Key Features

Gantry is packed full of features created to empower the development of designs into fully functional layouts with the absolute minimum effort and fuss.

  • Responsive grid system

    Based on Twitter Bootstrap [^1]

  • Joomla and WordPress Support

    The responsive Gantry 4 framework is available for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x, and WordPress 3.2+ and 4.0.

  • Stunning new administrator interface

    Gantry provides a fast and uniquely intuitive interface to control all aspects of the design.

  • XML driven with overrides for unprecedented levels of customization

    Gantry is easy to configure, customize and extend.

  • Powerful built-in fields

    Extended fields such as toggles, color-chooser, image-chooser [^1], sliders, Google fonts, textPlus with suffix and prefix labels [^1], and many more!

  • Per menu-item level control over any configuration parameter

    Layouts, colors, features, etc. can all be different for any menu item.

  • Preset any combination of configuration parameters, and save custom presets

    Creating custom presets allows you to easily save any combination of configuration settings for later use.

  • Built-in extensible AJAX communication layer

    Our powerful AJAX system allows dynamic functionality in features as well as opening up AJAX to 3rd party extensions.

  • RTL language support

    Gantry makes it easier than ever to develop Right-to-Left (RTL) based designs for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi 1.

  • More with LESS

    Built-in LESS CSS compilation powered by lessphp reduces overall requests while making CSS development more powerful and intuitive thanks to the advanced powers of LESS [^1].

  • Flexible grid layout system for unparalleled control over block sizes

    Control the sizes of your blocks with our simple grid layout controls.

  • Optimized codebase with speed, size, and reuse core tenets of the framework design

    Gantry is more than just unparalleled flexibility and control, it also provides a powerful basis to build professional quality designs.

  • Growl-style event notifications

    AJAX-powered non-intrusive growl-style notifications for events such as save, cache clearing, etc.

  • Responsive HTML5 base template

    Fully functional base template that shows off many Gantry framework features and typography. A great place to start building your own design [^1].

  • 65 base module positions

    To get you started, we've included plenty of modules, but adding more is a simple process.

  • 38 possible layout combinations for mainbody and sidebars

    The mainbody and sidebars now have an unprecedented level of control. Gantry provides support for all kinds of layout options.

  • 4 Column Mainbody

    With up to 3 total sidebars, Gantry allows you to achieve highly complex mainbody layout scenarios.

  • Many built-in features such as font-sizer, Google PrettyPrint, Google Analytics, to-top smooth slider, etc.

    Easily add your own unique functionality with Gantry's feature support!

  • Ability to force 'blank' module positions for even more advanced layout customization

    Create layouts with blank spaces or complex alignment requirements with this functionality.

  • Flexible parameter system with ability to set parameters via URL, Cookie, Session, Presets, etc.

    Any parameter can be configured via XML to be settable from a variety of mechanisms for complete customization.

  • Advanced typography

    Powerful typography from Bootstrap provides styling for tables, forms, buttons, and other standard interface elements [^1].

  • Joomla and WordPress base styling

    Great typographical features right out of the box.

  • Joomla ACL support

    Gantry can advantage of the great new ACL support in Joomla 2.5 [^1].

  • Automatic per-browser-level CSS and JS control

    Advanced control of CSS and JS for any specific browser version allows browser bugs and issues to be isolated and patched with a minimum of fuss.


  1. Base support provided only