How do I grab the theme from a live website and use it as Joomla 2.5 template?

cypherinfo September 3, 2012
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I visited a web site and I liked its layout. It is not Joomla or WordPress or any other CMS blog platform. I have the owner permission and I’d like to download the theme and CSS of it and to create a Joomla 2.5 template?

How would I do this? I own Dreamweaver CS6, and that may be useful!


  1. James Bruce
    September 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Without having a deep understanding of the template tags used by Joomla (php, I'm assuming) downloading it is worthless. You need to learn the system first - you can't just automatically convert a bit of CSS and an HTML file magically into a theme. Save yourself the effort and just download a pre-made one.

  2. Erlis D.
    September 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Go to the page you like, and go with> right click > view page source.
    save that code by going: file > save as.
    After this, save also the css, java, and other codes that are related with this code.
    The most important part is the java, css code, and maybe you have to download some images for the navigation bar design or other part of the design (it depends)
    It need some knowledge in HTML/CSS/JS!

  3. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Use HTTrack to download the whole website. It is a website copier. You can get it from and it is free. Enjoy!!!