, BuddyPress Docs 1.2.9, Bebop 1.2.2
  • Fixed bug that prevented bbPress from posting activity items when site is set to private
  • Forces "All Email" default for group email subscription
  • Improved responsive performance for theme


  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.3.1, BuddyPress Docs 1.2.8
  • Better support for child themes of cbox-theme
  • Fixed fatal error that sometimes occurred when activating Commons In A Box
  • Better PHP 5.4 support
  • Theme improvements: Better support for third-party plugin navigation, improved styling on the Messages panel


  • Requires WordPress 3.5
  • Fixed bug when attempting to upgrade WordPress from the admin dashboard
  • Add localization support
  • Updated plugins: BuddyPress 1.6.2, BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.3, bbPress 2.2.3


  • Fixes bug when running PHP < 5.3


  • Feature: New settings page
  • Plugins added - BP Reply By Email, BP Group Announcements
  • Updated plugins: bbPress 2.2.2, BuddyPress Docs 1.2.6, BuddyPress Docs Wiki 1.0.2, BuddyPress Group Email Subscription 3.2.3, CAC Featured Content 1.0.3, External Group Blogs 1.5
  • Theme improvements: Improvements to theme option performance, fixed slider bugs, improved performance on IIS, better responsive styling, improved navigation styling, improved bbPress 2.2.x forum styling


  • Initial release

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 500+


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