Joomla is an award winning open source content management system (CMS) that allows you to build websites of different varieties like blogs, personal portfolio site, photo galleries, e-commerce sites, etc. Joomla is easy to customize and thanks to the Joomla community, there are plenty of beautiful templates to choose from so you can have a great looking Joomla powered website and online application.
This following post is dedicated to Joomla users and those who wish to start with Joomla. Here are some beautiful and professionally looking Joomla templates you should know.
Free Joomla Templates
City sky | Demo | Download
The template features 2 parameters that serve to change the background on the one hand and to insert one’s twitter URL on the other, the latter then being highlighted to direct the attention of your readers to your twitter account.
Disco Beat | Demo | Download
Help you distribute your site contents between 4 layout columns – a 2-column central area and two neighboring sidebars (left & right). The main area will be your main site contents holder, while the sidebars will allow you to set apart supporting classified information.
Top Gear | Demo | Download
JS Optimus | Demo | Download
Clean template that let’s your all important content speak for your site, and not get buried under a distracting template. Built to be SEO optimized and take subtle advantage of Joomla 1.5’s template override features.
Bikini Beach | Demo | Download
This template can be successfully used for various leisure time related websites – from professional travel agency portals promoting their hot offers online, through e-stores offering sunbathing accessories, to personal sites representing trip diaries.
Digital Systems | Demo | Download
Comes with many standard features and is very easy to integrate with any Joomla installation. It comes with a custom right menu and all module positions are fully collapsible.
Professional Joomla Templates
Creative | Demo
Introduces new styling and layout concepts in the Joomla template world. Menus with shadows, blog date tags with multiple designs and collapsible module positions give this template maximum flexibility. You can enable the blog styled dates to make it work as a blog, the VirtueMart enabled menus to make it an e-commerce website, or keep it simple and use it as a presentation page.
Microblog Plazza | Demo
Microblog Plazza is completed with a TPStatus component, where a user in your website will have his/her own microblogging page in which he/she can write a status update and then receive comments from other users. It’s like a great mix of twitter and facebook.
Refraction | Demo
Refraction is a template to inspire and amaze. Utilising transparent overlays over professional and artistic background images produces staggering results, all matched with the perfect colour combination. Its easy to radically change the design with just an image and colour.
EcoLife | Demo
This ground breaking new template has been handcrafted to be Eco-Friendly, feature filled & graphically stunning. This template comes bundled with many extra features & extra stylings for some of the most popular Joomla! components.
Dub | Demo
Packed with Moo + Jquery effects and Modules, Dub offers some of the most advanced effects and scripts on the web. Dub offers multiple themes and 2 layout styles with a host of graphic elements and font colors.
Affinity | Demo
Released from RocketTheme and features extensive third party support for powerful and popular community products, such as JomSocial, K2 and phpBB3. The template’s core feature is Sortable Elements, which allows for the movement of modular rows, individual positions and stacks of modules.
Infuse | Demo
Infuse is an infusion of artistic flair and functionality. The theme boasts six, individual and unique, style variations, meticulously constructed to perfection. The theme is accompanied by 6 Style Variations, each with 3 different background options, culminating in a total of 18 possible combinations.
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