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Theme name: Magnetic
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 4.0
Last updated: 23rd October 2019
First released: 19th February 2008
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 8 Only
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.10.0
Bootstrap version: 4.3.1
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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The original Magnetic RapidWeaver theme (released in 2008) was designed and developed by Henk Vrieselaar. In October 2019, we embarked on redesigning the Magnetic theme to make it more appealing to a wider range of RapidWeaver users.

Magnetic is made for RapidWeaver 8 and above. This is because the Magnetic theme uses some new theme API features not available in older versions of RapidWeaver. For example, all the colour pickers support RGBa and there are special number boxes to precisely adjust things like breakpoints and sizing. This makes Magnetic easy to customise and extensively flexible.

The new Magnetic theme has a blocky, asymmetrical appearance. The 'light on dark' colour scheme makes for a distinctive design. You'll note that we have embraced modern design techniques like the use of embedded font faces, gradient backgrounds and generous spacing around different elements.

Built with Flexbox

CSS Flexbox is a relatively new method for building webpages and constructing their main layouts. Through use of Flexbox, we have been able to significantly reduce the amount of code needed to display webpages and avoid the complications of things like Javascript for equal-height columns. The whole webpage bends and flexes to comfortably fit different screen sizes.

Loading animation effects

A striking feature of Magnetic are the sidebar and content loading effects. Within the theme style settings you can customise the type of loading effect used and change the speed that the animation runs at. If no animation effect is desired, it can disabled in the settings. Some particular RapidWeaver addons may require the loading effect is disabled, to maintain compatibility.

Font faces

Magnetic includes over 130 web safe and embedded font faces to choose from; for body content headings and navigation. These give your completed webpages additional design flare! All the embedded fonts are stored within the theme contents, so there is never any reliance on third-party services or the danger of your website users being tracked. Plus we have included theme style settings for font size, line height and letter spacing.


We envisage most users of Magnetic will be using the theme to construct shallower websites with fewer webpages. With this in mind, Magnetic is designed with a simple block navigation structure. No fancy drop-downs or fly-outs in this theme. The emphasis instead is on extreme usability and the ability to quickly flip between pages with ease.

Customising the mobile menu label

Magnetic has a large and very user friendly mobile menu button. This makes it easier for users of all abilities to quickly navigate your website. By default, the mobile menu button displays the word 'menu' next to the hamburger icon, so users have a clearer idea of what the button does. You can very easily change the word 'menu' to anything you want, though use of this custom CSS code:

#menu_label:before {
content: 'Menu';

Enter this code in either the Settings > Code > CSS box or the Page Inspector > Code > CSS box. The word can be changed or translated into anything you prefer.


Breadcrumbs can be set to display at either the top or bottom of your content container. The option to toggle-on breadcrumbs needs to be enabled in your RapidWeaver Site Settings.


Magnetic has 20 ExtraContent containers, located in numerous parts of the theme. As per normal, just follow the instructions in the knowledgebase for configuring your ExtraContent regions using the stack or code snippet methods.

As a side note, ExtraContent 17 and ExtraContent 18 straddle the bottom footer. ExtraContent19 and ExtraContent 20 are displayed above and below the mobile menu links respectively.


The free demo version of Magnetic 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 Magnetic provides you with a licensed copy of Magnetic; without any demo restrictions applied.

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

* This price shown for Magnetic 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.