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Theme name: Old Book
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 1.0
Last updated: 29th April 2016
First released: 29th April 2016
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 4.6.1
Bootstrap version: 4.0.0
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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By utilising gorgeous embedded font faces and a slim design, Old Book is a beautiful and very simple RapidWeaver theme that has numerous potential uses. This theme would be particularly well-suited towards creative writing, filmmaking, photography or event websites. Old Book is also ideal for small biography websites, personal resumes and homepages etc.


Old Book is rather unique, in that this theme only supports a single level of page navigation links. This has been purposefully done, because Old Book is mostly intended for the setup of very small websites; possibly composing of no more than a few pages. Of course, any subpages you add to your project will still get published, but there will not be any links showing for them. You can manually create page navigation links yourself to subpages if you want, and a sitemap will still display links for subpages. But ordinarily subpage links will not be shown in the navigation bar. The navigation bar in Old Book is responsive, and on smaller screens the links simply reflow and wrap onto multiple lines.

The sidebar

A sidebar is supported in Old Book and this is rendered towards the bottom of your page, below the main content container. The sidebar is excellent to use for less important content, links and social networking icons.

Width settings

Old Book purposefully has a very skinny width by default; because this makes the theme more unique in appearance and improves the clarity of written content. Within the theme style settings, there are several other theme width settings you can choose to use instead.

Other options

In the Miscellaneous theme style settings, you can easily toggle the display of different elements like the site title, site slogan, logo, navigation, last updated stamp, and breadcrumb links. Lots of colour-pickers are built into the theme, permitted you to quickly change the colour scheme of the theme. Ten ExtraContent containers, a built-in lightbox, retina image support, responsive video embeds, the complete Bootstrap framework and Font Awesome icons combine to make Old Book a surprisingly capable little theme.

FreeStyle banner

FreeStyle is the ultimate theme plugin that gives you a seriously powerful banner solution. Old Book is one such RapidWeaver theme that incorporates a FreeStyle banner. With simple code snippets you can embed static images (Old Book includes 10 example static images in the theme content named 1.jpg to 10.jpg). Alternatively you can setup simple sliders or even embed content like video! FreeStyle is all about giving you the freedom of a blank canvas that can be used to create stylish webpage banners that grab attention and scale to any screen size.

Embedded font faces

Old Book is using the IM Fell DW Pica embedded font face for all headings and content. This font face has been selected because it is one of the best for giving the appearance of old writing. The font face is hard-coded into the theme and cannot be changed through the theme style settings. However the knowledgebase has a whole chapter about embedded font faces, and following these instructions will permit you to change the font face for something else.

And just a small reminder...

Old Book is generously provided to you as a free RapidWeaver theme. You are welcome to download Old Book 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 Paddle.com. Paddle.com 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.