Wild Apricot website themes

Website themes determine the overall look of Wild Apricot sites. A default website theme is assigned when you create your Wild Apricot account. You can choose a different website theme and customize your theme in a variety of ways. To learn more about website themes, you can visit our help page.

Website themes control the following elements of your website:

  • Master layouts 
  • Default colors, shapes, and shades
  • Default site background and background image library
  • Text style choices in the content editor (e.g. Heading 1, Heading 2)
  • ArtText choice in the content editor (e.g. Site title 1, Page heading 1)
  • Customization options that appear on the Colors and Styles screen
  • Menu location (vertical or horizontal) and whether the menu is static or dynamic (fly-out)
  • Orientation of the log in form gadget (horizontal or vertical) 
  • Matching visual styles in online forms

You can, at any time, switch to a different theme. You can choose from a number of professionally designed themes in a variety of styles and colors.

Theme examples

Here are some examples of our newest and most popular themes, along with descriptions of how they differ from one another.

Bookshelf and Whiteboard themes


The Bookshelf and Whiteboard themes are fully responsive – aka mobile friendly. Sites that use Bookshelf and Whiteboard themes automatically scale their contents to fit properly on different sized screens, including mobile devices.

Whiteboard is the default theme assigned to your site when you create a new account. The Bookshelf theme has a simple but modern design featuring rounded edges and shadows. It was designed with library and teacher associations in mind, but can be used by any type of organization. The Whiteboard theme set is a simpler version of the Bookshelf theme set. There is more white space, and no shadows or gradients. The gadget styles are simpler, with fewer styles to choose from. It makes for a great starting point for a fully customized yet responsive site.

The colors  and styles used by these themes can be fully customized from the Colors and Styles screen.

Fiesta and Blueprint themes


Both of these sets are series of themes designed for business and trade associations but can be used by any type of organization, particularly if you want to take advantage of their "sticky placeholder" feature. Using this feature, you can place a menu or logo within a non-scrolling area at the top of the page or within the sidebar, and it will remain in position as you scroll through the rest of the page. The Blueprint theme set also features a Promo text style with a transparent background and drop shadow that provides a clean yet dramatic effect when placed on top of background graphics.

Two approaches to theme design:
Customizable gadget styles vs more gadget style options


Clean Lines, White Space, and Dark Impact theme sets were designed to be very flexible by allowing you to change the color of every gadget. You can change the gadget background, font, titles, and link styles, and choose from gadget styles that you can customize yourself. The Treehouse theme set uses a different approach. While we do not give you the ability to change the colors of gadgets, we do provide more then 30 prepared styles to choose from. This way, you can be sure that your gadgets share the same look and feel. Which way is better? That is for our customers to decide. We see that both customization approaches are popular, so we will use both in our feature themes.

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Our Mission:

“To convince the President of the United States to designate a state funeral for the last Medal of Honor holder from World War II, as a final salute to the 16 million men and women of the greatest generation who served in our armed forces from 1941 to 1945.”

The President of the United States has the sole authority to designate a state funeral. General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific, and General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, were duly honored with state funerals. The men and women who served under them are entitled to the same honor.

Today our nation stands divided in numerous ways and yearns for a unifying national event. A state funeral is a wonderful way to bring people together while thanking the Greatest Generation. Such an event would not just honor one man, but the 16 million men and women who served our country and defeated Nazism, Fascism and Imperialism during World War II.

As Flags of Our Fathers author James Bradley said, “In the 1,364 days from Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender, with millions of Americans fighting on global battlefields, only 473 Americans were awarded Congressional Medals of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration of valor.” Today, only four of those Americans remain.

Consider for a moment the men and women, many of them only teenagers, who 72 years ago wrote letters from flyspeck Pacific islands to homes thousands of miles away. If they could find the time and energy to write, so can you. Please sign our petition to the President, or communicate with him directly to support a state funeral for World War II veterans.

Here is our official petition to the President of the United States

The Honorable Donald J. Trump

President of the United States

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500


Dear Mr. President,

 We, the undersigned, respectfully petition you to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. More than 16 million Americans wore the uniform of our armed forces during World War II. Only 620,000 of them were still alive in 2016, and each day we lose another 372 World War II veterans. 473 Congressional Medals of Honor were presented to military personnel who served during the war, and only four of them are alive today.

Three classes of citizens are entitled to a state funeral: a President-elect who dies after being sworn into office; a sitting former President of the United States; and any other person designated by the President. The first non-presidential state funeral was held for Congressman Thaddeus Stevens in 1868. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding designated a state funeral for the Unknown Solder of World War I. President Harry S. Truman designated a state funeral in 1948 for General John J. Pershing. President John F. Kennedy authorized a state funeral for General Douglas MacArthur, and in 1964 President Lyndon Johnson confirmed Kennedy's directive.

Today our nation stands divided in numerous ways and yearns for a unifying event. If Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur were honored with state funerals, so should the 16 million Americans who served under them. A state funeral on behalf of the nation is the best way to embody and thank The Greatest Generation.

This would be a funeral not just for one man, but an event that would join the hearts of more than 330 million Americans, demonstrating our depth of devotion to a generation that defeated Nazism, Fascism and Imperialism. Each American who had a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who served in World War II would feel immense pride in seeing their loved one embodied in the ritual of a state funeral for the last Medal of Honor holder.

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your work to the Lord, then your plans will succeed.” It is in this spirit we submit this petition to you.

In view of the foregoing, we, the undersigned, respectfully petition that you exercise your power as Commander-in-Chief to designate a state funeral for the last Medal of Honor holder from World War II. This funeral would serve as a final salute to the 405,399 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war, honoring each of the 16 million men and women who wore the uniform from 1941 to 1945.


Lee William McNutt, III, Chairman and Co Founder


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