Commons In A Box is an easy to use, easy to install, feature-rich platform built for WordPress and BuddyPress that gives community back to the users. Many currently available social-media platforms are fraught with privacy concerns, limited feature options, and restricted customization. Commons In A Box, or CBOX, offers a unique suite of features designed to give users of all skill levels the ability to create vibrant online communities with complete user control.
If your organization wants to create a “Commons” space where members discuss issues, collaborate on projects, and share their work – CBOX may be right for you.
CBOX simplifies the very complex task of setting up and maintaining a BuddyPress installation similar to the CUNY Academic Commons. It identifies the plugins you need, the ones that are recommended, and the ones that are optional. It automatically selects correct plugin versions, to ensure compatibility. And whenever an update is made to any of the included plugins, all you need to do is to check CBOX to verify that it is time to upgrade.
The Commons In A Box default theme is robust, responsive, and easily configurable. It comes with widgets pre-installed to make customization quick and easy.