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Theme details

Theme name: Black
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 4.0
Last updated: 30th April 2018
First released: 24th May 2011
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.0.9
Bootstrap version: 4.1.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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A wonderfully simple free RapidWeaver theme inspired by some of the basic templates that shipped with the (now deceased) iWeb app a few years ago. The 'light on dark' default colour scheme makes Black absolutely ideal for small photography or portfolio websites. Black is easy to use, but equally it includes lots of expert features like a FreeStyle banner, Twitter Bootstrap, Font Awesome Icons, a lightbox, responsive video and retina images.


Black utilises a simple split navigation layout. This basically means that your parent (top level) pages will be displayed horizontally at the top of the page. Any associated child (subpage links) will be displayed in the sidebar container. Split navigation layouts offer an excellent balance between a website that is easy for your users to navigate, but one which still supports multiple levels of pages.


As you'd expect, Black is fully responsive and optimised for mobile and tablet devices. Using Black, you can build a single website which all users of various devices and screen sizes can access. Black removes the need for building different websites for different devices. Additionally content like images and video will be scaled-down to fit smaller screens.

FreeStyle banner

The optional banner container in Black is FreeStyle enabled. Think of FreeStyle banners as an empty canvas, into which you can place almost any type of content, including text, static images, video or slideshows. You can use the FreeStyle stack to setup and embed your content, Alternatively use ExtraContent3 or the standard FreeStyle code snippets documented in the Knowledgebase. With FreeStyle, in next-to-no-time you'll have a brilliant banner setup to grab the attention of your website visitors! Five beautiful example banner images are included in this theme, measuring 140px wide and 600px tall.

Black also features a CTA (call to action) container that is layered over the FreeStyle banner. This means that your banner can provide a useful function and enable you to display bold text or links for improved user engagement.

Content and sidebar

The content and sidebar regions in Black support most RapidWeaver page types, including styled text, HTML code, Stacks, photo albums, blogs, WeaverPix and contact forms. By default the sidebar is hidden in Black, but this can be turned on in the theme settings and floated either left or right of the main content container. On smaller screens, the sidebar is displayed below the main content container. The sidebar will need to be enabled, if using page types like a Blog, so that your tag cloud and category links will be displayed.

Scope to modify

Black can be extensively modified with lots of basic CSS markup to change the style or layout of pages. Everything including the font styling and banner can be modified. Dedicated custom.css and custom.js files located within the theme contents follow the tradition of all other ThemeFlood themes; in providing a convenient spot to write and apply code site-wide, using your preferred code editor. Other aspects like inclusion of embedded web font faces are definitely feasible.


This RapidWeaver theme has support for ten ExtraContent containers, positioned in various parts of the page. ExtraContent gives you the ability to break out of the normal RapidWeaver editable regions and create more intricate page designs. To embed content within any of the ExtraContent containers, you can use the standard code snippet or an ExtraContent stack.

And just a small reminder...

Black is generously provided to you as a free RapidWeaver theme. You are welcome to download Black and use it for any personal or commercial projects. All that is politely request is that any credits remain intact. If you need the credits removed or want to show your appreciation for this theme, a small monetary contribution, Google Play voucher or UK iTunes voucher is massively appreciated!

Thanks! Please check the following:
System requirements
License agreement
Refund policy
Purchase process
Customer support

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 that your computer is capable of running (preferably RapidWeaver 7 or greater).

If you cannot get the free demo version of this theme to work, DO NOT proceed with purchasing this theme - please request technical assistance first.

License agreement

You may use this purchased 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.

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.

If the free demo version does not work for you, kindly refrain from buying the theme.

Purchase process
The checkout system is provided by Paddle. An attempt is made to display prices in your local currency.

To complete your order, you must supply a valid email address. Your purchase receipt and download link will be sent to this address. If you do not receive your purchase shortly after completing it, please carefully check your spam or junk mail folders.

Your purchases are available to re-download at anytime, via this order lookup page.

Prices shown on the website exclude any applicable VAT. The final price payable is shown at the checkout. You will be sent a full receipt by email. Charitable and bulk discounts may be available on request. Please get in touch if you have any queries about our pricing.

Our order process is conducted by our online reseller is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries relating to order processing. Paddle also provides an order lookup system, commonly referred to as your Paddle Account.

Customer support
If you have questions that relate specifically to this theme, you should make contact via the contact page. 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.