CBOX (Commons In A Box) is a software project aimed at turning the infrastructure that successfully powers the CUNY Academic Commons into a free, distributable, easy-to-install package. Commons In A Box is made possible by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
CBOX’s WordPress plugin keeps a BuddyPress site on even keel. It manages a robust set of BuddyPress “add-ons” – actively supported, open source plugins proven to work together to do great stuff. CBOX takes the complexity out of creating a BuddyPress site by automatically activating or de-activating these plugins, according to user input, while always keeping versions up to date and compatible.
CBOXs default theme that is designed to support a “Commons” site – a space where members can discuss issues, collaborate on projects, and share their work. Based on the Infinity Theme Engine, the theme is responsive and easy to configurable.
Organizations can download CBOX and create a Commons of their own. For more information see About the Project.