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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by mandville » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:27 pm

kardinol - what was the template and where was it from?
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by arthurjohnston » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:34 am

My choice:

http://www.joomlart.com

Included with two (2) other free templates is PurityIII for Joomla! 3.?
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by kardinol » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:43 pm

mandville wrote:kardinol - what was the template and where was it from?
they appear in there when i am using Firebug
First div blog appears between article_header and article_text and the second blog is just after a class called pager pagenav if it tells you something
I found the hidden injection inside the com_content folder in default.php.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by Scottyman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:34 pm

pfergi42 wrote:I wanted to follow here as I have done a lot of research. This looks like a really great option for those going this direction:

The Wright Framework by Joomla Shack
http://wright.joomlashack.com/demo/
I would recommend staying away from anything that Joomlashack has. I used them for a template for a business I was helping about 8 years ago and they seemed good at the time so I decided to try them again. They had a bunch of templates on the less expensive side that they have on site stating that they work with Joomla 3.2.X but I found out the hard way they don't work like they're supposed to. Also, they don't tell you that in order to make them work right you have to purchase a slideshow plugin separately so your cost goes from x to y in a heartbeat.

Also, they're tech support blows. If you look at their forum there are a lot of people waiting for responses for days on end with no response. When you do finally get in touch with them they blame the problem on the installation of Joomla instead of their debugging program. I've been installing Joomla for quite a few years now and I find it insulting that they could imply that it was a core problem. Their tech person pointed me to a link showing a site where it was working to which I replied "that's really helpful, NOT".

In fairness, they did finally give me a refund but they still blame the problem on the Joomla core installation.
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by arthurjohnston » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:18 am

I prefer the following:

(1)
http://t3-framework.org/
2 blank templates, one using Bootstrap 2 the other using Bootstrap 3.

(2)
http://www.joomlart.com/joomla/templates/purity-iii
Bootstrap 3 template.

Both are a clean, responsive, and easily configurable template.
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by kayeshandra85 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:47 pm

You should steer clear from free templates. Some of them are filled with malicious content/code. By the way, your title seems to be confusing.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by leolam » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:19 pm

kayeshandra85 wrote:You should steer clear from free templates. Some of them are filled with malicious content/code. By the way, your title seems to be confusing.
You are darn right with that. However Arthur is right. Most reliable tempate clubs/frameworks offer a free master template: Yootheme/Rockettheme/Gavick/Joomlart/Joomlashack and others. These are for instance all definitely "clean"

We have warned against a lot of "free" templates since they always have dirt in it stealing either your bandwidth or redirecting search engines and a lot more dirt

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Post by keatejimmy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:27 pm

kayeshandra85 wrote:You should steer clear from free templates. Some of them are filled with malicious content/code. By the way, your title seems to be confusing.
Definitely, true! Last time I used free templates was in wordpress. It redirected most of my traffic to a site I didn't know.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by mbdixon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:10 am

leolam wrote:
kayeshandra85 wrote:You should steer clear from free templates. Some of them are filled with malicious content/code. By the way, your title seems to be confusing.
You are darn right with that. However Arthur is right. Most reliable tempate clubs/frameworks offer a free master template: Yootheme/Rockettheme/Gavick/Joomlart/Joomlashack and others. These are for instance all definitely "clean"

We have warned against a lot of "free" templates since they always have dirt in it stealing either your bandwidth or redirecting search engines and a lot more dirt

No Free template = Good template --> Stay away from these!

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Is it possible then to have a Joomla approved list of templates so that us novices/amateurs can use one with confidence without having to worry about security issues?

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by Josh Lewis » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:48 pm

mbdixon wrote:Is it possible then to have a Joomla approved list of templates so that us novices/amateurs can use one with confidence without having to worry about security issues?
Over a year ago there was talk about making the JTD (Joomla Template Directory). I actually thought they were going to make it, but it appears the idea fell through sadly. It would be great if Joomla had a section for approved templates. People can report the ones with malicious code.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by nhungvh » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:51 am

mbdixon wrote:
leolam wrote:
kayeshandra85 wrote:You should steer clear from free templates. Some of them are filled with malicious content/code. By the way, your title seems to be confusing.
You are darn right with that. However Arthur is right. Most reliable tempate clubs/frameworks offer a free master template: Yootheme/Rockettheme/Gavick/Joomlart/Joomlashack and others. These are for instance all definitely "clean"

We have warned against a lot of "free" templates since they always have dirt in it stealing either your bandwidth or redirecting search engines and a lot more dirt

No Free template = Good template --> Stay away from these!

Leo 8)
Is it possible then to have a Joomla approved list of templates so that us novices/amateurs can use one with confidence without having to worry about security issues?
Many free templates could be found at joomla24.com. However, it's hard to find a valuable clean one at there. Free templates might have limit points and errors. You should find free templates from popular template providers. They offers some great free ones. Some big template providers are:
rockettheme.com
bowthemes
shape5
hurricanemedia
template monster
gavick
joomlart
joomlabamboo
joomlage
freshjoomlatemplates
yootheme
zootemplate
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by ciar4n » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:08 pm

Figured this one from Joomla51 is worth a mention :)

It's responsive and has plenty of color choosers and other features to style and customise to your hearts content..

http://www.joomla51.com/free-template/j ... 51-classic

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by mandville » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:41 am

ciar4n wrote:Figured this one from Joomla51 is worth a mention :)

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by Mojsplet » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:14 pm

float-right wrote:@dattard - You missed the best* one; http://joomlafuture.com/ ;)

*I am personally biased, of course, I wrote this.
Well this is what i call good tamplate. But seems that developement stop a year ago. I will try this on my next project.

My first favorited is http://www.masterbootstrap.com/.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by Compositeur » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:41 pm

There's a good selection here:

http://www.siteground.com/joomla-templates.htm

Use the colour buttons at the top of the page to filter by the colour(s) you want.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by khangvm53 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:04 am

Some free joomla 3.0 templates of Zootemplate:
ZT Xenia : http://demo.zootemplate.com/#zt-xenia ( The new demo link)
Zo2 Framework: http://www.zootemplate.com/zo2#download
ZT F7: http://demo.zootemplate.com/#zt-f7
ZT Marco: http://www.zootemplate.com/free-joomla- ... e-zt-marco
ZT Shield: http://demo.zootemplate.com/#zt-Shield
ZT Zizia: http://demo.zootemplate.com/#zt-Zizia
Both are a clean, responsive, and easily configurable templates.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by sundar_raju » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:13 am

any one suggest video templates for joomla

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by jootempl » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:56 pm

I found this site: http://beautiful-templates.com/evo/cate ... templates/
it have more than 20 free template, have some video temples.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by mandville » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:13 am

jootempl wrote:it have more than 20 free template, have some video temples.
as we said last time (beautiful themes aka coolforest aka themeforest) you tried to promote that site .
sites provided by beautiful themes website are not free, you have to pay by sharing "Share to Download and Get xx% Discount for Single Purchase"
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by ltheme » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:01 am

It's nice! thanks for sharing.

I also have some Free Onepage Joomla templates. But I think we will need more and more work in the next time to improve our design :-[
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by nickphipps » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:49 am

I found this page looking for some alternatives, but wanted to post because there seem to be a lot of people new to Joomla posting here.

I've been using Joomla for a number of years now... anyone remember Mambo? And as a general rule, I know this has been mentioned before, but beware of free templates. Go with reputable companies that have been doing this for a while like Rockettheme, Joomlashack and Joomlart. It's worth a few dollars (and most are inexpensive) to buy a relatively cheap template. This way you become a member of that community with access to forums and customer service if problems do arise. And they will.

I personally have had the best luck with Rocket theme products (including the Gantry framework) as they have a good forum with lots of contributors in the event of problems or just 'how-to' questions. I personally like Gantry as a starting point, but it's now so familiar to me and something of a clean slate... like starting with Bootstrap, I know what I'm getting in the package.

But the same caution can be applied to components and plugins. Free is sometimes a false economy. Likewise, for a nominal fee you typically get decent after-purchase support, and extended functionality from something that costs relatively little. And again, you subscribe to their network which will then (usually) contact you in the event of a security update you may need to act upon quickly. This last point is HUGE... no CMS, or plugin of any type is full-proof... and time is of essence when a compromise of any description is on the loose. (Note: Akeeba backup was recently breached, which some think should be a part of Joomla core... and I can barely bring myself to mention the recent Drupal compromise in October... nightmare)

There are free things out there, and some are indeed good. But be cautious and consider whether the headache is worth it to get something free when 'cheap' may be the far better option. Especially if you're doing a site for a client who'll have expectations of your work beyond the site launch.

These are good tips no matter what your CMS of choice is... I've worked with Joomla mostly (and much prefer it), but have also developed sites in Wordpress, Drupal, Magento, Umbraco and others. There's plenty of good stuff out there to stand upon the shoulders of those who have gone before you, but use a little common sense where free stuff is concerned. Do a little research and consider what the ramifications could be if you use something you're unsure of.

Obviously, if you're here, you're already doing your homework, so well done!

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by Compositeur » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:10 pm

Might be an idea to stick to the default templates (e.g. Beez) and just edit these as you need.

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Post by ozneilau » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:16 am

nickphipps wrote:Note: Akeeba backup was recently breached
The recently discovered Akeeba security vulnerability could only be exploited in a rare set of circumstances and was promptly fixed. I am not aware that Akeeba or any other website was actually breached using this particular exploit.

In any case, I do agree that it can be risky installing free templates from developers that are not well known or who haven't been established for very long and it is better to support established developers with a sustainable business model who don't have to insert malware into their tempates to make a living!

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by jpxxx » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:28 pm

Can anyone advise on best template for speed?

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Post by pe7er » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:49 pm

jpxxx wrote:Can anyone advise on best template for speed?
A custom made template (that doesn't use a template framework but maybe only a CSS framework)
with optimized CSS, no (or little) images,
combined with good optimized hosting might give you the best performance.
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Post by forumcu » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:55 pm

thank you for the links.

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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by rotor » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:25 am

Scottyman wrote:
pfergi42 wrote:I wanted to follow here as I have done a lot of research. This looks like a really great option for those going this direction:

The Wright Framework by Joomla Shack
http://wright.joomlashack.com/demo/
I would recommend staying away from anything that Joomlashack has. I used them for a template for a business I was helping about 8 years ago and they seemed good at the time so I decided to try them again. They had a bunch of templates on the less expensive side that they have on site stating that they work with Joomla 3.2.X but I found out the hard way they don't work like they're supposed to. Also, they don't tell you that in order to make them work right you have to purchase a slideshow plugin separately so your cost goes from x to y in a heartbeat.

Also, they're tech support blows. If you look at their forum there are a lot of people waiting for responses for days on end with no response. When you do finally get in touch with them they blame the problem on the installation of Joomla instead of their debugging program. I've been installing Joomla for quite a few years now and I find it insulting that they could imply that it was a core problem. Their tech person pointed me to a link showing a site where it was working to which I replied "that's really helpful, NOT".

In fairness, they did finally give me a refund but they still blame the problem on the Joomla core installation.
2015 and by the looks of it nothing has changed with JoomShack!!
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Re: Best free Joomla 3.0 templates

Post by chunkylover7545 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:55 pm

This topic is a mess. The poster asked about recommended free templates. And yet this topic is being spammed with links to websites, not templates.

Your replies are useless! Anyone can get those links via google for goodness sake!

Read this: "FREE TEMPLATE". You don't need a degree in rocket science to know that the poster is NOT asking for links to websites.

All the self promoting spammers should be banned. And the rest need reading lessons.

It's this kind of nonsense that makes these forums less and less helpful and an unreliable source of information.


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