BL4NK Bootstrap Edition is a free template for Joomla!™ for faster and easier web development
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BL4NK Bootstrap Edition

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


Install it like a normal template in Joomla!™ backend. Then install Node.js®. This template will be built with Gulp. If you haven't used Gulp before, you need to install gulp global.

npm install gulp-cli -g

Open a terminal and go to the template folder.

cd C:\xampp\htdocs\joomla\templates\frontend

Install Node.js® dependencies.

npm install

Open gulpfile.js and take a look at the serve function. The url should be match with your local Joomla!™ installation, e.g.


Run Gulp for build and minify.


The building files are stored in folder /build in template directory and a zip package will be created one directory above, the level of the template folders. See gulpfile.js to recognize automation.

Working files

  • index.php
  • js/script.js
  • scss/_custom.scss


  • Develop with bootstrap for responsive web design
  • Scalable and customizable vector icons
  • Customizable error, offline and print page



There is a Bootstrap tutorial for beginners and new Joomla!™ developers.


To keep your packages up to date install npm-check-updates.

npm install -g npm-check-updates

Identify out of date packages and update all the versions in your package.json.

ncu -u

Install the new versions of your packages based on the updated package.json.

npm update


The BL4NK Template is opensource software released under the GPL.


Take a look at BL4NK (without Bootstrap) and the full documentation of it.