10 free responsive Joomla 3 templates for 2016

Here at JoomlaHostingReviews.com we are always looking for free Joomla templates, built with high standards. It is not so easy to find the really good ones so we have done that for you! We like to be able to take templates and shape them to suit us, whilst also looking at compatibility, responsive cross-device support, good coding practices and much much more. Enjoy our list below and feel free to leave any comments, including your favourite free Joomla templates for 2016.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: October 5, 2016 | Updated: October 5, 2016
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Joomlart - JA Simpli

http://www.joomlart.com

ja simpli

Compatibility: 3.0

  • No framework to keep it ultra light and simple
  • Fully Responsive layout
  • Layout Configuration
  • Real time customization 
  • Compatibility with 3rd party extensions
  • CSS 3 styling
  • 4 homepage variants
  • Compressed core files

JA Simpli is a lightweight template full of surprises. This template is very flexible and can adapt to your purpose with ease. With its clean code, choice of page design variants and much more. We really liked the compatabilty with third party extensions like EasyBlog, EasySocial, EasyDiscuss and Komento.

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Joomlart - Purity 3

http://www.joomlart.com

ja purity3

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Robust T3 framework
  • Fully Responsive layout
  • Layout Configuration
  • Bootstrap 3 
  • Compatibility with 3rd party extensions
  • CSS 3 styling
  • Stunning Typography
  • Compressed core files

Purity 3 is the template for any purpose, from small websites to large blogs. This template is based on the T3 framework and is fully responsive out of the box. It's incredible that this template is free! We again really liked the compatabilty with third party extensions like EasyBlog, EasySocial, EasyDiscuss, JomSocial, Kunena and MijoShop.

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ThemExpert - ZenithII

http://www.themexpert.com

zenith 2

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Robust T3 framework
  • Responsive design
  • Layout Configuration
  • Built with cutting edge coding languages
  • Image gallery
  • Custom pages and tabbed designs
  • 2 dimensional mega menu
  • SEO friendly

This free, responsive and fully loaded template by ThemExpert will cause you to never look at paid templates again! It comes pre loaded with easy to use page designs with a variety on layouts. It is very lightweight abd easy to use, and has quickstart install package. SEO friendly codebases are really important to keep with in google guidelines to keep you at the top!

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JoomlaShine - JSN Artista

http://www.joomlashine.com

artista

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Portfolio template
  • Ultimate visual standout design
  • Layout Configuration
  • Built with cutting edge coding languages
  • 2 ready-made homepage designs
  • Custom pages and 5 portfolio styles
  • MegaMenu
  • Works with RTL

JSN Artista by JoomlaShine is a visual knockout. If you are looking for something to showcase your imagery look no further. It is easy to install and displays your work in a variety of ways. This template offers a unique way to bring your presence to the web with it's gorgeous design elements.

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RocketTheme - Afterburner2

http://www.rockettheme.com

afterburner 2

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Streamlined Gantry Framework
  • CSS based drop-down menu
  • Layout Configuration
  • Fully Responsive
  • Huge amounts of template features
  • Fantastic typography
  • Fast loading
  • Works with RTL

You can really knock a company like RocketTheme when it comes to templates. All their templates are built with such care and huge amounts of customisation capabilities. Well, Afterburner2 is no exception even if it is free! We are designers tend to use this template as a base to our client websites.

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Gavick - Magazine

https://www.gavick.com

magazine

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Gavern Framework
  • K2 support
  • Extensive module support to suit bloggers
  • Fully Responsive
  • Social sharing options
  • Multi menu and sub-menu options
  • Modern
  • Auto updating article links

No one can argue that blogging isn't hugely popular, and this Gavick template could get any budding writer of the ground for free! Magazine template will give your blog a modern twist whilst offering the technical background to keep things simple. You do the writting and this template will worry about everything else... Perfect out of the box!

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Shape5 - Forte

https://www.shape5.com

forte

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Vertex Framework
  • 97 core template positions
  • Great admin interface for ease of customisation
  • Fully Responsive
  • Parallax backgrounds
  • S5 Flex menu system
  • Upgradeable
  • CSS and JS compression

We really like Shape5 and in particular this free template 'Forte'. It is so easy to take this and mold it into any type of site especially with 97 collabsible core module positions. The amount of many great features will take a little getting used to, but having so many options really makes the world your oyster!

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JoomlaPlates - X2 Video

https://www.joomlaplates.com

x2

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Warp 6 Framework
  • Lightbox and widgetkit
  • Flexible template and module widths
  • Fully Responsive
  • Advaced profile settings
  • Smooth scroll function
  • Out of the box quick start and install
  • Minify compression

We couldn't really do this list without a video template, and got all excited to we realised that the free version of this template doesn't come with video capability! Considering it is a video template we were a little upset with that. However for 35 Euro you can go pro and use this modern feature. Otherwise, the free version is still full of suprises and has a great slideshow function.

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Joomfreak - JF KROM

https://www.joomfreak.com

krom

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Virtuemart support
  • Virtuemart pages
  • Virtuemart modules
  • Fully Responsive
  • Social links
  • Multi language
  • Dark and light versions
  • Custom coming soon page

Because this is a e-commerce and virtuemart supported free template it had to make the list! Add to that a gorgeous design, module postions galore, full width sliders and K@ support and your of to opening your online shop in no time.

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Template Monster - Interior & Furniture Ulmus

http://www.templatemonster.com/

ulmus

Compatibility: 3.0

  • Bootstrap Functionality
  • Custom pages
  • Vast module positions
  • Fully Responsive
  • Advaced navigation
  • Multi-level menu
  • Out of the box quick start and install
  • SEO friendly

Las but not least, this Interior & Furniture Joomla template is really gorgeous. We like that it reaches a specific audience, although it can also be modified to suit other needs. The graphic deign is really beautiful and it is super easy to use. Your products will be showcased with ease and the parallax effect add that elegant touch.

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a Joomla web developer and worked with Joomla since the Mambo days. He has built websites for startup businesses all the way to for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building websites and reviewing all types of technology.

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