Introduction | Helix3 - Documentation | JoomShaper


Updated Last: 11 March 2024


Helix3 was a very popular Joomla! 3 template framework with predefined features and options that you can use for faster template development. It is simple and ready to use just after the installation. A framework is used to ease the process of web development, as it allows you to focus on the design rather than the code. Helix3 template has got the JOscar award from Joomla Community in 2017, for the best template framework. Helix3 is a free template, that you can use for your private, non-profit, and commercial projects. 

Notice! We don't recommend using Helix3 for new websites anymore. This is an old template framework, please use Helix Ultimate instead.

Here are just a few of the many features available:

  • It can be used in Joomla 4.4. Since v3.0.5 can be used on Joomla 5.0.x as well.
  • Support PHP 8.0, 8.1 and 8.2 (since v3.0.5)
  • Layout Manager to control site layout.
  • Based on Bootstrap 5
  • MegaMenu Support.
  • Off-Canvas panel for modules with Animation effects.
  • Font Awesome 5/6+ font icon kit.
  • SP Page Builder integration.
  • Integration with Google Fonts.
  • A fully responsive layout.
  • RTL support.
  • Retina Ready.
  • Customization of Error Page and Coming Soon.
  • GNU General Public License v2

Helix3 can work properly with Joomla 3.10 if you still have the old version of CMS.

Note! You cannot simply upgrade the Helix II template with the Helix3 framework, those are two different products.

Helix3 can be useful for beginners who want to create a custom website and more experienced web designers who want to speed up the development process and build bespoke websites more efficiently.

It powers all our Helix3-based templates. For ease of upgrades, the framework is in the plugin format and can be installed separately.