Hello friends, I need some help with an old website built in Rapidweaver 4. It has a bunch of outdated plugins like Styled Text+ and Columns and stuff like that (stuff we used to use before Stacks took over).
Anyhow, there is a TON of content stuck in these old pages and I can’t get to them because Rapidweaver 8 doesn’t have these plugins. How can I update, or at least get to the content in an old Rapidweaver 4 file if Rapidweaver 8 doesn’t have compatible plugins?
Mark, thanks so much for your response. Unfortunately, that is not the problem. In other words, I have no problem with copying and pasting page by page (even though we’re talking about a site with over 200 pages).
The problem is that the original site used the STYLED TEXT+ plugin, which is no longer available. So the content on those pages does not open in Rapidweaver. Instead, this error appears:
I’m sure what Mark mean is that you’ll have to do the content copying outside of RW, as you have said the old project file cannot be opened. So the only alternative is to manually go through the site and get all the info you need.
You could something like site sucker as suggested. I had to do the same before, admittedly not 200 pages!, for a site which had been created by another program.
Unfortunately, No. So the only way to get your pages’ content out is as each one is displayed - either on the site (using something like SiteSucker) of from your files as they (would?) still display in RW 4.
Are you saying that there is no content - even in RW 4? Or that you have perhaps already installed RW 8?
Thank you so much to everyone for chiming in and trying to help me solve this problem. So in response, my problem is better explained this way:
I no longer have Rapidweaver 4 installed, and I don’t even know if it works on High Sierra (which I am running). I have reached out to Realmacsoftware to get an old copy but I have not heard back from them.
The website I need to update has over 250 pages created with the Styled Text+ and Columns plugins. These pages do not open in Rapidweaver 8 and no content is displayed.
The website is no longer live on the internet—so the only place to get the original content is inside the Rapidweaver Sandwich (.rwsw) from Rapidweaver 4.
I have reached out to Gary Byrd of Kuler Solutions in regards to help with the Styled Text+ plugin but I haven’t heard back from him either.
Thank you so much! This was actually all I needed. I was able to install the old version of Rapidweaver and everything was able to open up (turned out the old site was Rapidweaver 5). I still have my serial numbers and was able to activate. Everything works fine, I just am now waiting for an old copy of Tabloom and Columns and I’ll be all set.
Yes, some of you remember the days when everything we do in stacks was once done in separate plugins. Ha!
Thanks again! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help—you’ve saved me so much trouble.