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Running your own social network can be a tricky idea, but if it works, your platform gets famous, then you can easily plan on monetizing it.

If that’s what you’re planning and have a perfect niche to target, then let’s start with the best WordPress social networking themes.

Yes, there are themes for this specific niche too, and I’m sharing the hand-picked options down here.

“Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.” – Amy Jo Martin

Note: The themes mentioned below only works with WordPress.org which means you will require your domain WordPress hosting. For this, I recommend SiteGround to host your site for as little as $3.95 you get FREE SSL, Free domain & support.

Which is the Best WordPress Social Networking Themes 2018

Scoring methodology The Scoring is based on our unique algorithm that looks at reviews, votes, behavior, social signals and more. Learn more
  1. 1

    OneSocial Theme

    966.7
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    Remember our first pick? This OneSocial theme is from the same developer and it does include a similar set of features, which is itself a proud thing. The theme allows p .... Read full review

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    Social Learner Theme

    266.2
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    Social learner is a WordPress theme built for learndash and BuddyPress. This theme is perfect for anyone that wants to create a social learning platform in which you can sell courses the individual or .... Read full review
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    BuddyBoss Theme

    231.1
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    The BuddyBoss theme is a simple, minimalistic theme idea for those who might be new to BuddyPress this theme is a perfect for beginners. 100% responsive meaning your users will get a similar experienc .... Read full review
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    KLEO Theme

    229.9
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    This theme was recently updated to its 4th version, quickly confirming that the developers behind are keen to make it worthy, and maintain the same. It has thousands of .... Read full review

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    Social MarketPlace Theme

    123.9
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    Social marketplace as the name suggests is a BuddyPress theme built for anyone wanting to create a marketplace similar to Etsy or eBay. It's developed in conjunction with Woocommerce and WC vendor whi .... Read full review
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    CommunityJunction

    123.0
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    Community Junction obviously lands in a very noble respect. This is by far the only social networking WP theme that supports both bbPress & BuddyPress plugins, a rear quality for a social networki .... Read full review
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    Bridge Theme

    84.5
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    I’ve personally used this theme, so I’m aware of how powerful it is, and no surprise, it is among the bestsellers at ThemeForest. it comes with a cool UI to deliver .... Read full review

  8. 8

    Newsmag Theme

    83.5
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    Nowadays, there are plenty of powerful WordPress themes you can use to aid in boosting traffic. NewsMag is an incredible .... Read full review
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    Socialme Theme

    77.5
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    Social me is an elegantly design WordPress theme suitable for magazine owners and those wanting to run a personal online blog. As the name suggests, it's got the social media integrated into this temp .... Read full review
  10. 10

    Divi Theme

    69.9
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    (1 vote)
    There are thousands of WordPress themes out there. But only a few of these remained useful over the years. Read full review
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    Socialize Theme

    65.9
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    Our next recommendation is currently a Trending product at ThemeForest, and if you wish to use it .... Read full review

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    Boss Theme

    58.8
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    It’s clearly one of the best product to have a look at such a requirement. The theme is power .... Read full review

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    Sweet Date Theme

    49.0
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    The dating niche is a popular and rewarding niche that everyone is now focusing on. In the quest to find love online, a lot of people have increasingly signed up on online platforms to find their drea .... Read full review
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    BuddyApp Theme

    42.6
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    BuddyApp is an awesome and fantastic theme with exceptional and modern features. In terms of design, BuddyApp shares many similarities with Boss 2.0. In addition, these two themes s .... Read full review

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    Klein Theme

    39.6
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    This one is the last recommendation from my side, which comes with really interesting and elegant UI, ensuring top-notch user experience in every possible scenario. The .... Read full review

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    X-Theme

    39.0
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    With over 90k sales, X is clearly one of the best selling and most powerful themes out there, and it offers a good number of one-page layouts, which are both easy to pic .... Read full review

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    NRGnetwork Theme

    35.0
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    (2 votes)

    This is my last recommendation which is available at ThemeForest. It should be used if you’re looking to run a new social network for the blog network. The theme can a .... Read full review

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    Salient Theme

    33.0
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    It is important to choose a WordPress theme with maximum SEO optimization capabilities. Salient does not only have a powerful SEO feature but is also coded excellently to ensure fast loading on multip .... Read full review
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    Kudos Theme

    32.2
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    Get your social networking site do a kudos job with this amazing Kudos WP theme. The high responsiveness rate of this theme makes it a worthy choice for the excellent WordPress social networking theme .... Read full review
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    Custom Community Theme

    25.1
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    It’s a proper theme specifically designed and developed for running a community website. As you can expect, it supports both bbPress and BuddyPress community tools and .... Read full review

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    WPLMS Learning Management System Template

    WPLMS Theme

    21.2
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    This is the last theme I’m recommending and it comes with everything which other themes so far missed out. It works perfectly with WordPress and allows the webmaster t .... Read full review

  22. 22

    BuddyBoss Mobile Only Theme

    19.5
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    Buddyboss mobile is a lightweight BuddyPress theme design to work with your favorite WordPress template. It allows you to give mobile users an engaging browsing experience similar to using their favor .... Read full review
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    EduGate Theme

    16.3
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    It’s a theme using which you can create a website for an education institute or can even run an online community, allowing students and other members to participate an .... Read full review

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    SocialChef Theme

    15.3
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    Here is a theme which is packed with some awesome features and capabilities for your social networking project online. With SocialChef, you will get:
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    Avada Theme

    15.1
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    Education WP Theme

    13.1
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    If you’re looking for a more modern approach rather than just a simple one, then check out this trending product at ThemeForest. It is built with HTML5 and CSS3, ensur .... Read full review

  27. 27

    Bimber Theme

    12.0
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    Bimber is said to be a viral magazine aimed at those wanting to gain massive traffic from social media. Everything about this theme is geared towards getting the maximum amount of pages and allowing y .... Read full review
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    Monstroid Theme

    11.2
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    Monstroid often referred to as the New Kid On The Block being released in 2015 it's quickly made a massive impact on the state of WordPress themes. Unlike other multi-purpose themes which were used to .... Read full review
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    REHub Theme

    11.4
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    This particular theme comes with a package which includes three bonus themes and a content egg tool. It is one of the top-rated entry at ThemeForest, and it packs all th .... Read full review

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    Engage Wordpress Buddy Press Theme

    Engage Theme

    9.3
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    Engage is a WordPress social networking theme that utilizes bbPress and BuddyPress plugins to enable you design and build a robust and active community site. This theme is associate .... Read full review

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    BeTheme

    8.2
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    BeTheme is one of the most popular multipurpose WordPress themes. The feature-rich theme comes with useful SEO tools which can be useful in getting better ranking for your website. Being fully compati .... Read full review
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    Ronneby Theme

    7.1
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    This particular theme comes with a design which is developed keeping mobile devices primarily in the focus. It comes with 40+ unique looking demos which are all easy to .... Read full review

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    The7 Theme

    7.3
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    Out of the few known ways to stand out from the crowd, design is one of them. And The7 is one of those capable themes, which allows the webmaster to create any possible .... Read full review

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    Uncode Theme

    7.1
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    It’s a multipurpose theme which holds 30 concepts, which are one-click away from setting up. You can quickly pick the concept and install it to have the website ready .... Read full review

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    GeneratePress Theme

    7.0
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    This particular theme not only works with BuddyPress, but is also compatible with WooCommerce and bbPress, allowing you to Read full review

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    GoodWork Theme

    5.5
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    This is a business specific theme being used by thousands of people like you. It comes with multi-language support, responsive and retina ready features, elegant and mod .... Read full review

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    Enfold Theme

    5.5
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    Enfold is your answer if you’re looking for a custom Drag & Drop page builder and the theme itself is a custom product to fit any niche. It comes with all sets of .... Read full review

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    Alchem Theme

    5.3
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    Alchem can be likened to a Swiss Army knife for free WordPress templates it's packed with a ton of features which I need an entire post to go into all the features set. If it's a professional look you .... Read full review
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    Sahifa Theme

    5.0
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    Sahifa is one of those themes that's super resilient and has stood the test of time release the way back in 2012 the author has made regular updates and each time making it better. Used by many webmas .... Read full review
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    Gameleon Theme

    5.0
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    This first product I’m recommending is not a top selling one, but it truly deserves the attention. It is a Read full review

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    Make Theme

    2.3
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    It’s a theme ready to create and run a business profile with hundreds of customization options, thanks to the support for WordPress Live Customizer and Options Panel a .... Read full review

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    KALLYAS Theme

    1.7
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    KALLYAS is a multi-purpose theme, which also takes care of e-commerce niche and the required .... Read full review

42 Best WordPress Social Networking Themes (2018 Compared) Summery
NameEditor's RatingPricing Model
OneSocial Theme3.6/5Subscription
Social Learner Theme3.9/5Subscription
BuddyBoss Theme3.6/5Subscription
KLEO Theme4/5One time license
Social MarketPlace Theme4.1/5Subscription
That’s a Wrap!The above are ranked and rated by your fellow community members creating their social communityWere you able to find the right template for your new project? Let us know in the comments sections which you when with and why? This will help your fellow Softwarefindr users make better buying decisions.