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Theme name: Eclipse
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 4.0
Last updated: 15th October 2019
First released: 19th February 2014
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 8 Only
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.11.2
Bootstrap version: 4.3.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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Eclipse opts for a more traditional 'boxy' website template type design; where the necessity of a more impactful 'in your face' web design is less desirable! The simple layout, clean lines, web safe fonts and muted colour scheme make Eclipse great for a business website or an education portal. Some users have also said they have used it for creating email newsletters too.

Despite being a free theme, Eclipse brings some powerful 'pro' features to the table, like support for a drop-down navigation menu, ExtraContent and social media buttons. Eclipse works great with all your favourite RapidWeaver page type plugins. Also of note, this theme has exceedingly good standards of webpage accessibility, brilliant print output and loads exceptionally fast.

For users seeking a more powerful theme with additional navigation, sidebar, style and colour settings, our Media theme is a perfect upgrade to Eclipse.

Excellent Accessibility

In Eclipse, you can tab through all page links (including the dropdown navigation menus) using your tab key. All links in the completed webpage have a 1px solid border applied to themselves, when they receive tab focus. The entire webpage structure is also created with assistive devices (like screen readers) in mind. Our enhancements mean that the theme aspect of your completed website is accessible to all your website users.


The default navigation layout is a drop-down menu displayed at the top of the page. Drop-down navigation in free themes is very rare, so this makes Eclipse a fairly unique theme, in this respect.

If you are not a fan of the drop-down menu, you can easily switch to either a sidebar block or sidebar split navigation layout in the theme style settings (both require the sidebar to have been enabled). Mobile devices will display a collapsible navigation layout.

Eclipse supports multiple levels of subpages. By means of dragging and dropping your pages in the RapidWeaver page list panel, you are able to nest pages within other pages and change the structural hierarchy of your website. To display little caret or chevron arrows alongside your 'parent' navigation links, just enter this Font Awesome Icon code alongside the page name:

<i class='arrow fas fa-caret-down'></i>

<i class='arrow fas fa-caret-right'></i>

Giving the icon a class of arrow will see it hidden in the mobile menu, footer navigation and breadcrumb links. The chapter about Font Awesome Icons in the knowledgebase provides more details and sample code to use.


The default banner is a CSS horizontal gradient that sweeps from left to right. In the theme settings, you can choose to use a RapidWeaver 'Dragged & Dropped' banner (supply a suitable image in the Page Inspector) or set the banner to be a solid colour fill.

The banner area contains your website title, slogan and logo. These are all configured in your General site settings. The title and slogan can have its alignment changed and we also provide some basic font face settings for this content. Your logo image can be floated either left or right. The banner automatically adjusts in height to adapt to the content within. If you need to make the banner taller, some theme settings let you adjust this.

Translating theme text strings

You can use custom CSS code to change the labels applied to different parts of the theme.

/* Mobile menu button */
#mobileToggleLabel:before {
content: 'Menu';

/* Last updated (footer) */
#lastUpdated:before {
content: 'Last updated: '

/* Breadcrumb (footer) */
#breadcrumb:before {
content: 'Viewing';
Enter custom CSS code in the RapidWeaver Page Inspector or your Site Settings (Code > CSS). The text can be changed to anything you want. This is a reliable and easy method of changing these theme labels.


It might be a free theme, but Eclipse certainly does not skimp on ExtraContent! This theme has an incredible 20 ExtraContent containers located in various parts of the page. These let you break-out of the normal theme layout to put words, pictures or links in other parts of the page not normally editable by RapidWeaver. You can use the 'Preview ExtraContent Containers' option at the bottom the theme Miscellaneous style settings to see where they are all located. Then follow the advice in our knowledgebase for adding your content; using either the code snippet or stack.

Social networking icons

Our demo site places social media buttons in the theme navigation bar, using the ExtraContent technique. Here is the same code used, pasted into Settings > Code > Body within RapidWeaver:

<div id="myExtraContent2">
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-twitter"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-facebook"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-instagram"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-vimeo"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fa fa-envelope"></i></a>
This HTML code get applied to every page in your project. It provides you total flexibility towards embedding Font Awesome Icons that can be set as links to different social media platforms. Most people set the links to their own social media accounts. Further information is available in the knowledgebase.

And just a small reminder...

Eclipse is generously provided to you as a free RapidWeaver theme. You are welcome to download Eclipse 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.