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Theme name: Lake
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 3.1
Last updated: 26th August 2019
First released: 25th November 2015
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.10.2
Bootstrap version: 4.3.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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Back by demand, Lake has received a major design and code overhaul. Now more impactful in design and brimming with lots of powerful new style and colour settings. The additional 'blockiness' presentation, subtle shadow effects and background textures make for a really clean and sharp looking theme design.


Lake features a 'freestyle' banner container. This is essentially an empty banner which can accept static images, a slideshow or even an embedded video. Static banner images can be entered via the drop zone, within the RapidWeaver Page Inspector. Alternatively use the FreeStyle HTML markup like this, to source an image:

<div id='fs'><img src="%pathto(images/editable_images/1.jpg)%" alt="My banner"></div>

This HTML markup can be entered within the page content or sidebar regions. Another option you have is to place content within ExtraContent Container 8. It is perfectly feasible to setup different banners on different webpages. If no banner is required, simply check the Hide Banner option, within your Lake theme settings.


Navigation is an important factor in any website. In Lake, we provide you with the option of a drop-down navigation layout, split navigation layout (placing parent pages in the title bar and sub pages in the sidebar) or a plain ordinary block navigation layout (with all page links displayed in the sidebar together). Horizontal navigation layouts are tricky to get working in responsive setups, so these links automatically revert to a toggle navigation layout when the page width is less-than 996px wide.

Building with Stacks

The Stacks plugin is not included with the purchase of this theme design. But Lake is compatible with the Stacks plugin and provides another option to structure and layout your webpages. Our example website published with Lake uses the Stacks plugin for the homepage.

This page was constructed by disabling the display of a sidebar and enabling the Neutralise Content Background setting. Both settings are in the theme style settings. Next, a selection of free stacks (including Gridlocity, Shady, BoxCanvas, 1 Column and Text) were used to build-up the responsive layout.

Setting-up social networking buttons

ExtraContent 1 is a dedicated container at the top of the webpage, for placing social networking or bookmarking icons for website users to click on. Font Awesome is already built into the theme, making setup of these buttons easier. In our demo site, we used this HTML markup within the sidebar:

<div id="myExtraContent1">
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-twitter"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-facebook"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-linkedin"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fab fa-youtube"></i></a>
<a href=""><i class="fas fa-envelope"></i></a>

That is the minimum code required to create a series of social networking buttons. The Lake theme will display them as square buttons, with white icons. Customise the URLs and icon designs to anything you want. Everything placed inside the two 'div' tags will be embedded within ExtraContent1.

Even if you have never used HTML before, the code is remarkably simple. Paste the markup directly into an HTML sidebar type. Alternatively if you're using a Styled Text sidebar, paste this markup in, highlight it with your mouse and select Format > Ignore Formatting from the RapidWeaver menu; to remove surplus line breaks.

Translating different text labels

Lake applies simple text labels alongside items like the mobile menu (hamburger) toggle button, the 'last updated' date stamp and the breadcrumb links. We set these labels using CSS content properties and you can override them just as easily with your own custom CSS like this:

#lastPublishedLabel:before {
    content: 'Last updated: '

#breadcrumbLabel:before {
    content: 'Viewing: '

#mobileToggleLabel:before {
    content: 'Menu';


The free demo version of Lake 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 knowledge base article for more information about the free demo versions provided. Purchasing Lake provides you with a licensed copy of Lake; without any demo restrictions applied.

Clicking this link will take you to a sample website published using Lake. 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 Lake, please don't hesitate to get touch.

* This price shown for Lake 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) from your local tax office.
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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 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.