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The Gantry project is looking for a new logo, and what better way to create one for a community-driven project than by giving our community the opportunity to design it?

Between now and September 18, 2015, we are accepting logo design entries. At the end of three weeks, Gantry's development team...


17 Jul 2015 / Tagged: g5, dev, wordpress

WordPress Development Update

The RocketTheme team has been hard at work on bringing Gantry 5 to WordPress. A lot of this progress has been made in connecting Gantry 5's own Menu and Layout solutions to the features baked in to WordPress.


16 Jul 2015 / Tagged: g5, release, dev, joomla

Gantry 5.0.1 Released

Just three days after the initial 5.0.0 release, we are happy to announce Gantry 5.0.1 is now available for download.

This release includes bug fixes, improvements, and even new features! Thanks to the incredible response from the Gantry community we were able to quickly address issues and release this new version.

Even if it has just been 3 days, there have been already 22 issues opened and resolved which include bugs, community contributions, suggestions and improvements.

We are blown away by the activity that has grown around Gantry 5 and we can't thank you enough! Don't be surprised if you see frequent releases!


13 Jul 2015 / Tagged: g5, release, dev, joomla

Gantry 5.0 Released

Gantry 5.0 is now available for download! This release puts an exclamation mark on over a year of effort on the part of our team. It also raises the bar for theming frameworks made for Joomla, WordPress, and beyond.

Gantry 5 is open source, free to use, and actively supported by the RocketTheme team.


To be a template developer these days is quite exciting! You express your ideas and emotions with the products you release, you learn new things every day, and all this in a very big and competitive industry!

But the good template developer should always be up-to-date with the latest technologies and tools in order to stay competitive and develop modern, optimized products.


These days, websites are much more interactive than what they were even just a couple of years ago. Quickly evolving technology brings about some really nice solutions which, themselves, set new trends in the Web design industry.

One of these trends, which actually became very popular, is the fixed header on scroll. A fixed header is a section of the page that moves with you as you scroll down the page.


08 Jun 2015 / Tagged: g5, release, dev, joomla, wordpress

Gantry 5 RC3 Released

Gantry 5 RC3 (Release Candidate) is now available. Comprised of 290+ commits, 105+ issues, and 10+ pull requests, RC3 is the largest single update to Gantry 5 since the initial beta.


25 May 2015 / Tagged: g5, dev, builds, joomla, wordpress

CI Builds with Travis

Gantry 5 + Travis

Today we are happy to introduce a new section in the Downloads area: CI Builds. The CI (Continuous Integration) Builds are intended for all of those interested in trying the very latest builds of Gantry 5.

If you already tried manually installing Gantry 5 on your development environment, y...


18 May 2015 / Tagged: g5, release, dev, joomla

Gantry 5 RC2 Released

Gantry 5 has taken another giant leap forward in its trek towards its first major stable release. Gantry 5 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) was released last Friday to positive review from our growing community. This release includes a multitude of bug fixes, as well as several additional features and enhancements that focus on making Gantry exceptionally user friendly.


08 May 2015 / Tagged: g5, dev, release

Gantry 5 RC1 Released

The RocketTheme development team has been hard at work getting Gantry 5 ready for prime time. After months of work by our small team, the Gantry 5 release candidate is now available on Github.

In late 2009, the open source Gantry framework was initially released to the public. Before Gantry, we found ourselves having to perform a lot of repetitive steps while creating new templates. A lot of our time was spent hand-coding the same features each month. We needed something simpler, and our solution was Gantry.

This framework would not only help us create powerful and flexible Joomla templates and WordPress themes, but also to empower a growing community of Joomla and WordPress developers that would benefit from using a framework that was easy to understand, yet powerful enough to meet the needs of their clients.

Fast-forward to 2015, and Gantry 5 is set to redefine what a theme can do.