CBOX Classic is designed for communities of all kinds, and any organization may find it useful for adding social features to a WordPress site. It is in active use by hundreds of communities worldwide, including academic institutions, scholarly organizations, and … Continue reading
CBOX Classic is a flexible platform designed for communities of all kinds. It powers sites for hundreds of groups and organizations worldwide, who use it to create social networks where members can collaborate on projects, build communities, publish research, and … Continue reading
Commons In A Box (CBOX) is a free open source software project that enables organizations around the world to create vibrant online community spaces. Built using the WordPress publishing platform, with BuddyPress for social networking, CBOX is available in two … Continue reading
Yes. We encourage you to install CBOX Classic on your local machine prior to taking the plunge.
CBOX Classic powers communities ranging from the multi-organization network Humanities Commons to the NYC Digital Humanities Community. Find out which other organizations are using CBOX Classic by visiting our Showcase page.
You can find information about system and software requirements in our Technical Guide.
The documentation section on this site provides a brief synopsis about each plugin, including links to the main documentation pages, support pages, and author information.
It is easily customizable and comes preloaded with the widgets you’ll need. You can of course change anything you want. Development time may be shorter if you use our default theme. For more information about the CBOX Classic default theme, … Continue reading
CBOX Classic comes with an easy-to-customize theme designed by PressCrew using the Infinity Theming Engine. Alternatively, you can use any WordPress theme. You may need to adjust some CSS to meet your needs. BuddyPress comes with additional styling for the … Continue reading
Yes. CBOX Classic will determine your specific settings and install and manage the its suite of plugins. You can retain your theme, or migrate to our default theme. Consult the Installation Guide for further guidance.