RapidWeaver 8 is Coming Soon

Hello you lovely Weavers!

I know this is long overdue, but RapidWeaver 8 will finally be released latest this summer (it’s taken us longer than we’d have liked, but it’ll be worth): https://blog.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver-8-is-coming/

We’ve been working on it for the last 18+ months, it’s a great update, and I can’t wait to share more of the details with you. If you love RapidWeaver 7, you’ll love RapidWeaver 8 even more.

We have some big plans for 8.x and beyond, so once 8.0 ships we won’t be slowing down, you can expect some great updates and some new big features later this year and into 2019.

Thanks for all your support, and do feel free to ask any questions :smiley:



Free update? if not, what will it cost?

will it be possible to select multiple stacks at one time (shift+klick)?
does it contain any internal function to manage/organize brand and project colors?

The post Dan links to says:

RapidWeaver 8 will be a paid upgrade,

Is there going to be a public beta available at any time? It would be great.

This has NOTHING to do with RapidWeaver, you will want to ask Isaiah about that. He makes the Stacks Plugin, you can contact him on his slack channel:


They did an extensive public beta for RW 7 so my guess would be yes.

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Would be great to finally have the alert sounds enabled in this new version. I never know when my local export is done (I take a break for the time of that task to stretch my old bones).

I know that Preferences in RW are supposed to do just that, but I have never heard any sound coming out of RW. Just to make it clear, my macOS settings allow for alert sounds (set to medium loudness) and all other apps take advantage of that.


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I use macOS notifications. It dings and a banner shows up in the upper right when publish is done.

is there any info on what will be new in this release? Personally I only have one BIG wish: multi-processor handling…sigh

Is there an uninstall app for RapidWeaver? I am having crashes with version 7 that I downloaded Saturday for my Mac. I need to clean uninstall so I can re-load it. Should I just upgrade from version 6?

Really not the place to ask this question, this thread is about RapidWeaver 8.

Thank you for the reply. I had not heard from anyone else before I wrote to you.

There is new info now, go here:

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Hi Dan, I’ve been a Rapidweaver user since version 3.1 and I am looking forward to see what new features are coming in Rapidweaver 8. Since I do not use stacks, I am hoping for the native Rapidweaver page types to continue to be updated an supported. Primarily I use the html page, blog page and photo gallery page. I use the mobile responsive, bootstrap friendly, AFFERO theme that was included in Rapidweaver. I hope to see some new themes also released in version 8. I would love to see native Bootstrap support and native drag and drop elements that would not require the use of stacks.

Would it be possible to expand on which features from the new version we can leverage to ensure GDPR compliance in our sites? For example:

– Will the new RW8 Contact form include GDPR compliance measures?
– Will there be a way to use Google Fonts in our native RW8 projects without the call out to the CDN?

Would love to know which features you guys have added to help us with these areas of mandatory compliance.


Thats great to know. How can i signup for beta release? Thanks.

Keep watching the forums, Dan will make an announcement when they are ready for the open beta. Also might want to watch his or the Realmac Twitter accounts. Not sure if they announce that way first or not.

Thanks for all your support, and do feel free to ask any questions :smiley:

What has been added in RW8 to help us deal with the challenges imposed by GDPR?


I can’t help it, but I think this question is little unfair. Out of the box, Rapidweaver is quite well capable of producing sites that are compliant with GDPR. Most of the problems stem from plug-ins or stacks that are not compliant, e.g. that load scripts from CDN servers and not allowing the user to replace those with self-hosted files. RW can easily handle, https as well, you can put a mandatory checkbox in your contact form, plus there are a bunch of more elaborated options for forms.
What’s left is mainly a task for the stack developers to solve, not for RMS.