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Mix, WordPress Music, Radio Station and Band Theme

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Mix is a theme from Istanbulls, but I’m not sure you even need to know that anymore, since the theme has been pulled from ThemeForest.

Well, it looks like ThemeForest has finally pulled the plug on the Mix WordPress theme, so it’s no longer available on ThemeForest.  Never fear though, you’re looking for a good looking music theme?  We’ve got you covered in this collection.  For themes more specific to bands, try this.  We’ll leave the original review here for you to peruse, just in case you were wondering what we had to say about Mix.  It did seem like a solid theme, so I wonder why they pulled it?  Wow, this is weird.  Looking into this, they’ve actually pulled all of the themes created by Istanbulls.  Weird.

Istanbulls is an elite developer on ThemeForest, so I knew when I saw that they had another new music theme for sale, I had to review it.  That’s what Istanbulls is known for, great looking, very functional WordPress themes for musicians, bands, DJs and others in the music profession. If you’ve never heard of Instanbulls, you may be more familiar with their old username on ThemeForest, Pockbe.  But a couple years ago, they changed their name.  Same great themes, different user name.

No big deal.

Istanbulls has included a ton of value addons for their Mix theme, like Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, a pair of Mass Addons packs, audio player 1.0, Essential grid 2.1, Block Builder 1.1 for Visual Composer, Templatera, Visual Composer Ultimate Layouts and Mega Menu too.  That’s over $200 worth of addons and it helps make Mix a really great value.  For a band, a musician, music venue or small online radio station, that’s a ton of great features to help make your site run smoothly and help it look the way you want it to look.

Mix supports tons of music players too, giving you incredible flexibility.  Soundcloud, Shoutcast, you can link to MP3 files or upload them yourself.  You’ll be able to create drag and drop playlists or use any online radio service.  As for tracking your online successes, you can see listen statistics, download statistics and more.

***EDIT – Okay, I got to the bottom of this issue.  Check this out, a couple reviews and comments from just before Mix was pulled.

This Mix WordPress theme relies on bundled plugins that you would otherwise have to buy, but it appears they aren’t fully functioning and the comments are that you must buy them. They cost almost as much as the theme.

When I try to activate license for plugin Stachethemes Event Calendar, I get an error that says “License activator encountered an error” when I input my purchase code. How do I activate to use Stachethemes Event Calendar?

When I click on the download-button on the tplayer, a new player window pops up and there is no direct download. You can only download the file with a right-click on the download button.

And it would seem that none of these issues were ever addressed.  So, bad service, the old switcheroo in terms of having to purchase the plugins and that adds up to a bad theme that I’m glad they pulled.  Mix isn’t the only theme that should be yanked post haste, but it’s good to see ThemeForest cleaning up the obvious trash.

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NRG Network

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NRG Network BuddyPress and bbPress community theme

Social networking sites only work if they are user-friendly, attractively designed, and have plenty of positive traits that people want. When you choose the NRG Network theme in conjunction with the powerful WordPress plugins BuddyPress and bbPress, you can deliver on every promise. Site visitors can sign up easily with a new user name and password or by using their Facebook account. BuddyPress offers many specific addons so you can customize your website to be the perfect solution for either a diverse group of socializers or a unique niche group.

Packaged with NRG Network theme is Visual Composer, the ultimate drag and drop page builder plugin that usually comes with a premium cost. Revolution Slider is another premium option that allows you to create dynamic slideshows with attention-grabbing graphics or videos. If you do not wish to build site pages from scratch, NRG comes complete with a collection of pre-made templates to help you launch your new social network more quickly.

For additional bbPress and BuddyPress themes, try this collection.

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Bounce

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Bounce BuddyPress WP Template

Companies, freelancers, and other professional who want to create a social community or network for their industry or niche should consider the Bounce theme. It integrates smoothly with both bbPress and BuddyPress on any WordPress site. Every bit of the backend power is handled by these plugins, but the design elements and features come from Bounce. Customize the home page to suit your particular needs. Copy and paste shortcodes to add unique content blocks or capabilities. Choose from one of the seven attractive color schemes included with this theme.

For flexibility and professional style, the Bounce WordPress theme offers everything you need for bbPress and BuddyPress social platform creation. It offers truly flexible and completely responsive styling.  This unique design focuses on helping people make new friends and send messages, the notifications look good and sending out messages has never been easier.  If you want to take full advantage of BuddyPress, it’s best to select a theme that is specifically designed to take advantage of all of the wonderful features that this free plugin has to offer.

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Plexus

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Plexus WordPress BuddyPress theme

Many BuddyPress-specific themes do not integrate well with WordPress Multisite, but Plexus was developed to do just that. Even if your goal is not a website network, the Plexus theme still provides everything you could want. Its unique design will push your site to the forefront of visitors’ minds as they appreciate the clean, stylish, and user-friendly look and feel. Although it appeals straight out of the box, site owners can also do a huge number of customizations and edits to build a unique style. Any site built with the Plexus Buddypress theme offers retina-ready graphics and responsive layout options.

Other premium plugins packaged with the Plexus WP theme include the user-friendly Visual Composer drag and drop page builder and Layer Slider, which helps you create stunning slideshows on any page. A ton of eye-catching elements and content blocks can be arranged however you like to properly display your information and graphics. All of these features and the seamless integration with BuddyPress social networking and bbPress message board community addons make the Plexus theme a grand solution for anyone with an ambitious project to complete.

Well, Plexus has been removed from the ThemeForest marketplace, but more BuddyPress themes can be found here.

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