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The Comaxium PhpBB3 style is built with style and functionality in mind. Its style can easily be adapted to just about any type of website you are running. With an amazing 35 block positions and 6 module styles it's functionality is superb and leaves you with hundreds of layout options to choose from!

In addition to its great design there are other great features such as fixed of fluid width body settings, custom column and page width settings, choose your own highlight color, support for right to left languages, and so much more! Make sure to check out the demo for a full list of features.

 For more information on the Comaxium PhpBB3 style click here
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We are happy to publish a new member bonus page that gives all club members coupons and discounts on some top Joomla extensions and services!  Currently the page is offering discounts on up to 11 different sites in the Joomla community.  These discounts will come and go as they expire and we receive new ones so keep this in mind. Don't delay on purchasing that extension you've been thinking about and keep checking back every so often for new discounts!  We hope this just adds that much more benefit to your Shape 5 club membership, enjoy!

Check them out here: http://www.shape5.com/promotions/member_bonuses/
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This month we are launching our Fusion template for Wordpress. The release of the Fusion Wordpress Theme brings you a modern design and layout with the option to choose 1 of six color presets! Be sure to browse through the entire demo to see all the features included!

For more information on the Fusion Wordpress Theme click here .

Demo this style here

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The Bridge of Hope style is designed for any type of charity or band style websites. It includes the Vertex Framework version 2.0 that includes the frontend admin capability. You can add modules, menu items and config all styles features in the frontend. The template includes our standard s5 menu powered jQuery Javascript libraries. Features include: the ability to change the overall site and font color to any that you desire, choose fluid or pixel width and iPhone ready.

 For more information on the Bridge of Hope PhpBB3 style click here.

Demo this style here
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Intrigue is our latest free Joomla template release in honor of the release of Joomla 1.6! This template is fully compatible with native Joomla 1.6. It comes with great features that you wouldn't expect in a free template like a drop down suckerfish menu, custom column widths, custom page widths, fixed of fluid layout, and custom highlight and background colors; set the background bars to any color you want! Be sure to check out the demo for a live preview.

For more information on the Intrigue Free Joomla Template click here

We have launched this months Wordpress theme which brings us Political.  Running for office, need a new face lift to your government or political site? Then Political is perfect for you!  Be sure to check out the Political template demo to see all the features that have been included.   Also remember to check out the forum polls so you can voice your opinion on what theme you'd like converted next. 

Vote for conversions here

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This month's PhpBB3 style, Aurora Dawn, has been launched! Aurora Dawn's great design can be used for just about any type of website such as business, personal, or blog. With Aurora Dawn's great flexibility you can easily set your own custom highlight colors, which controls most link and title colors, and custom background images. In addition to these settings you can also set your own page and column widths, use fluid width and RTL languages. These features let you make your site truly your own look and style.

 For more information on the Aurora Dawn PhpBB3 style click here .

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You can reference this blog post to check the status on the conversion process of all Shape 5 Joomla products.

Please note - 1.5 to 1.6 conversions can take a considerable amount of time, each template is different, but we expect to have all of our templates converted in the next few weeks/months. Site shapers will not be available until all of our templates have been converted and some issues with the JUpgrade component are addressed or another suitable upgrade component becomes available.


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The release of Joomla 1.6

Today marks the official release of Joomla 1.6 stable. The release brings us ACL out of the box, no longer installing 3rd party extensions to achieve this! It also gives us more powerful SEO options throughout to give you control on how your site appears in the search engines and many other features. For more info, demo and download check out: http://www.joomla.org/announcements/general-news/5348-joomlar-16-has-arrived.html

Although this is the newest release for the Joomla world and it's marked as stable we at Shape 5 do not recommend rushing to upgrade and convert over to it right away. Why do we say this, we do believe (as seen in many industries) it's best to wait a few weeks or so and see how this version plays out. Bugs can still arise and things may need to be ironed out before you take the jump to 1.6. The bug squad with Joomla has done a tremendous job ironing out as many bugs as they could find to this point, we are simply offering a word of caution that could be applied to any first release of software. In addition to this there are over 6,000 extensions currently available for Joomla 1.5 and very few have been converted and tested with Joomla 1.6. If you need Joomla for a bare bones system with no third party extensions then 1.6 may be right for you but if you need flexibility and access to thousands of extensions it's best to still use 1.5 for a little while.

So where is Shape 5 at in the whole scheme of things and 1.6?

Although we haven't said much we've been working hard and have the majority of our extensions converted to 1.6 as you may have already noticed in the downloads area, with only 3 pending conversion, with the exception of Virtuemart extensions. Over the next few weeks we will be hard at work converting and releasing our templates to the 1.6 platform and finalizing the rest of our extension conversion. Our monthly template release this coming Saturday the 15th will include a 1.6 ready version of the template. Virtuemart extensions will be converted after Virtuemart 1.5 becomes stable.

Ok that covers 1.6 but what about a framework for Shape 5?

As you may have noticed the template parameters area of our recent templates has become quite extensive! The eShopper template is the first release that includes a naming scheme, robust module layout, mobile version, custom widths, and so much more. These features will be carried in to future templates. This framework first released in eShopper gives unlimited possibilities and flexibility for site layouts. We just wanted to give you a heads up. No ETA is set but we are planning on an official release of a the Shape 5 "Vertex Framework" in the near future that will be packed with features! In the mean time our in-progress templates will include many of the features that will be included in the finalized framework.

Shape 5 is proud to announce the release of the Shape 5 Wordpress Themes Club! WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It is one of the most popular open source blogging tools available on the web and used by millions of websites. Shape 5 now brings it's great asthetics that you have grown to love for Joomla products and has converted them to the Wordpress platform to allow your Wordpress sites to stand out above the rest! Over 25 million people have chosen Wordpress as their platform and we are happy to join that family and provide quality themes for all of Wordpress!

Introductory Sale

For the entire month of January we are offering an introductory sale to this new club! Receive 40% off of any Shape 5 Wordpress Themes Club Membership! We do hope you enjoy this new club and all that it has to offer!

40% OFF any Wordpress Club Membership, use code: 279D5

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Free Vertex Template & Theme

Free Joomla Template
Are you new to Shape5 and the Vertex framework? Then download our totally free Vertex Joomla template or Wordpress theme to experience the power of the Vertex framework for yourself! This is the same framework that our club products are built off of.
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Integrated Bootstrap Styling
  • Easy To Upgrade Framework
  • Custom Module And Column Widths
  • SEO Optimized Layout
  • Right To Left Support
  • And Many Other Great Features!
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