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Theme details

Theme name: Retract
Theme designer: Henk Vrieselaar
Current version: 3.0.1
Last updated: 9th October 2018
First released: 18th November 2016
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 6, 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.3.1
Bootstrap version: 4.1.1
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

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A theme with possibly one of the most sophisticated navigation designs available on the market. Retract is a theme design that includes expert-level features; like Bootstrap, Font Awesome Icons and FreeStyle banners. The innovative navigation design makes it easy for your website users to move around your website on any device.


The Retract theme has a beautiful side navigation with sub-levels. This creates a more content-focused layout. Right arrows show the menu-items which have a sub level of page links available and the number of subpages is shown. It gives completed pages an 'app like' feel. Adding subitem counters make navigating your menu even easier. The menu can be on the right side (default) or on the left side.

Within the theme style options, you can change the colours of the menu background and links. No complicated code is required. Plus you can add content above or below the menu links, using ExtraContent.

By default the menu is fixed, so it’s always visible when you scroll down. Other options exist to change the positioning of the menu.

Flexible Banner

It's the first thing website visitors see and frequently the first element of the page most RapidWeaver users want to change. Thankfully, the banner area in Retract is easy to work with and provides a very flexible space to do almost whatever you want with!

Using RapidWeaver 7 or above? To insert your own banner image you simply need to drag and drop it into the Banner Image box, within the Page Inspector. The theme will do the rest of the setup for you.

Within the Banner Configuration settings, you can optionally toggle between using ExtraContent 6 or a FreeStyle banner. Both of these are documented in the ThemeFlood knowledgebase and offer you incredible flexibility.

It is possible to cover the Banner Image with a dark or light gradient (for a better readability of the site title and slogan). Or add a text shadow (black or white) to the site title and slogan. The white text-shadow gives a letterpress effect.

In the Theme Styles is an option to hide the Banner Image, Title, Slogan & Logo. Now only the Menu, ExtraContent1 and the footer are visible. Using Stacks (not included with the theme) you can design your own page layout.


There are 3 options for the sidebar: left (default), right or hide. When hidden, the main content container will span the full width of the main container. There are several colour options for the sidebar too.


ExtraContent allows you to add more content then RapidWeaver typically allows. You can learn more about ExtraContent in the ThemeFlood Knowledgebase. There are 6 ExtraContent areas in this theme:
  • ExtraContent 1 is at the top right or left. Great for social media icons with the built-in Font Awesome Icons, a text-line, a search field (for example with RapidSearch) a date-time script or something else.
  • ExtraContent 2 is on the bottom of the banner image, always centred. Great for social media icons with the built-in Font Awesome Icons or a short amount of text.
  • ExtraContent 3 is between the content and the footer.
  • ExtraContent 4 is at the top of the menu panel (click on the 'hamburger' icon to show it). Great for social media icons with the built-in Font Awesome Icons, a text-line, your logo, a search field, a date-time script (read the manual) or whatever.
  • ExtraContent 5 is below the menu, in the menu panel.
  • ExtraContent 6 can be selected for use in the Banner Configuration settings and can be used for any content you wish to embed into the banner area.


The Retract theme comes with a lot of fonts to choose from. Font faces can be applied independently to the site title, headings, body content and navigation. We provide a mixture of 'web safe' font faces and a large selection of embedded font faces. Every font face listed supports latin extended character sets. Embedded fonts use the newer WOFF2 format.


In the theme style setting you can choose between different container maximum widths (900px, 960px, 1000px, 1100px, 1200px, 1300px and auto).

Responsive Design

The traditional fixed-width design doesn't work any more. Web design needs to be adaptive. The layout needs to be automatically adjusted to fit all display resolution and devices. To try it for yourself, do to the demo site and narrow your browser window. Or check it on your smartphone or tablet device. A website created with this Retract will work reliably in all modern browsers.


The logo and site title have a link back to the homepage of your website. By default, the logo is above the site title. Optional you can put it in an ExtraContent area or sidebar.

Font Awesome Icons

With Font Awesome Icons you have several hundred icons at your disposal, in any colour and any size you like. And they are completely free for commercial use. Font Awesome Icons are optimised for retina displays.


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

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

* Purchases of Retract 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 7 or above. It will not work with other platforms (like Wordpress).

We recommend you aim towards installing the latest version of RapidWeaver that your computer is compatible with. Separate fees may apply.

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.

Sales tax and VAT
As of 1st January 2015, the European Union has implemented a law that requires VAT to be collected on the purchase of any digital downloads supplied to citizens of any EU country.

All sellers worldwide are legally required to comply with this law. Failure to comply can result in prosecution of both sellers and customers.

Based on the information you supply at the checkout, if it is determined you are buying from within the EU, your purchase will include the mandatory amount of VAT. The amount of VAT paid depends on the country you are buying from.

You will receive a full VAT invoice / receipt at the end of your transaction, confirming what has been paid.

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.
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