RapidWeaver 8.1 Final Candidate 7 (Build 20573b)

Hey Weavers,

Here’s the latest beta of RapidWeaver 8.1, I know I keep saying it, but I think we’re just about ready to go GM.

What’s New in Build 20573b?

  • Open in new window from a menu item now works in themes
  • Further improvements to exception handling in plugins
  • Fixed a crash in RWBookmarkManager
  • Fixed an issue with signing into an SFTP server using a public key
  • Various other fixes and improvements

What’s New in RapidWeaver 8.1?

  • Sandboxed!
  • Dark Mode for Mojave now supported
  • Added Amazon S3 as a Publishing Destination
  • Touch Bar support added
  • Added support for resizing the preview in the main window
  • Added support back in for copying a resources URL
  • Added a new drop down menu to the Simulator toolbar button
  • Added iPhone XS Max to the simulator window
  • Added an option to disable OpenGraph metatags on a per page basis
  • Add a new preference to disable UI sounds
  • Multiple selection is now supported in the Resources Browser
  • Resources can now be dragged from a child folder to the root resources folder
  • Source list layout is now restored between opens
  • Improved the handling of files in the Resources Manager
  • Files in the Resources Browser can now be renamed
  • Fixed an issue where the sitemap plugin and sitemap.xml was displayed and exported incorrectly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Removed the javascript that was removing line breaks from the Offroad theme
  • 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 various podcasting and channel issues within the Blog page
  • 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
  • Plugin information is now logged in crash reports
  • Numerous other fixes and enhancements!

Download RapidWeaver 8.1 Final Candidate 7 (Build 20573b)

Please keep the feedback coming, we’re working hard to make this the most stable version yet.

Happy Weaving!



This has fixed the issue with SFTP and signing in with a public key. Great stuff :grinning:

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@tpbradley just implemented a workaround for a long standing crash that was being caused by Apples WebKit. We thought it best to ship another update so everyone can benefit.

Auto-update or grab it directly from here: https://dl.devmate.com/com.realmacsoftware.rapidweaver8/20577b/1547818405/RapidWeaver8-20577b.zip


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I know you dont support use of RW 8 with el capitan but should I up grade from 8.03 to 8.1 ( I do need to keep to el cap due to Illustrator issues at the moment ) Rw does work its a little weird around previewing but i can live with that

LOL, just stop saying it! :joy:
I am sure you will be happy to get this one behind you. This is something you have been wanting for a very long time. Congrats on the “just about ready” release.:grin:


Thank you for update, in this version, it seems that they corrected what they wrote in other topics. But there is a question, can you add an Android emulator, please?

The simulator isn’t an emulator, it only previews a page at either a preset (iPhone/iPad etc) or custom size, it doesn’t spoof the userAgent.
As there are many many many android screen resolutions it would be near impossible to have a dropdown list with them all on. Use the custom setting and specify the res of the device you want to test.


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