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Best Joomla Mobile Templates and Plugins You Should Know About
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Indubitably today, content management systems such as Joomla holds great importance in the life of business organizations. In fact, millions of sites are already running on the Joomla CMS – because of the ease it provides in making edits to the website via its easy-to-use admin section. In addition, you can make modify your website visual appeal and add more functionality to it, using Joomla themes and plugins respectively. 

As you know, the rise in use of mobile devices compared to PCs and laptops has forced business owners and organizations to switch to mobile-ready solutions. Put it simply, it has become more important than ever to run a mobile-friendly Joomla website or blog. Fortunately, there are a dozen of Joomla mobile optimized templates and plugins available over the web that can help you achieve your specific needs. 

Finding a suitable theme or a plugin from a host of options, however, can make your head spin. So, to assist in your search, we've compiled a list of some of the best Joomla mobile templates and plugins worth considering.

List of Joomla Themes

1. Family Blog 

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If you're a blogger and looking for an appropriate Joomla powered blogging theme that looks simple yet perfect for creating a personalized blog page, then you'll find Family Blog an ideal fit. This is a responsive, premium Joomla theme that incorporates multiple sections that can be used to place your content in a simple and refined way. It comes pre-packaged with tons of great features such an options panel, Google web font, sortable gallery, social options and many more.

This theme is compatible with Joomla version 3.x or higher. 

 

2. Magazine Joomla

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This is an excellent free Joomla template for budding bloggers and news website. Magazine Joomla is a responsive template with a 2-column layout. It features a minimalist yet sophisticated design, containing nicely placed images with text and animated hover effects. What's more, it comes with a sidebar-navigation, social options, and several other elements that will help you deliver great user experience.

This theme support Joomla version 2.5 and 3.4.

 

3. Green Template

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Have you been looking for a nature-inspired design for creating your Joomla site? In that case, the Green Planet template will prove the right choice for you. This template is available in the Smartphone (landscape and portrait), desktop and tablet layouts. It comes shipped with a rich feature set including advanced options panel, back to top button, social options, Google maps, and so on.

This theme works on Joomla version 3.

 

4. Music Free

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Want to create your own music website that works well on all the devices? Well, then Music Free template is exactly what you need.  It is free to download and ideal to be used for creating stunning music, as well as, news website.

The theme supports Joomla version 2.5 and 3.2.

 

5. Purity III

We've saved the best for the last. Purity III is a highly popular free Joomla template perfectly-suited for simple to complex projects. It is ideal for creating portfolio sites, blog, and much more. The best aspect about this theme is that it supports the Bootstrap framework and can work well with third-party Joomla extensions. It comes loaded with multiple layouts, additional typography pages, is customizable, and so on.

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Purity III supports Joomla 3.x native version.

 

List of Joomla Plugins

1. RESPONSIVIZER

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Are you already running a Joomla website for desktop users? Do you want to save yourself from the hassle of building a mobile template from scratch? Then, Responsivizer is the right tool for you. This Joomla plugin provides you with an affordable and easy solution to have your own responsive and mobile-ready site in no time. It helps in giving your site a native app like appearance. In simple words, the plugin will make your site responsive when accessed by mobile users via iPhone, iPad, Android, and other latest devices. This is a premium plugin and is available at $59.

This plugin works with all Joomla versions from 1.5, 1.6,... to 3.x.

 

2. Mobile Joomla

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Performance of a website is one of the most crucial aspect that can make or break a site. If you want a plugin that helps speed up your responsive Joomla template on mobile devices, then the Mobile Joomla plugin is worth a try. It helps in increasing the performance of a responsive template up to 400% for mobile devices. The popularity of this plugin can be measured from the fact that nearly 150,000 Joomla users trust Mobile Joomla. It supports third-party extensions as well. Community users can download this plugin for free, however, other users can purchase its basic plan that costs $29.

 

3. J Admin Mobile

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If you want to have remote access to your responsive Joomla site on-the-go, then J Admin Mobile! Lite (short for JAM!) best suits your needs. It helps in managing a lot of Joomla core features directly from your mobile device such as iPhone, Android, iPad, etc. This plugin is free to downloaded and can be extended by developers based on their needs. 

It is compatible with Joomla versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5. 

 

4. Asynchronous Google Analytics Plugin

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Although, Asynchronous Google Analytics Plugin is not exactly a mobile plugin, but it is worth checking out. Wondering why? Well, it’s a known fact that by keeping a vigilant check on your website traffic using the Google Analytics tool can be challenging. However, the Asynchronous Google Analytics Plugin help achieve the same objective with ease. The plugin makes use of the universal “Google Analytics code” and help to monitor everything on a Joomla website. It is simple to install, and is usually added to the website header. You can download this plugin for free.

It works with Joomla version 3.x.

 

Let's Wrap Up!

Through this post, I have attempted to shed light on some of the great and worthy Joomla themes and plugins perfect to be used for mobile websites. Though, there are many more themes and plugins out there, but hope that the aforementioned list will prove useful for your project need.

Author Signature: Victoria Brinsley is a veteran mobile app programmer for Appsted - Android development company. With her best assistance, clear all your queries related to development process or procedures.

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