We use the WordPress CMS combined with the BuddyPress plugin as a foundation to create your online community. 

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Why we use WordPress and BuddyPress

WordPress is a powerful CMS. BuddyPress offers core social network features. Combined they provide a foundation for your community.

This allows us to focus on the what’s important; developing your community to fit your exact needs and speicifcation. On time and in budget. 

  • Out of the box, user friendly, CMS 

  • Responsive design for desktop, tablet and mobile

  • Core community components

  • Constantly updated

  • Global developer support

  • Extend functionality with 55,000+ plugins

  • GDPR compliant

iOS & Android

BuddyPress Native App 

ZippApp for BuddyPress is an innovate service from Zipline. It takes your new or existing BuddyPress community to the iOS and Android app stores as a native app.

This is not a third party theme. This is your community. Your design. Your features. Published to the iOS and Android app stores on your behalf.

ZippApp for BuddyPress has been developed over the last 3 years by our highly skilled team of developers.

ZippApp for BuddyPress leverages our in house Zipline API, a powerful and groundbreaking toolkit that allows us to deliver your community to the iOS and Android app stores.  

ZippApp for BuddyPress supports an extensive range of WordPress and BuddyPress plugins out of the box. And our team are ready to port every aspect of your community.

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If WordPress and BuddyPress are the foundations of your online community, Plugins are the building blocks. It’s our client’s requirements that inform our approach to plugins: 

Off The Shelf

If there’s a plugin that’s secure, well designed and fit for purpose, we’ll use it!

Daisy Chain

When multiple plugins are required we’ll lift up the hood to ensure they all work in concert.


When a well written plugin falls slightly short, our team will customise an Off The Shelf plugin to ensure it’s fit for purpose.

Custom Built

Sometimes, a suitable plugin doesn’t exist. When this happens, our team of experts will custom build a solution for you.

Enhance your BuddyPress Community

Third party services allow you to expand the scope and reach of your online community. Zipline has extensive experience seamlessly integrating services into online communities. Here’s just a handful we have worked with…


Single Sign On, data integration, CRM & more.



Bring maps, advertising, search, translation, single sign in (and more!) to your community.


Includs Learndash. Bring an educational component to your community.


Bring maps, advertising, search, translation, single sign in (and more!) to your community.



Pictures, galleries, #tags, @username accounts.


Including WooCommerce and Shopify. Integrate a shopping component into your community.

More than software

The Zipline Method; the result of 10+ years experience planning, building and supporting online communities. Each client is different, so we’ve built flexibility in, ensuring you get the service you need.

  • Community Planning – We listen to your requirements and put our extensive experience planning online communities into action to ensure you get the right solution for your needs.
  • Interactive Wire framing – A corner stone of the planning process. You will be able to see, feel and interact with your community right at the very start of the project. This method allows for changes to be made early, reducing development.
  • Agile development – A  technique that optimises development time, allowing you to get the critical components of your community, fast.
  • Shared project management – We keep you in the loop, sharing planning, development and design milestones via online services.
  • Design, fit and finish – The final step of the development process is to apply the look and feel you need for your community. At this stage, we can also integrate with an existing online property.
  • Training and support – The Zipline Team will walk you through every aspect of your online community, ensuring you have the skills to manage your platform.

To create a community that meets and exceeds your expectations we include a range of services for no additional cost.

  • Your community – Delivers an amazing experience to your members. Includes all your requested features and more. Optimised for desktop, mobile and tablet. Manage every aspect of your community with a world class content management system.
  • Dedicated account manager – They’ll listen to your needs, take you on the journey and bring your community to life.
  • Planning support – Taps into our 10+ years experience building online communities. We’ll help fine tune your ideas and address unarticulated opportunities to ensure your social platform is optimised for success.
  • Design – Provide us with a design guide and we’ll integrate it free of charge.
  • Training – We’ll make sure you’re trained in the tools and techniques necessary to run and manage your community.
  • Supporting materials – Writing support, FAQ’s, On-boarding guides and more. You’ll have access to a suite of information to help you prepare for launch and beyond.
  • Domain mapping – We’ll link the URL of you choice to your community. Includes SSL certificate ensuring end to end encryption for piece of mind.

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