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Theme details

Theme name: Forest
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 3.0
Last updated: 23rd May 2018
First released: 25th November 2015
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

Forest updates

Updates for Forest are free for all existing users. Please see this Knowledgebase page for detailed information about obtaining and installing updates. To request an update for Forest, please click the button below (this launches your email app).
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Introduction

Formally the Epiphany theme by another theme developer, Forest is a completely rebuilt RapidWeaver theme sporting all the features and embellishments that professional web designers demand. Built upon the Bootstrap framework, Forest places emphasis on a 'light and airy' layout and bold typography that promotes better content clarity. A simple 2-column content and sidebar configuration combined with 10 ExtraContent containers make Forest a candidate theme for lots of possible projects. Combined with an separate shopping cart addon (like RapidCart Pro), Forest would be absolutely ideal for e-commerce websites (you could display the cart total in ExtraContent2, within the fixed navigation bar at the top).

In some respects Forest is similar in design and layout, compared to Solstice. But in Forest, we've purposefully simplified the array of theme style and colour options provided; therefore making this theme easier for novice RapidWeaver users to build stunning websites with. Aspects like the FreeStyle banner container in Forest are simple to configure with your own static images or stacks. Forest includes 25 example banner images. Adding your own banner images would be as simple as dragging and dropping a suitably sized image into the styled text sidebar named header.jpg, banner.jpg or freestyle.jpg (the theme will automatically take and embed the image for you in the FreeStyle banner).

Less is more

Forest is very much a minimalist RapidWeaver theme. A simple header region, horizontal navigation, banner, two-column content region and a horizontal footer bar form the basic structure of this theme. Built-in column settings, the Stacks plugin or the Bootstrap grid then provide three other possible methods of slicing written content up into smaller bite-sized sections.

For websites with a heavy reliance on image content (like showcases, portfolios or e-commerce websites), Forest can work brilliantly. Once again you can choose to use virtually any page layout or slideshow plugin, to build sophisticated page designs. Or keep things simple using the normal content and sidebar regions.

Background textures

Not everybody likes 'flat' web design; whereby element backgrounds are a solid colour. In Forest, we give you the option of applying one of over one-hundred different background textures on the top bar, body background and footer. These can make for a very stylish website and give your webpages the final, professional finishing touch.

Responsive

As you would expect, Forest is fully responsive. This theme displays content beautifully on large, cinematic monitors. On tablet devices the page layout scales smoothly to fit smaller screen sizes. Aspects of the design like the horizontal navigation (which would traditionally start to break on smaller screen sizes) reverts to a user-friendly toggle menu. The theme continues to scale down on smaller devices like smart phones, whereby columns and grids dissolve into a single column. Everything you need to build a cross-device-compatible website is there.

Style settings

Forest does not skimp on useful theme settings! Options exist to change just about every colour you see on screen using colour pickers, so you can devise custom colour schemes and match existing corporate branding. Settings are also provided to adjust font styling, theme width, sidebar width and placement, and columns. Plus we also provide the option to easily toggle between a drop-down menu, block and split navigation layouts.

Loads of font options

The font size and line spacing of content can be customised within the theme settings. We also give you access to over 100 embedded font faces to apply to headings, navigation and body content. All the font files are self-contained within the theme; making this theme stronger and more reliable.

Be social

With support for Font Awesome icons and ExtraContent already included, there are lots of possibilities to display icons that link to your social media profiles. This can provide the ability for people to connect with you or follow you outside of your website. The Wiki has very informative chapters on using Font Awesome icons, ExtraContent and other theme features like the social bar.

More

The free demo version of Forest 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 Forest using the button towards the top of this page provides you with a licensed copy of Forest; 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 Forest. 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 Forest, please don't hesitate to ask.

* Purchases of Forest 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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