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Theme details

Theme name: ABC
Theme designer: Henk Vrieselaar
Current version: 4.0
Last updated: 18th May 2018
First released: 7th December 2016
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 6 & 7
GDPR / DSGVO compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.0.13
Bootstrap version: 4.1.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

Support links

10 Minute Quickstart Guide
ThemeFlood Knowledgebase
1-to-1 Technical Support
RapidWeaver Classroom
RapidWeaver Community Forums

Free resources

Bootstrap code snippets
ExtraContent stack & snippet pack
FreeStyle banner stack
Pexels stock photography
Stockio free images & video
Unsplash stock photography

ABC updates

Updates for ABC are free for all existing users. Please see this Knowledgebase page for detailed information about obtaining and installing updates. To request an update for ABC, please click the button below (this launches your email app).
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This minimalistic RapidWeaver theme was expertly designed by Henk Vrieselaar. Fully mobile responsive and loaded with lots of style options, ABC is an impressive theme suitable for a wide range of different websites.

In some respects ABC is slightly similar to the free Basic Blue theme; because both themes have a banner area in their sidebar. But ABC is definitely a more comprehensive theme. ABC features options like an animated drop-down menu (on desktop) and embedded web font faces.

Basic Layout

A breadcrumb container at the top of the page clearly highlights to the end user where they are on the website. The drop-down menu is centred on desktop and supports multiple sub levels of navigation. The site title and slogan display prominently above the page design. Your sidebar container can be floated either left or right or hidden completely. A small banner is available to use above the sidebar (see below for details on how to set this up).


A lot of themes have a banner or header than spans the full width of the page. ABC is slightly different, in that the banner is constrained to the same width as your sidebar (normally 35%) and is positioned above the sidebar title. This small banner is really useful to display some small artwork, a miniaturised photograph or a headshot.

The easiest way to configure the banner is to open the RapidWeaver Page Inspector, and drag-and-drop a suitable image into the banner drop zone. Suggested dimensions are shown, but you can deviate from these if you wish. Provide an ALT attribute too, to aid search engines. It is possible to use different images on different pages, for greater variety.

Another option for the banner is to use the FreeStyle technique. FreeStyle is already extensively documented in the ThemeFlood Knowledgebase. You can use the FreeStyle stacks or code snippet to setup your banner. In the Banner Configuration options, change the selection to FreeStyle.

If no banner is required, simply go into the Banner Configuration options and make select None. This will remove both the dragged-and-dropped banner or FreeStyle banner. The 20px space between the banner and sidebar title will be closed.


ExtraContent allows you to add more content then RapidWeaver typically allows. There are 3 ExtraContent areas in ABC:
  • ExtraContent 1 is at the top of the page, great for adding your social icons, date, time or something else.
  • ExtraContent 2 is at the bottom of the page in the Footer area, just above the footer.
  • ExtraContent 3 can be used for a full-width image or slideshow.
If you have never used ExtraContent before, you can find more information in the ThemeFlood Knowledgebase.

Responsive Design

The traditional fixed width design doesn't work any more. Web design needs to be adaptive. The layout needs to be automatically adjusted to fit all display resolution and devices. Thankfully ABC is a fully responsive RapidWeaver theme and does all the hard work for you. No need to build multiple websites for different devices! To see responsive behaviour in action, go to the demo site (using the buttons or links on this page) and reduce the width of your browser window. Or view the demo site on your smartphone or tablet.


The logo and the site title are configured to link back to your homepage (the same address you set in the site settings). By default the logo is hidden, but theme style options exist to turn it on and have it displayed above the site title, floated left, centre or right.

Font Awesome Icons

Font Awesome is included with this theme. You do not need to purchase or download anything to get the Font Awesome Icons to work. Simply ensure you have CSS consolidation enabled in the site Advanced settings. With Font Awesome, you have several hundred icons at your disposal, in any colour or size you like. These icons are retina display optimised and completely free for commercial use.


The free demo version of ABC can be downloaded using this link or the button towards the top of the page. You can install the theme in RapidWeaver 6.0 or later to experiment with the theme, explore all the settings provided and test it against real content and plugins. There is no time limit imposed on the demo version, but page navigation links are disabled in the demo version. Watermarks may appear periodically in parts of the page (like the banner or footer). Please see this knowledgebase article for more information about the free demo versions provided. Purchasing ABC using the button towards the top of this page provides you with a licensed copy of ABC; without any demo restrictions applied.

Clicking the banner at the top of this page or this link will take you to a sample website published using ABC. This may give you a better insight into how this theme looks and responds. If you're interested to see how the demo website was built, the same project file can be downloaded here and opened in RapidWeaver, on your computer. Some people find this very useful to use.

If you have any other questions about ABC, please don't hesitate to ask.

* Purchases of ABC includes any applicable VAT payable. As of 1st January 2015, all EU customers are legally required to pay VAT on all digital downloads or electronic services, and receive a full VAT invoice with each purchase. We fully comply with this law and you may claim-back any tax paid (if you are VAT registered or a charity / non-profit organisation exempt from paying VAT).
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System requirements
This theme requires RapidWeaver. It will not work with other platforms (like Wordpress). We recommend you aim towards installing the latest version of RapidWeaver and Stacks that your computer is compatible with.

License agreement
You may use this theme an unlimited number of times in personal or commercial projects, request technical support and receive free updates in future.

This theme can be installed or synced onto all computers that you own. You are permitted to make archival backup copies of the theme.

You may not resell or make this theme available for download, remove copyright credits or license information.

The software is provided "as is" without any implied or expressed warranty of merchantability or fitness for purpose. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

For free themes, we are not obliged to provide technical support to customers who have not made a contribution. Additionally credits or attributes in free themes MUST remain intact, unaltered and on display at all times; unless you make a contribution and seek permission to remove them.

Refund policy
By purchasing this theme, you agree that your purchase will be available immediately via digital download and that you waive your statutory right of withdrawal.

All purchases are final and refunds will not be provided (we physically cannot un-download or remove themes from your computer).

You are reminded to make use of the free demo versions already provided on the website, to fully evaluate themes for compatibility and suitability before purchase.

Customer support
If you have questions that relate specifically to this theme, you should make contact via the contact page. For paid themes, we aim to answer all messages within 12 hours, Monday to Friday.

If you require a faster response at weekends or during public holidays, please post your question(s) to the RapidWeaver forums, where a support volunteer may be able to assist you quicker.
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