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Software Type Network & Internet
Product Type Commercial
Software Company RocketTheme
Software Website http://www.rockettheme.com

A PHP programming company founded by former Mambo developer Andy Miller that creates highly-sophisticated custom templates for Joomla, Drupal, phpBB3, and Wordpress.

RocketTheme can be accurately said to offer some of the most sophisticated and visually appealing custom templates that are currently available for common Open Source Code applications. However, learning where to find the information you need on their site takes some getting used to.  Only suitable for professional developers or advanced hobbyists with working knowledge of the software application, HTML, CSS, and, to a lesser extent, php.

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Beautifull Themes Marred by Poor Support

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3.2
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4.0
Reviewed by Dr. Greg
February 21, 2010
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RocketTheme is the best option available for professional developers looking for custom Joomla, Wordpress, and phpbb3 templates. Their proprietary Gantry Framework transcends these Open Source applications into visually stunning and technically amazing works of art. Not suitable for entry-level end users. Ratings (on the right) are based on the assumption of the average user.

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Good Points RocketTheme offers the most sophisticated and aesthetically beautiful custom templates, modules, and extensions that exist today for Joomla, Drupal, phpBB3, and Wordpress applications. Their custom templates for Joomla are arguably among the most visually stunning and sophisticated I have come across on the Internet, including those from JoomlArts.

For those who are experienced Joomla developers, you cannot do better than to purchase Andy Miller's RocketTheme club memberships. Highly Recommended!
Bad Points Not suitable for those inexperienced with the platform they are trying to develop in and without working knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as the ability to understand and edit php code for customization. Technical support is provided by volunteer moderators and is entirely hit or miss depending on a variety of factors. The company stopped developing themes for Joomla 1.5 in May 2012 but extension upgrades from 1.5 to 2.5 have been spotty at best. There is currently (as of August 2012) no 2.5 version of RokBridge so members who have subscribed to both the Joomla and phpBB3 clubs are out of luck.

Support team, while knowledgeable and helpful, seems grossly outnumbered by the actual demand for support. Consequently, there is--at times--a several day delay in response. Perhaps company should consider offering an additional paid-support option.

Templates seem to be released a little earlier than they should be resulting in a minimum of two to three updates per template within a period of weeks. If you grabbed the template immediately upon release and then made numerous customizations to the template files, you'll have to do a lot of manual updating requiring that you port over all of your custom edits line by line.
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