Every business owner who wants to expand their network online wants a cool, functional website that not only looks good, but also serves the purpose and is easy to maintain and update. But developing a website can be costly (depending on the size of your business and the features you wish to incorporate to your site), not to mention its maintenance. To solve this problem, Content Management Systems (CMS) came into play.

CMS allows you to easily create websites, add new content to it, modify and customize it, update it, etc., quickly and easily, with a user-friendly interface. Joomla is a popular and amazing CMS that lets you build your own website very easily, even without the help of an experienced web developer. There are thousands of Joomla templates to choose from. You can easily edit and modify them, and place your information and photos with ease, giving a new look to your site. With Joomla templates, creating creative and unique websites is a breeze. Most of them are even free, and will not cost you anything. This will help you save a lot of money!

When choosing a Joomla template for your site, you must consider the size, creativity, features, and other important factors. It must be light so you can load your site easily on any user’s PC or mobile device, and it should be attractive and creative to keep users engaged on your website. The best templates are those that can be easily customized, with cool and useful features that will give your site that extra wow factor.

Let’s check out some of the best free Joomla templates this 2014. See what works for you best.

RiverS

RiverS

RiverS is one of the most comprehensive, clean, flexible, and fully responsive Joomla templates for 2.5 and 3.1. It’s suitable for business, hosting, software, portfolio, store, and blog sites. It features a modern design, with a lot of options to manage and customize any aspect of the theme, regardless of your coding skills. With more than 100 features, RiverS will provide your site a professional look and feel.

Reviver

Reviver

This premium responsive multi-purpose Joomla template is best suited for any eCommerce website. With such amazing features, you can forget about other templates. Some of the features include beautiful and fully responsive layout, T3 framework for Joomla 2.5, including Bootstrap and LESS, ThemeMagic setting panel and SEO tools, mega menu and smart search, 7 homepage layouts, 3 different sliders (Revolution, Flex, and Camera sliders), multi-language and multi-currency support, wishlist and product comparison, AJAX drop-and-down shopping cart and price filter, list and grid view for category pages, product image zoom and lightbox, next/previous navigation and custom tabs on product page, Facebook and Twitter plugins, extended documentation, and many more.

KALLYAS

KALLYAS

KALLYAS is a premium Joomla template with a responsive design that’s built for today’s websites. It’s ultra-flexible, has a clean design and code, with no modesty – one of the most complete template ever created. It has the latest trends and technologies and can be used in a wide variety of domains. It’s also a great deal because it comes with premium plugins!

TouchM

TouchM

This multifunctional premium responsive templatefor Joomla is ideal for business, store, product, and blog sites. The theme features a clean and modern design and an advanced admin panel that provides you with numerous options to manage and customize any aspect of the theme. All of the elements in this theme are optimized to work perfectly on any touch screen device. Swipe, tap or double-tap the theme’s elements to experience the fluid and responsive layout. Some of its features include 3 responsive sliders, filterable portfolio with various layouts, a comprehensive list of shortcodes, a visual shortcode generator, pricing tables, and numerous jQuery enhancements.

SimpleKey

SimpleKey

SimpleKey is a one-page multi-purpose Joomla template that will suit those who want to showcase their portfolio or company products/services. If you’re an iPhone or Android app developer, you can also use this template for introducing your app, or you can simply use it for your daily blogging. The theme features 33 easy-to-use shortcodes that allow you to show your portfolios, recent tweets, team introduction, pricing tables, a mobile compatibility slider, and more. It has detailed documentation and example data XML that will help you get started in a smooth and easy way.

About the author

Carmel is a web developer and designer who also works part-time as a freelance writer. Despite her busy schedule, she makes it a point to share her knowledge about web design and development through her articles on blogs.

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