As promised when we released the Ignite template last week, we have now made an small update which adds support for Virtuemart.

The Virtuemart display is not exactly the same as Hika shop but it's very close. So if you must use Virtuemart then our latest clean shopping template may well fit the bill.

Please also note that there is an extra step when using the theme with Virtuemart. But don't worry we have outlined exactly how to go about the process over on the Ignite documentation page.

If you missed the announcement for the Hikashop and now Virtuemart template last week you can read the blog post announcing the release, view the features page or perhaps check out the demo.

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We will also be releasing a Virtuemart theme suited for Ignite but I wanted to release this earlier so you could see the full glory.

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It's a shop ... but not as we know it.


This is the first time I've worked with Hikashop and I must say it was a really very good experience. The workflow, flexibility and functionality in the free version of the extension seemed to be really well thoughtout and easy to follow. The Pro version looks even more feature rich so I guess you need to really need to make the decision on which version to use based on your project. Checkout the comparison table here.

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Flux is an elegant Joomla template with a ton of power under the hood via the T3 framework as well as a simple design aesthetic. Flux combines powerful functionality with aesthetic simplicity which I like to believe is the cornerstone of the Joomlabamboo ethos.

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  • One page option
  • 8 Simple colour schemes
  • Easily change the header and background image to suit your needs.
  • Full responsive layout
  • Discrete animated search bar
  • Built on T3 and comes with a flexible mega menu, Theme Magic to control the colours used in your theme, draggable interface for controlling module positions and layouts.
  • Compatible with Zenkit - our stand alone K2 Joomla templates
  • Full support for Zentools - Our multi purpose Joomla module for creating flexible and responsive image and content grids and galleries.

One Page option

After the release of our One Page Joomla template and the One page update for Motion, I decided that the One page option will be added to a selected number of new template releases.

As you can see on the Flux demo the One page option works quite well :)

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[One of our most popular Joomla business templates is now available for Joomla 3. It uses the new bridge framework I announced a few weeks ago with a new an improved version that provides better support for Bootstrap using LESS.

The Corporate Joomla template theme was one of our first business focussed responsive templates. It features a full width background slideshow with a pixelated overlay, some sharp lines and a ton of white space.

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Upgrading from an old version of Corporate?

While we work on the documentation for the Joomla 3 version take some time to look through the using a Zen Grid Bridge template documentation for an understanding of what's changed between Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 and how to move an existing site to Joomla 3.

If you are using the Corporate template for the first time then you can just go straight ahead and install it.


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Portal pushed our responsive Joomla template count above the 30 template mark and as of now we have a total of 33 responsive templates available to download.

So this post is really just a little trip down memory lane to see the breadth and variety of designs that we have created since the Focus template we release way back in September 2011.

Where to from here?

So after looking through this post it begs the question - what kind of designs do you want to see? Which third party extensions would you like us to support? Help us to guide the design of the next 30 Joomla templates.

And without further ado ... 33 Responsive Joomla templates.

And before you ask about my math ... the Zen Building Block templates are a pack of five templates :)

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In the spirit of Newstream and Newscycle, Portal is a minimal and stylish news portal / magazine theme for Joomla. It features a responsive design with a tonne of module positions and module classes that allow you to take your Joomla content to a new level.

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We released the Ascent Joomla template back in October 2012 and it proved to be a popular choice for folks looking for a corporate or business template. I'm very happy to announce it is available for Joomla 3. This is the first template that we have released which is based on the Zen Grid Bridge format.

What's the Zen Grid Bridge?

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The Zen grid bridge is basically a stepping stone framework that enables users of the old Zen Grid Framework to move their sites to Joomla 3. It is a cut down version of the old Zen Grid Framework built specifically to be able to quickly and easily move older Joomla 2.5 templates to Joomla 3. This framework is stand alone and does not require the Zen Grid Framework, T3, or the JB Library plugin.

Zen Grid Bridge compatible templates basically use the assets found in the old framework and the old template in a Joomla 3 compatible skin. There have been a number of changes to the way that the template functions - with some key changes to functionality and of course soem improvements under the hood, but the basic design is the same.

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One of the more common requests we receive is for us to design a simple one page design. While our slider and scroller themes from back in 2007 were one of the first Joomla templates to use this as a concept, we haven't really touched that style since then, so this month we decided to go a little "one page crazy".

In addition to the One Page template we released a week ago and the modified Motion theme which now supports one page mode, I would like to present a new and beautiful one page design. It's name is Profile.

The Profile Joomla template is an elegant design that is ideal for those situations where you need to create a professional web presence but don't need a full blown website. It's a lightweight, framework-free one page design with a tonne of personality. Check out the links below to find out more information.

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Hot on the heels of the release of the responsive One Page scrolling theme, the Motion template now has an option to be used as a one page scrolling template.

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The new version of the template is pretty easy to use. In addition to the usual Motion setup simply set the One Page option under the general parameters and it transforms the Motion menu into a same page link scrolling theme.



There are a few other designs in our collection that might suit this functionality so keep an eye out for some future updates. Enjoy!

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Im happy to announce the availability of a new starter theme called One Page. As you may have guessed it's a one page responsive theme based on our original Responsive Joomla template.

It's a minimal theme designed as a scaffold for you to create your very own one page design masterpiece.

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Zen animate - free css3 based Joomla plugin

In addition to the One Page template I have also released a new free Joomla plugin that makes adding css3 transitions to your Joomla content super easy.

Just wrap your text in one of the available tags and your text will animate into place. There are 35 available transitions but please careful, these kind of effects are best used discerningly.

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I've just taken the wrappers off our latest Joomla template release and I really hope you like it.

Nebula is a business oriented theme that merges soft, blurry header elements with crisp lines and lots of white space.

It features a bouncy / css3 animated slideshow treatment of our Zentools module as well as a thourough integration of our stand alone responsive templates for K2 - Zenkit. Which makes this theme a truly versatile template to build your next Joomla template with.

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One of the complexities joys of operating an international business is keeping tabs on the cross border currency conversion and conversion rate costs. Last year we moved to selling our services in Australian dollars in order to ensure we could keep our subscription costs low - Paypal charges some pr…

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