So this is the second public beta for RapidWeaver 8.1 — In this version, we’re continuing to focus on stability and making sure we’re compatible with Mojave. But in short 8.1 is going to be awesome, lots of fixes and new features. Read on to fund out more…
We’ve added support for Amazon S3 publishing, so if you have an account we’d love for you to test this and report back. Please remember S3 doesn’t support PHP, but if you’re just producing a static HTML site, it should work just great.
Please be aware, some of the UI will appear a little screwy in beta2 due to the work we’re doing to support Dark Mode, we’ll get it all fixed up for the next beta.
Started work on Dark Mode for Mojave!
Added Amazon S3 as a Publishing Destination
Added support back in for copying a resources URL.
Fixed an issue with adding edited photos from the resources browser
Fixed an issue with resources not getting exported when previewing
Fixed an issue where RapidWeaver would appear to deadlock while opening projects
Resources can now be dragged from a child folder to the root resources folder
Source list layout is now restored between opens
Fixed an issue where RapidWeaver would re-publish all files on every publish
Fixed an issue where RapidWeaver would get stuck looping between pages
Fixed an issue where the incorrect path would be used for social tags in the page header
Fixed an issue with multiple buy buttons showing
Fixed an issue where banner images wouldn’t show due to an issue with CSS consolidation
Fixed a naming issue with FontAwesome
Show Properties button in Blog now works correctly
Fixed an issue with page styles being incorrectly applied to Master Styles
Fixed up an issue with the Addons Installer
Fixed up various crashes in the Photo Album Plugin
Fixed a crash when using “Reveal in Finder” and the resource cannot be found
Fixed up crash when using the link panel
Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur in the Snippets Window
Numerous other fixes and enhancements to boring (or too secret to mention yet)
[DEV] Added a method to plugins to mark a page as changed without reloading the preview #2781
While we feel this build is stable enough to use on a daily basis, please be aware it is beta and is not final. Make sure you back up any mission-critical projects before using them with this version, and yes, you can run this alongside other versions of RapidWeaver should you wish.
A customer pointed out to me that it would be a nice addition if the theme API could support tooltips on custom controls; just like how the Stacks plugin uses the toolTip key to set tooltips. Then we can provide a bit more information about what a setting in a theme does or what it has an effect on.
Nothing else from me at the current time. RW8 is still working brilliantly for me and the feedback I’m getting from customers is overwhelmingly positive
I don’t know how much it matters. But the Social media image tag URL’s have been fixed, with one exception. I found.
Before if you did not specify an image at the page level it defaulted to the site banner(although it had an invalid URL). That still works if you have added a banner, but if you did not change the banner, and used the default banner it does not produce the image tag. I don’t think it’s not a big deal, because if someone wants social tags they probably aren’t going to want to use the default banner anyway.
I really don’t think long-term the banner and og:image tag are very good candidates to be the same. Facebook’s image ratio can be quite different than a banner’s ratio.
From Facebook’s best practices:
You should use a 1.91:1 image ratio
Use images that are at least 1200 x 630 pixels
That’scan be quiet different than a banner depending on the theme and Facebook will chop and crop the image to fit. Facebook limits the file size to 8meg, that shouldn’t be a problem but for folks new to making websites and don’t optimize they might go over.
Thank you very much Dan for your answer (sorry, Google translation).
I understood that Dark Mode was integrated with Mojave, but there are many applications that offer optional dark display mode, such as ForkLift, Byword for example …
Otherwise, great pleasure to use RapidWeaver (8.0.3): I have not noticed any transition problem with version 7. Or otherwise may still be difficult to “integrate” the operation of “Resources” or at least its limitations (even failures) …