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35 Beautiful Commercial And Free Joomla Templates

Joomla is one of the most powerful, robust and feature-rich content management systems out there. Besides being open-source, Joomla is capable of some really stunning designs through the use of modules and built-in display customizations. Below, we present a list of 20 35 of the coolest, slickest, most eye-catching Joomla template designs.

Commercial Templates

Mynxx | Demo | Support This theme incorporates the popular Joomla ecommerce / shopping component, Virtuemart. This integration is applied in a variety of platforms, such as modules, a custom virtuemart theme and template coding. The custom Virtuemart theme allows us to override the core output, which results in a more seamless integrated with the Virtuemart shopping component.

Mynx by RocketTheme

Akiraka | Demo | Website One of RocketTheme’s finest templates. The fully transparent design gives you complete control over the color of the website.

Akiraka by RocketTheme

Lightfast | Demo | Website The definition of a light and fast template. Joomla is powerful, but it is also big. Because of all the possible features to take advantage of, templates are often bloated with tons of code. Lightfast is Joomlashack’s response to this problem. The entire file is only 13k and is SEO optimized right out of the box. Template costs $39.95.

Vintage by Joomlashack

Simple Praise | Demo | Website A very smooth rotating content module and lots of module positions makes this a very versatile Joomla template. Club membership costs $75 for 1 year.

SimplePraise by JoomlaPraise.com

Social Praise | Demo | Website SocialPraise is built for community collaboration. It is templates like this that really show what Joomla! can do as a content management system. SocialPraise integrates completely with the most popular Joomla community building components like Community Builder and Fireboard forum. Club membership costs $75 for 1 year.

SocialPraise by JoomlaPraise.com

NewsPro | Demo | Website A sliding content module crams headlines into this easy to navigate template. The small body text and expansive menu suggests this template would work well as a magazine layout. Club membership costs $99 for 1 year.

Newspro by Joomlaxtc.com

Periphelion | Demo | Website One of the best grunge-themed templates for Joomla. Multiple color styles make this template incredibly versatile.

Periphelio by RocketTheme

City Portal | Demo | Website A clean, smooth template, perfect for a magazine or portal.

City Portal by Shape5

News Link | Demo | Website As the name states, a great news template with built-in news rotator with tons of features.

News Link by Shape5

Gridiron| Demo | Website A simple but elegant alternative to the clutter of a typical Joomla template.

Gridiron by PixelParadise

Vertigo | Demo | Website A template with “Paralax Motion” built in. Check out the demo, because this template is about as cool as it gets.

Vertigo by RocketTheme

Small Robot| Demo | Website Another simple design for websites with less informaiton to display on the front page.

SmallRobot by PixelParadise

CelebsPlazza | Demo | Website An eye-catching design with four styles built right in.

CelebsPlazza by Template Plazza

The News | Demo | Website Another slick news template with a smooth image slideshow.

The News by Gavick

Jet30 | Demo | Website A Web 2.0-style template for a blog or information portal.

Jet30 by DesignforJoomla

Free Templates

Brown Kick | Download | Demo | Website A cool coffee-themed template with unobtrusive navigation and nice blog styling.

Brown Kick by IbolDsign

Optimus | Download | Demo | Website A straightforward Joomla template that could work for almost any kind of website.

Optimus by JoomlaShack

Novus | Download | Demo | Website An incredibly versatile template, ready for complete customization.

Novus by RocketTheme

Simplify | Download | Demo | Website Three color combinations and a block design make this template great for a professional presentation.

Simplify by Estime Templates

Contaminated | Download | Demo | Website Another cool grunge theme with nice touches, like full typography options.

Contaminated by JoomlaJunkie

RokWebify | Download | Demo | Website A Web 2.0 template with many color options and a simple interface.

RokWebify by RocketTheme

EMagazine | Download | Demo | Website As the name suggests, a good magazine template without being too heavy on bandwidth-eating images.

EMagazine by IbolDesign

Portfolio | Download | Demo | Website One of the best portfolio options for Joomla, perfect for artists and Web designers.

Portfolio by PortfolioDesign.org

Jakarta Times | Download | Demo | Website A super-simple news and blog template that loads fast but can hold tons of information.

Jakarta by Tobacamp

VJ-08 | Download | Demo | Website This simplest of simplistic designs provides one big header image to get your message across fast.

VJ-08 by Veero.net

Nova | Download (free registeration required) | Demo | Website This “pure CSS” template is great for a blog because of the front and center main body content. Three module positions are available for pushing RSS, a quick blurb or a login module.

Nova by Joomlashack.com

Jamba | Download (free registeration required) | Demo | Website Ten module positions and five preset color settings make this a truly versatile template. A newsflash module position lets you highlight important information.

Jamba by Joomlashack.com

Back to Nature | Download | Demo | Website This 3-column template is an out-of-the-box option for blogging or an online community.

Back to Nature by Themza.com

Praise Corp | Download | Demo | Website An incorporated login form and search field compliment the boxy style of this template.

PraiseCorp by JoomlaPraise.com

Contest Entry | Download (free registration required) | Demo | Website This template was JoomlaPraise’s entry into the Joomla 1.5 template contest. With no shortage of module positions this template was good enough to be considered for part of the Joomla core.

Contest Entry by JoomlaPraise.com

Enchanted | Download (free registration required) | Demo | Website Several module styles let you customize this template to fit your needs. Incorporation with the fireboard forum is a bonus feature of this template as well.

Enchanted by Pure-Joomla.com

Pluralism | Download | Demo | Website This simple template is one of the rare Joomla templates with a right sidebar. A big header draws attention to the content quickly.

Pluralism by JoomlaBamboo.com

Epic | Download | Demo | Website This template can be customized in many ways. The free version comes with one color option but also a smooth image slideshow with a transparent caption feature. PRO Version available for $25.

Epic by JoomlaShine.com

Webmedie | Download | Demo | Website This rounded template has glossy module styling and an oversized header.

Webmedie by Webmedie.dk

ContentPortal | Download (free registration required) | Demo | Website An incorporated search field fits nicely in this template. A large module position on top is perfect for a large banner or newsflash.

ContentPortal by Estimetemplates.com

Further Resources

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