Download a Free Magento Theme: HelloWired

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Magento, an open source e-commerce web application, is often a good choice for an e-commerce website. The system is quite powerful and the community around the product is strong, making Magento one of the first options to consider when choosing an engine for your online shop. In this post we present our first Magento-release: a simple and beautiful HelloWired Magento Theme, designed by HelloThemes1 and released especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The theme features a clean white background with a simple navigation that will allow you to customize the colors very easily.

The homepage of the theme features many interactive elements. To the left of the newsletter sign-up box you’ll find a jQuery-based product slider. When navigating on a category page, the theme features polished “Add To Cart” buttons; it also integrates a lightbox for preview images of your products and e-commerce icons ready to be used. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in all your projects.

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Download the theme for free! Link

The theme is released under Creative Commons3. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.

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Preview images Link

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Promo blocks on the front page of the theme10

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Multi-level drop-down navigation menu12

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Category page14

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Product page16

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Large preview (Lightbox)18

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“Further recommendations”-block20

Thank you, guys! We appreciate your work and your good intentions.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.hellothemes.com
  2. 2 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  3. 3 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  4. 4 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  5. 5 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  6. 6 http://www.hellothemes.com/support/documentation/hellowired-documentation/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/magento-hellowired/free-magento-hellowired-theme.zip
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/magento-hellowired/free-magento-hellowired-psd.zip
  9. 9 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  10. 10 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  11. 11 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  12. 12 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/
  13. 13 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/furniture.html
  14. 14 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/furniture.html
  15. 15 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/chair.html
  16. 16 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/chair.html
  17. 17 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/electronics/cameras/olympus-stylus-750-7-1mp-digital-camera.html
  18. 18 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/electronics/cameras/olympus-stylus-750-7-1mp-digital-camera.html
  19. 19 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/electronics/cameras/olympus-stylus-750-7-1mp-digital-camera.html
  20. 20 http://demos.hellothemes.com/hellowired/electronics/cameras/olympus-stylus-750-7-1mp-digital-camera.html

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  1. 1

    Great theme, good work and thank you for releasing under cc!!

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    Connor McCarra

    June 3, 2010 2:09 pm

    The demo link doesn’t work. Here is the correct link:

    http://www.hellothemes.com/demo/?theme=hellowired

    *Nevermind*

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  4. 4

    super cool… sleek and simple.

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  5. 5

    Great magento theme, love it.

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  6. 6

    Splendid work! Far too creative =D

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  7. 7

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Jean-Francois Monfette

    June 3, 2010 3:57 pm

    This is a beautiful theme ! I wish I had something to sell to use it :)

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  9. 9

    Cool, nice theme. I tried out Magento in the beta days and it needed quite the server to load quickly. Anyone know if this is still the case?

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    Razer Maharjan

    June 3, 2010 7:31 pm

    ohh that great themes. Thanks for sharing

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  11. 11

    about time!
    you guys can read the audience’ mind especially mine.
    Cheers!

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  12. 12

    I don’t use Magento but the design is lovely. Think I’ll download it and revamp it for use as a straight-up HTML/CSS design — it’s too cool not to use. Thanks!

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  13. 13

    I have one question: what is the purpose of so many (16, if ie more than 16) script tags in the head?

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  14. 14

    Thanks A Lot. Excellent Work.

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  15. 15

    The way I understand it, in the Magento enviroment it is actually very hard to modify anything out of the ordinary or standard and you need the help of payed Magento programmers.
    In finding a good ecommerce solution I read a lot of complaints on their (and others’) forum about the code and the way it was implemented. This help from the Magento-programmers was thought to be the Magento business model. Can anyone comment?

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    James, Magento has come a long way from the beta days. The speed comes down to your site host, cache management, and some work within the htaccess file. My sites running Magento load very, very quickly. Most of my sites load in less than 1.4 seconds.

    Nice looking theme. Haven’t looked through the code yet, but I hope it’s better than some of the other Hello Themes I’ve experienced. Especially their support…which is, shall we say, “lacking”.

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      Dear Consultantnomo , hi

      im looking for an ecommerce (shopingcart) .
      is magneto SIMPLE to use?
      Now im trying PRESTA , but I think ( heard )that magneto is MOST POWERFULL FREE ecommerce solution.

      Can u send me the links of you magneto websites?
      Can I easily add paypal to it ?

      thanks

      -1
  17. 18

    the .zip file does not contain the /instructions and /static-blocks folders needed for proper setup as per video. Can you send them

    Just trying to set this up on http://www.darkyluxus.cz and it seems very nice

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    • 19

      Installed the template, but have problems with CSS the default…
      My Account
      My Wishlist
      My Cart
      Log In

      This is vertical but should be a horizontal menu as per demo – how can i change this, and where is the CSS styling to change it please ??

      I see you have fixed it on your demo.. this is urgent.

      Regards

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  18. 20

    Very nice free theme, but is it 1.4.0 compatible?

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    Daniel Winnard

    June 4, 2010 1:00 am

    Great theme. Thanks!

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    Tomáš Kapler

    June 4, 2010 2:05 am

    so instructions and static-blocks can be found at http://www.hellothemes.com/support/documentation/hellowired-documentation/ (second tab) – it seems it has been actualised, the video on the first tab shows completely different static-blocks, so more important is that second-tab

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  21. 23

    Thanks guys! Hope you enjoy the theme!

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    Alex@macenko.com

    June 4, 2010 2:26 am

    Thanks-Thanks! ))

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  23. 25

    Exellent template… Please post more posts……

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    JC | Resrource Hive

    June 4, 2010 5:32 am

    Really nice looking theme….I really like the clean look. Posted this on my Free Resource Site @ resourcehive.com/2010/06/04/free-magento-theme-hellowired-smashing-magazine/

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  25. 27

    For free??!!! :) Absolutely amazing. You guys are great. Keep the good work. Magento Rocks!

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  26. 28

    Woww !! Very nice theme !

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  27. 29

    I love it !

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  28. 30

    Docs not found :/

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  29. 31

    Delicious, more free Magento templates like this. Like .psd here!

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  30. 32

    They have blocked/or moved the docs for the theme, I was viewing them yesterday

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  31. 33

    I really like the theme, but with the removal of the instructions I am starting to question this company. If there is a problem at least provide some kind of notice. A blank page is very unprofessional. Wondering if anyone has a copy of the instructions since the theme download only provides a link to their website.

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    Gopal Bhattacharjee

    June 4, 2010 8:06 pm

    Cool, nice theme. Thanks!

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    Cool, great theme. Thanks !

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  34. 36

    This theme is useless without the setup instructions..
    Official site documentation is blank.

    Really hope someone can help out.

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    I have created a PDF doc with the instructions for setting up the theme on Magento. Hope it helps everyone looking to set it up.

    http://bit.ly/cJJypy

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      Thanks Ken !!!

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      Huh? Why should I pay to download the PDF? can you just make it free for download? After all this is a free theme..

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      Thank you Ken for this. It does appear that the instructions are now on their site, but this will help greatly.

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    IPC Design Ltd

    June 5, 2010 4:18 am

    Great looking theme, and from looking around, its pretty simple to alter the style as far as magento themes go!

    Very sleek and classy… thumbs up!

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  38. 44

    Some links explaining Magento’s theme file structure:
    Magento website: http://www.magentocommerce.com/design_guide/articles/working-with-magento-themes
    Video explanation of theme files: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm551N0_Kv4
    Hope it will help for beginners ;)

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    Thanks again guys! Show us your appreciation and follow us on Twitter @HelloThemes http://www.twitter.com/hellothemes/

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  40. 46

    Thanks for this useful article.
    Another source of free magento themes: http://www.mage-world.com/magento-themes/
    Keep this thread going if you find any more free magento themes

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    Really nice theme guys.

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  42. 48

    Missing stylesheet?

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    Irish Cheesehead

    June 11, 2010 4:31 pm

    Anyone else find Magento sites too busy? It’s not this theme, just Magento in general. Guess I’m used to smaller shops using things like WordPress plugins and such. I have no use for such a large shop. Still looks too cluttered to me, though.

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  44. 50

    Nice theme. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. 51

    Awesome theme!!
    I didn’t knew magento, so asked uncle Google :D read about an hour and installed it!
    After that, I spent about 3 hrs looking for a nice theme… until I remembered you all at SmasingMagazine XD
    You guys have the very best of web in this site,
    congrats and of course I will spread the word!

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  46. 52

    how do i change the color of the grey footer block background containing the copyright information?

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  47. 53

    very nice . but I have problem If I want change checkout menu in toplink to button checkout. What’s did I do? Thank you for this theme
    Remark I want show layout this Checkout button : Items 0 : $0.00 What’s did I do it

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  48. 54

    thanks but how do i show menu like demo ?

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  49. 55

    HelloThemes is a naughty, naughty company… Don’t do any business with these guys, they are a fraud. They totally copied (word for word) the real Theme Designers MGNTO – see the entire story here – http://www.themes-mgnto.com/magento-blog/hellothemes-please-stop-stealing/

    And, I don’t work for MGNTO, but I thought you should all be aware that HelloThemes is a HeckoCopyCat! – Just FYI… I only found this out after I checked up on both companies, I almost purchased a Theme from Hello Theme’s – and I’m glad I didn’t. I keep hearing horrible complaints about their customer service. Stay away, stay far away. It’s just bad luck to copy someone else’s work and pass it off as your own. What a bunch of…

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  50. 56

    That’s a really nice Magento theme. Great work! By the way, I have compiled a list of free Magento themes here http://www.100webhosting.com/top-10-free-magento-templates-for-ecommerce-sites/ you can come and have a look if you have a minute to spare.

    Cheers!

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