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Appi theme for Grav CMS

Appi Theme screenshot

Appi theme is a port of Appi by Black Tie.

Appi Grav theme doesn't contain the same source code of the original HTML template of Black Tie because the package of Appi HTML template seems broken, it doesn't contains a modal JavaScript which is used to show video in a modal, so this feature is removed in Appi Grav theme, there are some changes in JavaScript and CSS to make the Grav theme work properly.


GPM Installation (Preferred)

The simplest way to install this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM) through your system's Terminal (also called the command line). From the root of your Grav install type:

bin/gpm install appi

This will install the Gateway theme into your /user/themes directory within Grav. Its files can be found under /your/site/grav/user/themes/appi.

Manual Installation

To install this theme, just download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/themes. Then, rename the folder to appi.

You should now have all the theme files under


NOTE: This theme is a modular component for Grav which requires the Grav, Error, Problems, Email and Form plugins.


If you want to set Appi as the default theme, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Navigate to /your/site/grav/user/config.
  • Open the system.yaml file.
  • Change the theme: setting to theme: appi.
  • Save your changes.
  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in Terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.

Once this is done, you should be able to see the new theme on the frontend. Keep in mind any customizations made to the previous theme will not be reflected as all of the theme and templating information is now being pulled from the appi folder.


If you have Admin plugin installed, you can fully manage the sub-pages via Admin plugin.

Here is the list of available sub-pages in the theme.


herohome creates a hero section with background video or background image. If background video is provided, background image is used as a fallback when background video can't be played or if we are on mobile devices. If only background video is provided, background image is used instead.

This sub-page has heading, sub-heading and buttons.


herocareers has heading, sub-heading, buttons and a background image.


This sub-page shows site name on the left side and a navigation on the right side. There is no settings required.


details sub-page contains heading, sub-heading, image for desktop and mobile, list of details. The content of the page is shown below sub-heading.


This sub-page contains heading, sub-heading, image, list of details. The content of the page is shown below sub-heading.


quote contains heading, name and image of the person who gave the quote. The quote is put in the content of the page.


This sub-page contains heading, sub-heading, and a list of information.


sliders sub-page automatically gets all the images in the page's folder and shows them as a slideshow. No configuration needed.


subscription sub-page is used to collect visitor's phone number. It only contains a heading and a subscription form (Form plugin is required).


You can use footer sub-page to show copyright info. You just need to put what you want to show in the page's content. There is no special settings required.


footernavigation shows a menu in the center of the page. There is no settings required.


GPM Update (Preferred)

The simplest way to update this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM). You can do this with this by navigating to the root directory of your Grav install using your system's Terminal (also called command line) and typing the following:

bin/gpm update appi

This command will check your Grav install to see if your Gateway theme is due for an update. If a newer release is found, you will be asked whether or not you wish to update. To continue, type y and hit enter. The theme will automatically update and clear Grav's cache.

Manual Update

Manually updating Appi is pretty simple. Here is what you will need to do to get this done:

  • Delete the your/site/user/themes/appi directory.
  • Download the new version of the Appi theme from this repository.
  • Unzip the zip file in your/site/user/themes and rename the resulting folder to appi.
  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.

Note: Any changes you have made to any of the files listed under this directory will also be removed and replaced by the new set. Any files located elsewhere (for example a YAML settings file placed in user/config/themes) will remain intact.