21 Best Free Joomla Templates

June 12, 2012

Joomla Templates

21 Best Free Joomla Templates 2012

As a web resource library previously we always tried to provide you best possible information on latest web trends. So here again we decided to provide a good list of 21 best free Joomla templates currently available in market. Joomla is getting more popular day by day as a Content Management System (CMS). So users of Joomla is also increasing hugely.

Now when someone decide to build a website in Joomla, the second task is always is to look for a good relevant template. This task sometimes takes too much time. Sometimes even it take 2-3 days or more. So here we decided to provide you a resource that may help you to save your valuable time. If it will help even a single visitor, we will think our goal get some success.

Now a days some Joomla template clubs providing very very good quality premium templates. But here in this post we only discuss on some free and good quality templates. So lets start reviewing one by one:

01. DesignCanvas – By Joomlage


A new free Joomla template for a new era. Design Canvas is a free Joomla 2.5 template solution. Features included are 2 Style Options (light or dark), 6 Layout Options possible from 3 Columns, 100 Google fonts and 10 Websafe fonts to choose from, Module Height Equalizer, Auto or Manual Width Control for Modules, 48 Module Positions, Rapid Horizontal Menu Setup in Parameters (hornav and footer menus), Logo can be text or image based, easily position Logo from template parameters using x and y values, RTL LTR Support, ability to add your custom css or custom code via template parameters and much more.

Author: Joomlage
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5
Tags: Personal pages, Neutral, Business, Blog, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

02. BT Arise – By Bow Themes


BT Arise is the first free template for Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 of Bow Themes. It comes with five amazing colors and styles. BT Arise presents fresh look for a Joomla site with eye pleasing colors and modules friendly arranged.

Whether you need a site for your marketing, consulting, or business targets , BT Arise is still a powerful template to jumpstart dominating the world!

Template features:

  • Running on T3 Framework Version 2
  • 5 Colors themes support
  • 4 Menu types option
  • Inbuilt Google Fonts configuration
  • Improved style of Joomla! Core system pages.
  • Multiples modules suffix’s build-in template for module styling.
  • Inbuilt CSS and Javascript Compression
  • Template support for MooTools 1.2
  • Cross Browser Support: IE7+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Chrome 8+, Opera 9+
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional Check it ?
  • CSS Validates Check it ?
Author: Bow Themes
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6
Tags: Education, Business, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Custom Fonts, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

03. Frontena – By PickJoomla


Joomla1.6 and Joomla1.7 compatible | Multi-color themes | Font size changer (increase, decrease and default size) | Price (Free) | Multi effect flash header (60+ transition) based on xml. Photos and transition effect can be changed very eazy to your needs | All browsers compatible

Author: PickJoomla
Compatibility: JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6
Tags: Travel, Society and Culture, Personal pages, Business, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Custom Fonts, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

04. Default 2.5 – By JoomlaPraise


Great FREE Joomla! Beginner Template. Tired of overly complex templates? This FREE template is simple and easy to customize to your liking! Consider yourself an artist and this template is your canvas.

Features:

  1. 3 Color Themes: This template comes with three different color themes that you can choose from.
  2. 12 Module Positions: All the right positions in all the right places.
  3. Custom Fixed or Fluid Width: Quickly change the overall width to a pixel or percentage.
  4. Custom Element Module Heights: Everyone wants their module heights to match. Easily set and change the height of the Element modules.
  5. 1, 2, or 3 Columns: Quickly change from Left/Right, 2 Left, or 2 Right columns.
  6. Custom Colors: Changing colors throughout the site is as easy as switching some parameters.
Author: JoomlaPraise
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Portal, News, Communications, Administrator, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

05. JSN Tendo – By JoomlaShine


JSN Tendo is the artistic and elegant Joomla 2.5 template with powerful built – in features which let you create an awesome photo gallery website. Express your individuality with the most popular Joomla CMS on the market and JSN Tendo template.

This photography oriented template brings together a beautiful design and powerful built – in features that allow you to create an awesome website. The vast array of customizations is just excellent, giving you more control on the look and feel of the theme without having to dig into the theme editor (and PHP / HTML / CSS code).

Author: JoomlaShine
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Portfolio, Interior and Furniture, Beauty, Art & Photography, Architecture
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

06. Grandiose – By Pixel Point Creative


Grandiose is a multi-use template built on the Simple Grid Framework. It has a built in, multi-level “Elastic” menu and is packed with features and easy to customize.

Features:

  1. Built In Elastic Menu
  2. Mega Menu with 5 options
  3. 36 Fonts Options
  4. Adjustable Width
  5. 5 Module Styles
  6. Extensive Typography
  7. 50+ Module Positions
  8. XHTML and CSS Valid
  9. Point.Click.GO! Available
  10. Source Files Available
Author: Pixel Point Creative
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6
Tags: Travel, Entertainment, Blog, Art & Photography, Architecture
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

07. Vertex – By Shape5


The Vertex Joomla Template is a 100% free GPL licensed template! It’s purpose is to show off the powerful features of the Shape5 Vertex template framework. That’s right you get all the powerful Vertex features for free such as the S5 Flex Menu, 94 module positions, mobile device version, hide the component area on any page, custom row and column widths, RTL language support, and so much more!

Unlike many free templates from other providers, that lack options or visual appeal, Vertex is not only packed with options but it looks great too! Consider it as a gift to our members and a celebration of the new Joomla 2.5! Customize the look of the theme with your own custom highlight colors and font, and use it’s thousands of layout options to make your site truly unique. Be sure to check out the demo.

Author: Shape5
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5
Tags: Business, Blog, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

08. Oxygen – By Joomla51


Introducing our Oxygen Joomla template, a bright and clean template solution for your website. Our popular free release has been giving a makeover and is now using the latest Joomla51 framework with a host of new features including 48 modules positions with complete width controls, 3 column layout with 6 possible layout options, font choosers with 14 web safe fonts and over 100 Google fonts to choose from and much much more.

Features:

  1. Joomla 1.7 & 2.5 Compatible
  2. 48 Fully Collapsible Module Positions
  3. 6 Colour Styles to chooe from
  4. 2 Pre-Install Menu Positions
  5. LTR & RTL Support
  6. 3 Column Layout with 6 Possible Layout Options
  7. J51 Thumbs Gallery Module
  8. ImageSlideshow Module
  9. Easy edit site title
  10. Custom Module Widths
  11. Tableless and 100% CSS based design
  12. Multiple Font Choosers (14 Web Safe Fonts + 100 Google Fonts)
  13. Multiple Colour Choosers
Author: Joomla51
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6
Tags: Health, Education, Business, Beauty, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Custom Fonts, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

09. JSN Dome – By JoomlaShine


JSN Dome is colorful Joomla 2.5 template with charming cozy design that would allow you to build wonderful personal website. Leverage the power of Joomla to express yourself with JSN Dome template.

This elegant personally oriented template is not only beautiful but also very functional. The vast array of customizations are just excellent, giving you more control on the look and feel of the theme without having to dig into the theme editor (and PHP / HTML / CSS code).

JSN Dome are natively compatible with all current Joomla versions – 1.5, 1.7/2.5.

Author: JoomlaShine
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Personal pages, Nature, Family, Art & Photography, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

10. JSN Epic – By Joomlashine


JSN Epic is a clean and professional looking Joomla 2. template designed mainly for corporation websites. Equipped with powerful features, this template allows you to present content in whatever way you like.

This elegant business template is not only beautiful but also very functional. The vast array of customizations are excellent, giving you more control on the look and feel of the theme without having to dig into the theme editor (and PHP / HTML / CSS code).

Author: Joomlashine
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Nature, Education, Business, Books, Architecture
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

11. Ol Menas – By Olwebdesign


This template is a clean design for business sites but flexible for other purposes. It has 14 module positions. Features in this template are: Flash header in home page or in all pages and google fonts, enable or disable the date in template settings. This joomla theme is also available for joomla 1.5. To download the template for joomla 1.5 visit olwebdesign.com.

Author: Olwebdesign
Compatibility: JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Online store/shop, Neutral, Education, Business
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Custom Fonts, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

12. Td Cletra – By JoomlaTD


Features:

  1. Flash header
  2. Suckerfish menu
  3. Fast loading template
  4. Joomla 2.5 compatible
  5. Logo text or image
  6. 2 column template
  7. All browsers compatible
  8. Collapsible Module Positions
  9. Fixed width
  10. Table-less and 100% CSS based design
Author: JoomlaTD
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5
Tags: Personal pages, Neutral, Education, Communications, Business
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

13. Bloq – By JoomlaPraise


Free GPL Joomla Grid Template, Ultimate Free Joomla Template. The Bloq template is an easy to use free template that incorporates everything we’ve learned in template building over the past few years.

With 31 module positions, there is a flavor for you. Built-in CSS dropdown menu and 8 beautiful themes, Bloq gives you a great starting point for your new Joomla website.

Features:

  1. 8 Color Starter Themes
  2. Built-in CSS Dropdown Menu
  3. Logo Source Artwork
  4. Easy Color Customization
  5. 31 Module Positions
  6. JP Grid Layout
  7. 1-4 Column Layouts
  8. Collapsible Modules
  9. Left or Right Sidebars
  10. Unique Typography Styles
  11. Heading & Body Font Switch
  12. 1 Additional Google Font Choices
  13. Modern CSS3 Techniques (graceful degradation)
Author: JoomlaPraise
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: News, Family, Communications, Business, Blog
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Custom Fonts
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

14. Cesmiro Travel – By AtJoomla


Cesmiro Travel is a fast loading template for joomla2.5. It is a great template for travel companies. Images can be replaced easy and can be used for any type of company. Some of other futures:

  1. 2 column
  2. Transparent background
  3. Png IE6 fixed
  4. Logo Text or Image
  5. Joomla2.5 compatible
  6. Price (Free)
  7. All browsers compatible
Author: AtJoomla
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5
Tags: Travel, Portal, Internet, Hotels, Business
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

15. Gratis – By Pixel Point Creative


Gratis is a FREE multi-use Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7 ready template built on the Simple Grid Framework. It’s sleek, clean, packed with features and easy to customize!

Features:

  1. Choose your own styles
  2. Mega Menu with 5 options
  3. 36 Fonts: Cufon and Google
  4. Adjustable Width
  5. 5 Module Styles
  6. Extensive Typography
  7. 50+ Module Positions
  8. XHTML and CSS Valid
  9. CSS3 Pie
Author: Pixel Point Creative
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Personal pages, Media, Entertainment, Business, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

16. TemplateTRAX – By Able Web Professionals, Inc.


Multi colored design (10 color choices) using XHTML/CSS with easy to customize and use features.

Joomla 2.5 features:

  1. Multi-level menus: top drop-down (multi-colored superfish style)
  2. 10 color choices and two page layouts
  3. Turn the header on or off
  4. Uses the standard modules for Joomla 2.5

Note: Edit the template easily through the Joomla template manager.

Author: Able Web Professionals, Inc.
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6
Tags: Media, Internet, Business, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Multiple Color, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

17. JSN Teki – By JoomlaShine


JSN Teki is the hi–technology Joomla 2.5 template designed for gadgets fan lovers. With powerful built–in framework and mobile support you will see a well optimized browser layout on your desktop or mobile devices.

JSN Teki – 1.1.0 have been released with new features and improvements.

  1. Improved check new template version feature: The checking mechanism works automatically. You will be notified if the version you are using is out-of-date.
  2. Added back-end translation for Portuguese language: Now Portuguese users can use JSN Tendo and JSN Teki in their mother language easily. There are 14 languages supported in total.

Besides these, there are Improved HTML and CSS code of all clearing tags, Utilized CSS3 for all mouse over actions and more. All of these bring you a lot of convenience and make you website look cooler than ever.

Author: JoomlaShine
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5
Tags: Software, Mobile, Hosting, Electronics, Computers
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Demo Installer, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

18. JoomSpirit 35 – By JoomSpirit


Features:

  1. W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional. W3C CSS Valid
  2. Clean pure CSS/Tableless Design
  3. Fully compatible Firefox 3+, IE7+, Chrome
  4. Lightweight and fast-loading
  5. 3, 2 or 1 column layout
  6. 20 module positions
  7. Set the width for your web site, the left and the right column (fixed or fluid)
  8. Drop-down menu
  9. Typography (list, header module, quotation, …)
  10. Include a manual to explain the module positions and typography
  11. Include the slideshow module of the demo.
Author: JoomSpirit
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Online store/shop, Neutral, Fashion, Beauty, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Custom Fonts, Fluid width, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

19. AT Ebona – By AtJoomla


Features:

  1. Fast loading Template
  2. Joomla1.6 /Joomla1.7/Joomla2.5 compatible
  3. Price (Free)
  4. All browsers compatible
  5. Logo Text or Image
  6. Png IE6 fixed
Author: AtJoomla
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5, JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6
Tags: Society and Culture, Real Estate, Hotels, Business, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

20. Td Combeta – By JoomlaTD


Features:

  1. Flash header
  2. Dropdown menu
  3. Left and right columns at your choice
  4. Width sizes of the template at your choice
  5. Google fonts
  6. If you need the joomla 1.5 version visit www.joomlatd.com
Author: JoomlaTD
Compatibility: JOOMLA 1.7, JOOMLA 1.6, JOOMLA 1.5
Tags: Sport, Health, Fitness, Education, Clean
Speciality: Settings/Parameters, Custom Fonts, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download

21. Sipimo – By Atict


Features:

  1. Fast loading template
  2. Joomla! 2.5 compatible
  3. Logo text or image
  4. 2 column template
  5. All browsers compatible
  6. Clean business style
  7. Collapsible Module Positions
  8. Fixed width
  9. Table-less and 100% CSS based design
Author: Atict
Compatibility: JOOMLA 2.5
Tags: Personal pages, Internet, Industrial, Business, Clean
Template Features: Settings/Parameters, Fixed width
Useful Links: Details | Demo | Download
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49 Responses to “21 Best Free Joomla Templates”

  1. Steve Says:

    Joomla templates are superb!

    Reply

  2. dang ky nhan hieu Says:

    Can you suggest a joomla 3.0 template for a law firm?
    Thanks

    Reply

  3. venki Says:

    Great templates,i need joomla 3.0.3 versions new templates,
    give me any suggestions

    Reply

    • Souvik Says:

      Many of the above templates are already upgraded to Joomla 3.x. You can check on the respective websites.

      Reply

  4. Nam Says:

    Awful ones tho

    Reply

  5. Vladimir Bauer Says:

    Some of these templatea and it’s design has a smooth and corporate feel, most probably I prefer to choose joomla templates only as it allows you to promote your products or services online with a professional and serious business appearance.

    Reply

  6. Shahul Says:

    Thanks for the great collection.

    Reply

  7. luke Says:

    Hi

    It’s pleasure to meet a joomla expert here. I would like to have an advise from you.
    I have a basic HTML+CSS static web site and I want covert in to joomla CMS. Do you know any good software for it ? or can you give me some easy steps for the same ????

    Thank you
    Luke.

    Reply

  8. Ann Says:

    Nice-except for that ‘joomlashine’ crap..if I wanted spyware, I’d look for it…[dumped and deleted...instantly!]

    Reply

  9. HansV Says:

    Very nice templates, thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  10. kanka Says:

    very nice links thanks for the links. Best Me.

    Reply

  11. Matt Says:

    They’re very far from “BEST”.

    Reply

  12. Elenore Says:

    I just downloaded and installed the latest version of “DesignCanvas” by Joomlage (with the Joomla 3 package) and I am sad to say that it looks nothing at all like the images you show above. In fact, it is plain and ugly has now been deleted from my machine. A shame, because the inages do make it look good.

    Reply

  13. aman Says:

    Hi

    I was trying to remove the copyright in grandiose template but i couldnt ..can u please help me with that ???

    Reply

    • Souvik Says:

      You can find one tab in template manager called “Additional Features”. Here you can get some features to on/off footer copyright info.

      If you wish to change in core files then you can edit these files:

      /templates/grandiose/yjsgcore/yjsg_footer.php

      and

      /templates/grandiose/yjsgcore/yjsg_footer2.php

      Reply

  14. Wence Says:

    Thanks for this collection, good work; long live!

    Reply

  15. mehrzad Says:

    thank you very mach.

    Reply

  16. sawon Says:

    thanks for sharing some lovable templates. i download 2 of them and i will now try to add them into my web site.

    Reply

  17. priyank Says:

    is this totally free templates?

    Reply

  18. joom-Friends Says:

    Great Collection. Well done. Grandiose Template is pretty cool.

    Reply

  19. William Says:

    Some of them are really impressive!

    Reply

  20. Basanta Says:

    Really nice collection.

    Reply

  21. TGX Says:

    Please i need a free temlate for joomla 2.5 for an eshop.I need this for an exercise @ my university.Thx

    Reply

  22. A.Umapathi Says:

    Nice template..

    i wanna create a website for maintain my profile..can i have better template..
    please send to my mail id..

    Thanks and Regards
    Umapathi.A

    Reply

  23. Themebox Says:

    Hi there, Nice list! Thanks for the good article

    Reply

  24. Mbinu Seo Company Says:

    Nice Collection here ! all the templates I need all under one roof.I am actually spoiled for choice.

    Reply

  25. Joomla Templater Says:

    Hi there, Nice list! Thanks for the good article :)

    Reply

  26. Wordpress Family Says:

    Just great!

    Reply

  27. muruga Says:

    template td_cletra I have issues with it.the top modules are disappearing.i dont understand why yet I have published them.

    Reply

  28. sandeep Says:

    cool collection….!!!

    Reply

  29. Dragan Says:

    Great templates… Keep like this.. cheers

    Reply

  30. mohregan Says:

    thank you so much very good themes really you are a professional

    Reply

  31. DonnyM Says:

    I’ve spent literally DAYS searching for a truly 100% free, customizable, banner-less, link-less, ad-less etc. Joomla template and while a few of these in the list aren’t exactly that (some are limited in use, while others require signup or payment etc.), after a few look see’s, I was FINALLY able to find a suitable match for my needs here. Thank you VERY much for posting up these!!

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  32. buddhika Says:

    thank you so much.I find a many site to get Joomla templates.but I can’t find to suitably good template.your templates is soogood my dear.thank you very much.

    Reply

  33. Joomla Solutions Says:

    nice graphics and Improved HTML and CSS code of all joomla Solutions clearing tags, Utilized CSS3 for all mouse over actions and more

    Reply

  34. joom tech Says:

    Thanks for share look likes.

    Reply

  35. Jun Says:

    This one is also one of the best free joomla templates :

    http://sasandoweb.com/product/item/8-sw-bloggy-free-joomla-2-5-template.html

    Reply

  36. webxtech Says:

    thanks telling about joomla templates..

    Reply

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