Joomla 3.0 Template – PixelDot

J3 template #6-32585

Due to popular demand here is our second free template for Joomla 3.0. It's better then ever with added junctions. This template was coded using CSS3 and HTML5. Live Demo -
Page Updated: October 19, 2012

106 thoughts on “Joomla 3.0 Template – PixelDot

  1. Hi, I love the looks of this template “Pixeldot” and would like to use this as basis for our site. However when i add text to the mainpage (under Home) i get this through the added text:
    “Notice: Undefined property: ContentViewFeatured::$print in C:\xampp\htdocs\sub\ptl\templates\pixeldot\html\com_content\featured\default_item.php on line 67”
    Is this a known issue?
    Gr., Marcel

        1. Had the same error on my test server

          Here is how to get rid of it.

          Turn off error output in PHP, then that message will disappear.

          On a public available site, it’s generally not a good idea to output program internal error messages to the user anyway. (You still can see the error in the PHP error log files on the webs erver.)

          Now I do hope the developers of this template fix these issues, as otherwise the template works not 100% as intended.

  2. Hi,

    Nice template! I’ve been trying it out on localhost and it looks good. I have a question though. I’d like the slideshow to appear on one different page then the homepage, that is not on the homepage and not on every other page either. Can that be done?

    Looking forward to your answer.


    ps to marcel: i don’t have that issue, using xampp allso.

    1. Try this code:

      params->get( ‘slidehome’ )) :
      $lang = JFactory::getLanguage();

      if ($menu->getActive() /** == $menu->getDefault($lang->getTag()) **/ ) : ?>

  3. I love the PixelDot template but I am having a rather odd problem that I cannot figure out. I am using Joomla 3 for this particular site. I want to have the home page like the one on the template with the 3 boxes below the main content section. I know it is not User1, User2, or User3 positions but I cannot find how to do this. Any help would be most appreciated.

    You can see my Template so far here and see how it is not looking like yours.

    Thanks for the great Template.

    1. Phillip,
      Can you tell me how you worked this out? I would like to be able to do the same thing.


  4. I love the template, but having some issues or maybe it’s me.
    I just did a new install of joomla! 3 and installed this theme. But mine doesn’t look anything like your demo. ๐Ÿ™
    I don’t see the top menu, nor do I see the modules within the front page.
    I would LOVE some help. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I really like your template, thanks for making it free!

    How do I change things like ‘custom slogan’?

    I put an entry in params – slogan = ‘slogan text’ but no luck.

    PS, I’m a novice, if that wasn’t clear ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi again. I was hoping for an answer to my slideshowquestion above but I have another question. I have put top 1 and top 2 in place and assigned them to all pages like my other modules in user 1,2,3 position. Problem is that top 1 and top 2 modules only show on the homepage. Right module and other ones are showing on everypage but not top 1,2. They are assigned and published to all pages….


  7. this template looks great. I intend to use it in my website. however I cant save changes to the template! under template manager: edit style cant save the changes. HELP!

  8. Thank you for this wonderful template! I will use it for my site-update. Can you tell me how I can change the font style of the description? And could the dark bar underneath adjust itself in length according to the length of the decription?

  9. Hi again, I posted two comments 2 weeks ago explaining that I liked this template and also a question about the top position and the slideshow and now I noticed that my comments have been removed. I’m really surprised. Was it not possible to answer the question? I mean, u made the template and it’s a free template so i’m not making any demands….I was merely commenting…..


  10. Could you please port it to 2.5?

    I seriously LOVE this theme but can’t switch to 3.0 due to virtuemart plugin.

    Could you please port your theme for 2.5?

    Thanks A LOT

  11. too bad admin is not administrating this ,ine of comments. What’s the use of having comments when there is no one 2 admninistrate or answer……

  12. Fanatastic work. Although i worked in developing templates over the past few years for earlier versions. When i shifted to 3.X i though to start with a template already developed. I took pixel dot. and amazing. i am going to make it as a base for on of my client website. good work and keep it up

  13. Fantastic work. Although i worked in developing templates over the past few years for earlier versions. When i shifted to 3.X i thought to start with a template already developed. I took pixel dot. and amazing. i am going to make it as a base for one of my client website. good work and keep it up

  14. Hi, love the template, but have one snag. Haven’t seen any answers to questions in this but worth a shot ๐Ÿ™‚ My submenus don’t popup using the mouseover like they do in your demo site. If I click on a main menu, then they appear in the mouseover (just the one I clicked on). I’m using latest joomla 3 version. Any ideas.. please..? Do I need to install some extension to joomla to get it to work..?

  15. Okay, I have a solution for the Problem with the: Notice: Undefined property: ContentViewFeatured::$print in C:\xampp\htdocs\joomla\templates\pixeldot\html\com_content\featured\default_item.php

    Just follow the “link” in “your System” and then delete the “default_item.php”.

    If you start then the xampp new, you will not find the error. I hope you unterstand this, because my english is very bad :-). I just tried it and it works, JIPIE!

  16. how can I remove the date on the bottom?
    I tried to change the template code in Joomla, but afterwards my site crashed (white screen)…

  17. I am using Joomla 3.0, when I want to center my text or insert a picture on a page, itยดs getting saved, but the picture is not on the page anymore and the format of the text is gone …

      1. I deleted the log from images and replaced it with a new one. The picture did not change. When renamed the logo to logo1 I saw my original new logo. I renamed it again tot logo and my picture changed to the original logo. I like the template but cannot use it this way.

  18. For what it’s worth – to those of you who are concerned that the Top1 & Top2 positions only show up on the frontpage I seem to have found a workaround.

    If you look at the index.php file in the template folder you will see around line 50-54 or so where it says ‘ ‘ immediately on the line before that you’ll notice a php statement that is an ‘if’ statement. I do not believe it is working as intended so if you comment it out (and comment out the ‘end if’ after the top positions div) the Top1 and Top2 positions will show on every page.

    I stumbled across the same issue when playing with the template for a site. I ended up going with a different template, but figured I would provide the info I used to solve the problem.


  19. It looks like my last comment went a little screwy because of the HTML. around like 50-54 you’ll see the line – div id=”toppositions” – the PHP you should change is just before that.

  20. Excellent template, using it on my site.

    I have a problem. My top menu is 3 deep and interacts with the indicators and spinner for the slideshow on the front page. It is such that I cannot select the bottom submenu.

    Anyone experienced this and how can I fix?

  21. I would like to adjust the css for links (I find the text a bit too big…). I only have basic knowledge in css. What to do?

    Thanks for the free template!

  22. Hello,
    Thanks for creating such a nice template. I have facing some problem in using this template for my intranet site.
    The slide show keep on loading because of jqquery conflict.
    Does pixeldot has any version which is compatible with jquery1.8?

  23. Hi…great template, which I’d like to use. But I can’t get any of my articles linked using the main menu buttons, neither first nor second level. I always get error 404 upon clicking on a menue button. The only one being showed is that article that is selected as main article. Any Ideas?

    Tanxxx so much


    1. Hi…great template, which I’d like to use. But I can’t get any of my articles linked using the main menu buttons, neither first nor second level. I always get error 404 upon clicking on a menue button. The only one being showed is that article that is selected as main article. Any Ideas? By the way, I’ve linked the buttons using “single article” respectively “external/internal link” if there’s a second menu level…

      Tanxxx so much


  24. Nice Template !

    I removed the slideshow and replace it with BT Slideshow Pro, because it’s easier to maintenance.

    If I want to use it on a commercial site and remove the links at the footer, what do I have to do ?

  25. Hello.

    Can someone tell me where i can edit in css drop-down menus height ?
    cause now is to small and text dont readable.

  26. Can anybody help me find a main html document. Where I can edit most of it. Thanks in advance

  27. Hello I’m very happy with the template, my only problem it’s that when use dropbox(select) the he crop the list item, if I click it show the items but if let it just crops the info, like if the height it’s not taken.
    I will apreciate your help, I am using jooml 3.1

    1. same issue @ my website, i think the template is not doing the default rendering. Looks like something to do with css, when i use anohter template drop down works fine. If any one have any idea please post in here.

  28. Hi,
    we want a new template for our (non-profit) school youth hostel.
    This template just would do what we need.
    Is there a possibility to pay a small amount of money and therefore we are allowed to remove the link at the frontpage.
    kind regards

  29. Hello,

    nice Template, I love it. How can I disable the slideshow description, I only need the Slideshow…

    Thanks for reply – Steven

  30. Hi,

    I love the template but can’t see any menus at all. I’ve tried adding content to both main and top menu. Any help is gladly appreciated!


  31. My top menu (Main Menu), doesn’t assume the look that was supposed…
    Is there anything I can do to solve it??

    It would be really helpful if some admincould help me out on this.

    Thanks in advance.

  32. Hello
    I want to know how can I increase the number of Description Slides
    now there are just 4 and I want to have for example 8 photo with 8 description
    Thank you so much

  33. The slideshow image description is set from the templates manager.
    The problem is that i want to use it in multilanuage site, so i can’t have a different language description, only english at all.

  34. Hai its good work. I added two additional images in slide but i can’t add description for that two slide.. how can i add

  35. Hi,

    Great template.
    I was just wondering if it is possible to change the width of the grey background of the slide description. And how would Ido that?

    Thanks in advance!


  36. Hi I accidently deleted some code in the index template code file and now it doesn’t work anymore. Is there any chance I can get a copy of the file code again so I can overwrite it?


  37. I need urgent help.
    Thanks for the template, it is excellent, however I would like to add a background image that does not repeat. But do not know how or do not edit that file. Thank you very much for your help.

  38. On joomla 3.2.1. i get the follow error:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/dynamicb/public_html/templates/pixeldot/html/com_content/article/default.php on line 1

    Can someone help me? please

  39. I am having problems with the slideshow. I do not know how to configure it, the charging icon is always turning.
    How can I fix the problem?
    Is there a way to disable the slideshow?

  40. Hi all,
    I’m usin this template but I have a problem I can’t solve. I want to have submenus on my site and show them on hover the main menu item(like the ones in the live demo), but I can’t find the type of menu Item I should Use. Thanks!

        1. Solved! I thought It was a main menu option, but I found it in the Main Menu Module. Thank you very much for your help.
          It is a great template!

  41. Hello,

    Nice template, but I canโ€™t get any of my articles linked using the main menu buttons. I always get blank screen upon clicking on a menu button after moving from localhost to server. The only one being showed is that article that is selected as main article.

    Could you help with it?

    1. The error which I get is:
      Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘defined’ (T_STRING) in /home/ambermou/domains/ on line 1

  42. Im trying to change the slideshow images , i have replaced the 4 numbered images in the slideshow folder , but still get the originals , after cache clearance , and a new device check also.. what am i doing wrong ?

  43. What a nice template!
    Three problems I cannot solve, how do you get the top menu to display? If you add a table, there is still an outline on the border, even though the border is set to zero? and is there a way to change the colour from the article(s) page from the default white, to another colour?

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