Layout creation
Drag and Drop the elements in your template to construct your page. Organize them like you want.
Color and Design
Play with the styles to create your own design with gradient, rounded corners, shadows and much more.
Responsive design
Set up your responsive behavior and select which element to show or hide on different resolutions.
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Template Creator CK is compatible with Joomla 4 and Joomla 5. It works on the latest versions of Joomla 3, and with Joomla 4 & 5. See more infos here for the joomla 5 compatibility.

Joomla! 4

Joomla! 4

  • Add custom images

    If you are using the custom CSS you will probably need to use more images that are not called in the interface. There is a technique where you can put your own images.

    You must know that all images that you put in the images folder of your template will be removed as soon as you will update the template from the interface.


    Put the images in a custom folder

    Go in your template folder and create a subfolder. You can name it as you want, in our example we will call it custom

    The folder will then looks like



    Use the images path in your custom CSS

    When writing your custom css you just have to point your images to the folder that you have created. Example with a background :

    #test {
        background: url(../images/custom/myimage.jpg);


    Note that you an organize your images in multiple subfolders if you want


  • Comment créer un menu figé ou une en-tête figée

    sticky menu widget

    Template Creator CK est livré avec des widgets qui peuvent ajouter quelques fonctionnalités à votre template. L'un d'eux s'appelle "Conteneur figé en haut" et vous permet de sélectionner facilement une zone de votre template et de la rendre figée. Cela signifie que la zone restera en haut de la page, au-dessus des autres éléments, lors du défilement de la page.


  • How to install in Joomla!

    How to install Template Creator CK in Joomla!


    The easiest way to install Template Creator CK is to use the install with the ZIP file. In some cases this method does not work, essentially because your server does not allow the file to be uploaded. You can then use the method to install from a folder.


    Method 1 : Upload package file

    Go in the admin menu >> Extensions >> Install, and selec the tab Upload Package File

    You can select the file that you have downloaded on which shall have a name like this :

    Once you have selected this file, you can click on the Upload and Install button.

    The main cause of this method to not work is when you are using a server which has an upload file size limit at 2 Mo. This is typically the case of the local servers like Wampserver.

    To avoid this problem you can simply change this limit in your server. Go in your Wampserver folder to find the php.ini file, for example in


    Edit the file (notepad++ is a simple and useful tool to do that) and search for the line

    upload_max_filesize = 2M

    replace the value for something higher, like this

    upload_max_filesize = 8M

    Then save the php.ini file, restart your server and try again to install the file.


    Method 2 : Install from folder

    You can use this method if the one described above does not work. Go in the admin menu >> Extensions >> Install, and select the tab Install from folder

     You must first unzip the file

    This will give you a folder with a .xml file and other files : this is the main component extension.

    Once extracted, you should see some folders and files, and the most important is to see the .xml file (needed for installation).

    You can now copy/paste the path to this folder in the Install folder field in your website and click on the Install button if you are working on a local host.

    If you are using this method on a live server, you must upload your files on the server with FTP (or a file browser tool from your host provider). Then give the path to your server folder, where you have placed these files (where the .xml file is located) and click on the Install button.



  • How to make sticky menu, or sticky header

    sticky menu widget

    Template Creator CK is delivered with some widgets that can add few features in your template. One of them is called "Top fixed wrapper" and allows you to easily select an area in your template and make it sticky. This means that the area will remain at the top of the page, over the other elements, when scrolling the page.


  • How to remove a template

    How to remove a template

    When you delete a template from Template Creator CK, it will not remove it from your Joomla website. This is made to avoid your template to be removed accidentally.

    So if you want to remove a template, you must remove the files manually. There are 2 methods

    • using the Joomla installer
    • using FTP



    1/ Using the Joomla installer

    Go in your admin menu >> Extensions >> Manage >> Manage

    You can filter by type = template, folder = site, so that you can see all the frontend templates

    Then you can select your template and click on the Uninstall button



    If you don't find your template in the list, then it means that your template has not been installed in Joomla, even if the files are preset. You can install it manually so that you can remove it, directly from the backend interface

    to install the template files : Go in admin menu >> Extensions >> Manage >> Discover

    Click on the Discover button to check for the existing files that are not yet installed in the system. You can select the template and click on the Install button. Then you can start again the method to uninstall it from the Joomla installer.


    2/ Using FTP

    You can connect to your FTP client and go in the templates folder


    here you will find all the templates that are in your website. You can remove them by deleting the folder.

    NOTE that some templates may be installed into your website, it is recommended to check in the Joomla templates list what you are currently using, because this action can not be reverted

  • How to update in Joomla!

    How to update in Joomla!

    In Joomla! the update process is simple.

    Download the latest version of Template Creator CK

    Go in your website admin >> Manage >> Install >> Select the .zip file that you have downloaded


    Joomla! will automatically update the files for the existingi installation.

  • How to update your template for Joomla 4

    If you have created your template with Template Creator CK into Joomla 3, the template will not work with Joomla 4, in particular because of the overrides.It also depends with which version of Template Creator CK you created it. Anyway there are simple steps that you can follow to update your template and continue to use it for Joomla 4.

    How to update the template version

    Go in Template Creator CK >> edit your template >> Page >> Informations >> Joomla version >> select Joomla 4, and regenerate the template using the Copy / Apply changes button

    The best method would be to make a copy of the Joomla 3 template in Template Creator CK and rename it for J4, so you have the old template running on J3 and the new on J4, there is only the template selection toggle to do in Joomla when your migration is done.

    So now with only 4 clicks, you can use your template into Joomla 4. If you have any issue with the migration process, you can ask on the forum


  • Overrides to check in Joomla 4

    Joomla 4 overrides to check

    If you are some templates installed in your Joomla 4 website you may already have seen an alert about the overrides to check when Joomla is updated. This is a new feature introduced in Joomla 4 to check your templates files and it tells you to check them to avoid some fatal error in your website. This is a good feature but if you don't know what to do you may be lost and afraid about this warning. Don't worry, we will see here how to remove the warning.

    Note that this apply also to the templates made with Template Creator CK because it creates some overrides to let you style the articles and blog layouts.

  • Substitutions à vérifier dans Joomla 4

    Joomla 4 overrides to check

    Si certains templates sont installés sur votre site web Joomla 4, vous avez peut-être déjà vu une alerte concernant les substitutions à vérifier lorsque Joomla est mis à jour. Il s'agit d'une nouvelle fonctionnalité introduite dans Joomla 4 pour vérifier vos fichiers de templates et vous indique de les vérifier pour éviter une erreur fatale sur votre site web. C'est une bonne fonctionnalité, mais si vous ne savez pas quoi faire, vous risquez d'être perdu et d'avoir peur de cet avertissement. Ne vous inquiétez pas, nous verrons ici comment supprimer l'avertissement.

    Notez que cela s'applique également aux template créés avec Template Creator CK car il crée des substitutions pour vous permettre de styliser les articles et les mises en page de blog.


  • Templates list in Joomla!

    Templates list in Joomla!


    When you are in the Template Creator admin page, you can see the templates list.



    1/ Toolbar

    You can find here all actions to perform in the component, to create a new template, edit it (edit the informations like the name, date, author ..).


    Export a gabarit : What is a gabarit ? it is a file that contains all the template informations so that you can save it into a format that you can import into Template Creator. Export the gabarit and you will generate a file .TCK3Z.

    This is very useful to share or save the template.


    Import a gabarit :Import the TCK3Z file so that you can retrieve the template structure with all modules and styles, also the images and the custom css.


    2/ Left menu


    Here you can go to each page :


    Templates list : The list of all your templates to manage


    Fonts : you can add some Fontsquirrel here, so that you can select them directly into your template edition interface

    Note that you can directly manage the Google fonts in the template interface


    About : it gives you the information about the software version and the release notes


    Help : it shows some videos to help you in managing some tasks, like editing the custom.css file


    3/ Templates list


    You can see all your templates creation here. Click on the one you want to enter in the edition mode.

  • Welcome in the documentation

    Welcome in the

    Template Creator CK



    You will find here a lot of useful informations to help to you use the software, and also to help you to get the desired result to create your own Joomla! template, or Wordpress theme.


    If you don't find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to use the contact form to submit your request.

    Hope it helps !








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