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

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Your community starts with WordPress, a secure and highly adaptable content management system that powers 26% of the internet! BuddyPress plugs in to deliver core social networking and community functionality, including groups, messaging, notifications, activity streams, and more.

Combined, they provide a foundation for your Custom Community. They allow us to focus on what’s important; delivering you and your community members an amazing experience, with the features & functionalit, you need.

The result; an enterprise ready online community that will delight your members and can evolve and respond to your business needs.

to impress

Our team are focused on delivering a fantastic experience to your community members, designed to meet and exceed your goals.


BuddyPress is only the start. Our online community experts will develop solutions that go above and beyond core functionality.


We're more than a technology company. Our full service solution includes planning, copy writing, on boarding and more; everything you need to ensure success.

Your community, available… everywhere.

Mobile, tablet, desktop. Whatever the device, we only use responsive themes and design techniques, ensuring your community looks amazing and delivers a great user experience.

Need an app? No problem.

We can take your online community to the Android and iOS app stores.

Plugins: the Zipline way

If WordPress & BuddyPress are the foundations, plugins are the building blocks that define your online community.

Our team of developers look at plugins from a 30,000ft view. They know what works and what doesn’t. They can spot a poorly written or boated plugin a mile off. Ultimately, we put our client’s requirements first. Then we look at the best approach.

  • Off the shelf (OtS) - Why reinvent the wheel? if an existing plugin is secure, well designed and fit for purpose, we’ll use it!
  • Customised OtS - Often a well written plugin will come close to delivering a solution, but fall slightly short. When this happens, our team will take an OtS plugin and recode to ensure a precise fit.
  • Multiple plugins - When two or more plugins are required to deliver required functionality we’ll lift up the hood and develop a solution that ensures they all work in concert to deliver a fantastic user experience.
  • Custom built - Sometimes, a suitable plugin simply doesn’t exist. When this happens, our team of experts will custom build a plugin.

Once we have determined the right solution, our team will seamlessly integrate plugins into your community, ensuring you have the the features and functionality you require.

A Zipline Custom Community
is more than just software

To create a community that meets and exceeds your expectations we include a range of services for no additional cost. These services are delivered through our three stage process, developed from our team’s 10 years experience building social networking communities.

  • 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.
  1. Listen, Plan, Prepare - It all starts with a great relationship. 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. This ensures we deliver a focused solution, on time and within budget.
  2. Build, Test, Deliver - Our design, development and usability expertise ensure your community is a delight to use. We support you with preparing the copy and media necessary for a successful launch. When everything is ready we hand over you the keys to you, ready for launch.
  3. Launch, Grow, Evolve - Relationships don’t end at handover. We’ll be on hand to ensure your community has the best start possible. We provide training and can help with community management. As your community grows, we can help build on the foundations you have created and ensure your project remains healthy.

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Enhance your community

Tap into a wide range of online services. Here’s just a handful of third party services we have experience integrating with:


Single Sign On, data integration, CRM & more


File management


Apps, post to Facebook, SSO


Flexible picture tools


Web services, shopping, payment gateways


Embeded tweets and more


Maps, advertising, search, translation (and more!)


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More benefits
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Built for you,
owned by you

BuddyPress and WordPress are open source and free to use. Any plugins developed for your social networking community will be yours to use for ever. You own your data too. We will always be here to support you, but you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, how you want.

Choose your
hosting solution

It’s your community. That means you can host where you want. We’ll even help you get set up. Don’t want the hassle of hosting? We offer a fast, secure, stable and affordable package.

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There’s more to building a member driven websites than technology. Zipline provide a range of services to ensure your community is primed for success including planning, copy writing, training, support, social strategy and community management.

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