DISCUSSION: Free Templates

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by Jasper » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:02 pm

Three things

One:
The link for downloading my templates has changed.
http://www.conceptweb.nl/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=30

Two:
There are 9 new Journal Templates version 1.2.2

Three:
There is one new template in spirit of the WordCup Footbal 2006 named grass

Fix details.

Fixed at version 1.2.2
-Fixed All known Install problems.
-Changed some Grapic details.
-Changed content layout by default Joomla Install.

Fixed at version 1.2.1
-Install missing images issue

Fixed at version 1.2.
-Added some visual improvements.
-Fixed wrong path install problem.

Fixed at version 1.1 (Beta2)
-Firefox shifts the header image
-Style sheet backgound color bug.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by technopuzzle » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:09 pm

Since this listing for FREE / Open Source template sources and downloads, you may want to provide a list of links to commercial / paid sources as well. It doesn't seem fair to favor one over the other.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by genericsetup » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:30 am

Well being a noob I'd agree.  However I would also have reservations. 

I'm sure the experienced Joomla admin may know of some great sites, but on the other hand the probably do their own creations or modifications to basic free templates as I wouldn't think too many experienced admins would purchase templates.

A noob such as myself could / would go to these links and find some templates we think are cool, but perhaps the coding of them is not really quite up to par for current standards.  I've seen many that the designs are a year or more old, yet from what I've read there are MANY changes and updated methods for templates that have been made in just the past couple months or so.

http://www.rockettheme.com/ certainly has some nice looking ones and their descriptions make them sound great but they sell as a membership which maybe designers may want, but not sure how well it applies to noobs with single sites.

That being said, I too would appreciate some links to a few of the better known / approved / experienced sites for templates.

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by Tonie » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:00 am

A source for templates is also http://news.joomla.org. Both free and commercial templates can be selected as a category on the left menu.

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by imNotScott » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:44 pm

Which template is in use by Joomla.org?
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by technopuzzle » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:58 pm

The template being used by the Joomla.org sites is not for public use.
imNotScott wrote: Which template is in use by Joomla.org?
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by imNotScott » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:28 pm

unixboymd wrote: The template being used by the Joomla.org sites is not for public use.
imNotScott wrote: Which template is in use by Joomla.org?
That seems odd.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by Tonie » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:16 pm

We want to keep the template to have a sort of a unique outlook to the Joomla! websites, hence the template is not release to the public. It's also four Joomla! sites that are linked to each other.

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by technopuzzle » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:17 pm

Perhaps I should have made it a little more clear. According to the Site License Guidelines...
The software and default templates on which it runs are Copyright 2005 Open Source Matters.
http://www.joomla.org/content/view/5/6/
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by technopuzzle » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:36 pm

FOLLOW-UP: The Joomla template(s) were designed by RocketTheme - http://RocketTheme.com.

However, some other sources for templates can be found at :
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,68962.0.html
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,25306.0.html

There are many, many resources throughout the community, all you have to do is search.

Happy hunting.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by bdude » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:21 am

Thanks heaps for this list.

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by Supergrover1981 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:23 am

May I remove my cap, bow my head most humbly, and suggest that http://www.joomlatemplatesearcher.com should most definitely be included in this list?

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by pmusaraj » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:52 pm

Hey guys,
This is a good list, but I would like to propose adding two more sites with quality templates for Joomla:

http://www.osskins.com/main - free template repository with rating system, comments, live demos (where available), large screenshots, etc.

MOD NOTE: Link removed, self-promotion. - UNIXBOYMD
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by nicktan69 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:30 am

Hi,

Being a newbie in Joomla, I find all these information a little bit too overwhelming!!  :-[
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by Matchgrip » Sat May 19, 2007 12:23 am

Need help overwhelmed!  My use of Joomla isn't initially going to take advantage of the full power.  I'd like something simple as a template  like just a place to put a "hello welcome to my site" and a few links to my blog and my gallery area.  I found this template Nova at http://www.joomlashack.com/joomla-servi ... templates/ which is VERY simple and I like something like that, but my coworker uses that template and I'd like to have my site a tad different :)  Can anyone suggest some templates like that? Very simple and just a springboard to other areas  of my domain rather than a full blown content management system... I'm sure someday I will get more into all the power of Joomla but for now that's what I'm after.  Thanks!

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by TheSaint » Sat May 26, 2007 9:03 am

The Joomla Turkey link needs to be updated to this:

http://www.joomlaturkiye.org/component/ ... y/catid,1/ :)
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by ChiefGoFor » Sun May 27, 2007 1:54 am

TheSaint wrote: The Joomla Turkey link needs to be updated to this:

http://www.joomlaturkiye.org/component/ ... y/catid,1/ :)
Link updated. Thank you for the heads up!
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by drewhiggins » Sun May 27, 2007 11:45 am

May I add one? I think it's German or Dutch, and they're free.

http://www.joomlaos.de/option,com_remos ... d,266.html



I use the 2007 template
Your eyes make a circle
I see you when I go in there
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by ChiefGoFor » Sun May 27, 2007 1:29 pm

drewhiggins wrote: May I add one? I think it's German or Dutch, and they're free.

http://www.joomlaos.de/option,com_remos ... d,266.html

I use the 2007 template
joomlaos.de is already mentioned in the list.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by mikyatope » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:01 am

http://www.joomla24.com/


they have a very huge recopilation over 1400 free templates  :o

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Does a truly free, well commented tempate exist?

Post by trout_fishin » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:09 am

Ugh.  Please tell me I missed it...

I cannot find a basic, truly free, well-commented starter template.

Shouldn't there be a very basic template that is well commented and hosted right on the forge? Maybe in the Extensions section. A template that gets improved by the community? I'm going to try to build one myself from scratch, but it is hard with not a single example to be found.  And if I use a copyrighted example, someone will accuse me of stealing.

I'm not smart enough to host it on my site and defend myself from hackers and such... please host a blank template somewhere on the forge.

I know, once someone figures out how to build templates, selling them is a logical step.  And it takes bandwidth to give them away.  But I think if there were a basic, 3 column template out there, and a place for people to upload their mods, we'd have a great place for people to start.

Did I miss it?  Whenever someone responds, to a "where are the free templates? query" he/she gives a dozen links to teaser free templates on commercial sites.  VERY FRUSTRATING!  And I don't want to credit someone else on my template... I'm not asking for fancy graphics.

Again -- free, no attribution required, and well-commented.  Sasquatch?

Joomla.org hosts a tutorial that looks like exactly the ticket- till you get to the end and see that the link to the sample is dead and you have to register at the compass site.  *sigh*  I can't tell if the church ministries examples are no rights reserved, but I appreciate his  :'( :(work... it helped me start to understand templates.

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Re: DISCUSSION: Free Templates

Post by Jenny » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:02 am

http://tutorials.rockettheme.com/index. ... &Itemid=26

Great new tutorial from Rockettheme.  Well commented.  Supplies the editable graphics and all the template files.  New tutorials will be coming.
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