Free Arras BuddyPress Child Theme

[Update] User Satiro was kind enough to share some of his modifications:  "This is my custom Buddypress CSS, but is developed especially for viewing of profiles and private messages."

[error] This projects is no longer supported. This page is here merely as a place where people can find the download and add-ons by others. [/error]

BrownBuddy is a Arras child theme optimized for buddypress.  A child theme is the best way to keep your theme up to date, without losing your own tweaks to the CSS etc. If you want to integrate buddypress into your own theme, it’s therefore wise to use a child theme.

a more social arras theme

The great Arras Theme did not yet have a child theme that made it compatible with buddypress. Since WP 3.0 it’s been a real treat in the community dept. Since the major update WP has become a bit more social, and you can turn your WP in to a multisite (formerly known as WPMU) with a view simple steps or even a plugin!


Automattic(the company behind WordPress) is doing the development of buddypress so maybe it will be integrated eventually too. Until that time, you can now use Arras as a buddypress theme with my childtheme.

download & demo

[info] You need the Arras Theme for this child theme to work!
[/info] Below you can download the updated and better child theme by Satiro:

[button_download url= bottom_text="Satiro's updated version"]Download[/button_download]

17 Responses

  1. Inam

    I’ve checked your theme and found awesome

  2. nemi

    download seems to be broken or something :(

    • Durk

      Working on it. Seems like there’s something wrong at my hosting – files are being hosted in a sub folder. Will update ASAP.

  3. Any news on the brownbuddy download??
    Really interested :S

  4. please answer T.T

    • Durk


      you’ll need to edit the CSS, and see if it works ok on 3.0+

      Good luck!

      • Thx man! I try it now and then I’ll let you know.
        Ah, congratulations for Burrito Bison, it’s awesome!

        • it seems to work, but it requires many changes to the CSS

  5. Durk

    The demo website will be online next week. Depending on how much CSS needs to be edited, i’ll update it too. If anyone has updated it, i’ll be more than happy to put a link up.


    • Just wondering if the demo site is up yet. I can’t find a link to the demo site and I’d love to see the updated theme in action.

  6. This is my custom Buddypress CSS, but is developed especially for viewing of profiles and private messages.

  7. sorry, this one is better:

    • Durk

      Than ks Satiro! I’ll have a look at it.

    • Lance


      Thanks for your effort. Where do I place your custom css file?


  8. It seems its broken. Can someone upload the folder in Magaupload? Thanks!

  9. Hi
    Where is download link ? This link is broken

Leave a comment