After more than a year in development, I’m excited to say that RapidWeaver 8 is finally here, and it’s packed with amazing new features and countless refinements.
We’ve worked so hard on this release to make it the best version of RapidWeaver yet, we hope you love it as much as we do.
We’ve also updated our tutorials page, so you can see how to build simple and advanced sites with plugins with RW8 (I know you guys are already pro’s, but new user may find it useful). However, we also recorded videos for all the new features, they don’t cover everything, but it’s a good place to start, so make sure you check those out.
Preview how your website will look on different devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iMac and more.
Browse, search and use Photos from the webs biggest collection of royalty free photos.
Web Icon Generator
Drag and drop support for all popular formats of favicons, including Safari pinned tabs!
Greatly improved support for social graph tags. Drag and drop easy.
Edit htaccess files along with history support in case you need to rollback your changes
Out of the box RapidWeaver and the built-in themes are 100% GDPR compliant.
Improved User Interface
RapidWeaver now saves UI state. It’s also native, intuitive, and easier to use than ever before.
New Addons Manager
Enable, disable, and manage your themes, plugins and stacks with ease.
Five New Themes
Five brand-new themes built by Realmac. Beautiful, responsive, and customisable.
New Resources Manager
Managing assets has never been this easy. Take charge of images, files, folders, and more.
Refined Snippets Manager
Easily set and change the site language. RapidWeaver even supports right-to-left layout too!
You can now add a cookie notice to your website with just one click. Yum!
Dark Mode (Coming Soon)
If the lights are too bright, you can switch on Dark Mode and work like a Pro in Mojave.
So Much More
This list only scratches the surface of what’s new in the best version of RapidWeaver yet!
As with all big software releases there’s always teething troubles or things that just didn’t come up in testing. And while we’ve done our best to ensure things go smoothly we’re sure they’ll be a few minor issues, especially with such a complete ecosystem of addons, but don’t worry — We’re on standby (as always) and will be fixing any issues that arise and shipping updates as soon as they are needed.
If you find an issue, just drop us an email and we’ll get you back up and running asap.
We’ll also be updating the Technical FAQ and Purchasing FAQ with more information as they questions arise.
So, the only thing left to do now is grab your copy of RapidWeaver 8 and get weaving!