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We've also got a couple of fixes in this build of RapidWeaver 6 too…

  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would generate incorrect XML sitemap links to your pages.
  • Fixes problems with website navigation disappearing on sub-pages such as Blog permalink pages.

Happy Weaving!

  • Fixes a problem where website URLs in an XML sitemap would contain extra forward slashes.
  • Improves document loading error message when opening a corrupted project file.
  • Adds a new setting to the launch options window: you can now reset the RapidWeaver document window by holding Option when launching RapidWeaver.
  • Fixes a problem where welcome window links would take you to an incorrect page.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements, including improved security when checking for updates to RapidWeaver.

Thanks for using RapidWeaver - and Seasons’ Greetings from the Realmac team! Just a couple of small fixes in time for the holidays.

  • RapidWeaver now adds a creation date in any source images added to a project that lack a creation date.
  • Improves Theme Browser behaviour when duplicating themes, and displaying themes that have been duplicated.
  • Includes minor tweaks behind the scenes, including an updated problem and feedback reporter.
  • Improves performance when navigating and modifying large project files.
  • Fixes a problem where dragging sidebar items between documents could cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented publishing to some SFTP servers.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would insert site-wide metatags as page-specific metatags when creating a new page, causing duplicate metatags.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver could crash when installing addons.
  • Works around a problem where RapidWeaver could crash when a blog page’s categories could not be fully read.
  • Fixes a problem where blog pages would be fully re-published when marked as changed.
  • Fixes a problem where blank site thumbnails would be generated when saving a RapidWeaver project.
  • Fixes a problem where site-wide CSS and Javascript would be incorrectly referenced (and fail to load) when using the Page List contextual menu’s “Preview in Safari” option.

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New in RapidWeaver 6.3.5

  • Fixes a crash while RapidWeaver tidied up after performing a series of concurrent uploads.
  • Fixes some display issues in the Affero theme.
  • Fixes a problem where a blog’s RSS feed would not be sorted reverse-chronologically.
  • Fixes a problem where site-wide code would be exported for each page.
  • Improvements to notification preferences.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would be unable to generate QuickLook thumbnails for some themes.
  • Fixes a problem where images would not load from a remote server.
  • Fixes a problem with Addon update checking in RapidWeaver and third-party plugins.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver could crash if unable to access a temporary folder location on your Mac.
  • Fixes a problem where the Publish button would not be re-enabled after changing any site-wide code.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would export unexpected menu items in themes with split navigation.
  • Fixes a problem where the search field in the Add Page menu would not automatically focus.
  • Adds diagnostics to help identify problem where some stacks could not be installed directly with RapidWeaver.
  • Fixes a problem where the publishing history of a project would be ignored when opening a project, causing RapidWeaver to re-publish all files.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver could crash when quitting.
  • RapidWeaver now disables the “Publish” button if there are no changes to be published.
  • Improves preview reload behaviour in the Contact Form plugin when editing content in the Page Inspector.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented some Google Fonts from loading in Preview mode.
  • Fixes a problem where the Replace page menu would not show.

If you’re using the Blocks plugin, please use the RapidWeaver menu’s “Check for Updates” to install the latest version of Blocks for use with RapidWeaver 6.3.2.

New Features

  • RapidWeaver now supports “Active” FTP uploads. Active FTP should only be enabled if your host requires it - if that means you, enable it via the Cog menu in the publishing view!
  • The “Preview Page in…” sheet now remembers your previous selection.

Enhancements

  • Photo Album plugin now correctly shows metadata in the relevant fields.
  • Corrects a behaviour in the Photo Album where photo metadata would appear to be editable.
  • Fixes a problem that incorrectly prevented you from using the “Preview Page in…” feature on PHP pages.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented the “Replace Page” feature appearing in some circumstances.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver could crash during preview.
  • Fixes a problem where Resource folders could not be re-ordered.
  • Fixes a crash when saving a blog project.
  • Fixes a crash when restoring a Version of a project whose currently-active page is a contact form.
  • Fixes a crash when publishing your site.
  • Housekeeping fixes behind the scenes to ensure RapidWeaver builds with future versions of Xcode.

 Enhancements

  • Adds a new preference to disable the generation of Quick Look previews.
  • RapidWeaver Addons Manager now displays the version of themes, plugins and stacks.
  • Improved HTML output for links (RapidWeaver now only includes the rel= attribute when a link is intended to be opened in a new window).
  • The Replace Page feature, allowing you to change a page’s plugin type, makes a welcome return!
  • Improvements in how RapidWeaver determines whether to publish a page. If you mark a page as changed, RapidWeaver will re-publish that page irrespective of whether Smart Publishing believes the page is unchanged.

Fixes

  • Fixes a problem where the Theme Browser wouldn’t immediately show your currently-selected theme when opening the Theme Browser.
  • Fixes a problem where a malformed Theme Style could potentially cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where the QuickTime plugin could cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where returning to a particular scroll location in Preview mode could cause RapidWeaver to quit.
  • Fixes a problem with RapidWeaver’s syntax highlighting that, when the app was modified or OS X’s Decompression utility failed to unzip the app properly, could cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem with syntax highlighting where a missing font could cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver may behave erratically when your previously-selected Default Theme’s name changes.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would only export the top-level menu on subpages (e.g. on blog permalink pages).
  • Improvements to how RapidWeaver reports the inability to open exported PHP pages in an external browser. (Due to changes in OS X, it’s no longer possible to invoke a preview of exported PHP pages in an external browser).
  • Improvements to the RapidWeaver crash reporter.

New Features

  • Significant updates to RapidWeaver’s publishing feature.
    • RapidWeaver now supports a wider range of FTPS authentication options
    • Updated to the latest version of the cURL library to improve the reliability of uploads.
  • Unique description metatags are now generated in the Blog plugin to improve your blog’s SEO.
  • RapidWeaver will now remember your Preview scroll position when switching a page between Edit and Preview.

Enhancements

  • Fixes a crash when dragging resources between RapidWeaver projects
  • Fixes a problem in the Photo Album page where the page title would incorrectly be shown in gallery pages.
  • Fixes an issue where the Email Address field in the Site Setup would not be disabled when the Footer was disabled.
  • Fixes a crash when attempting to preview a project with a malformed theme.
  • Fixes a problem where page sidebar data and sub-page data in the blog plugin would fail to save.
  • Improvements in how RapidWeaver handles the changed state of pages.
  • Fixes a problem where custom photo album labels would not be applied to a Photo Album page.
  • Improves the handling of credentials entered in the publishing view, specifically when pasting in multi-line text.
  • Fixes a problem where glyphs in an HTML or Markdown page would prevent a project from opening.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would disregard your preferences for when the “Changed” status of a page should be cleared.

As part of our work on 6.2.2 we had been investigating an issue where RapidWeaver 6 would crash when previewing a PHP page. It proved particularly problematic to track down, and as we’re aiming to keep releasing regular updates we weren’t able to find a fix in time for 6.2.2. We’re not aiming to keep pushing out daily updates, but if a fix is important enough we will occasionally release them in a follow-up update. Thanks to all those who sent in logs, and helped us pinpoint the underlying issue (a quirk of how the PHP pages were generated).

  • Fixes a problem where, in some cases, RapidWeaver 6 would crash when previewing PHP pages.
  • Improves the way RapidWeaver displays the sidebar, theme browser and Page Inspector when the RapidWeaver project file is reduced to a very small size.
  • Fixes a problem where the View Source option would not automatically refresh when changes were made in the Page Inspector.
  • Fixes a problem where opening a RW5 project would cause problems if a RW6 project existed with the same name.
  • Adds two new CSS classes to Contact Form elements: .rw-contact-form on the Form element, and .form-select-field on Select elements.
  • Fixes a problem when reverting changes in a document.
  • Fixes a problem where publishing would fail and cause instability when trying to upload a symbolically-linked file.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would not remove any formatting from a web address when creating a new link.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would crash when tidying up multiple publishing connections.
  • Fixes a problem in the “Split” theme when browsing the site on iPhone.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented navigation between pages in preview mode.

Alongside all the fixes below in RapidWeaver 6.2, we’ve been focusing on making RapidWeaver even more robust and dependable. We’ve made previewing and navigating your RapidWeaver project so quick we almost gave the release a nickname: Grease Lightning.

General

  • A huge number of optimisations to make navigating your project, previewing pages and making theme changes quicker. RapidWeaver 6.2 is up to twice as fast as previous versions!
  • Fixes a problem that caused the site name instead of the project file name to appear at the top of the project window.
  • Fixes a problem where a third-party plugin update could cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would ungracefully handle ASCII characters in site names.
  • Fixes a problem where changes to a page’s Metatags would not be saved if you closed the editor whilst still editing.
  • Fixes a problem where an accessibility label in the Snippets window would appear on top of the Add Snippet button.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver could crash when generating a page using PHP.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would crash when tidying up temporary files.

Themes

  • Performance improvements when handling Theme Variations - RapidWeaver now caches theme variations, instead of loading them each time the Variations area appears.
  • Fixes a problem where an empty Theme Style file could cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where Theme Variations may reset after creating a custom Theme Style.
  • Optimised images in all built-in themes. On average, we’ve made the images 20% smaller, meaning your site will load even quicker!
  • Fixes a problem where Theme Variation colours would not correctly refresh.

Resources

  • Fixes a problem where, after publishing, the “Changed” flag on a Resource would not be correctly cleared until the Resource was clicked on.

Publishing

  • Fixes a problem that caused password changes to not be recognised by the Publishing window.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented Public Key authentication being fully enabled in the Bookmarks Manager.
  • Fixes a problem where multiple FTP bookmarks with the same name wouldn’t be shown in RapidWeaver.

File Sharing Plugin

  • Fixes a problem where a missing file on the File Sharing page could cause RapidWeaver to crash.

Photo Album Plugin

  • Fixes problems with the Photo Album where the Slideshow would not start, and in some cases not load images.
  • Fixes a problem where missing photo album assets would cause RapidWeaver to crash when opening a document.
  • Fixes a problem that would prevent some users from saving a project.
  • Fixes a problem that would prevent changes being exported.
  • Fixes a problem where Advanced FTP settings could not be shown in the Bookmarks Editor.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would ignore EXIF rotation data in Photo Album pages.
  • Fixes a problem where changing a page’s name would not mark other pages as changed.

Due to an issue with the software update feature in RapidWeaver 6.0.9, you may have experienced problems updating to RapidWeaver 6.1. Today’s update fixes this issue, and to work around this issue must be downloaded from the Realmac Software website.

RapidWeaver 6.1.1 also includes a new feature and lots of improvements from RapidWeaver 6.1:

New Feature

  • Notes - now available in the Site Setup sidebar, Notes can be used to document changes or things that need to be changed. If you’re working with another developer or co-worker, you can note what you’ve worked on here.

Fixes and Improvements

  • RapidWeaver will now warn you if you change the filename of project homepages.
  • RapidWeaver no longer marks every page in your site changed when changing the Browser Title of a single page.
  • Substantial updates to the FTP engine in RapidWeaver to ensure even greater compatibility with different hosting setups.
  • Adds a new (optional) advanced FTP setting to enable Extended Passive FTP Mode. This mode is enabled by default. If you’re experiencing issues with publishing, try unchecking it!
  • Fixes a problem where some changes in publishing credentials would not be relayed to RapidWeaver’s Publishing feature.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would, in some hosting configurations, not upload to a non-empty location.
  • Fixes a problem where errors from the FTP uploader would not be displayed in RapidWeaver.
  • Improves CSS Consolidation for themes that use @import statements.
  • Fixes a problem that caused videos to not be output at the correct size.
  • Fixes a problem that would cause RapidWeaver to crash when a Website Address is malformed.
  • Fixes for the Project Window appearing when opening large projects.
  • Fixes a problem where custom CSS does not appear on Photo Album pages.
  • Fixes a problem that would prevent RapidWeaver from opening a project file with missing resources.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented large blog pages from publishing.
  • Fixes some quirks in RapidWeaver’s “Remove Link” option in the Styled Text plugin.
  • Fixes a problem where an HTML document would be generated by RapidWeaver’s Markdown engine instead of regular HTML
  • Fixes a problem where in certain circumstances RapidWeaver may crash on closing a project window.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver might crash when removing a re-ordered Contact Form element.
  • Updates the welcome screen to reflect RapidWeaver’s no-longer-purple UI.
  • RapidWeaver no longer refreshes the previews of all open projects when making a change in one project.
  • Fixes a problem where the Photo Album page name may cause Photo Album pages to fail to load.
  • Fixes a problem where reverting the changes in a project when the Site-wide Code area is open would cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where the default metatags would not be reverted when reverting a project when the Site-wide Code area is open.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would crash when attempting to Quick Look a missing project resource.
  • CSS and feature changes to the Split theme.
  • Fixes a problem where Software Update would fail to restart RapidWeaver.

New Feature

  • Notes - now available in the Site Setup sidebar, Notes can be used to document changes or things that need to be changed. If you’re working with another developer or co-worker, you can note what you’ve worked on here.

Fixes and Improvements

  • RapidWeaver will now warn you if you change the filename of project homepages.
  • RapidWeaver no longer marks every page in your site changed when changing the Browser Title of a single page.
  • Substantial updates to the FTP engine in RapidWeaver to ensure even greater compatibility with different hosting setups.
  • Adds a new (optional) advanced FTP setting to enable Extended Passive FTP Mode. This mode is enabled by default. If you’re experiencing issues with publishing, try unchecking it!
  • Fixes a problem where some changes in publishing credentials would not be relayed to RapidWeaver’s Publishing feature.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would, in some hosting configurations, not upload to a non-empty location.
  • Fixes a problem where errors from the FTP uploader would not be displayed in RapidWeaver.
  • Improves CSS Consolidation for themes that use @import statements.
  • Fixes a problem that caused videos to not be output at the correct size.
  • Fixes a problem that would cause RapidWeaver to crash when a Website Address is malformed.
  • Fixes for the Project Window appearing when opening large projects.
  • Fixes a problem where custom CSS does not appear on Photo Album pages.
  • Fixes a problem that would prevent RapidWeaver from opening a project file with missing resources.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented large blog pages from publishing.
  • Fixes some quirks in RapidWeaver’s “Remove Link” option in the Styled Text plugin.
  • Fixes a problem where an HTML document would be generated by RapidWeaver’s Markdown engine instead of regular HTML
  • Fixes a problem where in certain circumstances RapidWeaver may crash on closing a project window.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver might crash when removing a re-ordered Contact Form element.
  • Updates the welcome screen to reflect RapidWeaver’s no-longer-purple UI.
  • RapidWeaver no longer refreshes the previews of all open projects when making a change in one project.
  • Fixes a problem where the Photo Album page name may cause Photo Album pages to fail to load.
  • Fixes a problem where reverting the changes in a project when the Site-wide Code area is open would cause RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem where the default metatags would not be reverted when reverting a project when the Site-wide Code area is open.
  • Fixes a problem where RapidWeaver would crash when attempting to Quick Look a missing project resource.
  • CSS and feature changes to the Split theme.
  • Fixes a problem where Software Update would fail to restart RapidWeaver.
  • Adds “Re-Publish All Files” option to the Publishing button’s drop-down menu.
  • Fixes a problem that caused sub-pages of blog and photo albums to be constantly re-published.
  • Brings back “Credit RapidWeaver” meta-tag option.
  • Fixes issues where resources are not available after opening a project with RW 6.0.8.
  • Fixes a problem where the Photo Album page would appear to be missing images.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented the Photo Album accepting new images.
  • Fixes a crash in the Photo Album plugin when fields were left empty.
  • Fixes a crash when the copying of Addons would complete.
  • Fixes for resources stored on external disks.
  • Improves performance of preview mode when repeatedly switching in and out of it.
  • Fixes a problem caused by trying to copy files not existing at their source location.
  • Fixes a crash when trying to add a new Addon Manager collection renaming an existing collection.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
  • Improvements in how RapidWeaver stores and retrieves project resources, especially when a project and its resources reside in a Dropbox folder (or similarly synced folder).
  • Fixes an problem that prevented some photo album files from copying over when opening a RapidWeaver 5 document
  • Fixes an problem that prevented RapidWeaver 6 correctly re-linking to resources when opening a RapidWeaver 5 document.
  • Fixes a problem in the Page Inspector that may have caused RapidWeaver to crash.
  • Fixes a problem in the way we handle multiple concurrent publishing connections.
  • RapidWeaver 6 will now open your RapidWeaver 5 projects directly, and created a .rw6 file alongside the RapidWeaver 5 project. Don’t forget to open the .rw6 project in future.
  • RapidWeaver 6 no longer accepts RapidWeaver 5 plugin files (to prevent confusion).
  • Fixes a problem that prevented customers being notified of RapidWeaver 6 updates.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented global metatags being inserted into some pages.
  • Adds a preference to hide the projects window at launch
  • Fixes the width of the blog inspector to prevent it being accidentally resized and hidden.
  • Fixes a problem that prevented some blog pages exporting.
  • Fixes a problem with Theme Styles not appearing
  • Adds a new FTP diagnostics preference
  • Fixes a problem that prevented blog entries exporting
  • Removes XML declaration checkbox from RW6 as it’s no longer inserted into pages.
  • Improvements to document saving and loading.
  • Fixes a number of crashes (thanks for sending in your reports).
  • Fixes an issue which prevented the metatags view from displaying in non-English locales.
  • Fixes problems when exporting changes to a folder.
  • Improvements in how links are removed in Styled text views.

Thanks for all your feedback on RapidWeaver 6! Today’s update features some tweaks and improvements, and a great new feature for OS X Yosemite users! If you’ve any feedback, just drop us an email: rapidweaver@realmacsoftware.com. Thanks for using RapidWeaver 6!

New Feature

  • Quickly preview your site on other Mac or iOS devices via Handoff (OS X Yosemite Only). When publishing is complete, and the publishing window remains open, you can launch Safari on other devices via Handoff to preview the published website.

Fixes

  • New permanent “Copy Addons from RapidWeaver 5…” menu item
  • Improvements to code completion. Suggestions are now far less aggressive.
  • Improvements to the Media Inspector when using the Sidebar.
  • Fixes a problem where unpublished blog posts would be included in category post counts.
  • Fixes for Photo Album EXIF Tag handling.
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate Theme Styles would not be shown in the Page Inspector
  • Fixes a problem where the page inspector pane would not appear for duplicated iFrame pages
  • Fixes a problem where Analytics code would be included in the Quick Look preview that would be captured for the project thumbnail.
  • Fixes a problem where the changed flag would be applied to pages after publishing.
  • New update system to allow small, delta, updates when we launch the next update to RapidWeaver.
  • Other small fixes and tweaks

New Feature

  • Quickly preview your site on other Mac or iOS devices via Handoff (OS X Yosemite Only). When publishing is complete, and the publishing window remains open, you can launch Safari on other devices via Handoff to preview the published website.

Fixes

  • New permanent “Copy Addons from RapidWeaver 5…” menu item
  • Improvements to code completion. Suggestions are now far less aggressive.
  • Improvements to the Media Inspector when using the Sidebar.
  • Fixes a problem where unpublished blog posts would be included in category post counts.
  • Fixes for Photo Album EXIF Tag handling.
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate Theme Styles would not be shown in the Page Inspector
  • Fixes a problem where the page inspector pane would not appear for duplicated iFrame pages
  • Fixes a problem where Analytics code would be included in the Quick Look preview that would be captured for the project thumbnail.
  • Fixes a problem where the changed flag would be applied to pages after publishing.
  • New update system to allow small, delta, updates when we launch the next update to RapidWeaver.
  • Other small fixes and tweaks

New Feature

  • Quickly preview your site on other Mac or iOS devices via Handoff (OS X Yosemite Only). When publishing is complete, and the publishing window remains open, you can launch Safari on other devices via Handoff to preview the published website.

Fixes

  • New permanent “Copy Addons from RapidWeaver 5…” menu item
  • Improvements to code completion. Suggestions are now far less aggressive.
  • Improvements to the Media Inspector when using the Sidebar.
  • Fixes a problem where unpublished blog posts would be included in category post counts.
  • Fixes for Photo Album EXIF Tag handling.
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate Theme Styles would not be shown in the Page Inspector
  • Fixes a problem where the page inspector pane would not appear for duplicated iFrame pages
  • Fixes a problem where Analytics code would be included in the Quick Look preview that would be captured for the project thumbnail.
  • Fixes a problem where the changed flag would be applied to pages after publishing.
  • New update system to allow small, delta, updates when we launch the next update to RapidWeaver.
  • Other small fixes and tweaks

RapidWeaver (com.realmacsoftware.rapidweaver6) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is RapidWeaver 15176. The most popular version of this application used by our users is RapidWeaver 14472.

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Minimum OS version: 10.9