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Download a Free Magento Theme: HelloWired

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.

Download the theme for free! Link

The theme is released under Creative Commons2. 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.

Preview images Link

Promo blocks on the front page of the theme

Multi-level drop-down navigation menu

Category page

Product page

Large preview (Lightbox)

“Further recommendations”-block

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

Footnotes Link

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    Rev. Benjamin

    June 3, 2010 1:39 pm

    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:


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    super cool… sleek and simple.

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    Great magento theme, love it.

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    Splendid work! Far too creative =D

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    Bryce Wisekal

    June 3, 2010 3:02 pm

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

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    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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    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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    Thanks A Lot. Excellent Work.

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    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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    June 3, 2010 10:47 pm

    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 ?


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    Tomáš Kapler

    June 3, 2010 11:42 pm

    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 and it seems very nice

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      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.


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    Craig Fleming

    June 4, 2010 12:43 am

    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 (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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