Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

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Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by oldcelt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:46 am

I've tried one or two allegedly free templates but they just turn out to be a simplified version of the whole thing, designed to get the user to buy the complete template.

Are there really any free and complete templates out there other than the three which come with a basic Joomla installation?

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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by Webdongle » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:13 am

https://www.phoca.cz/joomla-templates are SAFE. You might like to see all the free things on their site https://www.phoca.cz/

I would suggest that you get the structure/content of your site finished before trying templates.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by sozzled » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:48 am

What a surprise: you would imagine that this question is never asked?

Try here for some other useful information on this subject:
That's just a short list!
oldcelt wrote:
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I've tried one or two allegedly free templates but they just turn out to be a simplified version of the whole thing, designed to get the user to buy the complete template.
This is not the place to complain about software developers trying to make a living from their craft. Even if this is the place to complain about having to spend a few dollars for professionally-developed products, I doubt that you'll get a lot of sympathy.
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by oldcelt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:31 am

I didn't expect a lecture; a simple yes or no would have sufficed!

I see nothing wrong with developers making money from their labours. What I find annoying is that templates are offered as "free" but they're not. I'd have no complaint if advertisers were honest and actually listed what functions are available in the so-called free version. I don't want to waste my valuable time downloading and installing something which falls far short of what might be expected from the advertising on their websites. My time and skills are as valuable as anyone else's.

I take it from the comments that there are no free templates of any worth available. So, I'll get on with it and develop my own. That's all I needed to know.

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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by jonBuckner1 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Hi

T3 framework has free template....

I have developed my own, and with trial and error, pain and happiness I am more comfortable with it and am able to customise as I see fit. So making your own is (I believe) a good move.
I find templates from template providers really confusing.
My tools:
Sublime Text
PrePros (superb)
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by oldcelt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Good for you. I hope you have 100% success with it.

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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by Webdongle » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:31 pm

oldcelt wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:31 am
...

I take it from the comments that there are no free templates of any worth available. ...
Try reading the replies to your OP. I posted a link to free templates.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by mandville » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:55 pm

oh, so your looking for free but are getting results for lite and premium instead?
as for
there are no free templates of any worth available
i found plenty of worth for me on my sites dealing with fluffy kittens and unicorns, some for my tiddlywink clan.
as they say "ones [wo]mans rubbish is another [wo]mans treasure "

you may even find plenty of free, lite and premium templates at viewforum.php?f=46 or many framewoks on which to build you own
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by oldcelt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:55 pm

Why are people incapable of answering a simple question with a simple answer instead of pontificating?

I don't care if templates are free or not but if advertised as such then they should be: not excuses for pushing a sales promotion!

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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by mandville » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 pm

ok so if you find a "free" template that is not actually free especially if its on a joomla name url, then please tell us.
if you find a free template that for an additional payment has extra features, then it is your choice.
eg
Free -GNU/GPL License, Unlimited Domain, Fix Bugs Support Only, Lifetime Download, 1 Background Design, Up to 20 Module Position, 3 Layers Dropdown Menu, Up to 5 Blogging Columns, No Free Extensions
but if you pay you get forum/email support, update release notification, quickstart package and some free extensions . i dont really see how the pay version is a con. the site clearly states the difference.

yep, there is a simple answer. your "worth it" template is not the same as anyone elses "worth it", possibly ii, sozzled and webdongle are the few who actually read template site details instead of just clicking the download link on entry.
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by sozzled » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:18 pm

I apologise if, earlier in this topic, I did not answer the OP's question with a simple yes-or-no.

Are there "genuinely" free templates for J! 3.x (i.e. templates that deliver everything shown on demonstration pages without having to purchase additional bits)? The short answer is yes; there are many genuinely free templates for J! 3.x that do everything shown on the demonstration pages without requiring additional components that need to be separately purchased.
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by Webdongle » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:18 am

oldcelt wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Why are people incapable of answering a simple question with a simple answer instead of pontificating? ...
OK ... as you asked so nicely. Here is your original question and the answer without pontification.

oldcelt wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:46 am
Are there really any free and complete templates out there other than the three which come with a basic Joomla installation?
YES
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Are there any genuinely free Joomla 3.x templates?

Post by oldcelt » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:27 am

:) Thank you very much to both precision responders!


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