Commonly if you are seeing a difference between RapidWeaver preview and the published website, that indicates the site has not correctly published.
Alternatively you might still be looking at an older cached version of the website or a browser extension (like an ad-blocker or similar) might be causing some blockage / breakage of the page.
You can also ALT + CMD + P in RapidWeaver to view the ‘preview’ in a web browser before publishing your website. Safari and RapidWeaver both use the same rendering engine (WebKit) so you should not be seeing any difference between those two.
I don’t know where you are getting that information from, but you are wrong. XXL was last updated 7th November 2017 and that information shown on the website is correct. And there is another update in the works right now, as I’ve alluded towards on another forum thread.
Other themes in the XXL series like XXL-v2, XXL-r, XXL-Flickr etc. are all discontinued and no longer actively receiving support or updates. They have not been available for a considerable length of time. These were developed by Henk Vrieselaar, not by myself. Henk has now retired from RapidWeaver development.
The hvslider stack was replaced last summer with the ‘Henk’s Slider’ stack. Both Henk’s Slider stack and XXL 4.0 are working fine for myself and other people.
So the way I see it, your options going forward are:
- Continue to troubleshoot why your publishing is not working and / or the difference between RapidWeaver preview and your web browser
- Open the theme index.html and try to update some of the jQuery calls yourself, to try a newer version of jQuery. All themes are opensource and can be edited. Lots of theme modification info is already posted online
- Hire an expert to oversee the above, to update this old theme for you and troubleshoot the slider (and possibly fix other things that require updating to improve the longevity)
- Update to a newer, officially supported version of XXL + ‘Henk’s Slider’ stack. The latest version works great for the rest of us and is a free update for existing users
- Cut your losses, abandon it, and build your website using another theme and / or background slider of your choice