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Theme name: Tabs
Theme designer: Henk Vrieselaar
Current version: 5.1
Last updated: 12th August 2019
First released: 9th September 2013
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 6, 7 & 8
GDPR / DSGVO 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 responsive Tabs theme is very different from your usual run-of-the-mill RapidWeaver theme. Primarily Tabs has been designed and developed to satisfy the needs of RapidWeaver users seeking to build 'one-page websites'. With this in mind, Tabs purposefully has no navigation menu. Instead you can create tabbed panels of content using Stacks and the free Tabtastic stack.

Visually, this is intended as a high-impact theme design. This is very-much evident by the use of simple animation effects, full-screen background images, attractive font faces and vivid colours. You may be somewhat surprised at how customisable this theme is. Tabs is certainly worthy of a closer look.

Throughout its existence, Tabs has proved time and time again to be a particularly useful theme for advertising and marketing websites. A number of people have also found Tabs has suited them very well for the construction of simple resume websites. A great alternative to posting your CV on Facebook or LinkedIn! Tabs can also be used with a number of different e-commerce addons for RapidWeaver; making it perfect for a simple online web store.

Tabs is offered as a replacement to the Splash theme. Both Tabs and Splash shared many similar features. In recent times we have merged Splash into Tabs. Our in-house designer has done great work with overhauling the theme design with many professional touches. If you previously used the Splash theme, you may upgrade to Tabs at no extra cost - please get in contact.


Setup of a static background image is easy in Tabs. If using RapidWeaver 7 or later, simply drag and drop your desired image into the Banner box, within either the Site Setup or the Page Inspector. Within the theme style settings, you can customise the placement and positioning of your background image.

A an alternative to a background photograph, you can use a background pattern instead. To do this, set the Background Placement option to None. Now you can choose the colour of the body background and apply an overlay texture in the theme settings. Over 100 background textures are available for you to choose from.

Configuring the tabs

We recommend that you download and use the free Tabtastic stack. This makes the process of splitting your content up into multiple tab panels very easy. Tabtastic will automatically create the tab buttons for you, and provide many options to adjust the style of the tabs. In the past, many users have been able to successfully configure tabs to include Font Awesome icons too.

Font face options

For simple, single page websites created with Tabs, font faces can make huge impact. With this in mind, Tabs now includes over 100 web-safe and embedded font faces to choose from. These can be effortlessly applied to the site title, headings and body content. We also include options to change the text / link colours, font size and line height.

Making the whole content area 'toggle'

You may notice from the demo site that a 'plus / minus' button is displayed, which lets you toggle the main content container. This optional button is accomplished using the Hide And Show stack; another free download from this website. In the Hide And Show settings, the selector name was set to #main to toggle the main container. The button can be placed on any corner of the page and resized / recoloured to suit your requirements.

Creating a video background

It is possible to create a video background in Tabs, using a YouTube video. The easiest way to get this setup is to use the free uTubeFill stack from Stacks4Stacks. The default settings for uTubeFill can be used. Web browsers that support autoplay will play (and loop) the video, whereas browsers without autoplay (like mobile devices) will display the thumbnail image behind your content.


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

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

* This price shown for Tabs 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).
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System requirements
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Refund policy
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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.