Today we are going to set your mind onto the romantic mood and talk about dating sites. To be more accurate, about WordPress themes for them. WordPress is a popular and convenient content management system (CMS). This platform is the most preferred option due to its simplicity, efficiency, and the short time spent on creating a site.
Dating sites are different from social networks where communication takes place mainly between friends, while the main purpose of a dating site is communication between strangers. In addition, we are talking about such a delicate topic as a personal relationship that, of course, imposes certain requirements on such a site.
So, to create a popular dating site you need:
Sweet Date is an exceptionally beautiful and rich WordPress theme created specifically for a dating site. Adaptive interface, retina-displays support, attractive and professional design – all correspond to a top class theme. The layout is made in two versions – with a fixed and flexible width. But whichever you choose, you can easily make any changes in accordance with the concept of your site. A simple and fast registration mechanism (including using a Facebook account) will not drive back even the most impatient users.
The theme is fully integrated with BuddyPress and bbPress plugins which allow organizing intimate communication of visitors and find a soulmate very quickly.
Perhaps the name of the theme does not sound very original, but it does not apply to the capabilities of the theme itself. In essence, it is not just a theme but a whole application with a rich set of functions, such as a client management system, built-in chat (including private), virtual gifts, and the ability to create groups for a fee. A registered user can enter and change any information about himself. A powerful search engine allows looking for a partner based on the preferences, using various search criteria.
Love Hearts is a simple and minimalist, but stylish and powerful theme for a dating site. The theme is based on Bootstrap and Cherry Framework, which makes it 100% adaptive, easily configurable, and WPML-compatible (WPML is a plugin for creating multi-language sites). Like other themes in this review, Love Hearts allows visitors to register on the site, fill out their profile, and communicate with each other, using the built-in chat and messaging. So, the users can easily find a soulmate and go out on a date. In case you have already found a person you are interested in, consider all details of the first date in advance if you want to make your first kiss perfect.
Thrive is one of the most flexible WordPress themes for creating different communities and dating sites as well. The theme is based on the BuddyPress plugin which provides it with the necessary functionality. A rich user interface and modern design make communication on the site easy and enjoyable. The theme includes a number of premium plugins, such as the Visual Composer page editor, Slider Revolution slider, as well as a number of widgets, sidebars, chat, event calendar, document portal creation tools, and wiki.
BuddyApp is a new generation of WordPress themes. For a couple of minutes, it allows you to create a social network of almost any format, including a dating site. You do not have to look for additional plugins for organizing a chat, forum, or knowledge base – all these tools are already built into the theme. However, if you want to use BuddyPress then there are no obstacles to do it – BuddyApp integrates with this plugin perfectly. The BuddyApp interface is extremely rich, flexible, and easy to set up. And the so-called “live setter” makes this process even easier, providing an instant preview
of the changes.
Other important features:
This is a nice theme, with a clean and clear interface that allows you to deploy a dating site in a very short time. Live chat contributes to a closer and more immediate communication of potential partners, and the ability to place on the main page romantic stories of couples who have found each other through this site will give users more confidence in your dating site.
This is an extremely powerful dating site theme that allows you to edit and change almost any of its elements. It has more than 80 shortcodes that add to the pages of the site a number of interesting and useful features. Also, there are a set of custom widgets, parallax effect, and good SEO-ptimization. Moreover, it supports custom message types and multilanguage.