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BL4NK is a light, powerfull and free template for Joomla!™ for faster and easier web development.

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Light, powerful and free template for Joomla!™ for faster and easier web development.

How to use

This template is for local developing under Node.js® and Gulp. A good workflow is to code your template on localhost and if it is ready to deploy it on the live server. And for shure, you should have a Joomla!™ installation ready for this.


If Node.js® is installed, install Gulp via command prompt (e.g. console or terminal).

npm install -g gulp

Install BL4NK like a normal template in Joomla!™. Open your command prompt and go to the template directory. Install all dependencies.

npm install

Run Gulp to compile, compress and build


See the magic happen on your command line if you edit some files.

Working files

Let's start the work by coding in the following files.

  • index.php (html)
  • js/script.js (javascript)
  • css/template.scss or .less (css)

The building files are stored in folder

in your template directory.


  • Including less and sass compiler
  • Crazy fast with css and js compressor
  • Start from scratch with normalize.css
  • Customizable error, offline and print page



Download (12 MB) for faster icon and thumbnail creation. Package inlcudes following files:

  • App Icon Template [2.0].psd
  • template_preview.psd
  • template_thumbnail.psd


Read the book about BL4NK and mastering templates for Joomla!™


Take a look at BL4NK Boostrap Edition.


Blank is open source software released under GPL.

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