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Theme details

Theme name: Haze
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Product ID: 496540
Current version: 5.2
Last updated: 11th April 2016
First released: 8th August 2010
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 6 & 7
GDPR / DSGVO compliant: Not yet
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 4.5.0
Bootstrap version: 4.0.0
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

Haze updates

Updates for Haze are free for all existing users. Please see this Knowledgebase page for detailed information about obtaining and installing updates. To request an update for Haze, please click the button below (this launches your email app).
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Haze a robust, general-purpose RapidWeaver theme; ideal for blogs, educational and business websites. Basically any project where you need a fast, simple and unobtrusive theme, in which to present written content and rich media.

In some respects, Haze is not too dissimilar from the Media RapidWeaver theme in layout or features. However in Haze, the optional banner container is devoid of any overlaying elements (like the site title, slogan or navigation bar). This gives you a useful space above the page fold, to display eye-catching graphics, slideshows or even video.


A subtle colour scheme and formal sans-serif typeface give this theme a professional appearance. The main page content is all contained within a simple box, giving pages a clean and consistent appearance. It's a great theme design if you want something a bit more traditional in appearance. This simple page layout yields good print / PDF output too.


By default, Haze uses an animated drop-down menu. This will revert to a toggle navigation menu on smaller screen sizes (to avoid breakage). Users of this theme not wishing to use a drop-down menu can also choose from either a simple split or block navigation layout. To display downward-pointing chevron icons after parent page links, simply enter this HTML code after the page name:

<i class='fa fa-angle-down'></i>

Settings galore

Don't believe for one minute that Haze is yet another disappointing "what you see is what you get" RapidWeaver theme! Dozens of useful theme settings allow you to precisely customise many aspects of Haze and build websites that look unlike any other. Just about every colour can be changed using built-in colour pickers. Font faces, sizes and line heights can be adjusted to suite your requirements. The width and position of the sidebar is fully customisable. Other aspects like the main container width, internal padding and external margins can also be modified using the theme settings. So too can the body background.

Haze incorporates some extended RapidWeaver album style settings, allowing you to customise the thumbnail appearance and other associated colours.


Haze uses an HTML5 Doctype and has been tested and confirmed to work in IE10, IE11, Edge, Safari, Opera, Chrome and Firefox. The theme performs well on devices like the iPad and iPhone, and also plays nicely with a wide variety of RapidWeaver page style plugins.

As you would expect, Haze is fully responsive. This means that you can build a single website for conventional desktop browsers, which can also bend-and-morph to view beautifully on smaller handheld devices like smartphones and tablets. Especially important nowadays when so much website traffic comes from mobile devices...

ExtraContent enabled

Haze was one of the first third-party RapidWeaver themes to include support for the then-new ExtraContent technique. This theme continues to host 8 ExtraContent containers, allowing you to build more complex page layouts.

ExtraContent1 in this theme forms the social bar. This dedicated bar can be floated left or right in a page (or display as a horizontal tagline). It's ideal for social networking / bookmarking icons and other useful links.

ExtraContent5 can be turned on in the theme style settings, and forms a semi-transparent content box floated over the theme banner container; perfect for captions or useful links.

FreeStyle banner

The banner container in Haze is FreeStyle enabled. As the name suggests, this gives you a blank canvas and complete freedom to build fully-responsive banners of any size, shape or content you desire. 30 example banner images are included with this theme to get you started (named 1.jpg - 30.jpg). If 'FreeStyle' sounds alien to you, see the live demo site and the theme user guides for some helpful information. Once you have converted to FreeStyle, you'll probably never want to setup theme banners any other way!

Expert paradise

If you're a well-seasoned RapidWeaver user or just someone who wants to take their web development skills further; then Haze is a brilliant framework to use for building polished websites and web apps. Like many other premium ThemeFlood RapidWeaver themes, Haze includes complete support for the Twitter Bootstrap Toolkit. We also include Font Awesome Icons as standard. A custom.css and javascript.js file in the theme contents make it easier to write and deploy your own theme modifications.

Find out more

As the name suggests, Haze is a somewhat deceptive and closely-concealed theme! In the past some people have mistakenly overlooked the power and capabilities of this RapidWeaver theme. Therefore it is strongly recommended you check the live demo site. There is also a free demo version and sandwich file you can download (links towards the top of this page). All of these combined will give you maximum insight into what this theme can do and how it works.


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

* Purchases of Haze 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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