Wilderness is Waterfall enabled

Theme details

Theme name: Wilderness
Theme designer: Will Woodgate
Current version: 6.3
Last updated: 21st May 2018
First released: 21st October 2006
Compatibility: RapidWeaver 6 & 7
GDPR / DSGVO compliant: Yes
Responsive: Yes
Doctype: Valid HTML5
Font Awesome version: 5.0.13
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

Wilderness updates

Updates for Wilderness are free for all existing users. Please see this Knowledgebase page for detailed information about obtaining and installing updates. To request an update for Wilderness, please click the button below (this launches your email app).
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A solid and compact RapidWeaver theme; suited to a wide range of different projects demanding a clean and contemporary appearance. In the past, Wilderness has been successfully used for news websites, education portals, blogs, business websites, real estate websites, travel / tourism and church websites. Wilderness works reliably with all major web browsers. This is a fully responsive RapidWeaver theme optimised for both tablet and mobile devices. Pages published using Wilderness load quickly and have a 'snappy' feel to them. Work has also been done to ensure your pages are optimised to a high degree for search engines and for print / PDF output.

Wilderness was originally inspired by the Sharp theme, shipped in early versions of RapidWeaver. It's one of the very first theme designs offered through ThemeFlood, but remains popular. Over the past several years, Wilderness has evolved to offer a comprehensive array of customisable style and colour settings. Plus many of the usual features you would expect to find in ThemeFlood themes!

Ideal for larger websites

Wilderness provides the choice between a split or block navigation layout on desktop, and a toggle / accordion style navigation layout on screens less than 996px wide. This makes the theme ideally suited for larger websites consisting of several hundred pages. Unlike drop-downs (that require a lot of effort on the users part to navigate), split and block navigation layouts are really simple. You just display the pages relevant to that particular section of the website. These navigation layout promote excellent usability and make it easier for your website users to find what they're looking for. Additionally, the page they are currently on is clearly highlighted.

Responsive, mobile first

Wilderness does-away with the idea of building separate websites for different devices. This theme will help you present you content cleanly and consistently on all screen sizes. Mobile first means that we load the minimum amount of styling code for mobile devices first (these are typically running over slower internet connections) and then load additional code for laptops, desktops and all other larger screens. This method of page rendering is fast-becoming an established standard in web development; something recognised amongst nearly all professional and expert web developers. The most noticeable difference is that you'll find your webpages load quicker; with less awkward shifting and resizing as the page loads.


The sidebar in this RapidWeaver theme can be floated on either the left or right of the theme content container (floating happens on all screen greater than 992px wide). The sidebar is available in a choice of widths, so you can choose a sidebar that best-fits your content. On smaller screens the sidebar is rendered below the main content container. You can also choose to toggle-off the display of the sidebar altogether; although please not ether sidebar is needed for the display of navigation links and some RapidWeaver page types (like the Blog and RapidFAQ) make use of the sidebar to output links.

Bootstrap ready

Wilderness includes the complete Twitter Bootstrap 4 framework. This grants you access to a wide choice of instant, additional styling and functionality you can add to your websites. This can save you the time and cost of having to buy lots of extra RapidWeaver addons and let you access the most popular frontend web development framework available. You can download a free pack of Bootstrap code snippets using the link on this webpage. These code snippets work in all RapidWeaver page types.

FreeStyle banner

The banner region in Wilderness is FreeStyle-enabled. We provide 20 example banner images to help you get started. You can freely use these images in your projects, or you can use your own images. As always, dragging and dropping a custom image named header.jpg, banner.jpg or freestyle.jpg into your styled text sidebar will instantly embed it within the theme banner container. More documentation on FreeStyle banners is available in the Wiki.


The free demo version of Wilderness can be downloaded using this link or the button towards the top of the page. You can install the theme in RapidWeaver 6.0 or later to experiment with the theme, explore all the settings provided and test it against real content and plugins. 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 Wilderness using the button towards the top of this page provides you with a licensed copy of Wilderness; without any demo restrictions applied.

Clicking the banner at the top of this page or this link will take you to a sample website published using Wilderness. This may give you a better insight into how this theme looks and responds. If you're interested to see how the demo website was built, the same project file can be downloaded here and opened in RapidWeaver, on your computer. Some people find this very useful to use.

If you have any other questions about Wilderness, please don't hesitate to ask.

* Purchases of Wilderness 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. It will not work with other platforms (like Wordpress). We recommend you aim towards installing the latest version of RapidWeaver and Stacks that your computer is compatible with.

License agreement
You may use this 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.

For free themes, we are not obliged to provide technical support to customers who have not made a contribution. Additionally credits or attributes in free themes MUST remain intact, unaltered and on display at all times; unless you make a contribution and seek permission to remove them.

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.

Customer support
If you have questions that relate specifically to this theme, you should make contact via the contact page. For paid themes, 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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