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Theme name: Podium
Theme designer: Henk Vrieselaar
Current version: 4.1
Last updated: 23rd March 2016
First released: 19th December 2010
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO / CCPA compliant: Not yet
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 3.0.0
Bootstrap version: Not included
Usage agreement: Click for details
Example website: View online
Download example website: Click here

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Note: This RapidWeaver theme was formally developed by Henk Vrieselaar. Some support links, coupon codes and purchase buttons in the demo site or download files may no longer work for you. Please use the links provided on this webpage instead to access these items you may require. This theme design continues to be supported and updated by us. Further updates will be made to the theme soon. See this page for more information and to search for the correct user guide. In the meantime, here is a written summary about the theme, by Henk...


The Internet isn’t just on your computer screen anymore. It’s also on your phone, tablet and laptop. So when you visit a modern webpage the content responds to the device on which it is being rendered. To see it in action, open this page on a desktop browser and slowly make the browser thinner and wider... Or have a look here.


The PODIUM theme has a drop down menu with sublevels. The built-in menu down-arrows show the menu-items with a sublevel for clear navigation through your website. Click on the menu icon to open the menu. Optional the menu shows up when opening a page (example).

The PODIUM ONE theme has a one-page menu. It doesn’t use the built-in menu, but you have to make a menu yourself (see tutorial in the manual).

One Page (or Single page) designs can be an excellent technique for tackling smaller websites, even those that you might not think could ever be done without multiple pages. There are reasons for using a single page site (faster and easier to maintain, intuitive to use, easier to organize, reduced bandwidth). Obviously, single page designs are not ideal for every project.Choose from 6 different menu positions: menu in the body (left, center, right) or within the container (left, center, right).


The theme has an option for a fullscreen background image built-in (you can also add your own!). A slideshow is possible with for example the bgStretcher stack (not included in this theme). Optional is a Hide/Close button in the upper left corner to hide and show the content.


ExtraContent allows you to add more content then RapidWeaver typically allows. The theme has 5 ExtraContent areas:
EC1 is just below the menu, EC2 is above the Title and EC3 is below the Slogan. EC4 is above the content at the right side. This can be used as a text-area above a slideshow, video or image in the EC5
ExtraContent5 (by default disabled!) can be used for a (responsive) slide show (with the Weaverpix plugin or a responsive slide show stack) or image in the Content at the right side.
Only the Podium-One theme has an ExtraContent6 area. This is where the one page menu goes.

There are some extra content snippets in the download file, but it's much easier to use the free ExtraContent stack. Learn more about Extra Content here.


The Logo and the Title have a link with the index.html page of your website. By default the logo is above the Title, when enabled in the Theme Styles > Miscellaneous > Show Logo (example). You can put the logo anywhere, for example in the EC1, EC2 or EC3 area.


Font Awesome is integrated into this theme. That means you have over 500 Font Awesome icons at your disposal, in any color and any size you like. Font Awesome icons are vectors, which mean they're gorgeous on high-resolution displays. And they are completely free for commercial use.


This theme provides built-in support for Nimblehost's RapidSearch plugin (not included). You can put a Searchbox (you'll need the RapidSearch plugin for this) in the ExtraContent or somewhere else (sidebar, content, footer). Read the Manual.


Built-in is an option to make your images fluid, whether they are in the content or in the sidebar. Very simple. Only add the text flexible in the input field of the Alt Tag in the Media Inspector. Read the Manual about this.


1. How to install a theme
2. Automatic Updates with Waterfall
3. Logo
4. Fluid images with the flexible tag
5. Add your own Background Pattern to the Right side
6. Add your own Background Pattern to the Left side
7. Font Awesome icons before the Page Title
8. ExtraContent
9. Make a One Page Menu with the Podium One theme
10. Font Awesome Icons
11. More CSS.
12. Searchbox
13. TextTime script
14. Date (US and European) script
15. Mail a Friend script
16. Using the Hide 'n' Show stack
17. Tutorial importing a Contact Page or another page
18. Add a browser wide background image to your webpage

The Manual is built-in (Theme Styles > Miscellaneous > View User Manual). It shows up when you're online ánd in preview mode.

It is very extended and describes very detailed and with some tutorials how to style your site and how to add background patterns, font-awesome icons, add text-shadow to the Title, etc.


Easy, Automatic Theme Updating with the plugin Waterfall for Both RapidWeaver® 5 & 6.
The hassle of manually updating themes is a pain point every RapidWeaver user has run into as some point. Waterfall is your effortless theme management tool, specifically designed to help save you time and prevent the headaches all too often associated with theme updating.


Almost every day new stacks are released and I haven't test them all. So I cannot guarantee that every stack will work. The StacksCenter website shows all available stacks.


This Rapidweaver theme has been tested and is OK with all browsers: IE9+, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari (for Windows and Mac), and on your iPhone/Android and iPad/tablet.


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

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

* This price shown for Podium 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 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.