Every theme available, free or premium, will work with bbPress because bbPress is made to work with any theme through the theme compatibility layer.

bbPress is made to work with any theme, and in most cases, it will look the same with every theme. Still, bbPress styling and templates can be fully customized, and here are the 5 best looking premium themes that vastly improve how bbPress looks like.

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Forum

Forum - Website Screenshot

Forum is a great looking theme that features mostly styling based customizations to the bbPress, but with really great results.

BuddyPress Ready: No
eCommerce Ready: Yes
Theme Author: Dannci

OneSocial

OneSocial - Website Screenshot

OneSocial is a clean theme with very neatly designed bbPress layouts. bbPress templates are spacious and really look great. Theme is mostly changing bbPress styling, while templates are not modified. Theme has full BuddyPress support, and it is a great choice for any sort of forum or community based website.

BuddyPress Ready: Yes
eCommerce Ready: Yes
Theme Author: BuddyBoss

Foro

Foro - Website Screenshot

Foro is one of the best looking bbPress themes available, and unlike many other themes, this one relies on own custom templates for bbPress to modify the layouts for some parts of the forum.

BuddyPress Ready: Yes
eCommerce Ready: Yes
Theme Author: GloriaThemes

Boss

Boss - Website Screenshot

Boss is more of a community-oriented theme, build for BuddyPress first, but with some very nice looking bbPress styling. Theme is mostly changing bbPress styling, while templates are not modified.

BuddyPress Ready: Yes
eCommerce Ready: Yes
Theme Author: BuddyBoss

Disputo

Disputo - Website Screenshot

Disputo is the very nice looking theme, made with the forum in mind, and there are a lot of customizations made to templates and styling as well. But, some of the changes made to templates, can cause some problems with styling that works with default templates, and will not work here.

BuddyPress Ready: No
eCommerce Ready: Yes
Theme Author: Egemenerd
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MillaN
MillaN
Dev4Press owner and lead developer

Programmer since the age of 12 and now WordPress developer with more than 8 years of WordPress experience, author of more than 100 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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