Stunning & Responsive

Hive comes packed with theme variations and color pickers that allow you the ability to customize each page's look and feel with just a few clicks of the mouse. You'll be building portfolios, blogs, customer sites and more in no time!


Personalized touch

Hive contains 45 different color pickers to help customize each page of your new site.


Beautiful banners

Includes 15 custom banners, site backgrounds and ExtraContent area backgrounds, each.


ExtraContent areas

Use the 8 provided ExtraContent areas for create unique sections of content on your pages.


Highly customizable

Hive is a feature-rich, elegant responsive theme for RapidWeaver that provides you a brilliant canvas on which to build your portfolio, blog or small business site.

Stock Banners

The Hive theme gets you started right out of the gate with its professional stock banners. Hive includes 35 stock designs, ranging from photographs to 3D renders.

Custom Banners

We've included 15 empty, customizable slots for your own banner images. You can add your own images to your project via the RapidWeaver resources.

Banners Sizing

Your custom banner images can be any size. The banner area's height is determined by your image's size. Watch our Banner tutorial video for more information.

Beautiful Backgrounds

Hive's site background can be set to one of 20 built-in stock images, or you can use your own image. The background image stretches out to fill the browser window and is fixed in place. Watch our Backgrounds tutorial video for more information.

ExtraContent Areas

There are 8 different ExtraContent areas in Hive theme to allow you to break out of the standard layout mold. Be sure to watch the ExtraContent video, under the Tutorial's tab above, to see where each is located and how to make use of them, and their related theme variations.


Many of the ExtraContent areas in the Hive theme can be set to have translucent so that the beautiful stock backgrounds, or your custom backgrounds, can show through. You can also use your own images for the some of the ExtraContent area backgrounds.

Dual Navigation

This theme features a dual navigation. One version of the navigation is located in the title bar area as a collapsable navigation. A second copy of the navigation can also be found in the sidebar. Check out the live preview site to see it in action.

Navigation Styling

We've included 9 different, preset navigation styles in the Hive theme for you to choose from, ranging from simple translucent blacks and whites, to subtle warm oranges, and electric blues. Or you can use the color pickers to set your own colors.

Font Styling

We've provided a plethora of font choices to choose from in order to help customize the look of your site. You can change the font style of the Site Title, Slogan, Content, Sidebar, Navigation, and ExtraContent areas.


The sidebar can be placed on the left- or right-hand side of the content area, or hidden all together. You can choose a different location for the sidebar on a page-by-page basis. The blog's archives are located in the sidebar of the theme, as well as the secondary copy of the site's navigation.

Color Pickers

Included in the Hive theme's variations are 45 different color pickers. These color pickers help you to modify the look of everything from your content text and links, right down to your navigation, site background and much more!


Hive is responsive, and scales down to fit the visitor's browser, or mobile device. You can set a maximum width set for its content area. You can choose from 9 different width options, ranging from 800 - 1,500 px in size, or have it fill the full width of the browser window.


Hive is responsive, and scales down to fit the visitor's browser, or mobile device. You can set a maximum width set for its content area. You can choose from 9 different width options, ranging from 800 - 1,500 px in size, or have it fill the full width of the browser window.

Gallery Lightbox

Hive allows you to toggle on a beautiful, responsive lightbox to showcase the images on your Photo Album pages, making them open in a modal popup. Your users can even browse your entire gallery of images right from the lightbox.

Video Embeds

The Hive theme allows you to indicate if a page will contain videos embedded in it from YouTube or Vimeo. If enabled the theme will use its magic to ensure that those videos are responsive.

Your Logo

The Hive theme features your logo in the title bar to the left-hand side of the site title. This puts your logo right at the top of each page. The theme will scale your logo down to fit the available space. You can see it in action on our live preview site to get an idea of where it is placed.

Sample Project

Want to have a jumping on point for getting started with Hive? Here's a simple RapidWeaver 6 project file, featuring the Hive theme, that you can use for whatever you like. Give it a download here.

Social Media Badges

You're able to insert social media badges onto your pages via small code snippets, which we've provided below. Be sure to watch our Badges video to learn how to use them in your site design.

Badge Snippets Badge Snippets

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Google Plus

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<a class="myBadge dribbble" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge facebook" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge instagram" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge github" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge linkedin" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge skype" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge tumblr" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge youtube" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge apple" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge windows" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge xing" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge email" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge android" href="#"></a>

Stack Overflow

<a class="myBadge soverflow" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge pintrest" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge dropbox" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge behance" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge vine" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge rss" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge comments" href="#"></a>


<a class="myBadge pencil" href="#"></a>

Sound Cloud

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The Hive theme makes use of some of the newest web technologies in order to provide you and your visitors with a great looking, easy-to-use website.


What does this setting do?

In addition to the tutorial videos below we also offer detailed documentation for each setting within this theme on our Support Hub page.

You can find the full documentation and tutorials for Hive, as well as all of our other products in the Elixir Support Hub. If you require further support we also offer a great community forum where you can ask questions and get support.


We've created several tutorial videos that walk you through using the major features of the Hive theme. These are a good resource for both before and after your purchase Hive. Watch them now to get an idea of some of the interesting things this theme can do, and follow along with them later after your purchase to help in building your new site.


ExtraContent Areas



Site Backgrounds

Video Embeds & Photo Lightbox

Strong framework

The Hive theme is built on a responsive, lightweight framework that allows you to create supremely flexible sites that look beautiful on all your visitors' devices, whether they're on a desktop computer or an iPhone or iPad.


This theme makes use of some of the newest web technologies in order to provide your visitors with a great experience. This means supporting the most up to date browsers that follow web standards, such as: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer v11.


The Hive uses the latest theme APIs for RapidWeaver to provide you with the best experience when building your sites. Hive is designed to run on RapidWeaver v7 and newer.


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