If you read my previous blog post, this explained how to assign a specific template to a specific menu item, you would be familiar with how to create a copy of your template in the Joomla template manager and then assign it to a menu item.

What happens then if you try to delete all the template styles of a specific template in template manager because, for example, you decided to use some other template? Eventually, you will encounter the following error message:

“Cannot delete last style of a template”

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Thursday, 12 September 2013 01:09

30+ Responsive Joomla Templates

I meant to blog about this a few months ago but the release of the Portal Joomla template yesterday prompted me to (re) count the number of responsive templates we have in our catalogue.

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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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 06:23

Portal Responsive Joomla template


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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New edition to the Zenkit templates

Zenkit responsive Joomla templates

Portal also includes full compatibility with Zenkit our stand alone responsive templates for K2. We added a new layout to Zenkit called Featured which you can also see in action on the Portal K2 demo. The new layout simply changes the order of the K2 image and K2 video and places it before the title appears. This simple adjustment means it's even easier to create a good looking blog layout that features your K2 images and video.

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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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Friday, 09 August 2013 03:28

One page template plus Zen Animate


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.

Features and Download Fork on Github

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Sorry for the pun but I couldn't resist ...

The Moments template started out as a template design reminiscent of the Platform Joomla template we released last year, but the more I worked with it, the more it grew into something with a whole lot more potential.


First some links ...

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Moments has lots of layouts ...

Masonry tiled layout


The front page of the demo features a pinterest-like masonry-driven flexible grid layout but if you dig deeper into the demo you will see that we packed a lot more into this neat little design.

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Thursday, 11 April 2013 03:08

Arcadia plus Zenkit - K2 Template demo site


A few weeks ago I published the new demo site for Zenkit - our stand alone responsive K2 templates for Joomla - and also announced Zenkit v2 which comes with a tonne of new features. 

I'm gradually going through the existing template base and adding their relevant Zenkit demos and so the next cab off the rank is the Arcadia Zenkit demo site.

If you missed the announcement yesterday, Arcadia is a beautiful new design created by Glenn Thomas aka The Fox and the King. It's a beautiful T3 driven theme with a stack of goodies under the hood - check out the feature page for more details.


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I'm very happy to announce the availability of our April Joomla template release - Arcadia.

Arcadia is a fun and creative responsive Joomla template that features an awesome header design from Glenn Thomas aka The Fox and the King. Glenn has a unique visual style and after meeting him a few months ago in the new studio space I couldn't wait to put his style into a Joomla template for you. I'll be publishing an interview with Glenn in the next few days so stay tuned if you want to find out more about this amazing Melbourne artist.

Arcadia is built on the T3 framework and features a tonne of theming options and some very flexible functionality. It's built to be compatible with our new Zenkit v2 release (Demo coming soon) so all of you K2 fans out there will be able to drop Arcadia into an existing or new K2 site without any trouble at all.

Features Preview Download

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Zenhost Joomla template

I've just unwrapped our latest Joomla template and it's a little gem.

Zenhost is a clean and simple business template built for those of you who sell your goods, products or services online. It's a flexible theme built with bootstrap and T3 and comes with a slew of features and options to make it your own.

Live PreviewFeaturesDownload

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Monday, 25 February 2013 04:07

Blanko Joomla 3 template now available

Blank Joomla 3 Template

The minimal Joomla template called Blanko, released as a part of the Zen Building Block collection is now available as a Joomla 3 Template.

Blanko is a the simplest of the five Joomla templates released in the package and is a clean slate for you to start creating your site from.

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