Introduction

Style & Design, Design Tools, Templating

You can create your own Responsive Joomla templates with few clicks with no need of high CSS knowledge.


Template Creator is a tool to constuct Joomla templates in few minutes. You can create your own HTML structure and add set your css (colors, dimensions, etc) without code knowledge.

By clicking on the menu you can have a preview and direct download the template package to install it on your Joomla website.

Included features :

  • Manager for Responsive Design layout (for mobiles)
  • joomla 1.5, 2.5, 3.x, 4.x compatiblity for the generated templates
  • drag and drop interface to create your layout
  • add, move, remove the modules positions how you want
  • give the name you want to the modules positions
  • instant preview
  • multiple HTML blocks (flexible modules, horizontal menu, row of modules, custom html, ...)
  • color pickers to select your colors on elements
  • custom background image for each element
  • CSS3 styles for rounded corners, shadows, and gradients (IE7-8 compatible with PIE)
  • unlimited exotic fonts from fontsquirrel or google fonts
  • CSS styles manager for modules, module titles and menus, buttons etc ...
  • CSS for horizontal menu compatible with Maximenu CK
  • compatible RTL
  • unlimited templates, no limitation

Choose your style in 1 click

Use the integrated theme to create your template in 1 click. Select the design that you want and customize it without limit.

SVG Icons

Select within more than 4000 SVG icons to add next to the module title

Responsive Design

Choose how to manage your modules and rows on every resolutions for computer, tablet and phones. You can stack them vertically, hide them, add a mobile menu ...

Fixed or fluid layout

You can set a width for the content or set it to be the whole page width. You decide how your website will be shown. You can choose how you want your page to display.

One page design

You can use Template Creator CK with other extensions like Scroll To CK to make your website one page with a smooth scroll animation. You can also add a Parallax effect, put a fullwidth slideshow, and add a megamenu to your page. You can do what you want, add any feature to your template to make your website really cool.

Manage your columns

You can easily manage your columns in the specific interface. Click on the columns and the modules to enable and disable them. For each column you can give it a width in percent and the template will adpat itself to all situations (1 column, 2 columns, 3 columns).

Manage your modules

Do you need a row of modules ? You can set them in the ergonomic interface to select the number of modules you need. For each module you can give a specific width and the template will adapt itself to all situations regarding the modules that you have published in your website.

Styles presets

Use the styles preset to give your page a very nice design in one click. Many presets that allow you to set the style of any block, but also some nice menus, and amazing shadows effects. You can also create your own preset and use it on any element with one click.

Custom code

If you need to do more and add some custom features to your template, you can write your own CSS rules, custom PHP code into the head

You can use the component to create your professional and commercial templates.

Integration of Pixabay

Use millions of free images directly in the creation interface of your template / theme thanks to the integration of Pixabay in the media manager. Search your images by keywords and browse the results endlessly. Just select your image to automatically download it and integrate it into your creations.

A Must-Have talent



Posted on 21 October 2022
Functionality
This is complex because the task is complex, but making your own template is a talent you must have and will enjoy.
Ease of use
Easy to use the program. Being able to immediately preview the results of your changes will help you understand how the template deploys.
Support
Very quick turn-around to questions. I've asked several and have had satisfactory results.
Documentation
Very good and complete in most areas. No problems with the English version manual. Support fills in minor gaps.
Value for money
Excellent value. You can create multiple copies of a template, experiment, change and compare the results very quickly.
I used this to: Creating a fairly simple template for a client that I hope to replicate on several similar sites. More important, I've learned a lot more about modules and how they interact, which something I never understood well until developing my own template with this program.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review :)
CEd

No hesitation to recommend



Posted on 21 September 2022
Functionality
It has worked flawlessly for me and it probably goes beyond more than most people will need - plenty of options to create new templates.
Ease of use
It really is quite logical and becomes quite natural. Can seem a little daunting at first but it but will help you with template design.
Support
Not had reason to reach out. Now that has to be a good thing right? :)
Documentation
Helped for the bits I needed to know - seems to cover everything
Value for money
Excellent value and helped no end with transition to Joomla 4. ....
I used this to: Used this to make new templates so sites would work with Joomla 4 .
Functionality
Very functional, both visual and text editing with custom code options. Can work from a template base or start from scratch with a blank.
Ease of use
I would say this is not suitable for true beginners. It helps a lot if you understand how Joomla templates work. Then it's easy to use.
Support
Cédric goes well above and beyond with support, giving holistic help that fits his component into the unified Joomla site. He's a star!
Documentation
The information provided is clear and comprehensive, both in context and with external documentation, demos, and examples. Very thorough.
Value for money
This would be a bargain at twice the price. If you do any kind of work where you develop templates for customers, don't think twice.
I used this to: A professional website for a multinational corporation. We wanted a quick way to get a new J4 template up and running. This has been BY FAR the easiest and most straightforward part of the project.
Owner's reply: Hi
thank you for your great message :)
CEd

Indispensable



Posted on 11 April 2022
Functionality
Template Creator CK allows me to create web sites that I would NEVER be able to create on my own. I am VERY pleased with results using it.
Ease of use
There is a definite learning curve, and it can be a tiny bit wonky, for example existing background color choices sometimes won't display.
Documentation
Value for money
40 Euros a year to create great-looking Joomla sites that I simply could not create without Template Creator CK is a BARGAIN.
I used this to: Non-profit and charity web sites. I appreciate being able to have access to this software on a tight budget. THANK YOU Cédric!
Functionality
Does everything you could want to custom design templates or roll out templates you have created in other sites
Ease of use
Bit of a learning curve but really easy once you get your head around it
Support
Ced's support has always been excellent, both in the forum and through the support emails.
Documentation
Documentation is a little patchy in places but you can always go to support if necessary
Value for money
Not free like some frameworks but worth every penny when you factor in the time you don't have to spend coding special layouts
I used this to: Personal and commercial sites, large and small, and a couple of full on Joomla platform builds
Functionality
énormément de possibles, et un code vraiment "digeste" comme annoncé
Ease of use
il m'a fallu un peu de temps pour comprendre la logique mais le miracle a fonctionné grâce la faculté d'adaptation du template lui-même
Support
le forum a pu répondre à toutes mes interrogations, et Cédric répond vite et avec beaucoup de bienveillance.
Documentation
l'indispensable est très bien expliqué, détaillé et vraiment utile
Value for money
parfait, prix plus que correct pour une grande liberté créative et sa fiabilité
I used this to: toutes les pages de ma boutique en ligne (construite avec l'extension hikashop) et son blog
Functionality
The templates are easy to build and they work right away. It has many functions and it it is easy to change whatever part of the theme
Ease of use
Since it is drag and drop and it is possible to change parameters on every object. I can work faster and have a template ready in minutes
Support
One of the best support I ever contacted. Very fast and a great knowledge how to solve my problems.
Documentation
Value for money
Best money I have spent on a template creator. Easy and complex at the same time. I can now make a template very fast with ease
I used this to: I make templates to my own sites. I have seven! And I do it for my friends companies.

Usefull Extension



Posted on 11 January 2022
Functionality
Been using template creator CK for years now and thought by myself: why haven't I ever written a review before? The developer deserves it.
Ease of use
Had a learning curve but it's like riding a bike; in the beginning you often fall. One has to grasp the logic behind it all.
Support
In one word: excellent. The developer goes the extra mile. He is also listening to serious suggestions.
Documentation
A complete document is ready for download and to keep at hand, but eventual questions are rapidly answered.
Value for money
For me, it's worth the investment. Used other systems but TC CK gives me more freedom and lets me build the template that is needed.
I used this to: Generally as a base for a unique website. Complementing that base with useful other extensions will give the expected result.

Indispensable extension



Posted on 28 November 2021
Functionality
Very powerful tool to create templates for all possible needs. All kinds of styling and formatting, layout and module positioning
Ease of use
Easy to start with, hard to really get the hang of, due to how much the tool can do
Support
Fast response time on the forum, CedK is present to investigate possible issues where needed
Documentation
Not so easy for neophytes, but the tool is somewhat self explanatory
Value for money
Very much so ! The price is not very high for what the tool can provide
I used this to: making custom J3 + J4 templates and designing the site exactly how I want it
Functionality
This is the very best template tool I have found. It provide access to everything I need and without having to create a bunch of custom CSS
Ease of use
Took a while to figure out and the documentation could be much better, the tutorial was little help. A much better explanation is needed.
Support
Sent a few emails asking questions and got no response. It really is the lacking part of this
Documentation
Documentation was lean and really did not help much I did a lot of trial and error and use Firebug to help figure this thing out
Value for money
I purchase with support and did not get any so if I renew will not get support option, not really sure I will renew.
I used this to: Creating a template for my Joomla website. Not sure what else I can say about it that is what it is designed to do and that is what I used it for
Owner's reply: Hi, thank you for your review.
For info I got an email from you he 20th april (7 days ago) and I replied it
then I have never had any news from you. May be that there is a problem with the emails. You can also contact me on my forum https://forum.joomlack.fr
CEd
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Template Creator CK

Version:
5.1.1
Developer:
Cédric KEIFLIN
Last updated:
May 16 2022
6 months ago
Date added:
May 11 2015
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Includes:
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Compatibility:
J3 J4
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