Our Blog

vertex 4

We are pleased to announce the release of Forte, a 100% free template for our Joomla users! Forte was designed to showcase off the many great features of our Vertex framework. It's clean design will adapt most any kind of website. Forte brings features and design that you would expect to see in a paid template, but we are offering this amazing template totally for free to introduce you to the power of our Vertex framework, which our paid templates are built on and share most of the same features.

This template comes with many great features such as: customized S5 Image and Content Fader styling, custom highlight color, custom font options, enable or disable uppercase letters, hide sub arrows, full control over the body shadow, adjust the background and row colors via the Vertex admin, and much more! The best feature of Forte though is that it is 100% free! Be sure to check out the demo to see this and all of the other great features in action!

You can read more about Forte here:

Tags: Untagged 

vertex 4

We are happy to announce that Vertex 4 for Joomla is now out of beta, stable and ready for download. You can head on over to the free templates area under the Vertex Joomla template and grab the patch to upgrade your existing Vertex site to Vertex 4. Again Vertex 4 is completely backward compatible with Vertex 3 so you can continue using your old Vertex 3 templates with Vertex 4!

You can read out more about the latest additions and features in our previous blog post here: http://www.shape5.com/blog/Vertex-4-Beta-Has-Been-Released.html

 NOTE: If you have the BETA version of Vertex 4 installed be sure to upgrade with this stable patch as updates were made and several bugs squashed during the process.

Tags: UpdatesJoomla

We are extremely excited to announce a new feature of our website called Custom Services.

This service was designed specifically to help take the stress and frustration out of any projects you may be working on and pair you with an experienced Shape5 developer to get them completed much faster.

We have a variety of services that we offer with both fixed prices or quotes based on the type of work you are looking to get completed. All the work is completed in house by our development teams and nothing is ever outsourced to 3rd party companies. We highly recommend taking advantage of this service promptly as spaces may become limited very fast and trigger a priority queue.

This service is now officially live and can be viewed on the following link:


If you have any questions about a specific service please fill out one of the forms at the above link and we will be in contact with you promptly.
Tags: Untagged 
We are celebrating the beta release of our Vertex 4 framework with great savings for our Shape5 customers! From now until July 22, 2015 receive 25% off of any new or renewing membership of any level!

Find out more about Vertex 4 here.

This sale has expired.
Tags: Untagged 

We are very excited to announce the release of Vertex 4 Beta! This version is not meant for production sites, it is meant for customer testing only. We have spent hundreds of hours developing and debugging this new version, and the result is a faster framework, consolidated backend, and easier to use interface. If you would like to take part in this beta test, more information about the Vertex 4 patch is found at the bottom of this article, as well as where to report any feedback or issues you encounter. We appreciate your time and hope you enjoy this new version of Vertex!
Tags: Untagged 

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Vertex 3.7 for Joomla 3.X! This new version fixes several bugs, which are outlined in the changelog below. Please be sure to read through the major changes listed below. To upgrade your Vertex installation please be sure to download the patch from:


And please follow the upgrade patch tutorials from here:


Tags: UpdatesJoomla

We are welcoming in the Spring and Easter Season with fantastic savings for our Shape5 customers! From now until April 22, 2015 receive 35% off of any new or renewing Developer Memberships, 25% off of all Best Value Memberships, and 15% off of all Basic and Extended Memberships.

This sale has completed
Tags: Untagged 
Since the release of Joomal 3.4 we have tested many of our products and have found only one compatibility issue with our S5 Spotlight News module. This module is now updated to work with 3.4. It was a small update to a function in the helper.php file. The module downloads and our site shapers that come pre-packaged with this module are all updated and ready for download.
Tags: Untagged 
We will be offline for a few short hours in the morning on Friday 2/27/2015 to perform some server maintenance and upgrades. We do not expect these operations to take any longer than a few hours. Thank you for your patience while we make these necessary adjustments!
Tags: Untagged 
vertex 4 coming soon!

Here at Shape5 we are hard at work getting Vertex 4 ready for release. The new version boasts a brand new admin interface that simplifies all the options and features we've added over the years. As Vertex grew so did the amount of switches and options in the admin area. We felt the admin had started to become overwhelming for the end user. We are happy to announce Vertex 4 changes that. Vertex 4 is designed to increase simplicity and ease of use while maintaining the plethora of options and flexibility Vertex has grown into. In this overview below we'll focus on the menu and layout page. These two areas are what bring the concise, ease of use that Vertex 4 is designed to be.
Tags: Untagged 

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!
Joomla Details:

Live Demo Learn More

Wordpress Details:

Live Demo Learn More

From the Shape 5 Blog

Looking for the largest variety in template designs? Look no more. Never buy 1 theme again. Signups start at just $89 for access to all of our themes.
Send Us An Email
Please send us your questions and we will email you back as soon as we can. Product support questions should be posted in our support forums under the Help menu. Our staff will assist you from there.