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Purchase process
Pricing
Paddle
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System requirements
All the stacks sold through this website require RapidWeaver and the Stacks plugin. They simply will not work with other publishing platforms (like Flow, Drupal or Wordpress).

We recommend you aim towards installing the latest version of RapidWeaver that your computer is capable of running (preferably RapidWeaver 7 or greater) and Stacks 3 or later. Both are a separate purchase if you do not own them already.

Stacks4Stacks generously provides you fully-functioning free demo versions of everything sold on this website. If you cannot get the free demo version to work, DO NOT proceed with purchasing the stack - because the purchased stack is unlikely to work too. Please request technical assistance first.

License agreement

You may use a purchased stack an unlimited number of times in personal or commercial projects and request technical support.

We permit you to install stacks onto all computers that you own. You are permitted to make archival backup copies (e.g. iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox).

You may not resell, redistribute or make a stack available for download, remove copyright credits, license information, or claim the stack to be your own creation.

The software is provided "as is" without any implied or expressed warranty of merchantability or fitness for purpose. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

Refund policy
By purchasing from this website, you agree that your purchase will be available immediately via digital download and that you waive your statutory right of withdrawal.

All purchases are absolutely final. Refunds will not be provided (we physically cannot un-download or remove stacks from your computer) under any circumstances.

You are reminded to make use of the free demo versions already provided on the website, to fully evaluate stacks for compatibility and suitability before making a purchase.

If the free demo version does not work for you, simply do not buy the stack. Please request technical assistance instead.

Purchase process
The checkout system is provided by Paddle. An attempt is made to display prices in your local currency.

To complete your order, you must supply a valid email address. Your purchase receipt and download link will be sent to this address you supply. If you do not receive your purchase shortly after completing it, please carefully check your spam or junk mail folders.

Your purchases are available to re-download at anytime, via this secure order lookup page.

Pricing
Prices shown on the website include any applicable VAT or sales tax. You will be sent a full receipt by email. Charitable and bulk discounts may be available on request. Please get in touch if you have any queries about our pricing.

Paddle
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries relating to order processing. Paddle also provides an order lookup system, commonly referred to as your Paddle Account.

Customer support
If you have questions that relate specifically to a stack, you should make contact via the contact page.
Expand
Newsroom can present your RSS feed as a simple list, newspaper-style columns, blocks or tables. A wide choice of style settings are provided to let you control the presentation of news items to your exact design. We use simple HTML / CSS feed styles to promote better website accessibility and improve compatibility with other addons you may be using.

Newsroom works with most (not all) RSS feeds. Either RSS feeds you are hosting yourself (like a blog RSS feed) or an RSS feed generated by an outside blog or news service. Newsroom can be used on websites with an SSL certificate, as we've shown here. A free demo version is provided for you to download and fully test Newsroom against the RSS feeds you plan on using the stack with. The stack has fairly modest server requirements (detailed below in the setup instructions).

What's good about Newsroom is that the content it displays can update 24/7. So even when you are not working to write new blog articles or other website content, your website can continue to update with fresh, quality content. It can give a reason for website visitors to continue returning. With little effort, you could build quite a comprehensive news website combining multiple Newsroom stacks.

Examples

These are some examples of the Newsroom stack placed inside a regular Stacks 3-column stack. We are fetching the first 4 news articles from the Realmac Software blog. You can see how the examples below use the same styling and colours used for this webpage; giving a much more seamless and integrated appearance. However it's certainly feasible to combine Newsroom with other stacks, to create more of a stand-out appearance of your choosing. All the normal padding, margin, border and background settings are available for you to use.
 

The Realmac Blog

  • RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina

    It's been a busy summer for us here at Realmac HQ, we've been hard at work making sure your favourite web design tool runs on Apple's latest system.

    After the surprise launch of macOS Catana last week, I'm pleased to announce we have released RapidWeaver 8.4 and it works

    RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina

    It's been a busy summer for us here at Realmac HQ, we've been hard at work making sure your favourite web design tool runs on Apple's latest system.

    After the surprise launch of macOS Catana last week, I'm pleased to announce we have released RapidWeaver 8.4 and it works just great on Apple's new system.

    Update your Plugins

    Before you upgrade to macOS Catalina you'll want to make sure all your third-party plugins are up-to-date.

    This is a list of plugins that are known to work great with RapidWeaver 8.4 on macOS Catalina. If a plugin you use or rely on is not on this list please contact the third-party developer directly or check their website for details.

    • Stacks 3
    • Stacks 4
    • Accordion
    • Blocks
    • Collage
    • FAQMaker
    • Flow
    • Lockdown
    • PlusKit
    • SiteMap
    • Formloom 4
    • Emporter

    In most cases your themes and stacks should just work on Catalina (as they don't execute any native code), no update required. Although, it's always a good idea to make sure you're running the latest version of all add-ons as they often contain essential bug fixes. If you're in any doubt you can visit this forum thread to ask for advice.

    Upgrade to RapidWeaver 8.4 and install macOS Catalina

    Once your plugins are up-to-date you'll be all set to upgrade. If you're running macOS Catalina you should be running RapidWeaver 8.4 otherwise you may run into crital compatibility issues.

    RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina
    Dark Mode in RapidWeaver 8.4 under Catalina

    What’s New in 8.4?

    • Fixed a crash when right clicking a link in Styled Text (Catalina)
    • Fixed some thread issues in (Catalina)
    • HTML page no longer looses “show in navigation” setting when migrating from RW7 to RW8
    • Fixed an issue with AmazonS3 showing access denied on some files
    • Various other fixes and improvements to keep RapidWeaver running smoothly

    Where to Download RapidWeaver 8.4

    Direct customers can download RapidWeaver 8.4 here, or check in-app for updates. If you're a Mac App Store customer, please check the App Store for updates.

    Happy Weaving!

    14 October 14 2019, 18:21
    RapidWeaver
    5da44a5f4d00450038d95d9d
  • RapidWeaver 8.3 Now Available
    I'm pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 8.3 is now available directly. The App Store version should be available in the next few days once Apple have approved it.
    RapidWeaver 8.3 Now Available

    I'm pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 8.3 is now available directly. The App Store version should be available in the next few days once Apple have approved it.

    This is an excellent release and a recommended update for all users. If you're still using RapidWeaver 5, 6, or 7, you can upgrade for a discounted price here.

    What's New in 8.3?

    • Ongoing work to improve Amazon S3 Publishing
    • Added support for Emporter
    • Added new update engine due to DevMate going away
    • Added support for detecting and managing duplicate images
    • Fixed an issue when copying the url of a resource
    • Fixed an issues with sub folders being incorrectly named when opening and old project
    • Fixed an issue where an 'Untitled Folder' directory could be seen in resources
    • Fixed a crash when adding new resources if existing resources are unresolved
    • Fixed a crash in the link panel
    • Fixed a crash when dragging a resource into site settings
    • Fixed an issue where the blog social images would not be saved
    • Updated Multi Lander Theme
    • Various other under the hood tweaks and fixes.

    Download RapidWeaver 8.3 — Happy Weaving!

    30 August 30 2019, 12:22
    Announcements
    5d6913007fb9e00038047e04
  • RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that

    RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that explains exactly what it can do, perfect for those new users that may not be so familiar with it.

    Getting started is as simple as picking one of RapidWeaver's elegant website themes (like Artful or Engineer). You'll edit page content using standard rich text or Markdown formatting; to add images, drag and drop from Finder, or use the app's media browser to import from your Photos library or the stock-photo service Unsplash.
    RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store
    RapidWeaver 8 on the Mac App Store — Quickly Weave a Website
    Need more options? RapidWeaver Addons created by third-party developers let you enhance your site with e-commerce features, analytics, individual logins, additional layout options, and much more. You'll find over 1,000 of these in the official community library.

    RapidWeaver 8 on the App Store is available at a discounted price to allow all users to upgrade or migrate to the App Store version should they wish. At some point in the near future the price will be increasing to match the regular price available via our website.

    If you want to upgrade to RapidWeaver 8 or move to the App Store version, now is the time to do it.

    And finally, don't forgt to check out our growing collection of video tutorials, and friendly forum to help you build your website faster than ever before.

    Happy Weaving!

    1 April 01 2019, 17:23
    RapidWeaver
    5ca2406b5e71ee00c0c8bd95
  • Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks

    Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks video.

    Learn how to use Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Haven’t upgraded to RapidWeaver 8? Get your copy from the Realmac Store today!

    Stacks and RapidWeaver 8 are fully compatible. We worked hard to ensure the upgrade from RapidWeaver 7 to 8 is smooth for all users. So if you're already a Stacks user, rest assured everything will be migrated across without any issues.

    Fantastic job on this update guys. One of the smoothest product updates ever. All add ons and stacks installed without a glitch, made some changes to a website and like magic everything worked right out of the gate!

    — Dennis Graf

    What Is Stacks?

    Stacks is a plugin for RapidWeaver from YourHead Software. It adds a new page type to RapidWeaver which you add to your site in the same as any built-in plugin.

    Stacks comes with a library of built-in stacks to get you started.  Yes, it’s confusing - the “widgets” for Stacks the plugin are called “stacks” 🤷‍♂️

    Anyway, you’ll get stacks for multi-column layouts, buttons, text, images, and headings. You drag the stacks into the editing area and start building up your custom designed page. It’s really quick and easy to create any type of layout.

    Why should I use Stacks?

    If you want more control over your site’s layout, then Stacks is for you. Multi-column, responsive websites are are drag-and-drop easy.

    Stacks also opens up a world of opportunities in RapidWeaver; there are hundreds of stacks for Stacks which add additional power. You can create an online store, edit your content online, add database integration, and much more. Definitely take a look at all the stacks on the RapidWeaver Community.

    Take the Foundry and Foundation frameworks as an example; using either of these addons you can create a fully custom designed website. You don’t use a pre-designed theme, you create the styling and layout for your site from scratch.

    Watch our Introduction to Foundry video for a more detailed explanation (this is how we build the Realmac Software site).

    Build a custom designed website with Foundry

    If you want to learn more about RapidWeaver and Stacks then take a look at our RapidWeaver tutorials; we publish free video tutorials on a regular basis to keep your Weaving game strong.

    24 August 24 2018, 12:50
    Addons
    5b7c239b74498700bf0b2e59

The Realmac Blog

  • RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina

    It's been a busy summer for us here at Realmac HQ, we've been hard at work making sure your favourite web design tool runs on Apple's latest system.

    After the surprise launch of macOS Catana last week, I'm pleased to announce we have released RapidWeaver 8.4 and it works

    RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina

    It's been a busy summer for us here at Realmac HQ, we've been hard at work making sure your favourite web design tool runs on Apple's latest system.

    After the surprise launch of macOS Catana last week, I'm pleased to announce we have released RapidWeaver 8.4 and it works just great on Apple's new system.

    Update your Plugins

    Before you upgrade to macOS Catalina you'll want to make sure all your third-party plugins are up-to-date.

    This is a list of plugins that are known to work great with RapidWeaver 8.4 on macOS Catalina. If a plugin you use or rely on is not on this list please contact the third-party developer directly or check their website for details.

    • Stacks 3
    • Stacks 4
    • Accordion
    • Blocks
    • Collage
    • FAQMaker
    • Flow
    • Lockdown
    • PlusKit
    • SiteMap
    • Formloom 4
    • Emporter

    In most cases your themes and stacks should just work on Catalina (as they don't execute any native code), no update required. Although, it's always a good idea to make sure you're running the latest version of all add-ons as they often contain essential bug fixes. If you're in any doubt you can visit this forum thread to ask for advice.

    Upgrade to RapidWeaver 8.4 and install macOS Catalina

    Once your plugins are up-to-date you'll be all set to upgrade. If you're running macOS Catalina you should be running RapidWeaver 8.4 otherwise you may run into crital compatibility issues.

    RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina
    Dark Mode in RapidWeaver 8.4 under Catalina

    What’s New in 8.4?

    • Fixed a crash when right clicking a link in Styled Text (Catalina)
    • Fixed some thread issues in (Catalina)
    • HTML page no longer looses “show in navigation” setting when migrating from RW7 to RW8
    • Fixed an issue with AmazonS3 showing access denied on some files
    • Various other fixes and improvements to keep RapidWeaver running smoothly

    Where to Download RapidWeaver 8.4

    Direct customers can download RapidWeaver 8.4 here, or check in-app for updates. If you're a Mac App Store customer, please check the App Store for updates.

    Happy Weaving!

    14 October 14 2019, 18:21
    RapidWeaver
    5da44a5f4d00450038d95d9d
  • RapidWeaver 8.3 Now Available
    I'm pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 8.3 is now available directly. The App Store version should be available in the next few days once Apple have approved it.
    RapidWeaver 8.3 Now Available

    I'm pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 8.3 is now available directly. The App Store version should be available in the next few days once Apple have approved it.

    This is an excellent release and a recommended update for all users. If you're still using RapidWeaver 5, 6, or 7, you can upgrade for a discounted price here.

    What's New in 8.3?

    • Ongoing work to improve Amazon S3 Publishing
    • Added support for Emporter
    • Added new update engine due to DevMate going away
    • Added support for detecting and managing duplicate images
    • Fixed an issue when copying the url of a resource
    • Fixed an issues with sub folders being incorrectly named when opening and old project
    • Fixed an issue where an 'Untitled Folder' directory could be seen in resources
    • Fixed a crash when adding new resources if existing resources are unresolved
    • Fixed a crash in the link panel
    • Fixed a crash when dragging a resource into site settings
    • Fixed an issue where the blog social images would not be saved
    • Updated Multi Lander Theme
    • Various other under the hood tweaks and fixes.

    Download RapidWeaver 8.3 — Happy Weaving!

    30 August 30 2019, 12:22
    Announcements
    5d6913007fb9e00038047e04
  • RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that

    RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that explains exactly what it can do, perfect for those new users that may not be so familiar with it.

    Getting started is as simple as picking one of RapidWeaver's elegant website themes (like Artful or Engineer). You'll edit page content using standard rich text or Markdown formatting; to add images, drag and drop from Finder, or use the app's media browser to import from your Photos library or the stock-photo service Unsplash.
    RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store
    RapidWeaver 8 on the Mac App Store — Quickly Weave a Website
    Need more options? RapidWeaver Addons created by third-party developers let you enhance your site with e-commerce features, analytics, individual logins, additional layout options, and much more. You'll find over 1,000 of these in the official community library.

    RapidWeaver 8 on the App Store is available at a discounted price to allow all users to upgrade or migrate to the App Store version should they wish. At some point in the near future the price will be increasing to match the regular price available via our website.

    If you want to upgrade to RapidWeaver 8 or move to the App Store version, now is the time to do it.

    And finally, don't forgt to check out our growing collection of video tutorials, and friendly forum to help you build your website faster than ever before.

    Happy Weaving!

    1 April 01 2019, 17:23
    RapidWeaver
    5ca2406b5e71ee00c0c8bd95
  • Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks

    Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks video.

    Learn how to use Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Haven’t upgraded to RapidWeaver 8? Get your copy from the Realmac Store today!

    Stacks and RapidWeaver 8 are fully compatible. We worked hard to ensure the upgrade from RapidWeaver 7 to 8 is smooth for all users. So if you're already a Stacks user, rest assured everything will be migrated across without any issues.

    Fantastic job on this update guys. One of the smoothest product updates ever. All add ons and stacks installed without a glitch, made some changes to a website and like magic everything worked right out of the gate!

    — Dennis Graf

    What Is Stacks?

    Stacks is a plugin for RapidWeaver from YourHead Software. It adds a new page type to RapidWeaver which you add to your site in the same as any built-in plugin.

    Stacks comes with a library of built-in stacks to get you started.  Yes, it’s confusing - the “widgets” for Stacks the plugin are called “stacks” 🤷‍♂️

    Anyway, you’ll get stacks for multi-column layouts, buttons, text, images, and headings. You drag the stacks into the editing area and start building up your custom designed page. It’s really quick and easy to create any type of layout.

    Why should I use Stacks?

    If you want more control over your site’s layout, then Stacks is for you. Multi-column, responsive websites are are drag-and-drop easy.

    Stacks also opens up a world of opportunities in RapidWeaver; there are hundreds of stacks for Stacks which add additional power. You can create an online store, edit your content online, add database integration, and much more. Definitely take a look at all the stacks on the RapidWeaver Community.

    Take the Foundry and Foundation frameworks as an example; using either of these addons you can create a fully custom designed website. You don’t use a pre-designed theme, you create the styling and layout for your site from scratch.

    Watch our Introduction to Foundry video for a more detailed explanation (this is how we build the Realmac Software site).

    Build a custom designed website with Foundry

    If you want to learn more about RapidWeaver and Stacks then take a look at our RapidWeaver tutorials; we publish free video tutorials on a regular basis to keep your Weaving game strong.

    24 August 24 2018, 12:50
    Addons
    5b7c239b74498700bf0b2e59

The Realmac Blog

  • RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina

    It's been a busy summer for us here at Realmac HQ, we've been hard at work making sure your favourite web design tool runs on Apple's latest system.

    After the surprise launch of macOS Catana last week, I'm pleased to announce we have released RapidWeaver 8.4 and it works

    RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina

    It's been a busy summer for us here at Realmac HQ, we've been hard at work making sure your favourite web design tool runs on Apple's latest system.

    After the surprise launch of macOS Catana last week, I'm pleased to announce we have released RapidWeaver 8.4 and it works just great on Apple's new system.

    Update your Plugins

    Before you upgrade to macOS Catalina you'll want to make sure all your third-party plugins are up-to-date.

    This is a list of plugins that are known to work great with RapidWeaver 8.4 on macOS Catalina. If a plugin you use or rely on is not on this list please contact the third-party developer directly or check their website for details.

    • Stacks 3
    • Stacks 4
    • Accordion
    • Blocks
    • Collage
    • FAQMaker
    • Flow
    • Lockdown
    • PlusKit
    • SiteMap
    • Formloom 4
    • Emporter

    In most cases your themes and stacks should just work on Catalina (as they don't execute any native code), no update required. Although, it's always a good idea to make sure you're running the latest version of all add-ons as they often contain essential bug fixes. If you're in any doubt you can visit this forum thread to ask for advice.

    Upgrade to RapidWeaver 8.4 and install macOS Catalina

    Once your plugins are up-to-date you'll be all set to upgrade. If you're running macOS Catalina you should be running RapidWeaver 8.4 otherwise you may run into crital compatibility issues.

    RapidWeaver 8.4 updated for macOS Catalina
    Dark Mode in RapidWeaver 8.4 under Catalina

    What’s New in 8.4?

    • Fixed a crash when right clicking a link in Styled Text (Catalina)
    • Fixed some thread issues in (Catalina)
    • HTML page no longer looses “show in navigation” setting when migrating from RW7 to RW8
    • Fixed an issue with AmazonS3 showing access denied on some files
    • Various other fixes and improvements to keep RapidWeaver running smoothly

    Where to Download RapidWeaver 8.4

    Direct customers can download RapidWeaver 8.4 here, or check in-app for updates. If you're a Mac App Store customer, please check the App Store for updates.

    Happy Weaving!

    14 October 14 2019, 18:21
    RapidWeaver
    5da44a5f4d00450038d95d9d
  • RapidWeaver 8.3 Now Available
    I'm pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 8.3 is now available directly. The App Store version should be available in the next few days once Apple have approved it.
    RapidWeaver 8.3 Now Available

    I'm pleased to announce that RapidWeaver 8.3 is now available directly. The App Store version should be available in the next few days once Apple have approved it.

    This is an excellent release and a recommended update for all users. If you're still using RapidWeaver 5, 6, or 7, you can upgrade for a discounted price here.

    What's New in 8.3?

    • Ongoing work to improve Amazon S3 Publishing
    • Added support for Emporter
    • Added new update engine due to DevMate going away
    • Added support for detecting and managing duplicate images
    • Fixed an issue when copying the url of a resource
    • Fixed an issues with sub folders being incorrectly named when opening and old project
    • Fixed an issue where an 'Untitled Folder' directory could be seen in resources
    • Fixed a crash when adding new resources if existing resources are unresolved
    • Fixed a crash in the link panel
    • Fixed a crash when dragging a resource into site settings
    • Fixed an issue where the blog social images would not be saved
    • Updated Multi Lander Theme
    • Various other under the hood tweaks and fixes.

    Download RapidWeaver 8.3 — Happy Weaving!

    30 August 30 2019, 12:22
    Announcements
    5d6913007fb9e00038047e04
  • RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that

    RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store

    Big news! We're excited to announce that RapidWeaver 8 has finally made it to the App Store, but perhaps best of all, it's available at a discounted price to celebrate.

    We're also thrilled that RapidWeaver got featured and has had a great bit of editorial coverage written about it that explains exactly what it can do, perfect for those new users that may not be so familiar with it.

    Getting started is as simple as picking one of RapidWeaver's elegant website themes (like Artful or Engineer). You'll edit page content using standard rich text or Markdown formatting; to add images, drag and drop from Finder, or use the app's media browser to import from your Photos library or the stock-photo service Unsplash.
    RapidWeaver 8 is now Available on the Mac App Store
    RapidWeaver 8 on the Mac App Store — Quickly Weave a Website
    Need more options? RapidWeaver Addons created by third-party developers let you enhance your site with e-commerce features, analytics, individual logins, additional layout options, and much more. You'll find over 1,000 of these in the official community library.

    RapidWeaver 8 on the App Store is available at a discounted price to allow all users to upgrade or migrate to the App Store version should they wish. At some point in the near future the price will be increasing to match the regular price available via our website.

    If you want to upgrade to RapidWeaver 8 or move to the App Store version, now is the time to do it.

    And finally, don't forgt to check out our growing collection of video tutorials, and friendly forum to help you build your website faster than ever before.

    Happy Weaving!

    1 April 01 2019, 17:23
    RapidWeaver
    5ca2406b5e71ee00c0c8bd95
  • Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks

    Getting Started with Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Stacks is, hands-down, the most popular addon for RapidWeaver. It gives you the tools to create any type of layout with drag-and-drop ease.

    In this post, we’ll get you up and running with Stacks and RapidWeaver 8, but if you want a quick video overview, How to use Stacks video.

    Learn how to use Stacks in RapidWeaver 8

    Haven’t upgraded to RapidWeaver 8? Get your copy from the Realmac Store today!

    Stacks and RapidWeaver 8 are fully compatible. We worked hard to ensure the upgrade from RapidWeaver 7 to 8 is smooth for all users. So if you're already a Stacks user, rest assured everything will be migrated across without any issues.

    Fantastic job on this update guys. One of the smoothest product updates ever. All add ons and stacks installed without a glitch, made some changes to a website and like magic everything worked right out of the gate!

    — Dennis Graf

    What Is Stacks?

    Stacks is a plugin for RapidWeaver from YourHead Software. It adds a new page type to RapidWeaver which you add to your site in the same as any built-in plugin.

    Stacks comes with a library of built-in stacks to get you started.  Yes, it’s confusing - the “widgets” for Stacks the plugin are called “stacks” 🤷‍♂️

    Anyway, you’ll get stacks for multi-column layouts, buttons, text, images, and headings. You drag the stacks into the editing area and start building up your custom designed page. It’s really quick and easy to create any type of layout.

    Why should I use Stacks?

    If you want more control over your site’s layout, then Stacks is for you. Multi-column, responsive websites are are drag-and-drop easy.

    Stacks also opens up a world of opportunities in RapidWeaver; there are hundreds of stacks for Stacks which add additional power. You can create an online store, edit your content online, add database integration, and much more. Definitely take a look at all the stacks on the RapidWeaver Community.

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Setup

Follow these instructions for setting-up an RSS feed, to display your first feed within Newsroom...
  1. Download the stack and install it into Stacks / RapidWeaver in the normal way. Open your Stacks Library and search for 'Newsroom'. Drag and drop a copy of the stack into your webpage.
  2. With the stack selected in edit mode, use the Feed Source setting to use either your own RSS feed or experiment with one of the sample ones listed.
  3. Other settings relating to the behaviour, display and style of the feed can be customised safely in the stack settings. You can perform actions like supplying a title for the RSS feed and customising how descriptions are presented. Please note that the 'Bootstrap List Group' style only works in ThemeFlood themes.
  4. Preview your webpage in RapidWeaver to check things are working as expected. Your webpage requires a .php file extension, which Newsroom will attempt to set for you in the Page Inspector.

Newsroom requires a web server running PHP 7.0 or greater. It fetches RSS feeds using PHP cURL, which is a common library that allows PHP to make HTTP requests. In this case, we use cURL to fetch the RSS feed from another web server. cURL should already be enabled on your web hosting account and is an essential requirement for Newsroom to work. You can safely use multiple Newsroom stacks on the same webpage, to fetch different RSS feeds.

Custom CSS

Beyond the existing style and colour settings presented within the stack, Newsroom can be extensively customised with custom CSS. If you have any experience of using CSS, then this process opens options to radically change the appearance of Newsroom and 'tweak' just about anything to your liking. Each Newsroom feed comprises of an HTML unordered list and list items. The unordered list has a class of newsroom_list and each news item has a class of newsroom_list_item. Within each list item you have a divisional container with a class of newsroom_item_internal. Then you have each individual element of the news items as follows:

newsroom_linked_title a
newsroom_static_title
newsroom_description
newsroom_date
newsroom_author
newsroom_category
newsroom_guid
newsroom_comments a
newsroom_readmore a

These elements correspond to the same elements you can toggle on and off in the stack settings, using the checkboxes. Because we are using a CSS Flexbox system to layout each news item, the 'order' numbers permit you to change the ordering of these items. The higher the number, the further down the news item the element is placed. For example, if you wanted to change the date to show first, you could set its order to 1 and change the ordering of other items accordingly.

The name of the feed can be displayed at the top. This can be useful in instances where you are embedding multiple feeds and need headings to denote where they each start and end. The newsroom_feed_heading class can be used to restyle this element.

How do I find the RSS link?

Some websites will prominently display an orange / white RSS feed icon. Some websites may place the RSS link on a blog sidebar or within the footer of the webpage. Your web browser may also display an RSS icon in its address bar, depending on the browser used. Copy the link using the right button on your mouse and paste it into Newsroom. Remember that the RSS feed must be available publicly (an RSS feed in a passworded or private membership website will not work). If you are certain a website has an RSS feed (like a website built with Wordpress) but you cannot see the link, open the page source code in your web browser. CMD + F to search the source code and look for a link ending in rss, or xml as that is likely to be an RSS feed you could use.

RSS compatibility

RSS is an officially recognised web standard. However some feeds may include invalid markup or content that Newsroom cannot display. Obviously there is little that can be done to fix a malformed RSS feed from within Newsroom. You will find Newsroom works great for simple RSS feeds; less-so for complicated feeds that include non-standard code or complicated media types. Always download and try the free demo version of Newsroom before committing to a purchase, if you need to check the suitability of Newsroom with specific news feeds, because refunds cannot be given. You can check an RSS feed uses valid markup by testing it with the W3C Feed Validation Service.

Copyright

You need to consider that Newsroom fetches content from websites and embeds it directly within your website. Personal use of RSS doesn't normally carry many limitations. However re-publishing RSS feeds in websites (especially commercial websites, where there is advertising or other revenue being made) needs careful consideration. If in doubt, always ask first if you may reuse a third-party RSS feed in your website.
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