10 best Joomla template makers – pricing details, free template links

 GavickPro

Top joomla club template maker - GavickProGavickPro is a Poland based template maker. Their templates are clean and look very smart. They are in the industry for a long time now (Since 2008). They have  variety of category based on which they design their templates. They design the same template (theme) for wordpress too. Templates are designed based on the Gavern framework – which includes Layout changes, Color Schemes, Advanced typography, Social Media Buttons, Google and Squirrel Fonts. They have some of their own Joomla extensions that they’ve used in their templates.

Single Template/Theme Price: 39€
Club Membership – All Theme Package: 99€ (One time payment unlimited validity)
Support: 99€ additional (for 2 months)

Free Templates: https://www.gavick.com/joomla-templates/tag,free-Joomla


 2. IceTheme

Top joomla club template maker - IceThemeIceTheme is a Albania based template maker. Their templates are clean and all of those look lively too. The company was founded back in 2008 and they already have come up with a huge number of templates to cover various categories. They use LESS CSS and Bootstrap framework  ready fully responsive design in their templates.

Membership Plans:

Personal: $45 (1 Month Support, All themes)
Standard: $75 (4 Months Support, All themes)
Developer : $120 (1 Year Support, All themes, PSDs)

Free Templates: http://www.icetheme.com/themes/free


3. JoomlaXTC

Top joomla club template maker - JoomlaXTCJoomlaXTC is well-known for its unique design and great support. I have gone through some review websites and found that all their clients are very happy with their support. Now this may not seem to you a very attractive feature when choosing a Template provider – but it indeed is a very important thing to consider. Because, if you start working with a Joomla template – you may face problems at various stages and that’s when the support thing can get handy. The templates are a bit different from others and are uniquely matte looking but gorgeous.

Membership Plans:

One Year Membership: $99 (5 Domains Allowed, All templates)
Life Time Membership: $199 (Unlimited domains, All templates)
Free Templates: http://www.joomlaxtc.com/resources/free-templates


4. JoomlArt

Top joomla club template maker - JoomlArtJoomlaArt is powered by their powerful T3 framework. The framework allows the users to create unique template within a very short time. You can create various module positions, resize them according to your needs. It is the second best framework I have seen while working with Joomla. The bold use of different colors make their template really eye-catchy. Besides Joomla they design Magento Themes. They have developed a lot of their own extensions (Modules, plugins and components).

 

Membership Plans:

JATC Standard 3 Months Membership: $59 (Access to Joomla resources + Premium Support)
JATC Standard 1 Year Membership: $70 (Access to Joomla resources + Premium Support)
JA Developer Membership: $300 (1 Year, Access to Joomla + Magento all resources, VIP Support, Copyright Removal)

Free Templates: https://www.joomlart.com/joomla/templates/tag/free


5. RocketTheme

Top joomla club template maker - RocketThemeRocketTheme is powered by their framework “Gantry”. Gantry is a powerful and flexible framework for creating templates. The Layout Manager allows the users to create a layout with drag-and-drop option. The use of dark color in RocketTheme templates are noticeable. Besides Joomla – RocketTheme produces templates/Themes for Magento, WordPress and phpBB.

 

Membership Plans:

Basic: $44 (3 Months Membership, 1 Site License)
Standard: $59 (6 Months Membership, 2 Site License)
Plus: $74 (12 Months Membership, 3 Site License)
Developer: $262 (12 Months Membership, UNLIMITED Site License)

Free Templates:

http://www.rockettheme.com/joomla/templates/afterburner2

http://www.rockettheme.com/joomla/templates/grunge

http://www.rockettheme.com/joomla/templates/quasar


6. Shape5

Top joomla club template maker - Shape5Shape5 is a popular template maker. They build their templates with the help of their Vertex framework. Their templates are clean and they use images to decorate their templates very well. Besides Joomla they design WordPress themes too.

Club Membership Plans: (Joomla + WordPress altogether)

Basic: $59 (3 Months Membership, 1 Domain)
Extended: $69 (3 Months Membership, 2 Domains)
Best Value: $79 (3 Months Membership, 4 Domains)
Developer: $299 (3 Months Membership, unlimited Domains, use in client sites)

Free Templates:  http://www.shape5.com/product_details/free_templates/
Free Extensions: http://www.shape5.com/product_details/free_extensions/


7. JoomlaBamboo

Top joomla club template maker - JoomlaBambooJoomlaBamboo creates unique and clean templates. Their templates are indeed different than others. Their use of Zentools allows the template users to customize website look with Drag-and-drop layout builder.

Club Membership Plans:

3 Months: $45 (3 Months, 1 Domain)
12 Months: $85 (12 Months,  5 Domains)
6 Months Developer: $145 (6 Months, Unlimited Domains)
Developer: $225 (12 Months, Unlimited Domains)
Life Time Developer: $495 (Life time, Unlimited Domains)


8. YouJoomla

Top joomla club template maker - YouJoomlaWith their YJ Simple Grid (YJSG) – it is a complete power for the users to design their websites with easy customization options. They have 122+ templates in their pouch.

Club Membership Plans:

Gold: $58 (3 Months, Unlimited Domains)
Platinum: $98 (1 Year, Unlimited Domains)
Developer: $298 (1 year, Unlimited Domains, Copyright removal, Use on client Sites)

Free Templates: http://www.youjoomla.com/free-joomla-templates.html


9. OmegaTheme

Top joomla club template maker - OmegaThemeOmegaTheme has a huge collection of nicely designed Joomla templates. Like other template makers – OmegaTheme has their own framework named Jarvis. The layout builder as well as presets for every template gives the users the flexibility to utilize the template to design their website. They design templates for Magento and Prestashop too.

Club Membership Plan:

Single: $49 (3 months, Single domain)
Standard: $69 (12 Months, 3 domains)
Developer: $249 (12 Months, unlimited domains)

Free Templates: http://www.omegatheme.com/free-joomla-templates


10. JoomShaper

Top joomla club template maker - JoomShaperJoomShaper has taken Joomla to a next level. It makes designing Joomla website so easy that anyone can work with Joomla. Their framework “HELIX” is THE BEST framework I have seen so far. The layout manager and rich template manager options gives the user the power to design a rich website with ease. They have another unique feature which is the “Page Builder”. It gives the users to design each and every page independently and moreover with the flexibility of drag-and-drop layout builder. No doubt in my mind that JoomShaper is the Best template maker of all.

Club Membership Plans:

Personal: $59 (3 Months, Unlimited Domains)
Business: $99 (6 Months, Unlimited domains)
Developer: $299 (1 Year, Unlimited Domains, Page Builder Pro)

Free Templates: http://www.joomshaper.com/joomla-templates?tag=free

Free Joomla.com Subdomain

GRAB YOUR JOOMLA SUBDOMAIN – BEFORE OTHERS TAKE IT AWAY.

Like wordpress – Joomla.com is now offering subdomain. You can open your joomla.com subdomain with just 1 step – signup process.

Free joomla subdomain

This is indeed a great initiative by joomla. It will help the beginners to learn Joomla on realtime hosted environment.

However, if you signup multiple subdomain – you may face an additional captcha verification step

Free joomla subdomain

I got mine: hasibul.joomla.com 🙂

Solution for Deprecated function iconv_set_encoding() error while Joomla Installation in php 5.6

If you are trying to install Joomla (or other CMS) in php 5.6 environment and encounter the error : Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding()
– I’ve got a solution for you.

The error may look like following:

Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding(): Use of iconv.internal_encoding is deprecated in joomlaroot\libraries\joomla\string\string.php on line 27

Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding(): Use of iconv.input_encoding is deprecated in joomlaroot\libraries\joomla\string\string.php on line 28

Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding(): Use of iconv.output_encoding is deprecated in joomlaroot\libraries\joomla\string\string.php on line 29

Open the file string.php in “joomlaroot\libraries\joomla\string\” directory. Go to line 27.

Now change the following lines:

if (function_exists(‘iconv’))
{
// These are settings that can be set inside code
iconv_set_encoding(“internal_encoding”, “UTF-8”);
iconv_set_encoding(“input_encoding”, “UTF-8”);
iconv_set_encoding(“output_encoding”, “UTF-8”);
}

to the following:

if (function_exists(‘iconv’) && PHP_VERSION_ID < 50600)
{
// These are settings that can be set inside code
iconv_set_encoding(“internal_encoding”, “UTF-8”);
iconv_set_encoding(“input_encoding”, “UTF-8”);
iconv_set_encoding(“output_encoding”, “UTF-8”);
}
elseif (PHP_VERSION_ID >= 50600)
{
ini_set(‘default_charset’, ‘UTF-8’);
}

This should resolve the problem and let you progress to the next level during Joomla installation.

Moving Joomla Site – VirtueMart problem – frontend and admin panel points to old path.

I recently encountered a problem with a Joomla website which had VirtuMart in it. I moved the whole joomla site from a demo server to an active server with the actual domain pointing to it. Everything worked fine as I did the required changes in the configuration.php of the joomla folder. But the VirtueMart component was still pointing to the old demo server path. I then googles a bit and found a very good solution. I changed the config file of the virtuemart component located at:

/administrator/components/com_virtuemart/virtuemart.cfg.php

The following two paths need to be changed with the new path:

  1. define( ‘URL’, ‘http://demoserverURL/joomlafolder/’ );
  2. define( ‘SECUREURL’, ‘http://demoserverURL/joomlafolder/ );

Instead of the “demoserverLink/joomlafolder” use your actual joomla folder link.

You might face a new problem while doing this. If you are using ftp to download the file “virtuemart.cfg.php” and re-upload it with the changed path, you may get an “Permission Denied” error. There is a good solution for this too. Install a joomla component named “Extplorer” or “JoomlaXplorer“. This component is a joomla admin panel component that gives you the power to upload/delete/edit files in the joomla site. After installing any one of these two components just browse through the file and edit the above mentioned two lines of the “virtuemart.cfg.php” file.

I could get rid of the problem this way, I hope the solution will be useful for anyone facing the same problem.