I’ve seen the question asked a few times on how to remember what Theme is used for a project, what plugins were used and what stacks were used so I thought I would make this little tutorial.
Applies to RW6.x (as I don’t have or use RW5) and assumes you have Stacks installed, but will work if you do not, you just won’t be able to favourite stacks.
Create your Project File (you can skip this step if you already have a site) ex. MySite
Open RapidWeaver -> Manage Addons…
Select the ‘+’ symbol at the lower left of the window (This creates a new 'Collections" folder)
Name the new folder to the same name as your project ex. MySite
Select All (top left menu item) so you can show your master list of Themes, addons and stacks installed into RapidWeaver.
Select addons from the left menu bar (this will show you all things installed into RapidWeaver)
Drag each item used on your site into the new Collections folder as you use them in your site.
As you fiddle with different items used on your site, it is easy to add or remove items from this Collection to keep track of what is used in that specific site.
NOTE 1 Do NOT right click on the Collection name to Delete it unless you are no longer doing that project.
NOTE 2 Do click on the Collection to show it’s contents and right click on items in that collection to remove them
- As you create more and more projects, just repeat theses steps for each additional project.
NOTE 3 This is not printable, I have no idea in the file system where these are stored for saving external of RW6
Use the Notes feature of Site Settings to manually type your ‘Materials List’ (NOTE 3 applies), but this WILL stay with your project file and be useable IF you have to uninstall and reinstall RapidWeaver or work on the project on a different computer. Using this method, be sure to include the Developer Name, The Item used and the Version Number of that item as per the example below (You can add other notes to each as well such as URL where the download is available, registration code if one is required, anything special you did to customize the project such as adding your own JS, CSS or HTML and locations of those additions):
Developer: Joe Workman
Developer: Joe Workman
Name: Easy CMS
Name: Optic Stats
Developer: Nick Cates Design
NOTE 4 You will have to manually add/remove/Update these items as these items are added/removed/updated on your site
NOTE 5 The ALTERNATE method STAYS in your project file, the PRIMARY method does NOT, so I should have reversed their order…
Hope that helps some of you folks out there asking how to manage add-ons for a Project inside RW6.x