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Theme details

Theme name: Cefalus
Theme designer: Henk Vrieselaar
Current version: 3.3
Last updated: 23rd July 2019
First released: 16th April 2016
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 6, 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.9.0
Bootstrap version: 4.3.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

Support links

10 Minute Quickstart Guide
ThemeFlood Knowledgebase
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RapidWeaver Classroom
RapidWeaver Community Forums

Free resources

Bootstrap code snippets
ExtraContent stack & snippet pack
FreeStyle banner stack

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With its cool and wintery colour scheme, Cefalus is sure to add impact to any website it's applied to. Featuring subtle shadows, clean lines, beautiful typography, innovative navigation and a prominent banner, Cefalus is every definition of a quality RapidWeaver theme.

Beneath the icy surface, you will uncover a wealth of powerful style settings and colour pickers. Combined, these theme options give you a very flexible theme to customise and "make your own". Cefalus makes it easy to setup custom banners, create a mobile friendly website and get a taste of real web development through integrated ExtraContent, Font Awesome Icons, embedded font faces and the complete Bootstrap framework.

Fabulous fonts

You can never have too many font face options! Cefalus gives you over 100 web-safe and embedded font faces to choose from. You can independently change the font face applied on headings, body content and navigation. Every font face listed supports latin extended character sets. The web-safe fonts are called from the system and embedded font faces are stored within the theme. Embedded font faces are served in WOFF2 format; bringing you the benefits of much smaller file sizes and improved rendering quality. All mainstream web browsers support the fonts listed.


Cefalus displays a multi-level toggle navigation layout on mobile and smaller tablets. On wider screens, the navigation takes the format of a horizontal navigation bar, with animated drop-downs. Numerous colour pickers let you adjust the colour scheme of your menu. The font size of the menu can be adjusted. It is even possible to turn-off the animation effects if they're not needed.


Banners do not come any more flexible than the one offered in Cefalus! Within the theme style settings, you will see a group of settings under the subheading marked Banner Configuration. In essence, there are three powerful methods available to setup your banners:
  1. If using RapidWeaver 7 or above, drag and drop a suitable banner image into the Banner Image box, within the Page Inspector
  2. Turn-on ExtraContent 1 and place an image within this container using either the ExtraContent snippet or free stacks
  3. Use the FreeStyle banner technique, as documented in the ThemeFlood Knowledgebase.
Static images, sliders and possibly even basic video embeds are supported by the banner in Cefalus. The banner has no fixed height; it instead resizes to fit the content you place within. You can have the banner span the full width of the screen or contain it to the same width as you main content container.

Font Awesome

Cefalus includes the complete Font Awesome Icon library (the current version is shown in the theme details on this page). With Font Awesome you have over 600 icons at your disposal, in any colour and any size you like. And they are completely free for commercial use. No extra addons or plugins need to be purchased, to use basic Font Awesome icons in Elite. You can do some clever things with Font Awesome icons, like including them against page links in the menu or adding them to blog titles / file download links.

Flexbox Sidebar

The sidebar in Cefalus is empowered with some clever code called 'CSS Flexbox'. This permits you to have the sidebar either top or bottom on mobile, and left or right on desktop (in a choice of widths). Optionally the sidebar can be disabled completely; granting you a full-width content container.


ExtraContent allows you to add more content, than what RapidWeaver typically allows. You can learn more about ExtraContent in the ThemeFlood Knowledgebase. There are 4 ExtraContent areas in this theme:
  • ExtraContent 1 is above the content. Don’t use this area for text, only for a banner image, slideshow or video in your content.
  • ExtraContent 2 is between the content and the footer.
  • ExtraContent3 is below the footer (our demo site has social networking icons in this container).
  • ExtraContent4 is above ExtraContent1. Nice for a short message, social icons or a search box. Or a logo.


In the theme styles you can choose between different container widths (ranging between 600px and 1300px and an 'auto'). The default in Cefalus is 1000px.

Scroll-To-Top Button

A Scroll-To-Top Button (any colour is possible) fades in at the bottom right (or optional bottom centre) on your webpage when you scroll down. You can hide it in the theme styles, if you don't want it. This button can be useful on very long pages with lots of content. It offers a quick way for people to get back to the top of the page.

Changing the mobile 'Menu' button translation

Correlating to website design best practices, the 'hamburger' mobile menu button is complimented with the word 'menu'. This ensures all users to the website (especially those browsing on mobile or tablet devices) can easily navigate your completed website. The word 'menu' is set using CSS code. You can easily change the word to something else, through use of this custom CSS code added to your webpages:

#mobileNavButton .mobileNavTitle:before {
content: 'Menu';


Cefalus is a mobile responsive theme. In a nutshell, this means you build and deploy a single website with Cefalus that is optimised for all newer mobile devices, tablets and web browsers. No more needing to build different websites for different screen sizes any more. Cefalus will save you time and money. Most importantly, your website visitors will be treated to an exemplary experience on your website.


The site logo and the site title have a link applied to them, which points back to the homepage of your website. By default the logo is above the site title. Optionally you can put it in an ExtraContent area or sidebar.


The free demo version of Cefalus can be downloaded using this link. 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 Cefalus provides you with a licensed copy of Cefalus; without any demo restrictions applied.

Clicking this link will take you to a sample website published using Cefalus. This may give you a better insight into how this theme looks and behaves. If you're interested to see how the demo website was built, the same project file can be downloaded here and opened in RapidWeaver. Feel free to use this file as the basis for a new website.

If you have any other questions about Cefalus, please don't hesitate to get touch.

* This price shown for Cefalus includes any applicable VAT or sales tax payable. We attempt to display the price in your local currency. 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 legislation. 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 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 Paddle.com. Paddle.com 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.