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Ares Murphy - Premium Joomla Template for Portfolio, Blog and Resume Sites

Tags: Portfolio, Photographer, Personal, Resume, Designer, Personal blog
Download: 11,108
  • Version1.9 View Changelog
  • FrameworkHelix3
  • Compatibility Joomla 3
  • Released On 01 December 2016
  • Updated On 19 July 2019

Template Details

Ares Murphy is a well-designed, creative, responsive and multipurpose Joomla! 3 template for designers, web agencies, individual professionals such as bloggers, photographers, graphic/UX experts, developers or for all those who need an online presence, resume, portfolio, personal site or blog. It includes five different built-in template variants. Ares Murphy is a 5-in-one Joomla template. After QuickStart installation, you can easily create a perfect portfolio, blog, resume or personal website in minutes. It looks great on desktop computers, laptops, phones, tablets and other devices. The piece is flexible enough to be applied on all niches not only the suggested service areas. The template code is clean from vulnerabilities or security issues.

Ares Murphy is developed on JoomShaper’s Helix 3 template framework. Our multi-tool & easy to use SP Page Builder 2 Pro is included in the QuickStart package which means adding and editing elements on a page is fast and intuitive with live frontend visual drag and drop system. Improve your personal web presentation - start right now!

Feature 1


Ares Murphy is the December 2016 template from JoomShaper. It’s a fully responsive Joomla template for professionals, businesses and individuals to build their portfolios, flagship blogs and resume websites. The template is also suitable for a team of individuals or professionals to host a site displaying their skills and services.

Let’s take a look at the core features of the Ares Murphy template.

  • Five template variations: Portfolio, Blog, Resume, Individual and Photography
  • Stunning portfolio with various filtering and design options
  • Instagram Gallery addon for better networking
  • Full-fledged blog variation with modern and premium look
  • RTL, translation and Retina ready
  • Based on Helix 3 and Powered by SP Page Builder Pro
  • Top-class customer support

Ares Murphy is a beautiful, organized, multipurpose and lightweight Joomla template with all modern facilities to host a portfolio, dedicated blog or resume site in less than half-an-hour. Developing a site with Ares Murphy doesn’t demand any prior coding knowledge. You can use the industry-leading drag and drop tool SP Page Builder Pro prepackaged for free in the template. Let’s check the detailed features below.

Feature 2

Five Template Variations

Ares Murphy is effectively a five-in-one template. We’re presenting 5 completely different layouts in a single package. You’re getting a professional Portfolio variation, a Blog variation, a Resume variation, a Photography variation, and an Individual variation.

Born to be Unique
You will find Ares Murphy unique and that’s what we’ve made it like. The Template can be used in unique purposes like professional portfolios, model/celebrity/business blogs, online resume sites, photography portfolios, and individual/personal sites.

Dedicated for a Reason
We’re offering Ares Murphy in such a combo package for a definitive reason. It’s not “Just another Joomla template”, it’s something different. You’ll find it through reading this feature list.

Feature 3

Portfolio Template Variation

The Portfolio variation is all about showcasing your personal/professional experiences and achievements. The template focuses on a clean and bold portfolio appearance.

Simply Informative
Ares Murphy Portfolio variation is very simple. The UI is appealing and the UX is warm. Your visitors will discover the design useful.

The Storyteller
A portfolio of any business or individual depicts the story of their past activities and achievements. Ares Murphy does this effectively. Visitors can filter the portfolio items live by several criteria. Also, there is an Instagram photo gallery to make your site prettier.

Feature 4

Blog Template Variation

Businesses and individual professionals often want to get a dedicated blog section to grow their community. Ares Murphy’s Blog variation is perfect for this.

Pro Design
The blog variation of Ares Murphy has a premium design that can make a long-standing positive impression in a visitor’s mind. The big top intro and the conspicuous typography are really mindblowing.

The blog archive has a sidebar to the right by default. This will help you put more contents for additional information. The single post page shows the blog contents only for a distortion-free reading.

Feature 5

Resume Template Variation

An online resume can be of a great convenience to a busy professional as well as a fresh beginner. It saves the time of uploading PDF resumes. Again, online resumes are more interactive and capacious than other media.

Superb Design
The Ares Murphy resume variation gets a beautiful design that will certainly add a great value to anyone’s resume. It presents information in an organized manner which is very crucial for creating a great resume.

Download Option
Besides the online version, a user can also upload a document file to the server and make that downloadable for printing or reference purposes. The template is really visionary.

Feature 6

Individual Template Variation

The Individual variation is about your personal/professional experiences and achievements. It’s carefully designed for models/celebrities and passionate individuals who want to showcase their works.

Nicely Functional
Ares Murphy Individual variation is designed to function. Advanced Modal addon lets you have images, video, colors etcetera as a background and display texts on it.

Eye-catching Look
The Individual variation is made differently. We’ve created a special addon Advanced Modal having gorgeous presentation style. The variation is really spectacular in look.

Feature 7

Photography Template Variation

This variation is all about showcasing your photography and achievements. The template lets you show your photography skills in a very unique design and styling.

Image Slider
Ares Murphy Photography variation is well designed. It is specially made for photographers. Its slider gives you the best ever display of your photos.

Elegant Design
Our Photography variation is totally different than the rest of its kind. It looks elegant and perfect in every way. It serves the most of the needs of a photographer.

Feature 8

Instagram Gallery

We’ve developed a new addon for the Ares Murphy template to help you present your latest Instagram photos beautifully on your Joomla site. It makes sharing and branding much easier.

Integrated Tightly
The addon displays Instagram photos on your Joomla site so accurately that your visitors will hardly find any difference between native and fetched elements.

Easy to Use
The Instagram Gallery is very easy to use. You just need the Instagram user ID and access token to bring your Instagram photos live on your site.

Feature 9

Freedom in Languages and Graphics

The Ares Murphy template supports translation and RTL. You can create a site having multiple languages. It’s also ready for ‘Retina’ quality screens.

All Languages are Welcome
Ares Murphy empowers you to create a website in multiple languages. Plus, it supports RTL languages, which means you can launch a site in right to left (RTL) text/content direction.

Retina Ready
Ares Murphy is developed with the maximum concurrent graphic standard in mind. The template is ‘Retina-ready’, that means you can display higher quality graphic contents on it.

Feature 10

AcyMailing Email Newsletter

Email is a much-valued communication channel that lets you easily keep in touch with your circle. The popular AcyMailing component is prepackaged with Ares Murphy for this functionality.

Stay Connected
The AcyMailing component keeps you in touch with your stakeholders smoothly by acquiring new email subscribers, creating email lists, synchronizing Joomla user emails with the component’s own lists, sending newsletters and more.

Simply Functional
The tool offers a collection of pre-designed email templates to send newsletters quickly. If you want to customize the existing templates or create new ones, you’re able to do that too.

Feature 11

Helix 3 Framework

Ares Murphy is developed on the top of our popular Helix 3 framework. The robust Joomla template framework provides a wide range of features to the web developers and backend users.

Create Unlimited Layouts
Helix 3 framework empowers you to craft any layout easily for a Joomla site. The framework’s output is 100% responsive and mobile-friendly. Build websites with wider compatibility.

Typography and Fonts
Helix 3 offers various tools and options to manage everything related to typography of your Joomla website. It lets you select a font family, typography styles, define font sizes and so on.

Feature 12

SP Page Builder 2 Pro

JoomShaper’s innovative visual frontend drag and drop page composer SP Page Builder Pro is available for free with the Ares Murphy template. This tool dramatically boosts your productivity.

Frontend Drag and Drop System
Utilizing the super-easy frontend drag and drop page building system of SP Page Builder, you can create or redesign a Joomla site in just a few minutes. See changes instantly without loading a page! Build a fully functional site without coding a single line.

Save Time and Money
SP Page Builder drastically reduces the time required to build a web page. Since the tool doesn’t require any coding knowledge, so everyone can use it. Thus it saves your time and budget. Enjoy!

Feature 13

Support & Updates

Not only that Ares Murphy is packed with latest web technologies, it also ensures you will keep getting seamless performance, solid support and updates.

Regular Updates
We update our products on a regular basis. We have a long tradition regarding this. Still, if you ever feel that a fix is required for any of our products, please contact us. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

Dedicated Support
We have a dedicated team to offer an outstanding customer support experience. Our forum is a nice place to ask questions and get solutions quickly.


Version 1.9 19 July 2019


  • Latest version of Joomla (3.9.10)
  • Latest version of SP Page Builder (3.5)

Bug Fix

  • PHP warning
  • Search box align
  • Input text box padding
  • Select option
  • Next arrow
  • Logo and collapse bars in RTL responsive
  • Navbar responsive
  • RTL navbar alignment
  • Countdown timer in responsive font size
  • Coming Soon page header link not found
  • Testimonial font size in resume variation page
  • Search responsive Coming Soon page
  • Photographyvariation page header and down arrow
  • Resumevariation category view beside category details side
  • Resumevariation side vertical border alignment

Version 1.8 16 Nov 2018


  • Latest version of Joomla (v3.9)
  • Latest version of SP Page Builder Pro (v3.3.6)
  • All other extensions & components updated

Bug Fix

  • CSS issues
  • Login redirect issue
  • Rating issue

Version 1.7 02 March 2018


  • Joomla Updated to latest version (v3.8.5)
  • Helix3 and other Extension Updated
  • Page Builder Updated to latest version (v3.1.2)

Bug Fix

  • Social Icon Issue

Version 1.6 18 Dec 2017


  • Joomla Updated to latest version (v3.8.3)
  • Helix3 and other Extension Updated
  • Page Builder Updated to latest version (v3.0.4)

Version 1.5 06 Oct 2017


  • Joomla Updated to latest version (v3.8.1)
  • Helix3 and other Extension Updated
  • Page Builder Updated to latest version (v2.5.4)

Bug Fix

  • CSS issue fixed

Version 1.4 14 Sep 2017


  • Update Joomla(v3.7.5).
  • Update Helix3 Framework (v2.1).
  • Update Pagebuilder(v2.5.3).
  • Update SP Simple Portfolio (v1.5).
  • Update Acymailing (v5.8.0).

Version 1.3


  • Joomla version updated
  • Helix3 version updated
  • Security Updated

Version 1.2


  • Latest Version Of Joomla 3.7.0
  • Latest Version Of Pagebuilder 2.4.4

Bug Fix

  • All Known Bug Fixed

Version 1.1


  • Latest Version Of Joomla 3.6.5
  • Latest Version Of Pagebuilder 2.3.4
  • 2 New home variations.
  • New blog pages.
  • 5 New pages added.
  • Introduced with 2 new addons: i) Image addon for photographer. ii) Advanced Modal with new exclusive features.
  • Improve responsive & RTL.

Version 1.0


  • Initial Release

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